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Skip remembered for marine passion

The community is mourning the loss of a treasured local historian, marine enthusiast and retired educator.  More

HEROD: Dubious value of forecasted start dates

Much ink has been spilled the past few years chronicling the saga of The Hole in Port Dalhousie’s commercial core.  More

Weighing a new opioid strategy

People at end-of-life care at Hospice Niagara face pressing issues.  More

YESTERDAY AND TODAY: Queen Street YMCA

After the YMCA was first established here in 1859, it had operated out of a series improvised, rented facilities — first in a house on Hainer Street, later on St. Paul just west of Ontario, and from 1891 in store-front space on the west side of Queen Street, just below King. Its first purpose-built headquarters, a properly equipped, roomy facility  More

GALLERY: Ribbing it up at Montebello Park

People pack Montebello Park for the St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest on Friday, July 29, 2016. The festival continues through the long weekend on July 29 to-31 from noon until 11 p.m. and on Aug. 1 from noon-8 p.m.  More

Letters to the editor

Heartless thief stole handbag from Christian store auction  More

Cycling for MS research

An 82-year-old from Port Colborne is training to ride for his son in the annual MS Bike event.  More

Heaving ice pad repairs on schedule

Repairs at the troubled Seymour-Hannah complex are on schedule with the pouring of concrete at one of the rinks Thursday, city officials say.  More

NRE coming back next year

Welland has said goodbye to its annual fair – at least for this year.  More

City finds peace in fewer geese

The Great St. Catharines Goose Round Up of July 2016 seems to be paying off a month later.  More

Adventure course ‘few weeks away’ from opening

It may not be getting the same hype as the new zipline, but WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course could end up being equally impressive for thrill seekers.  More

Float Fest coming to Welland Recreational Canal

It started out as an idea shared on Facebook and has transformed into an event with more than 2,000 people saying they’re interested in going.  More

Nursing home lauded for handling of evacuation

The 68 residents who had to be evacuated from Crescent Park Lodge after an electrical fire Thursday afternoon were scheduled to return to the Fort Erie long-term care home Friday, said Fire Chief Larry Coplen.  More

‘Lack of hiring’ by feds leading to bridge delays: Gates

With the long weekend upon us, and in the heart of the tourism season, there is increasing pressure to lessen the traffic backups that have been a frequent problem at Niagara bridges into Canada this summer.  More

Lake to Lake EPISODE 20 Terrorism and the sex trade

This week's Lake to Lake podcast features interviews with the Non-Conference organizer Spencer Lucas, who talks about Islamic extremism and St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik who talks about the sex trade on Queenston Street.  More

First Nations families of slain Alberta teens say police didn't take them seriously

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It was almost dusk in Whitefish River when Cody Laboucan drove his truck into his uncle’s driveway. He didn’t know it, but he’d just stumbled upon a crime scene.

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​Canadian dressage judge investigated for alleged tampering with Rio team selection

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A Canadian equestrian claims she was robbed of a chance to compete at the Olympics and blames what she calls the "malicious" and "unethical behaviour" of a Canadian dressage judge whose actions are now being investigated by the sport's governing body.

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Clinton's revealing silence about Trump's war on NAFTA: Terry Milewski

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Speaker after speaker at the Democratic convention condemned Donald Trump — but not even Bill Clinton, who fathered NAFTA, found fault with Trump's pledge to rip it up. Ditto, Hillary Clinton. This doesn't bode well for Canada.

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Crown seeks 'terrorism peace bond' for couple convicted then freed in B.C. bomb plot

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Crown lawyers in B.C. are seeking a peace bond to place restrictions on John Nuttall and Amanda Korody under the "fear of terrorism" section of the Criminal Code.

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Hillary Clinton campaign says DNC data program they used was hacked

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign said on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the Democratic National Committee and used by the campaign was accessed as part of a hack, but outside experts have found no evidence that its internal systems have been compromised.

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Rural Sask. residents seek answers as Husky oil spill leaves them high and dry

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With her water supply cut off due to the Husky oil spill, rural residents like Sarah Anderson want answers about when their water supply will be turned back on.

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'All of us are hurting': Ottawa man who died after confrontation with police mourned at funeral

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The family of an Ottawa man who died following what witnesses have described as a violent arrest remembered him at his funeral as a "kind-hearted-person," and renewed their call for "an open and transparent investigation" into his death.

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Milos Raonic knocked out of Rogers Cup by Gael Monfils

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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic fended off Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.

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NewLeaf alleges 'malicious attack' in defamation lawsuit against passenger advocate

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Discount flight company NewLeaf Travel is suing air passenger advocate Gabor Lukacs, accusing him of defamation through what it calls an "unrelenting, aggressive and malicious attack" on social media.

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Lawsuits leave lodge in Glacier National Park derelict

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A complex series of lawsuits involving Parks Canada and the Glacier Park Lodge's previous owners means the property in the heart of Canada's second-oldest national park remains empty and derelict.

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Russia's weightlifting team given full ban for Rio Olympics

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Russia's weightlifting team has been barred from competing at the Rio Olympics in August over doping offences, the sport's governing federation said on Friday.

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Watch key moments from the Republican and Democratic conventions

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Watch key moments from the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions, from the quizzical and controversial to the emotional and inspiring.

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Toronto police officer guilty in fatal streetcar shooting released on bail pending appeal

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Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been released on bail as he appeals his conviction for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old shot dead aboard a streetcar in July 2013.

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9 people now face charges stemming from Flint, Mich., water crisis

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Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint, Mich., water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the U.S.

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'Some people just don't know what to make of me': Clinton sets out to redefine image

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During the four-day Democratic Party convention, Hillary Clinton, her husband Bill Clinton, U.S. President Barack Obama and many other speakers set out to redefine her and change her narrative as she tries to convince Americans that she is best suited for the presidency.

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Report on Pokemon: Canadians love it, a Pokemaster is crowned, Werner Herzog is puzzled

A weekly digest on all the business and culture news related to Pokemon Go  More

Robert-Ralph Carmichael created the art on Canada’s loonie

His now-ubiquitous bird was selected after the disappearance of the master dies of an earlier design, featuring a voyageur in a canoe  More

Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival fundraising for comedian’s legal fees

Mike Ward was ordered to pay $35,000 to young artist for jokes about his singing and facial disfigurement  More

Circumstantial evidence can be enough in child porn cases: top court

Supreme Court of Canada rules Crown doesn’t have to disprove other possible reasons why child porn on accused’s computer  More

Ottawa community mourns man who died after encounter with police

Abdirahman Abdi was taken down by police officers on a sidewalk following a disturbance call  More

Ottawa names new president of National Research Council

Iain Stewart will take the helm of the government’s principal research and development organization  More

Restrictions on pot-safety testing put public at risk, scientists warn

Laboratories say Health Canada has warned them not to test any marijuana that doesn’t come from a licensed medical-pot producer  More

Newfoundland man survives violent collision with humpback whale

The 79-year-old was thrown into the water when his son’s six-metre fishing boat was struck by the 40-tonne mammal near Trinity Bay  More

Alleged Quebec election-night shooter was ‘likely’ psychotic: psychiatrist

Dr. Allard, an expert testifying for the defence, first interviewed Mr. Bain two weeks after the shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured  More

Medical marijuana: Does research back up claims of therapeutic benefits?

There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence about pot’s medicinal effects, but no high-quality studies have supported those claims  More

Biden, Lynch push for unity at vigil for slain Louisiana police officers

Several hundred people and dozens of law enforcement officers attended the vigil, where Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards also implored the community to seek peace and healing after the July 17 attack that also wounded three other officers  More

Ontario spent $70-million to create provincial pension plan

More than $2-million allotted for severance for top six executives  More

CFIA approves farmed maggots as chicken feed in North American first

Fly larvae could potentially replace resource-intensive soybeans or fish meal in animal feed  More

Families given limited info on deaths of relatives in prison: study

Correctional investigator Howard Sapers finds families forced to wait for heavily censored reports  More

Government unable to reach Canadians detained in connection with Turkish coup

Davud Hanci and Ilhan Erdem were arrested and detained separately over the past week  More

Globe investigation puts dispensary marijuana to the test

The Globe procured nearly 400 grams of dried cannabis flower from nine Toronto dispensaries in the hopes of determining what exactly is in the pot that has suddenly become so accessible  More

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