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Operation heath care reform:An investigation by The St. Catharines Standard and The Hamilton Spectator provides comprehensive coverage of the health reforms considered the biggest change since Medicare.

It’s hard to guess what the journey of patients like Pat Coffer will look like after the Progressive Conservative’s massive health-care restructuring.

An investigation by The St. Catharines Standard and The Hamilton Spectator provides comprehensive coverage of the health reforms considered the biggest change since Medicare.


Operation Health Care Reform: guide to the series

The provincial government is undertaking a sweeping overhaul of the health-care system


Binbrook craft cider business vehicle torched by vandals:Aaron Post unsure why he was targeted

Aaron Post's 1947 GMC flatbed was gutted in an apparent act of arson overnight on July 16.

Earlier this summer, 23-year-old Aaron Post opened his dream business, the aptly named Tall Post Craft Cider, fermenting more than 25 hard apple ciders, infused with fruit from the Niagara Region.


BREAKING - ALL THE CHAIR'S MEN: Ombudsman finished Niagara Region CAO investigation:Provincial watchdog preparing draft report to send to Region for comments

After 10 months, more than 45 interviews and a review of thousands of documents, Ontario's Ombudsman says he has finished his investigation into the tainted 2016 hiring of Niagara Region's chief administrative officer and his secret, lucrative contr


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.


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.


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.


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.


Last week's gloom and doom has not seized Canadian economy yet: Don Pittis

Farmers' market, Toronto Metro Hall

New data this week will offer more clues about how long Canada can fend off the wave of fear bombarding the global economy.


'I feel like I'm in another country': Inside America's latest lead water crisis

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Water problems in Newark, N.J. are drawing comparisons with the previous water crisis in Flint, Mich., after officials began distributing bottled water this week. The city says it's acting out of an abundance of caution, but activists say the problem has been ignored for too long.


Nick Nurse wants Canada's NBA-thin roster to reach for new heights at basketball World Cup

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After Canada’s thumping of the Australians 90-70 in just their third exhibition game, a result many weren’t expecting, head coach Nick Nurse talked at great length about the quick evolution of his team.


Will the SNC-Lavalin scandal turn off voters?

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In this week’s Canada Votes newsletter: How could the ethics commissioner's report affect the election? Plus: Éric Grenier takes a look at how the polls could shift and we answer your question about gun control.


Like you, I never thought the opioid crisis would knock at my door. Then it came for my son

Ottawa paramedics stretcher August 24, 2017

With a crisis of this magnitude, you would expect an all-hands-on-deck response from governments. But most politicians, with a few exceptions, seem to be sleepwalking through this nightmare — too afraid to be seen as "coddling" or "weak."


China criticizes Taiwan over asylum offer for Hong Kong activists

APTOPIX Hong Kong Protests

China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory.


'Pure relief': 4-year-old missing overnight in wilds of northern B.C. found safe

Tamara Wiese

A four-year-old boy who went missing in the bush near Mackenzie, B.C., about 180 kilometres north of Prince George on Saturday has been found safe.


Chinese Embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs


China's embassy in Ottawa told Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the "fundamental right of assembly" for Hong Kong citizens.


Canada 'disappointed' after U.K. reportedly strips Jihadi Jack of citizenship


Jack Letts, a British-Canadian man often known as Jihadi Jack in the media, has reportedly been stripped of his British citizenship in a decision that has "disappointed" Canada.


WestJet faces federal inquiry after Edmonton couple bumped from flight

Chelsea Williamson

The Canadian Transportation Agency has begun an inquiry into WestJet policies and the case of an Edmonton woman who says she was bumped from a flight last month and is now being refused compensation she's entitled to under new passenger rights regulations. 


Rosemount diced chicken recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken meat is being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.


Iranian tanker at centre of standoff with U.S., U.K. leaves Gibraltar, heads to Greece

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An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences."


Veterans Affairs staff 'regret the error' after confusing Nazi and Canadian soldiers in video

Veterans Affairs video snafu

Veterans Affairs has reviewed how it approves videos for posting on social media "to ensure rigour and accountability," following an embarrassing incident last May that saw Minister Lawrence MacAulay apologize for a VE-Day tribute that "erroneously" included footage of German, not Canadian soldiers.


Maxime Bernier argues he deserves place in leaders' debates

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Leader of the People's Party of Canada Maxime Bernier made the case for why he should take part in official election debates at his party's first national conference in Gatineau, Que., on Sunday.


Gun used in deadly New Zealand attack on Canadian woman's fiancé still missing, police say

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The gun used in an attack on an Australian man and his Canadian fiancée in New Zealand last week has not yet been recovered, according to the New Zealand police.


Dark web detectives and cannabis sommeliers: Here are some jobs that could exist in the future

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Dozens of labour experts were recently asked to imagine possible jobs of the future. Some of the hypothetical professions on their list might surprise you.


Tampered infant formula, denying life insurance over anxiety: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Norma Domenech and Bart Hos

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including non-disparagement clauses, tampered infant formula and life insurance denied over anxiety disorder.


White House aide Kudlow confirms Trump is interested in buying Greenland


White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump "wants to take a look at" buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it's not for sale.


Leaked U.K. government memos warn of food, drug shortages in a 'no-deal' Brexit

Britain Politics

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.


Montreal Pride parade draws tens of thousands to Gay Village

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A parade with 12,000 marchers, including politicians from three levels of government, capped off 11 days of festivities in the 36th edition of Montréal Pride.