Month: September 2017

Can I Kiss You? Four words that can be life-changing

Georgian College students at the Barrie campus got a refreshing talk on sex, intimacy, and consent from dating expert and author Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project.   Domitrz blends humour and interactive participation to start conversations of asking first, bystander intervention and supporting sexual assault survivors. Can I Kiss You? is a straightforward thought provoking and sensitive event, which tackles sexual issues.   The overall purpose here is to help stop sexual violence through education and awareness.   Leanne Jackson, the manager of Conflict Resolution and Investigations of Georgian College, said the school has always been...

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Know how to protect against cyber attacks

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant dodged what could have been another major disaster this summer, thanks to quick thinking scientists who manually overrode the computer systems. But the cause of this close call was entirely different than the catastrophic accident in 1986. This time, it was a computer virus, in the second massive wave of powerful cyber attacks this summer. It was far reaching, hitting Europe, Scandinavia, India, the US and beyond. Among the targets were also a Danish energy corporation, US pharmaceutical giant Merck, a Russian oil company, as well as shutting down Ukrainian government offices, subway turnstiles,...

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Dallas Smith brings new tour to the great indoors

Platinum-selling country star Dallas Smith performs at Casino Rama with special guests The Cadillac Three on Oct. 21. His “Side Effects Tour” kicks off in Halifax on October 12 and makes stops in 26 cities across the country before wrapping in Abbotsford on November 18.  The national tour will see special guests Lauren Alaina, James Barker Band, Cold Creek County, Michael Ray and The Cadillac Three join Smith for select dates. The “Side Effects Tour” announcement comes on the heels of Smith’s fourth #1 single on Canadian country radio with “Sky Stays This Blue”, a first for a Canadian male country...

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Keep your body in top shape

The word “convenience” is one we’re all familiar with. As multitaskers in any capacity of life, we generally look and strive to be our optimal best with as little work as possible. The world of supplementation offers promises of a new you, with the potential to reach heights of undiscovered platforms your body is waiting for you to take on. From costly lotions and potions to obscenely expensive gastronomic creations, we all fall into that crevice of justification at some time or another. It may be time to uncover some truths, lurking questions you’ve been wondering about when you’re...

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Enjoy a staycation with beer and beaches

There’s a hoppin’ beer tour not far away, showcasing a string of off the beaten path distilleries, as well as the beauty of local towns. The Beer Around The Bay is an ongoing tourism partnership involving five breweries, together with nearby Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Creemore and Simcoe County. The initiative also showed tourists that the area – equal to a drive to downtown Toronto – is brimming with history, recreational activities, culture and more. A stroll through Collingwood, for example, reveals the Tremont Café Studio Galleries where up and coming artists show off their wares, the Simcoe Street Threatre...

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