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Barbara Gowdy's newest book, Little Sister, marks her comeback after a 10-year absence in releasing a book. She'll be at the Canadian Authors Series Thursday night at Roselawn Centre in Port Colborne.

Little Sister marks comeback for Gowdy

Elizabeth Madronich is very excited over Barbara Gowdy’s visit to the Canadian Authors Series this Thursday in Port Colborne at the Roselawn Centre.“She’s a very important Canadian author. She’s very edgy and writes very unusual things. She’s not afraid to go out on a limb and make people uncomfortable,” said Madronich.

Welland Fire and Emergency Services firefighters work to remove a patient from a car partially trapped under a cube van following a crash on Highway 140, just north of Buchner Rd., in Welland Wednesday morning.

Man airlifted to trauma centre

An Ornge air ambulance airlifted a man to a trauma centre following a serious crash on Highway 140 just north of Buchner Road in Welland Tuesday.

Seventh-grader Madeleine Alexander sits at the head of her model of Queen's Park preparing for her first day as a legislative page. She started Monday. (Kathleen Driscoll/Special to Postmedia Network)

Teen rubbing elbows at Queen’s Park

Sitting at the head of her dining room table surrounded by cutout pictures of members of the legislative assembly of Ontario, seventh-grade St. Catharines native Madeleine Alexander studies by connecting every face to a name.