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PHOTO: Teeder Kennedy banner at home in Port Colborne

The Maple Leafs' banner of (Ted) Teeder Kennedy, who played on the team from 1942 until 1957 including several years as captain, and who skated to five Stanley Cup championships, is retired by the Toronto team at Port Colborne's Vale Health and Wellness Centre.  More

Brock hires sexual violence response co-ordinator

A new sexual violence response and education coordinator has started at Brock University.  More

Badawey wants input on climate change, electoral reform

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey hopes to hear the ideas of his constituents about climate change.  More

PHOTO: Bail money goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Alex Digenis of Henley Honda speaks with Colleen Reilly, an auxiliary officer with Niagara Regional Police, while he waits to be bailed out during the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines-Thorold and District.  More

Interest in protest against abusive vet growing

The second protest this week at Skyway Animal Hospital could draw 270 people, one of the organizers says.  More

Bookkeeper steals $150,000 from employer

A book keeper who stole more than $150,000 from a former employer has received a 12-month conditional sentence, which is a form of house arrest.Genevieve Jones, 58, of Thorold, appeared for sentencing Wednesday in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines in front of Judge Peter Wilkie.During an earlier court appearance on July 6, Jones pleaded  More

Rural fire hall discussed at Port Colborne council

Port Colborne council members discussed the possibility of a rural fire hall during the meeting of the committee of the whole on Monday night.  More

Celebrating 150 years in Welland

The talent of Welland residents will be front and centre in the year to come as part of the city’s celebration of 150 years of being Canadian.  More

Free clothing for people in need

The Niagara Region Helping Green ELFS is hosting its second Free Clothing Shopping Event.  More

Tree Olympics coming to Niagara Falls

Krista Strating will be going out on a limb this weekend to test her skills against 49 of the top arbourists from across the continent.  More

Solar Park getting $90K makeover

A well-utilized public park on Jupiter Boulevard is getting a much-needed makeover.  More

CHALKBOARD: Research group gets new director

Leveraging Niagara’s ecological assets is set to be one key focus for the new head of Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory.  More

‘We don’t know where to turn’

Laura Birrell and Fran McLaughlin are overcome with fear when they see the mail carrier.  More

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Mayor’s breakfast to kick off United Way’s fall campaign

Welland Mayor Frank Campion will be sharing his vision for the city when he helps to launch United Way of South Niagara’s fall fundraising campaign.  More

Families get answers, but little closure from report on passenger jet downed by missile

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Evidence released Wednesday showing Malaysian Air Flight MH17 was brought down by a Russian missile answers some questions for the Toronto-area family of a passenger on the flight, but they don’t expect it to bring any resolution.


Premiers to Trudeau: Health care before climate

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Provincial and territorial premiers have written to Justin Trudeau to seek a firm commitment from the prime minister for a meeting on health-care funding before the first ministers' meet to discuss climate change this fall.


Some prescription painkillers linked to heart failure risk


Commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of hospital admission for heart failure, a large European study suggests.


Yukon First Nation to Will and Kate: Help us strengthen our relationship with the Crown

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their Yukon visit Wednesday afternoon in Carcross, where they experienced some Indigenous culture and absorbed some stunning scenery.


Royal visit highlights from William and Kate's trip to B.C. and Yukon

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on an eight-day visit to Canada that takes them from Victoria to Vancouver, Bella Bella, Kelowna, Whitehorse, Yukon, Haida Gwaii and back to Victoria where their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are staying.


Baby boomers renovate homes to give adult kids more space in the nest

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Aging Canadian homeowners are increasingly deciding to stay where they are and renovate instead, especially since more adult children are still living under their roof.


Teen killed father before opening fire at South Carolina elementary school: police

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A 14-year-old boy is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher, authorities say.


So #TrumpWon? Not according to the real polls

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Donald Trump has claimed victory in Monday's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, using online "polls" as his evidence. The only problem is those polls are bunk, and the legitimate polls show Clinton won comfortably.


Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen's former ship raised to surface, awaits trip home to Norway


After six years of work a team of Norwegians has succeeded in recovering the Maud — a ship that once belonged to famed Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen and sank more than 80 years ago — from its icy grave in Nunavut waters near Cambridge Bay.


Man fatally shot in San Diego area by police was holding vaping device


The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic.


Joy and anger flare as giant B.C. natural gas project gets thumbs up from Ottawa

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The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposed $36-billion natural gas liquefaction facility and pipeline project was met with joy and anger in B.C. But it's not yet a done deal.


Men on video near NYC bomb scene believed to be Egyptian tourists

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Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they've identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian tourists.


Blue Jays officially out of AL East hunt, drop a game in wildcard race


Pinch-hitter Hyun Soo Kim hit a two-run homer off Roberto Osuna in the ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles came back for a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.


Montreal's controversial new pit bull bylaw facing legal challenge

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Montreal's SPCA will ask the Quebec Superior Court to review the city's new animal control bylaw in a bid to have the sections targeting "pit bull-type dogs" declared illegal.


House of Commons to vote on Paris climate treaty next week

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The Liberal government plans to bring the Paris agreement on greenhouse gas emissions to the House of Commons for debate and a vote by MPs next week, according to a government source.


Call to end articling alternative for Ontario law grads sparks controversy

Fractious debate expected over pilot project designed to give experience to law students who cannot find study placements with legal firms  More

Yukon First Nation calls on William and Kate to support land rights

Royal couple’s visit comes two days after appeals from frustrated aboriginal leaders called on them to urge co-operation from Ottawa  More

Montreal SPCA files lawsuit against city over pit bull ban

SPCA alleges the sections of Montreal law that specifically target pit bulls are discriminatory  More

Liz Sandals says opposition to Nestlé water-taking based on misinformation

Treasury Board President Liz Sandals, who represents nearby Guelph, says she finds it frustrating that many residents who have been criticizing Nestlé are often armed with the wrong facts  More

Canadian-Iranian prof Homa Hoodfar to return to Montreal on Thursday

Concordia University says Homa Hoodfar is expected to meet reporters at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport  More

Ontario introduces fines, licence suspensions for drug-impaired driving

Starting Sunday, drivers impaired by drug use will face a $180 fine  More

Mother of missing Manitoba woman makes plea for contact, public’s help

Christine Wood, from Oxford House First Nation, was last seen by family in Winnipeg on Aug. 19  More

320,000 newcomers came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971

In the past year to July, 320,932 immigrants landed in Canada  More

Judge approves Newfoundland residential schools settlement

Plaintiffs’ lawyer, Steven Cooper, says the class-action members still want an apology from Justin Trudeau  More

William and Kate’s Yukon tour rich with visits to First Nations symbols

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet First Nations youth and visit a healing totem pole  More

Changing climate to double area hit by forest fires by century’s end: report

Natural Resources Canada report says a warming climate will contribute to a 50 per cent increase in large fires  More

Trudeau waffles on approach to appointing Supreme Court judge

The country’s highest court has always had a judge from Atlantic Canada, although Trudeau had seemed to be looking nationwide to fill a vacancy  More

Abortion-drug company open to restarting reimbursement review process

Celopharma withdrew from the Common Drug Review because it says it was unable to pay the fee  More

Canadian Forces create investigative team to tackle military sex crimes

18-member team will be deployed to six locations across Canada  More

Quebec taxi industry vows pressure tactics after losing latest Uber battle

Judge rules there are no compelling reasons to stop Uber from going ahead with pilot project  More

No more new pit bulls in Montreal after city council adopts bylaw

Bylaw includes ban on new pit bull-type dogs and restrictions on those currently in Montreal  More

Ontario PCs accuse Liberals of fundraising in secret

Progressive Conservative Todd Smith notes in question period fundraiser with Glenn Thibeault wasn’t posted online  More

Ottawa police probe officer’s remarks about suspicious death of Inuit artist

The body of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook was found last week in the Rideau River  More

Ontario Liberals put brakes on renewable-energy projects

Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said the electrical system operator told him it does not need the power, and Ontario wants to save money and cut electricity bills  More

Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity

The Prime Minister hopes to reach agreement to protect Canadian corporations from theft of intellectual property  More

Canada's racial divide: Confronting racism in our own backyard

A common national narrative holds the country as a bastion of multiculturalism and inclusiveness, especially compared with the United States, but it’s a narrative that glosses over some harsh truths  More

U of T scholar to become head of Cambridge University

Stephen Toope is the first non-Briton to be nominated as vice-chancellor at the prestigious British school  More

RCMP pitched parallel process for missing, murdered inquiry: memo

Source says proposal was intended to let inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women focus on underlying socio-economic issues  More

Two dead, pilot seriously injured in northern Quebec plane crash

Cessna plane went down along the Mouchalagane River in northern Quebec on Sunday  More

Man launches lawsuit against Ontario over vicious jail assault

Francis Jesse Deguire says attack at Brockville Jail was result of Ontario government’s negligence  More

Parks Canada forced to play catch up on HMS Terror find

HMS Terror was found off King William Island in Nunavut  More

Mi’kmaq protesters block access to proposed N.S. natural gas storage site

Mi’kmaq protesters say the Alton project in Fort Ellis threatens a river that passes through their traditional lands  More