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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Bike share plan coming to Hamilton | ]

Hamilton’s streets will see an influx of bicycles this spring as the city moves forward with its bike share plan.
“One thing a bike share does is increase the ease and convenience of, not only cycling in the city, but also taking transit,” said Peter Topalovic, project manager for Hamilton’s Public Works department. The bike share is a key part of the city’s overall transit strategy.
Initial plans for the bike share’s core service area are wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, and secondary service areas include Mohawk College, the mountain brow, …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on How safe is that sandwich? | ]

With students so busy studying for exams or putting the finishing touches on big assignments, they may not be thinking about one thing: food safety whenthey eat on campus. At Mohawk, everything is clear and up to standard. But what’s the process of getting the all-clear? First of all, there are the inspections. Erica Greeley, Food Services Manager at Mohawk, talked about how often the eateries here are inspected.
“By the City of Hamilton, the main kitchen is inspected three times a year. The outlets are inspected twice,” Greeley explained.
How often …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Health +1: Health and Wellness at Mohawk | ]

Mohawk College hosted its third annual Health and Wellness Expo Monday night. This was an opportunity for students and teachers to gather and learn about different methods to keep a healthy lifestyle.
“The students in their second year…host [the event] and what they are doing is bringing awareness to health [issues],” said Chantal Szpak, a professor in the Health and Wellness Fitness program  “There are 52 booths covering topics from nutrition to goal setting, environmental wellness, intellectual wellness, spiritual wellness and any kind of physical activity, emotional mental health, anything like …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on The holiday (shopping) crunch | ]

The scene is a familiar one for this time of year Legions of deal-seeking shoppers scramble from one aisle to the next, searching for that elusive gift. Workers on duty dash about, assisting in any way they can. Up front, the lines stretch longer than your imagination or patience can believe.
With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, the much-feared holiday rush is soon to follow. With the possible exception of Black Friday, there is no worse time to be a consumer in a hurry.
This can make the going tough …

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