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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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Trudeau cabinet approves Trans Mountain expansion project

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast.

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Thunder Bay police reopen investigations into deaths of 9 Indigenous people

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Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., will re-investigate the deaths of nine Indigenous people with the help of outside agencies, the service's chief said at Tuesday's meeting of the city's police services board.

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Canadians are worried about climate change, but many don't want to pay taxes to fight it: Poll

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Canadians are deeply concerned about climate change and are willing to make adjustments in their lives to fight it — but for many people, paying as much as even a monthly Netflix subscription in extra taxes is not one of them, a new poll suggests.

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Trump blasts rivals, returns to 2016 message as he launches 2020 campaign

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Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign Tuesday at a Florida rally where he exhorted thousands of rollicking supporters to keep advancing his political movement to put America's "own citizens first."

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Like it or not, Trans Mountain is what a pipeline 'compromise' looks like

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The decision to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was never going to make a lot of people happy. It's hard to see where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had much of a choice.

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To minorities worried about religious symbols law, Quebec premier says he 'could have gone further'

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Quebec's religious symbols law has been denounced by minority groups that say it will institutionalize discrimination by limiting job opportunities for people who wear the hijab, turban or kippa. Premier François Legault's response? "To avoid extremism, you have to give a little to the majority."

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3 men arrested after shootings at Raptors celebration ID'd by police

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Police have released the names of three men who were arrested after the shootings at Monday's celebration of the Toronto Raptors' NBA Championship, two in connection with the gunfire.

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Scheer climate plan would encompass more big polluters, require investments as penalty

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's climate proposal would change emissions thresholds to capture more large-scale polluters and compel those companies to invest in clean energy technology if they exceed emissions standards.

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Trump's approval ratings are hovering around 40%. Here's how he could win in 2020 anyway

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Only one U.S. president in recent history had lower approval ratings than Donald Trump at this point in his first term, and that president lost his re-election bid. As Trump kicks off his own campaign Tuesday, CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe explains what he has working in his favour.

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MP Michael Cooper disparaged 'goat herder cultures' in 2008 law class discussion, lawyers claim

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Conservative MP Michael Cooper made comments deriding "goat herder cultures" during a discussion about Islam's compatibility with Canadian democracy when he was a law student at the University of Alberta a decade ago, according to two lawyers who have come forward to talk about the incident.

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Talking honestly about the carbon tax requires serious political courage: Neil Macdonald

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Catherine McKenna just confirmed that the carbon tax will stop once it reaches a piffling $50 a tonne, three years from now. Why? Because Justin Trudeau wants to be re-elected.

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Facebook wants to be your bank with its new Libra cryptocurrency

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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Facebook has some big-money backers for its new cryptocurrency; Canada faces big challenges in closing the gap between its emissions and its climate change targets.

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Raptors Toronto victory parade marred by organizational problems

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Despite what city officials say was "intense" planning, the Toronto Raptors victory parade saw hours of delays amid euphoric chaos. Many people were left stranded without water or sufficient bathroom facilities in the midday heat.

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Canadian soldier killed during parachuting training exercise in Bulgaria

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A Canadian soldier has died of injuries sustained during parachuting while taking part in a multinational training exercise in Bulgaria.

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Deputy in clash with Raptors president Masai Ujiri claims concussion, considering lawsuit, says lawyer

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A lawyer for a sheriff's deputy involved in an altercation with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.

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Boris Johnson tops 2nd round of voting in Conservative leadership, Raab drops out

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Boris Johnson has increased his vote share in his bid for the leadership of Britain's Conservative Party in the second round of voting on Tuesday, while former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab's campaign to succeed Theresa May as prime minister has ended.

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Gordon Stuckless's sentence extended to 10 years in Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse case

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The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has had his sentence extended to 10 years after the Ontario Court of Appeal deemed his earlier sentence "demonstrably unfit."

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'Hands up, buddy. You're going to die': Violent Edmonton arrest under investigation

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A citizen video posted online appears to show an officer repeatedly kicking a suspect before slamming him face first into a wall.

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Canadian corporations dodged up to $11B in taxes in a year, CRA report finds

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Canadian companies avoided paying up to $11.4 billion worth of taxes in 2014, the federal tax agency says.

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