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All the Chair's Men: The Documents:All the key documents in the CAO hiring scandal investigation

Carmen D'Angelo, now CAO of the Niagara Region, downloaded to draft regional reports about the CAO position six months before he was hired.

Before and during the 2016 CAO hiring process Carmen D'Angelo received seven documents created by the staff of then regional chair Alan Caslin, namely his policy director Robert D'Amboise and his communications director Jason Tamming. The Standar


All the Chair's Men: Ombudsman says D'Angelo hiring was an inside job

Ontario's Ombudsman says the 2016 hiring of former regional chief administrative officer Carmen D'Angelo was an "inside job" and was "unreasonable, unjust, and wrong." After 457 days of investigative work, Ombudsman Paul Dube released his 72 page


VIDEO: #AskSendzik: November Chat with the Mayor

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik chats with reporter Karena Walter at The Standard Thursday Nov. 7, 2019.

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik was at The Standard Thursday for an online chat with reporter Karena Walter. They talked about Sendzik's recent trip to the Netherlands with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment to commemorate the 75th anniversary


UPDATE: Niagara College locked down for police search:Niagara-on-the-Lake campus shut down while police searched for potentially armed break-in suspect

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UPDATE: 11:29 a.m.: Niagara Regional Police say Niagara College locked down its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus while officers searched for a potentially armed suspect involved in an early morning break-in at a Niagara Falls residence. Around 6:45 a.m


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Krystina Waler, Conservative Party of Canada

Krystina Waler chats with Standard reporter Grant LaFleche

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Conservative Party candidate Krystina Waler Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer Tuesday: Liberal Chris Bittle Wednesday: Green Party


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Travis Mason, Green Party

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Green Party Candidate Travis Mason Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer Tuesday: Liberal Chris Bittle TODAY: Green Party Travis Mason


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Chris Bittle, Liberal

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Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Liberal candidate Chris Bittle Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer TODAY: Liberal Chris Bittle Wednesday: Green Party Travis Maso


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Dennis Van Meer, NDP

 The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce held its St. Catharines debate Monday evening at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre. Green Party candidate Travis Mason, the NDP's Dennis Van Meer, Liberal incumbent Chris BIttle, People's Party Allan deRoo and Conservative candidate Krystina Waler.

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines NDP candidate Dennis Van Meer.


Hackers invited to solve farming issues at Beamsville event:Agritech Hackathon marries coding enthusiasts with agricultural sector

 The town of Lincoln and Spark Niagara are hosting an Agritech Hackathon in October. In the photo is Francia Salazar and Nicole Smith.

This October the worms, beetles and bugs that can drive farmers crazy will meet a formidable match: computer hackers.


What you need to know about Trump's impeachment trial


On Dec. 18, U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He now faces the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Here's what you need to know:


Stormstruck Newfoundland struggles with cleanup, as military help ramps up 

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The state of emergency in St. John’s continued Monday for a fourth day, with overnight blizzard conditions complicating efforts to deal with unprecedented weather. 


Goodbye gas furnaces? Why electrification is the future of home heating

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The burning of fossil fuels to heat our homes is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in this cold country. Green builders say we need to decarbonize heating by going electric if Canada is going to meet its climate targets. Here’s a closer look at some of the options.


Prince Harry might be looking for a job when he comes to Canada. Here are some options

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With the announcement on Saturday that Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer be working members of the Royal Family, the couple may be looking for work when they eventually arrive in Canada. CBC News contacted three recruiting firms to get their opinions on possible jobs.


Statistics are great unless they measure the wrong things: Don Pittis


The computer age is generating more data than traditional methods can handle, but experts worry there's bias in what we're measuring.


Iran considers dual nationals on downed Ukrainian plane to be Iranians: TV report

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Iran considers dual nationals aboard a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally this month to be Iranian citizens, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.


Caught on camera: Man chases dangerous driver after 911 puts him on hold

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An Ontario man says he has ‘lost faith’ in the 911 system, after an operator put him on hold for six minutes while he frantically pursued a suspected drunk driver, careening down busy streets. An emergency call system expert says Canada’s 911 is outdated and in desperate need of an overhaul.


Trudeau to talk carbon tax, public safety with Manitoba premier on Day 2 of cabinet retreat

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The Liberal cabinet retreat begins its second day in Winnipeg with a meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to talk about public safety, flood protection and the thorny topic of the federal carbon tax.


First phase of Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing begins in Vancouver


More than a year after Meng Wanzhou's arrest at Vancouver International Airport, the first formal phase of the Huawei executive's extradition hearing begins today in B.C. Supreme Court.


Parasite scores historic upset at SAG awards, boosting Oscar chances

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The SAG awards, which focus entirely on performances, are  closely watched as an indicator of Oscar success because actors  form the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture  Arts and Sciences.


Prince Harry says he's saddened by move to step back, but wants 'more peaceful life'


Prince Harry said on Sunday it brought him great sadness that he was leaving his royal duties after agreeing with Queen Elizabeth that he and his wife, Meghan, would step down from official roles to seek an independent future.


Canada presses Iran to share black boxes from PS752 crash amid mixed signals from Tehran

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Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne is pressing Iran to share the black boxes from the downed Ukrainian airliner that killed 57 Canadians on Jan. 8.


China reports sharp rise in new cases of pneumonia, 3rd death as coronavirus spreads


An outbreak of coronavirus in China has spread to more cities, with a third death reported and the total number of people infected topping 200, Chinese authorities said on Monday.


Canada's Denis Shapovalov suffers shocking 1st-round defeat at Australian Open


Canada's Denis Shapovalov lost a lengthy four-set match with Hungary's Marton Fucsovics on Monday in the opening round of the Australian Open.


What to expect from Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing this week

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The eyes of the world will be on Vancouver as Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou takes a seat in a B.C. courtroom for the first phase of her extradition hearing this week. A judge will hear arguments on so-called double criminality.


Santa Anita race track suffers 3rd horse fatality in as many days


A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita Park in California when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday.


Trudeau cabinet holding 3-day retreat to plot parliamentary strategy for minority government

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Liberal cabinet ministers begin meetings in Winnipeg today to set parliamentary priorities and strategize for what's expected to be a challenging winter session for the minority government.


Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S.

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Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis producers are facing a flurry of proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financial losses in the stock market.