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Assault at Falls hotel

Two Niagara residents have been charged in relation to an assault at a hotel in Niagara Falls.  More

Port development proposal goes to the public

The city is expecting to draw a larger-than-usual turnout when it holds its first public meeting about the latest condominium proposal on razed land in the heart of Port Dalhousie.  More

Thorold’s Doherty arena reveals new look

For 93-year-old Don McMillan, it was a case of déjà vu.  More

Celebrating Canada 150 with tree planting

About 200 people celebrated the grand opening of Welland’s Trail 150 at Merritt Island Saturday morning.  More

Vale Day encourages healthy living

The Vale Health and Wellness Centre, the YMCA and the City of Port Colborne teamed up for the third annual Vale Day Saturday.  More

Keeping Wainfleet’s agriculture alive

Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the fall season by attending the 51st annual Wainfleet Fall Fair during the three day event at Wainfleet Village Fairgrounds.  More

PHOTOS: Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade

The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival’s 66th annual Meridian Grande Parade wound it’s way through downtown St. Catharines Saturday with marching bands, floats, community groups and more. Participants and the thousands of spectators were in for a hot event despite the fall date. The region remains under an excessive heat alert by Niagara Region Public  More

Auditor general declines NPCA audit

The province’s auditor general won’t be conducting an audit of Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.  More

Pool set to open after emergency repairs

The St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre pools are finally re-opening after ceiling tiles collapsed more than two months ago.  More

Young ambassadors making a difference

Felicia Tkachuk doesn’t regret having a birthday without a lot of big gifts from her friends.  More

Gus Macker tourney brings hoops downtown Falls

Travelling on Queen Street will get you a technical foul this weekend.  More

RIDE check results in licence suspension

One driver was issued a three-day licence suspension in a RIDE check in St. Catharines and Thorold Saturday night.  More

Police seize more than $15,000 in drugs

Two Welland men and a Welland woman have been arrested as a result of a Niagara Regional Police investigation.  More

Niagara College student competes in Invictus Games

Niagara College student Jason Pulver is among the 90 athletes representing Canada at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, which started Saturday.  More

Student housing crackdown in mayor's sights

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik wants to clamp down on the student housing problems by licensing student rentals and limiting the number of units in a house.  More

Bullied, harassed, sexually assaulted: female prison guard says Corrections Canada 'did not protect me'

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A female prison guard who was sexually assaulted by her co-worker says management downplayed the incident, did little to support her and created so much stress by fostering an "old boys club" that she has been off work for over a year.

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In Windsor-Detroit bridge battle, billionaire Matty Moroun wins a round, but the fight is not over

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The Canadian government has issued a permit for the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge to build a second span, leading some to question the Liberals' commitment to its own Gordie Howe Bridge project.

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Merkel hangs on to power in Germany but bleeds support to surging far right

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term, in an election that will also bring an anti-immigrant, anti-EU party into Germany's parliament.

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'Take a knee': Athletes and celebrities protest after Donald Trump's tweets

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Stevie Wonder, Kumail Nanjiani and LeBron James are just some of the high-profile figures speaking up in the developing sports feud with Donald Trump.

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How 73 per cent became the defining number of the small business tax battle

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In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per cent.

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Alibaba launching payment processing service AliPay in Canada

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E-commerce giant Alibaba.com is launching its mobile payment service AliPay in Canada.

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Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.

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After beating us at chess and Go, artificial intelligence is playing the markets: Don Pittis

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Can AI corner the market? And what happens when the computers decide we are on the verge of another great crash?

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Jared Kushner's lawyer downplays use of personal email for White House business

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U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday.

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Irma's hit to Florida citrus crop will put squeeze on your morning glass of juice

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Hurricane Irma bore down on the state's prime citrus growing regions resulting in widespread crop losses. That could mean not just higher orange juice prices for consumers, but a difficult recovery for the citrus industry.

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The Long Dark is a fiercely Canadian video game. Why aren't there more like it?

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Canada is one of the world's largest hubs of video game development. So why aren't more Canadian-flavoured games like The Long Dark made here?

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NAFTA talks becoming 'a little more heated,' says Canada's chief negotiator

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U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

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Something new under the sun: A binary asteroid that's also a comet

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that an asteroid discovered in 2006 is actually two and that it acts more like a comet.

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Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools after earthquake

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Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday.

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Gunman opens fire in Nashville church, killing 1

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A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities say.

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Cheap, no-frills airfares are coming to Canada — but will they be worth it?

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Canadian airlines are lining up to offer the latest trend in air travel: cheap, no-frills fares. But experts warn that the discount fares may not always be the best deal for passengers.

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Mass exodus of Rohingya slowing down but many still trying to flee Myanmar

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The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.

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Here's what could happen if North Korea detonates a hydrogen bomb

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Should the nuclear crisis between the United States and North Korea escalate beyond hurling test missiles and insults like "madman" and "dotard," the list of possible effects is a long and frightening one, according to experts sharing some of the ramifications to human health, the environment and technology.

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Engineers inspecting Puerto Rico's cracked dam that could 'collapse at any minute'

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Puerto Rico's government says engineers will inspect the Guajataca Dam on Sunday to determine the extent of damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria last week.

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Why Trump is rattling South Korea more than an 'easy to predict' Kim Jong-un

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North Korean diplomats were set to sit right in front of Donald Trump when the U.S. president took the UN stage and threatened North Korea — but left without hearing the speech. The exchanges are hitting a nerve around the world, including in Seoul, and not so much because of Kim's nuclear threat.

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Morning update: Bombardier probe; NAFTA confusion; far right rises in Germany

Plus: Trump divides, conquers; all eyes on Poloz  More

1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

The report obtained by The Globe and Mail says that already-low vacancy rates will plunge further unless the government enacts policies that encourage developers to build an average of at least 6,250 additional new apartment units a year for the next decade in the province  More

Canada aiding Sweden in Bombardier corruption probe

Sources say foreign authorities are seeking evidence, including laptop allegedly sent out of Stockholm before investigation began  More

Prince Harry greets Canadian winners of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

The excitement was palpable as Prince Harry greeted award winners in Toronto  More

UN council to discuss report on anti-black racism in Canada

A UN working group will submit its final report Monday on the human rights situation of people of African descent in Canada  More

Database to offer answers for relatives of Inuit taken south for tuberculosis treatment

Many people never found out what happened to family members after they were taken away  More

In Photos: Invictus Games begin in Toronto

The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. This year's games will bring together 550 competitors from 17 nations.  More

Montreal likely to retain WADA headquarters following Paris negotiations

Transportation Minister Marc Garneau said the anti-doping agency's executive committee decided on Sunday not to hold a bidding process for a new host city after its deal with Montreal ends in 2021  More

Nova Scotia doctors report barriers to assisted-dying requests

Doctors say the province’s system is short of available physicians and payments are low  More

Recovery an ongoing journey for many at Invictus Games

Rob Martin knows about the struggle. The retired lieutenant-colonel, who has posttraumatic stress disorder, told military health officials about ‘sailing down into the abyss’ at the Warrior Care conference in Toronto  More

Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games

About 550 competitors from countries as far-flung as Afghanistan, Italy, Ukraine and New Zealand are taking part in annual event, created by Prince Harry to help the war wounded with their recovery  More

Ahead of Invictus Games, charity urges Ottawa to support veterans’s families

Executive chair of True Patriot Love urges government to cover costs of family members who care for veterans  More

Former top cops Fantino, Souccar launch marijuana-services business

The Toronto area firm, which won't dispense pot, is aiming to function as a go-between that creates treatment plans for prospective medicinal-marijuana users and connects them with cannabis products from licensed growers  More

Toronto Indigenous consultant resigns, files human rights complaint over smudging

Lindsay Kretschmer, alleges city refused requests to determine an appropriate place for aboriginal faith practice while at work  More

Veterans Affairs Minister won't comment on possible probe into veteran’s triple murder-suicide

Seamus O'Regan wouldn't say if he believes a fatality inquiry is needed in the case of Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond, who gunned down his daughter, wife and mother before killing himself in early January  More

McGuinty aide instructed staff to destroy gas-plant e-mails, court told

David Livingston and his deputy Laura Miller are facing criminal breach of trust and mischief charges in connection with the destruction of e-mails and other government records related to gas-plant cancellations  More

Provinces reject federal government's small-business tax changes

B.C.’s Finance Minister says she believes the pressure from provincial premiers will lead to more consultations and a possible reversal  More

Former teacher is fourth known person involved with child-porn case to have taken his own life

Nicolas Boudreau had been identified in connection with Project Spade, a three-year investigation launched by Toronto police in 2010  More

National Post newsroom workers in Toronto, Ottawa file for union certification

CWA Canada says it filed a certification application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, which is to organize a vote by the newspaper’s staff within the next week  More

‘I won’t lose’: Jagmeet Singh's swagger is like nothing the NDP has seen before

In a party that has focused on adhering to dogma, the perceived leadership front-runner promises a culture shift his rivals do not  More

Suspect in Amber Alert case transferred into Quebec police custody: Ontario police

Suspect was transported by ambulance to a Quebec hospital under Quebec provincial police escort, Ontario police say in a news release  More

Quebec police officer convicted of manslaughter in 2014 fatal shooting of teen

Eric Deslauriers faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a minimum term of four years  More

David Johnston’s farewell to Rideau Hall: ‘My concern now is time’

Roy MacGregor looks back at the accomplished career of Canada's third-longest-serving Governor-General, and looks ahead at the bucolic country life that now awaits him​  More

Destruction complicates efforts to bring Canadians home from Dominica: feds

About 150 Canadian students are stranded at the Ross University School of Medicine, with about a dozen more at a different post-secondary institution on the island  More

Saskatchewan man who attacked woman, set her ablaze gets 16 years

Leslie Black had pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the beating, burning and sexual assault of Marlene Bird  More

Toronto’s Fields Institute tasks math students with real-life problems

The Institute's summer research school uses a team-based approach to encourage collaboration on real-life problems  More

Making a home on native land: Adrienne Clarkson on the welcoming way to be Canadian

Newcomers arrive bearing a sense of home that runs deeper than place, writes Adrienne Clarkson. We must meet it with a welcome that honours the spirit of Canada's original occupants  More

Nova Scotia to make abortion pill Mifegymiso available free at pharmacies

The pill will be available by prescription starting in November  More

All eyes – and cameras – on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus

Stepping out together could be the best thing the couple can do to tame the rabid press, Royal-watchers say  More