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NOTL theatre project seeks community support:The non-profit company provides unique. professional theatre training for children and youth

 The Yellow Door Theatre Project's teen group performs Crack of Doom at its VIP Season Launch.

It takes creativity, talent and a significant time commitment to train children and youth for a professional theatrical performance. When the Yellow Door Theatre Project invited business representatives for a glimpse of that hard work, the message was clear: no sponsorship, no theatre program.

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Goodwill Niagara flag raised celebrating 25 years of community impact:Celebrations continue in honour of late CEO Laura Hills

 Bob Romeo, Mayor Walter Sendzik, Eleanor Lancaster and Coun. Sal Sorrento raise the Goodwill Niagara 25th anniversary flag in front of city hall on Monday.

It was a bittersweet moment as the Goodwill Niagara 25th anniversary flag was hoisted into the blue sky of Monday morning.

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St. Catharines rain barrel sale and tree giveaway returns June 1:4 varieties of tree available on first come, first served basis

 The city of St. Catharines is holding its annual rain barrel sale and free tree giveaway on June 1. Residents can pick up one of four tree varieties, like this Freeman maple, at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

There’s been no shortage of rain so far this spring, but drier days are still likely ahead.

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Niagara women launch Females Who Side Hustle network:The network aims to connect and support working women

 Sarah Singleton and Teri Canestraro, the founders of Females Who Side Hustle, held their first event at Niagara College's Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.

Whether you’re starting, grinding or thriving, Females Who Side Hustle is looking to connect with like-minded working women and create a community of support. Co-founders Sarah Singleton and Teri Canestraro held their inaugural event at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus on, April 26.

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Navy Week commences in Niagara:The week will conclude with weekend ceremonies in NOTL and Grimsby

 (Left to right) Royal Canadian Naval Association Niagara member Mike Britton, Robert Coles, president Charles Johnston, Niagara Region chair Jim Bradley, master of arms George Williams and vice-president Harvey Villard perform a flag raising ceremony to declare April 29 to May 5 Navy Week in Niagara.

There was a chill in the air as the White Ensign, a flag that’s flown on British Royal Navy ships, was raised at the Niagara Region Headquarters on Monday. Regional Chair Jim Bradley joined members of the Royal Canadian Naval Association Niagara to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic and to mark the beginning of Navy Week, which runs April 29 to May 5.

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Niagara Children’s Centre launches 5th annual Help Kids Shine campaign:Funds raised support critical services for children

 Ben Minor and Siobhan Woodrow of Bell Media Radio demonstrate the use of Plasma cars ahead of a race with the diminutive vehicles as part of the Niagara Children's Centre Help Kids Shine campaign.

Michelle Sanders has no idea what she, her husband Tyler and three-year-old son Everett would do without the Niagara Children’s Centre.

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NOTL teen among first Yukon Striker riders:NOTL teen was among Yukon Striker's first riders

 NOTL resident Davin Warner, 14, was one of 72 people selected to be the first to ride Canada's Wonderland's new rollercoaster the Yukon Striker.

When Canada’s Wonderland launched its newest roller-coaster to the public, Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Davin Warner was among the 72 people selected for the first ride.

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ANALYSIS: What is the ideal makeup of a conservation authority board?:Experts weigh in on composition and the future of the NPCA

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority headquarters is shown in this file photo.

Question: What is the ideal makeup of a conservation authority board? Conclusion: There is no magic formula. In Niagara, however, there appears to be a push toward including more citizen members.

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'I don't do cover-ups': Trump's threat to refuse policy talks could move him closer to impeachment

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U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to stonewall Democratic investigations against him entered a new phase Wednesday, as the president issued an ultimatum: Stop the investigations, or he'll stop negotiating on policy.

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Toronto plastic surgeon told to remove security cameras from consult rooms

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The regulatory body for doctors in Ontario has made a formal allegation of professional misconduct against a Toronto plastic surgeon who had security cameras in his consult rooms. The rooms are where patients are regularly asked to remove their clothing during pre- and post-operative appointments.

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Modi's party has early lead as Indian votes are counted

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party were off to an early lead as vote counting began Thursday following the conclusion of the country's weeks-long general election.

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Sask. First Nation 'very, very excited' about famous chief's exoneration

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Members of a Saskatchewan First Nation say they've waited decades for their famous chief's treason-felony conviction to be wiped away. That day has arrived.

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Why overlooked green energy sector is an economic powerhouse: Don Pittis

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While politicians promote the economics of fossil energy, a report out today indicates they, and other Canadians, have a blind spot for the economic clout of the low-carbon energy businesses.

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'It was a helluva experience': Alberta wildfire takes toll on firefighters, evacuees

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Crews battling wildfires in northwestern Alberta are getting help today from hundreds of new firefighters making their way from other provinces — and from the weather.

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What U.S. flooding could mean for Canada's Prairie farmers

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Flooding across the United States agriculture belt continues to thwart the planting of key crops — something that could help some Canadian farmers fetch better commodity prices themselves.

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Theresa May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

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Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure after her final Brexit gambit failed, overshadowing a European election that will show a United Kingdom still riven by divisions over its EU divorce.

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Disney déjà vu: Why movie studio is reworking its greatest hits from Aladdin to Little Mermaid

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Aladdin is just the latest in a string of Disney remakes as the studio looks to entice a new generation of fans.

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Father makes emotional appeal after son's brain punctured by skier

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The father of a 13-year-old North Vancouver skier who suffered a serious brain injury on Grouse Mountain makes an emotional appeal for the person responsible to come forward.

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Why more women die of cardiac arrest than men focus of study

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The window to shock a woman's heart back into a stable rhythm after cardiac arrest seems to close faster than in men.

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'There's a lot of anxiety': Author and activist Arundhati Roy on what's terrifying her about India's election

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The CBC's Nahlah Ayed speaks to author and political activist Arundhati Roy on the eve of India's election results.

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Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds

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Sea levels could rise by as much as two metres by 2100 in a worst-case scenario involving melting ice caps and high CO2 emissions, new research suggests.

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WestJet pilot's eyes burned by laser on flight from Newfoundland to Florida

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A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials says.

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Niagara officer shot by fellow cop now facing criminal charges

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A Niagara-area police officer who was shot and seriously wounded, allegedly by a fellow officer, has himself been charged in connection with the shooting.

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Canada hires company for $1.14M to bring trash back home from the Philippines

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Canada is spending more than a million dollars to bring home dozens of containers of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines in the coming days. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced today that her government has awarded a contract to Bolloré Logistics Canada.  

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Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

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As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech.

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Rocks, rubber bullets fly in 2nd night of post-election clashes in Indonesia

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A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month's presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday, turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers.

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In double-whammy, officials inch closer to scoring Trump's tax, business records

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In the second blow in a day against the U.S. President's stonewalling efforts, Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

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Conservative leader presents party's plan to fight 'evil scourge' of human trafficking

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Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising funding for police, survivor services and public awareness to combat human trafficking.

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