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Crazy D’s soda: a pop that’s actually good for you

Most of us know soda as a sweet, bubbly beverage, usually high in sugar content. What if you heard that there was a soda that not only tastes good but also is good for you? Darren Portelli has done the trick.  It took specific changes to his diet over five years ago to lead ...

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Ontario mixed martial arts update

Since its establishment in 2014, St. Catharines’ Meridian Centre has hosted hockey, curling and basketball games. But the arena, and many others like it across Ontario, haven’t played a part in hosting any mixed martial art (MMA) events, even though the combat sport became legal in the province in 2010. Rogers Centre, ...

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Peace of Minds Walk

On Oct. 14, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) hosted its second annual Peace of Minds Walk at Bayfront Park. Guests arrived early to register, grab a snack, and listen to speakers before the walk began. The walk is meant to spread awareness about schizophrenia through the community and raise ...

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Liberal senior sector strategy increases long-term care beds and care hours

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arrived at Tabor Manor retirement home in St.Catharines on Thursday (Nov. 9) to continue her discussion on government plans to aid Ontario’s seniors. The plan, entitled “Aging with Confidence,” outlines the shifting needs of a population that is becoming Ontario’s fastest-growing age group (65 years and ...

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Sleep, gut health and inflammation issues becoming the norm in Canada

Staying up late, eating the wrong foods and inflammation conditions are reportedly affecting Canadians now more than ever. In October, the Peanut Mill, a health food store in St Catharines, Ont. offered healthcare advice with a public seminar dedicated to the growing number of Canadians dealing with chronic sleep, digestive ...

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