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Police arrest Welland man found with fentanyl, meth, cocaine

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A man in Welland was arrested on Monday and was found to be in possession of more than $14,000 in illegal drugs. On May 11, the Niagara Regional Police Service searched a home near King Street in Welland and arrested a man found inside with fentan


Health-care worker at Hotel Dieu Shaver tests positive for COVID-19:No outbreak declared; employee did not work long prior to diagnosis, was not symptomatic work

 Hotel Dieu Shaver healthcare worker, who hasn't worked in an extended period, tests positive for COVID-19

A health-care worker at Hotel Dieu Shaver has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is the first case at the rehabilitation centre.


Hospice Niagara providing support for grieving children

Editor's note: The event has been cancelled. The Grief Network Niagara has not made plans to reschedule this event. Everyone grieves in a different way. Especially if you are a child Grief Network Niagara is hosting its fourth annual Children’s


NPCA charges Chinese firm with provincial act violations:Chinese land owner charged with conducting unauthorized work on wetlands

 The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority headquarters.

Nearly 72 hours after its staff investigated the site of the controversial Thundering Waters development in Niagara Falls, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority formally charged the Chinese company that owns the property with violating provincial


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

 Niagara Regional Police file photo

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


Trump or no Trump, Canada's relationship with the U.S. isn't going back to 'normal' soon

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It took Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 21 seconds this morning to come up with something to say about the latest outrage in U.S. politics. It's going to take much, much longer for Canadian leaders to come up with a way to coexist with a superpower and trading partner in deep trouble.


Kelowna Mountie under investigation after video surfaces of violent arrest

Kelowna RCMP incident

Kelowna RCMP have launched an internal investigation into the actions of an officer seen during a brief video repeatedly punching a suspect while the man is being restrained by two other officers.


Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, known for incendiary comments about immigrants, white supremacy


Republicans in the U.S. state of Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's primary, deciding they've had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress.


Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. fall to lowest number since public health emergency declared

Dr. Bonnie Henry

A major COVID-19 outbreak that led to the infection of 10 health-care workers in an intensive care unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital has been declared over, B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Tuesday.


Internal documents show CBSA scenarios to decide who gets across the border — and who doesn't

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Several Canadian families have told CBC News of the heartbreak they have experienced being separated due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19 at the Canada-U.S. border.


China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO, documents and recordings reveal

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Throughout January, the WHO publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. In fact, Chinese officials sat on releasing the genetic map of the deadly virus for over a week after multiple government labs had fully decoded it, The Associated Press has found from internal documents, emails and dozens of interviews.


For black Americans, the inequality that fuelled fiery protests more than 50 years ago remains


Talk to black protesters in the U.S. these days, and police brutality is frequently cast as just one point in a constellation of inequalities. Other key disparities have been well known for a long time. But they remain unresolved.


Doug Ford says Canada doesn't have same 'systemic, deep roots' of racism as U.S.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Canada doesn't have the "systemic, deep roots" of racism that the United States does.


Bell and Telus snub Huawei in move to build 5G network in Canada

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BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. will both use equipment from Scandinavian component makers Nokia and Ericsson to build out their next-generation 5G networks in Canada.


#BlackOutTuesday spreads across social media in protest against George Floyd killing

Black Out Tuesday

Major broadcasters, music streaming companies and more are joining with celebrities and music labels in halting or altering their regular operations Tuesday to mark their solidarity with widespread U.S. and international protests against the killing of George Floyd in police custody.


This police constable says officers need to declare stance against racism, police brutality

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Windsor Const. Arjei Franklin admits he can't bring himself to watch the bystander video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, killing him in the process. On Friday, Franklin posted his reaction to the incident online.


Coronavirus: Brazil registers another new record for deaths over the last 24 hours


The novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.3 million people worldwide, and there have been more than 376,000 recorded deaths, according to a case tracking tool maintained by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.


'Serious' questions raised about hydroxychloroquine study, medical journal says


The Lancet medical journal says 'serious scientific questions' had been brought to its attention about the validity of the data behind a widely cited and already corrected study on the dangers of the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19.


Doctor linked to Campbellton COVID-19 cluster says he made 'an error in judgment'


The doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton area says he's not sure whether he picked up the coronavirus during a trip to Quebec or from a patient in his office.


Why Winnipeg ought to be the pandemic envy of North America

Winnipeg reopening Phase 2

Winnipeg is one of the largest cities in North America — if not the largest — to so far sail through the public health crisis with few cases of the disease, almost fully functional hospitals and an economy where only a handful of remaining businesses are not allowed to reopen.


Parents face difficult conversations with children after George Floyd’s death

Parents face difficult conversations with children after George Floyd’s death

Three black parents share their fears and anxieties after the death of George Floyd and the difficult conversations they’re having with their children.


From Eric Garner to George Floyd: Recent U.S. police killings of black people


The current protests across the U.S. represent simmering anger over a perceived lack of accountability in recent years for police officers who have killed black people. Here's a look at some of the most high-profile cases of the past decade.


Ex-ministers, ambassadors call on Trudeau to push back against Israeli annexation plan

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Four Chretien-era cabinet ministers are among 58 former Canadian diplomats and politicians who added their names to a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to show stronger resistance to a proposed Israeli annexation of a large part of the occupied West Bank.


Mumbai braces for its 1st cyclone in over a century

India Cyclone

A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barrelling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation's highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.