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  • BY ROBERT JANES The Trans Canada Trail organization is hoping to connect the trail by Aug. 26 in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday. “It’s this idea that we can all be connected,” said Christina Kozakiewicz, publicist at the Trans Canada Trail. “The idea that you could be on the trail in Victoria, B.C. and if you keep going, you can go all the way to Newfoundland or you could go up to the Arctic Ocean...

    The longest recreational trail in the world

    BY ROBERT JANES The Trans Canada Trail organization is hoping to connect the trail by Aug. 26 in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday. “It’s this idea that we can all be connected,” said Christina Kozakiewicz, publicist at the Trans Canada Trail. “The idea that you could be on the trail in Victoria, B.C. and if you keep going, you can go all the way to Newfoundland or you could go up to the Arctic Ocean...

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  • BY SHARON SAMUEL “I went in and signed up. I was the 250-pound smoker who took up running. About a year after that I became the assistant manager of the (Running Room) and now I am the area manager for the company,” said Barry Smith. “I quit smoking, dropped weight and I have run a marathon. I tell everybody that, if I can do this, anybody can do it.” Smith was 14 when he first...

    Running can help you quit smoking

    BY SHARON SAMUEL “I went in and signed up. I was the 250-pound smoker who took up running. About a year after that I became the assistant manager of the (Running Room) and now I am the area manager for the company,” said Barry Smith. “I quit smoking, dropped weight and I have run a marathon. I tell everybody that, if I can do this, anybody can do it.” Smith was 14 when he first...

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  • BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Therapy is important to a healthy mind, but just as important is a healthy diet and plenty of activity. Research has shown that exercising can improve mental health, and improved mental health can result in a healthy lifestyle. “A lot of times it is those around them who notice before they do how much exercise is changing them for the better, especially with activities of daily living or that they personally notice...

    A healthy mind and body lead to happiness

    BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Therapy is important to a healthy mind, but just as important is a healthy diet and plenty of activity. Research has shown that exercising can improve mental health, and improved mental health can result in a healthy lifestyle. “A lot of times it is those around them who notice before they do how much exercise is changing them for the better, especially with activities of daily living or that they personally notice...

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS  Every day, an average of 14 people learn their kidneys have failed in Canada. For many, it is due to diabetes which is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Greg Allt knew the day might come that his kidney would fail because of damage from diabetes but through diet, exercise and medication he stayed healthy for as long as he could. “They thought I would be on dialysis...

    Brothers urge you to be a donor

    BY JOY STRUTHERS  Every day, an average of 14 people learn their kidneys have failed in Canada. For many, it is due to diabetes which is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Greg Allt knew the day might come that his kidney would fail because of damage from diabetes but through diet, exercise and medication he stayed healthy for as long as he could. “They thought I would be on dialysis...

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  • BY DEEANNA ROLLINS Individuals with exceptionalities, a term used to describe a multitude of needs within a group of students, can experience college life and enhance their educational skills at Conestoga with the new community integration through co-operative education (CICE) program. This two-year certificate program was introduced to Conestoga in January 2015. “There has been such a need for a program like this in the community,” said Shannon Lipskie, manager of apprenticeship and special programs. “Our...

    New program for students with exceptionalities

    BY DEEANNA ROLLINS Individuals with exceptionalities, a term used to describe a multitude of needs within a group of students, can experience college life and enhance their educational skills at Conestoga with the new community integration through co-operative education (CICE) program. This two-year certificate program was introduced to Conestoga in January 2015. “There has been such a need for a program like this in the community,” said Shannon Lipskie, manager of apprenticeship and special programs. “Our...

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  • BY DEEANNA ROLLINS Eight years ago, if you typed “CF” into the Google search bar, cystic fibrosis wouldn’t be the first thing to come up. Fortunately, things have changed. Summer Fryers, 8, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after she was born when her family got back the results of her Guthrie test (the neonatal heel prick they do on newborns). She has lived a life full of medication, vitamins and respiratory therapy ever since....

    Princess Ball raises money for CF

    BY DEEANNA ROLLINS Eight years ago, if you typed “CF” into the Google search bar, cystic fibrosis wouldn’t be the first thing to come up. Fortunately, things have changed. Summer Fryers, 8, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after she was born when her family got back the results of her Guthrie test (the neonatal heel prick they do on newborns). She has lived a life full of medication, vitamins and respiratory therapy ever since....

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    Cystic fibrosis and what it’s really like

    By DeeAnna Rollins

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS A blood donation clinic held at Conestoga College’s recreation centre Jan. 19 had 71 donor appointments pre-booked and also accepted walk-ins. Annette Strobel, the clinic supervisor, has been with Canadian Blood Services for almost 20 years and loves her job. “It’s something I like doing because of helping others,” she said. The staff want people to know how easy the process is and encourages everyone who can donate to come to a...

    Students donate blood to save lives

    BY JOY STRUTHERS A blood donation clinic held at Conestoga College’s recreation centre Jan. 19 had 71 donor appointments pre-booked and also accepted walk-ins. Annette Strobel, the clinic supervisor, has been with Canadian Blood Services for almost 20 years and loves her job. “It’s something I like doing because of helping others,” she said. The staff want people to know how easy the process is and encourages everyone who can donate to come to a...

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  • BY ANDREW BENNEY Women across the country will soon have another choice in terms of abortion, with the long-expected arrival of an abortion pill.. This new non-surgical option for Canadian women, which has been delayed since November, comes in the form of the pill, Mifegymiso, which was approved by Health Canada in July 2015. The exact date of the release is still unknown, but the Canadian distribution company responsible for the drug, Celopharma Inc., said...

    New abortion pill a great option

    BY ANDREW BENNEY Women across the country will soon have another choice in terms of abortion, with the long-expected arrival of an abortion pill.. This new non-surgical option for Canadian women, which has been delayed since November, comes in the form of the pill, Mifegymiso, which was approved by Health Canada in July 2015. The exact date of the release is still unknown, but the Canadian distribution company responsible for the drug, Celopharma Inc., said...

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  • By DEEANNA ROLLINS It is now halfway through January and New Year’s has come and gone. Champagne glasses were clinked, countdowns were shouted and resolutions were made. The top five resolutions in Canada are: live a healthier lifestyle (including eating healthier and working on fitness), focus on the positives, spend more time with family and friends, be true to one’s self and learn something new. These may be the top five, but that doesn’t mean...

    73% of people break their resolutions

    By DEEANNA ROLLINS It is now halfway through January and New Year’s has come and gone. Champagne glasses were clinked, countdowns were shouted and resolutions were made. The top five resolutions in Canada are: live a healthier lifestyle (including eating healthier and working on fitness), focus on the positives, spend more time with family and friends, be true to one’s self and learn something new. These may be the top five, but that doesn’t mean...

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