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Photo Gallery: Port Promenade popular on mild day

Many walkers and cyclists took to Port Colborne's Port Promenade today during the mild January weather.  More

Niagara women march against Trump

Hundreds of Niagara women joined others in Washington D.C. and around the world in a protest march Saturday afternoon. The women marched from St. Catharines City Hall to the offices of St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, where they held a rally. Full story coming soon. Photos by Grant LaFleche.  More

Regiment goes over the edge

Andy Bredin has spent his life around the Niagara Gorge, but he never had a view quite like this.  More

Runaway dog reunited with owner

There’s a happy ending for a dog in distress spotted in the Welland River Friday afternoon.  More

Gas heater culprit in fire

Oakwood Street in Port Colborne was blocked off for several hours on Thursday as emergency services dealt with a fire.  More

Truck fire quickly extinguished

In the time it took to say goodbye to his family, a trucker’s rig went up in flames.  More

Three Wellanders arrested in drug investigation

Three Welland residents have been arrested and charged after a drug investigation which began earlier this month.  More

FALLEN WORKERS: Unfortunate fall led to skull fracture

János ‘John’ Korán was another employee working on the Welland Ship Canal who suffered a tragic and fatal accident.  More

Club Richelieu members mark 60 years

Armand Gervais was one of 37 like-minded people who founded Welland’s Club Richelieu chapter on Feb. 7, 1957, hoping to ensure the city’s French-speaking community would flourish.  More

'Make your disaster beautiful'

Her notes are written in green and blue marker. Capital letters on letter-size paper, taped end-to-end, spread across a livingroom wall of her apartment in Welland.  More

SEARCH ENGINE: Sculpture marks Hungarian history

You ask... We answer. Q: There are two large wooden structures at the ARPAD hall at the corner of Montrose and Lyons Creek in Niagara Falls. They are in the shape of a Canadian flag and are painted red and white. Anyone know what they are?  More

Home prices, homelessness rising

As the cost of housing continues to increase across Niagara, the number of homeless people is also increasing.  More

Assisted living firm closes

Scott McCormick says his wife Ada was “the kind of person who would help anyone with anything.”  More

Extended care unit gifted pizza lunch

Residents of Welland County General Hospital’s extensive care unit had the chance to chow down on some Boston Pizza without even leaving the building.  More

Cops haul impaired drivers off the road

Niagara Regional Police uniform officers had a busy shift Thursday into Friday morning, pulling six impaired drivers off the road.  More

The 'pussyhats' grab back: Massive Women's March on Washington overwhelms streets


In Washington, D.C., this week, no sartorial choice mattered more than your headwear. An estimated 500,000 demonstrators, many of them wearing pink 'pussyhat' tuques, clogged the city's streets on Saturday to bring attention to human-rights issues and protest U.S. President Donald Trump.


Like Trump, Kevin O'Leary only needs voters to take him seriously: Aaron Wherry


Perhaps all prime ministers end up becoming television characters, but Kevin O'Leary is the first TV character to run for prime minister. Now, the question is how serious O'Leary should be taken as a contender for high office.


'Fight like a girl': The best signs and slogans from Women's Marches worldwide


Anti-Trump protests draw millions of placard-toting, pink hat-wearing women and allies.


Loss of business could force McDonald's to reconsider nut decision, food security expert says


A food safety expert says the backlash against McDonald's for its decision to add nuts that are not individually packaged to some menu items may force the fast-food chain to reverse its decision.


If Trump nixes nuclear deal, 'we are prepared,' says country's atomic chief

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Iran says it is reserving judgment on new U.S. President Donald Trump. But if he does, as he’s vowed, “tear up” the international deal Tehran reached on curbing its nuclear program, it could quickly ramp that program back up, says the country’s atomic energy chief.


'I am so behind you,' Trump assures CIA officials on 1st full day in office


U.S. President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies Saturday, travelling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, "I am so behind you."


Trump presidency sparks protest — and worry over whether Mexican politicians are prepared

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Donald Trump’s inauguration has many in Mexico bracing for the worst, as the man who promised to build a wall, talked about mass deportations and threatened to tear up NAFTA launches his term as U.S. president.


Rewards or low interest rates? How to choose a credit card that works for you

Credit Cards

Credit cards with a lower interest rate may be more worthwhile than rewards cards for some people.


America's shining moment — a stump speech, tear gas and unsold Trump T-shirts: Neil Macdonald

Trump Inauguration Protests

Americans of all persuasions had streamed from across their exceptional country, beloved by God and unique in the world, to their capital city. There, they found cars on fire.


Frustrated neighbours of Trump's Scottish golf course fight back with Mexican flags


The remote Scottish coastline just north of Aberdeen is a place of wild beauty, where the sand dunes rise to great heights. But there are other disorienting vistas — none more so than the site of a Mexican flag flapping in the wind. It's a not-so-subtle message directed at the man who has just become president of the United States.


3 men presumed dead after snowmobile breaks through ice on Nunavut cargo run

Bombardier Snow machine

One man is confirmed dead and two others are missing but presumed dead after their large Bombardier snowmobile broke through the ice near Whale Cove, Nunavut, on Saturday morning.


Jose Bautista 'wanted to be back' in Toronto


Jose Bautista says he took less money to re-sign with the Toronto Blue Jays, but is happy even though he didn't get a long-term contract.


Gold standard for political donations worldwide? Quebec, not B.C.


A spotlight on B.C.’s political financing practices hit the world stage this week and democracy watchers confirm that Quebec has recently risen to become a world standard in campaign corruption controls, while western provinces lag.


Solidarity sisters! Why Canadians are joining the Women's March on Washington

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Canadian women who disavow the policies and presidency of Donald Trump are participating in the Women's March on Saturday in the U.S. capital and at home.


Trump's America-first rhetoric puts Canada and other partners on notice: Chris Hall

Trump Inauguration

U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural speech was tonic for the crowd that flooded Washington from those blue-collar, rust-belt states that turned on the Democrats last year when Trump offered them the brash guarantee of better days ahead.


Trudeau and Trump want to meet ‘soon,’ but no word on when

The Prime Minister’s Office says the two men spoke by phone Saturday, but it was not immediately clear how long the conversation lasted  More

Thousands across Canada rally in support of Women's March on Washington

Demonstrations have been planned in virtually every major Canadian city as well as many smaller centres  More

One year after La Loche school shooting, community still faces 'a long road ahead'

One year after a tragic school shooting, residents say they ‘feel abandoned’ by provincial and federal government  More

Long-awaited abortion pill Mifegymiso makes Canadian debut

After a drawn out application process and years of lobbying by pro-choice groups, the drug arrived in health clinics this week  More

Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce loses bid to have sex-assault suit tossed

Ontario Court of Appeal directs full-blown trial trial over allegations  More

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says indigenous night hunting is starting a ‘race war’

Pallister called night hunting a ‘dumb practice’ in a speech to fellow Progressive Conservatives earlier this week  More

Pennsylvania woman ‘embarrassed’ by Trump testing life in Canada

80-year-old Marilyn Zsiros says she left her home because she was ‘too disgusted’ to be around people who voted for Trump  More

Newly discovered moth species shares striking resemblance with Trump

Scientist who discovered the new species says he hopes the name, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, would highlight increasing need to protect fragile habitats  More

Two men charged for alleged assault of Dennis Oland at New Brunswick jail

Oland was jailed for 10 months after being found guilty of second-degree murder, a conviction that was later overturned  More

Two Joseph Boyden appearances cancelled in wake of controversy

City of Edmonton cancels Boyden's planned appearance at conference  More

Feds ignored warnings of suicide threat before girls' deaths: First Nation

Wapekeka First Nation community members are now mourning the loss of two 12-year-old girls  More

Footage of dog forced into water on A Dog’s Purpose film set sparks outcry

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for a boycott of the movie  More

Winnipeg server grateful after woman gives her a $1,000 tip on $87 bill

The money will help her pay off credit card debt and save for school  More

‘Get out of here!’ The story from inside the La Loche school shooting

Phyllis Longobardi remembers hearing two blasts before she saw the gun.  More

Roberta Bondar marks 25 years since becoming Canada’s first woman in space

Bondar had trained for years for this moment and was only the second Canadian (after Marc Garneau) onboard a space shuttle  More

Advocacy group helping to remove barriers to assisted dying in Canada

As many patients scramble to find acceptable signatories for the medical process, a Victoria advocacy group is stepping in – pens loaded  More

Alberta stays murder charge against woman with IQ of 50

Alberta’s prosecution service is discontinuing its case against Wendy Scott, who was tricked by police into pleading guilty to second-degree murder  More

Ontario proposes to boost water bottler fee by $500 per million litres taken

Public outcry erupted last year over the small fee of $3.71 that the province currently charges for every million litres on all water-taking permits  More

Canada to have more mild days while other regions hit harder by climate change

The globe, on average, is expected to lose four days of nice weather by 2035 and 10 days by 2081  More

Ontario urged to improve resources for students with behavioural issues

Ontario teachers’ union calls on province to increase funding to address disruptive incidents in classrooms  More

Ontario colleges could increase executive pay by more than 50%

Once governing boards approve new compensation framework, wages freezes imposed in 2012 will be lifted and salaries can be raised up to maximum  More

Evolving legality of assisted dying could see qualified patients denied

Ernie and Kay Sievewright planned to die together but Mr. Sievewright was required to err on the side of legal caution and wait four days after his wife’s passing to join her  More

Ontario doctors’ group could oust leaders after accusing them of failings

The letter includes motions to remove all six members of the OMA’s executive, including president Virginia Walley and president-elect Stephen Chris  More

Support unit for ill, injured military personnel short dozens of staff

National Defence says it’s trying to fill the vacancies at the Joint Personnel Support Unit, which was short 73 staff members in December  More

Canada’s inauguration party: Poutine, salmon and a lower bill for taxpayers

Canada has the only foreign embassy in the area, near the National Mall and right along the parade route  More

Alberta pipeline vandalism causes more than $500,000 in damage: RCMP

Alberta pipeline regulatory body says no product was involved or spilled  More

Judges should stay out of residential school claims, Ontario Appeal Court rules

Court of Appeal says Superior Court justice overstepped his powers by awarding money to rape victim whose claims were rejected under the independent assessment process known as IAP  More

Canadian filmmakers consider how to make Heritage Minutes fresh again

In recent years, Historica Canada has turned its lens to more shameful parts of Canada’s history  More

Introducing Caroline Louisa Daly

Artist Caroline Louisa Daly, born in 1832, is finally getting credit for drawings and paintings that were for years wrongly attributed. After two years of research, gallery registrar Paige Matthie is confident that Caroline Louisa Daly is the creator of the idyllic Island landscapes, home sketches and wilderness scenes. The artist created works of art from her travels with her father as he moved from post to post. The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown P.E.I opened its “Introducing Caroline Louisa Daly” exhibit over the weekend.  More

Women’s sex-harassment suit against RCMP certified as class action

Former RCMP officers Janet Merlo and Linda Davidson will be representative plaintiffs  More