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Canal Days pet-free zone

Canal Days is about to welcome thousands of people into the city of Port Colborne, but is asking those people to leave their animal companions at home.  More

Marrow donor finds recipient after 22 years

Pedro Soares, 16, and Marcia Jones, 49, don't seem to have a lot in common. They live in different countries, they're a generation apart, and they speak different languages. But thanks to a bone marrow donation, they now share a blood type, and a story.  More

St. Catharines townhouse fire suspicious

A Monday evening townhouse fire in St. Catharines has been deemed suspicious in origin.  More

Police seek vending machine bandit

Niagara Regional Police have issued a warrant and released photos of a Hamilton man wanted for damaging multiple vending machine and stealing cash.  More

Strange moves from Box Run to Box Climb

He’s ran across Canada twice. Now, Mike Strange will take on the Matterhorn.  More

Seeking better mental health transitions for youth

Mental health challenges are daunting for young people.  More

UPDATE: Falls fisherman missing

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Lake Erie for a missing fisherman.  More

Hip final concert to be broadcast at Meridian Centre

Tragically Hip fans can gather to watch the band's final concert by video at the Meridian Centre.  More

Record-setting day at Fort Erie track

It was a record-setting Prince of Wales day at the Fort Erie Race Track Tuesday.  More

The launch of Niagara's new trampoline park

It was only supposed to be a way to kill an hour on vacation.  More

St. Andrews roof collapse

A large concrete overhang came crashing down on a truck and trailer at Saint Andrew's United Church on Morrison St. in Niagara Falls.  More

Niagara Regional Exhibition cancelled

This year's Niagara Regional Exhibition has been cancelled.  More

St. Catharines contractor charged with fraud

Niagara Regional Police have charged a St. Catharines contractor with fraud.  More

Annual environmental award open

It’s time to submit your applications for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation’s Rt. Hon. John Turner Water & Environmental Leadership Award.  More

PHOTO GALLERY: Grand Niagara stop for Junior Golf

The Niagara District Junior Golf tour made a stop at Grand Niagara in Niagara Falls  More

'It's totally unacceptable' federal employees going without pay, public service minister says

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Public Services Minister Judy Foote says emergency pay cheques are available for federal public servants affected by the Phoenix payroll debacle and more help is coming for beleaguered Miramichi Pay Centre employees.


'Sarah Silverman is ridiculous': Why the 'Bernie or bust' crowd won't back down

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Many disgruntled U.S. Democratic Party supporters of Bernie Sanders say their opposition to the TPP deal has emerged as one of the significant reasons they refuse to automatically throw their support behind Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential candidate.


Trump to Russia: Find Clinton's missing emails


The Republican presidential nominee said that the 30,000 missing emails from Clinton's private email server would reveal "some beauties" and made an extraordinary plea for a foreign power to locate them.


Clinton most qualified ever to be president, Obama expected to say in speech


President Barack Obama plans to tell the Democratic convention tonight that times are not as bleak for America as the Republicans suggested last week, and that Hillary Clinton is eminently qualified to tackle the country's challenges as president.


Dispatch calls reveal paramedics found Ottawa man without vital signs after arrest

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Seven minutes after paramedics were first called to the scene of where an Ottawa man had been arrested, they requested backup after finding him without vital signs, according to audio from the paramedic dispatch.


Clinton campaign learning from Sanders to boost youth vote

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Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old senator from Vermont, was hugely popular among young voters compared to Hillary Clinton during the primaries. But now that she's the Democratic nominee for president, what does she need to do to win them over? Listen and learn, her campaign says.


Hamilton joins Vancouver, Toronto, others on CMHC list of overvalued housing markets


Hamilton has joined Vancouver, Toronto, Saskatoon and Quebec City on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s list of markets it considers to be strongly overvalued.


Blood, gore and nudity: Why graphic content shows up in your newsfeed

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Scroll down your newsfeed and chances are you will see some pretty graphic content — shootings, blood, gore. So just how does this content end up there?


'Balaclava rapist' who attacked dozens of Edmonton women now free on Vancouver day parole

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Serial rapist Larry Takahashi admitted to attacking 29 women in Edmonton in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now, the so-called 'balaclava rapist’ has been released on day parole in the Vancouver area, with several conditions.


Feminist groups get voice at inquiry into judge who berated sex assault complainant

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The Canadian Judicial Council has granted an "exceptional" request allowing feminist organizations and groups that help victims of sexual assault to make submissions at the inquiry into a judge who made controversial remarks during an Alberta sex assault trial.


Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall calls Husky oil spill 'terrible situation'

Premier Brad Wall talks about Husky oil spill

Premier Brad Wall spoke to reporters in Regina for the first time since a pipeline leak spilled 250,000 litres of oil and solvent into the North Saskatchewan River, imperilling the drinking water of a number of cities and towns, and said he plans to visit affected areas on Thursday.


What the closure of an Arctic seaport in Manitoba could mean for Canadian sovereignty

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The viability of the only deepwater port connected to Canada's transportation network is no small matter, at a time when climate change is opening up the Arctic Ocean to shipping, and powerful nations like Russia and China pose new threats to Canada's sovereignty.


Catherine McKay to be sentenced over Saskatoon drunk driving crash that killed Van de Vorst family

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A Saskatoon woman who pleaded guilty to driving drunk in a crash that killed a family of four is expected to learn her fate when she is sentenced on Wednesday.


New whale species discovered in Bering Sea

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Scientists have made the rare discovery of a whale species, which lives in the Bering Sea between Japan and Alaska.


Reality check: Can new B.C. tax cool Vancouver housing prices?

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The B.C. government broke new ground this week, announcing a hefty tax on foreign homebuyers in the Metro Vancouver area, with the stated aim of making housing more affordable. But will it work? And should other cities try it?


Reporter Tom Gould was a trailblazer of Canadian journalism

He covered civil rights and Vietnam for the CBC then built CTV’s formidable news operation  More

Smoke in Ottawa data centre shuts down e-mail for 50,000 civil servants

Shutdown also affected Phoenix payroll system  More

Canadian Armed Forces warn Pokemon Go users to stay off bases

Defence employees also warned not to play on military property  More

At least 12 immigrants detained in Ontario corrections facilities still on hunger strike

They have demanded a meeting with Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale, an end to immigrants being detained in maximum security facilities and a 90-day limit on immigrant detentions in general.  More

Body of missing Calgary boy recovered in Yoho National Park

Parks Canada says a search team recovered the body of the boy from the Kicking Horse River  More

William and Kate to visit Canada this fall

Their tour will take them to British Columbia and the Yukon  More

Watchdog calls out Ontario Liberals for concealing data

Financial Accountability Officer says the government is keeping some information secret, releases less detailed fiscal information than other governments  More

Ontario doctors’ group lashes out against province’s tentative deal

Ontario doctors’ reactions to the province’s contract offer have become increasingly chaotic since the provisional deal was reached on July 11.  More

Canadian tech firms want shorter visa wait times for foreign talent

The Council of Canadian Innovators met with Navdeep Bains about speeding up the immigration process so firms can more readily recruit top foreign talent  More

Ursula Franklin was renowned for her devotion to science, pacifism and education

After surviving a Nazi labour camp, she devoted herself to promoting pacifism while distinguishing herself as a scientist and educator  More

Two banks to hand over offshore files after Ottawa wins orders

Royal Bank and Citibank have agreed to give the federal revenue minister information from the accounts of a Caribbean financial institution to help the government crack down on Canadian tax evaders  More

Minister Navdeep Bains plans to improve Canada’s innovation strategy. Here’s how

Bains speaks with The Globe about the government’s new plan to kickstart innovation, research and development  More

Nova Scotia law society can’t block graduates of evangelical school: court

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society of a decision that allows graduates of Trinity Western University to practice in the province  More

LCBO.com to sell beer, wine and spirits online, deliver to homes or stores

LCBO.com shows the government-owned liquor agency’s commitment to evolve and modernize  More

Ontario ministerial aides tapped to sell tickets to fundraisers

Ministerial aides often act as contact people selling tickets for private events, The Globe has found  More

Alberta seeks legal action against contract dump by electrical companies

Deputy Premier says companies are using a clause negotiated in secret with previous government to dump unprofitable contracts on the public  More

Canadian scientist, educator Ursula Franklin remembered as ‘global pioneer’

She was a trailblazer in science and academics, a staunch feminist and outspoken peace activist.  More

Carl Mollins, 84, was a journalist’s journalist

Writer, reporter, editor, perfectionist. Born on June 25, 1931, in Windsor, N.S.; died on May 28, 2016, in Toronto, from injuries suffered in a fall, aged 84.  More

Palliative-care doctors decry Ontario’s new opioid policy

Ontario’s move to no longer fund high-dose drugs doesn’t address needs of patients who use them to ease suffering, physicians say  More

Canada’s greenhouse gas policies to fall short of target, sources say

Current measures would fall well short of the target Canada submitted to the United Nations at last December’s Paris summit  More

Ottawa man, 37, dies following weekend arrest

The Special Investigations Unit says police officers responded Sunday morning to a report of a man causing a disturbance  More

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean honoured with Canada’s Walk of Fame star

Cherry and MacLean have hosted “Coach’s Corner” on “Hockey Night in Canada” together for nearly 30 years  More

Prince Albert, Sask., shuts down water intake in wake of oil spill

Prince Albert, Sask., has shut down the intake at its water treatment plant because of an oil sheen spotted this morning on the North Saskatchewan River near the city  More

Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank early

DOT-111 cars to go out of service by Nov. 1, 2016  More

Parks Canada scales back search for missing Calgary boy

11-year-old boy fell into the river near the Takkakaw Falls while visiting Yoho National Park with family  More

Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation

Doctor’s decision to block transfer of prisoner to psychiatric hospital is now under investigation by B.C.’s College of Physicians and Surgeons  More

Job complexity and mental speed shown to stave off Alzheimer’s

According to recent estimates, 1.4 million Canadians are expected to be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2031, a steep rise that is mirrored in other developed countries as populations age  More

Quebec paralympic cyclist receives messages of support after bikes stolen

Owner of the company that built her bicycles offers to replace them in time for the Games  More

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids

Health Ministry overhauling drug plans as addiction rates, overdose deaths rise across Canada  More

Saskatchewan city to extract water from another river due to oil spill

Prince Albert is planning to extract water from further afield as spilled oil flows down the South Saskatchewan River  More