About the author  ⁄ Lorraine Young

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The bright pink headscarf may keep hair from sweeping around her animated face, but nothing restrains those bright eyes from expressing her tenacity. Salma Hag Omar is a woman with a purpose, one that has brought her half-way around the world to a new beginning, alone but determined. Omar arrived ...

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“To lift more people out of poverty, we must help more low-income students enrol in post-secondary education,” says Linda Franklin, president and CEO of Colleges Ontario. Her organization issued a press release Wednesday, appealing to the Ontario government to increase support for financially-challenged students who want to pursue post-secondary education. ...

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“We are already up to almost 600 refugees,” says Rita Balla. “And by the end of February, we are expecting to be supporting about 800 people”. Balla is a private sponsorship specialist with Wesley Urban Ministries, the downtown multi-service organization that is coordinating resettlement efforts for recent arrivals.   And these ...

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“I fell back, whipped my head, had no idea what was going on, and as soon as I got up I was really dizzy, couldn’t stand up for myself…and then I started dry heaving,” recalls varsity basketball player Carissa Browne, describing the concussion-causing hit that has kept her on the sidelines ...

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December is generally not be the best time to tear your doors off, but building permit delays pushed an F-wing entrance project into the winter months. Kathryn Lakin in Mohawk College’s engineering services department says it’s a good thing we’ve had a mild winter. “We demolished the interior vestibule, then ...

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It’s Financial Literacy Month and if you’re wondering what that could possibly mean to you, check your wallet. “Many of our students are actually graduating with significant debt, and I’m talking 20 and 30-thousand dollars in debt when they leave college,” says Marilyn Micucci, director of financial assistance at Mohawk ...

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