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‘Becoming kin’ explores how to heal from lingering effects of colonization

She grew up in a happy home with her mother and maternal grandparents, but Patty Krawec always felt that something was missing in her life. She knew she had relatives from Ojibwe, but had no connection to that heritage growing up in a Ukrainian-German home in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, living in a region where …

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‘Getting the sport out there’: Tyler McDonald wins Canada Games women’s box lacrosse gold

Lynden’s Tyler McDonald won the first-ever gold medal in women’s box lacrosse with Team Ontario at the 2022 Canadian Summer Games in Niagara. McDonald and Team Ontario defeated British Columbia 2-1 in the gold medal game on August 12 – making history. “There are no words to describe the feeling when the buzzer rang and …

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‘Wheelchair tennis saved my life’: Grimsby tennis star’s sporting journey after shock diagnosis

Gillian Mauro has always been competitive, but when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, the rising tennis star faced her toughest challenge yet. Prior to 2012, Grimsby-born Mauro played competitive tennis and it was one of her greatest passions. However, two years after the shocking diagnosis, her condition deteriorated to the point where …

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