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Niagara Falls worker saves St. Catharines swimmer

A City of Niagara Falls employee is being hailed as a hero for saving a swimmer in distress near the Chippawa boat dock.  More

Man robbed, sent to hospital

Police are looking for a robbery suspect who sent a man to St. Catharines hospital early Monday morning.  More

PHOTO: Lakeside paddlers

Stand-up paddlers ply Lake Ontario at Lakeside park in Port Dalhousie Monday August 29, 2016. As the summer holiday season winds down, residents in Niagara were welcomed with hot temperatures and clear skies at area beaches.  More

Discharge for assault

A 47-year-old Alberta man came out on the losing end of an argument with his girlfriend while staying at the Clifton Victoria Inn on Sept. 27.  More

Niagara boasts most bars per person in Ontario

You can credit thirsty tourists — and socializing students — for a heady number of watering holes in Niagara.  More

Cukier returning to Ryerson

Wendy Cukier, who was set to be Brock University’s first female president, will return to Ryerson University academia.  More

Eye See Eye Learn program focuses on academic achievement

Having good vision can impact a child’s life more than one may think.  More

Special touch added to Terry Fox run

Welland’s 36th annual Terry Fox Run is hitting just a bit closer to home this year.  More

Port's museum celebrates city's 50th with tie-dye

For lovers of the 1960s, there’s a chance to break out the tie-dye on Friday.  More

Sex trial continues Wednesday

A St. Catharines man has pleaded not guilty to three sex-related charges involving a female under the age of 16.Christopher Perkins, 38, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual touching relating to alleged allegations that took place between Sept. 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.A publication ban is in effect that prohibits naming t  More

Region recruiting for free book distributors

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  More

Falls council to have special meeting Friday

A special in-camera council meeting has been scheduled for Friday morning to discuss and vote on a request made by the Niagara Falls Review to release the recommendations from a Toronto lawyer regarding the heated exchange between Coun. Carolynn Ioannoni and CAO Ken Todd.  More

Five questions with Seal

You hear it at weddings. You hear it at proms. You hear it every night at Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin's show.  More

Rat problem causing summer ‘nightmare’ for family

Rats have been invading Deborah Perry’s pool, garden and shed.  More

No injuries in Stevensville fire

Fort Erie firefighters from three stations were called to Eagle’s Landing in Stevensville Tuesday to extinguish flames that engulfed a mobile home.  More

Mental health workers allege they were 'bullied' out of jobs at James Bay health authority

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At least seven mental health workers in northern Ontario say they have been pushed out of their jobs at the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) because of what they describe as bullying and harassment by supervisors.


Liberals hold post-election gains in summer polling

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The latest quarterly polling report suggests that the Liberals continue to hold on to the new support they gained after last year's election — support that has primarily come at the expense of the NDP.


Canada Post tentative deal doesn't stop businesses from looking at delivery alternatives

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Whether they sell baby clothes or medical marijuana, some businesses are looking at delivery alternatives after prolonged and uncertain negotiations despite a tentative agreement announced last night between Canada Post and the union.


Order for Apple to pay billions in back taxes is good for almost everyone: Don Pittis


Apple hoped the big news this week would be its coming iPhone launch. Instead, billions of euros in unpaid taxes get the headlines. And no matter the final result, the attention is painful but necessary.


So we've found a 'nearby' Earth-like exoplanet. What'll it take to get there?

Breakthrough Starshot

Scientists recently announced they had found an Earth-like planet in the star system next door. What will it take to send spacecraft there? And how close are we?


Toss BBQ brushes before bristles get stuck in your throat, surgeon urges

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Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats.


Alberta wildfires get the blame as economy turns in worst quarterly performance in 7 years

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Canada's gross domestic product shrank in the second quarter as the fallout from this spring's devastating wildfires in northern Alberta rippled through the country's economy, Statistics Canada confirms.


U.S. welcomed its 10,000th Syrian refugee. Time to extend the goalpost?


To hear the White House announce it this week, it was a major achievement. But the per capita number of Syrian refugees accepted in the U.S. remains modest compared to goals set by other nations — even compared to the target Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has in mind.


School's not out for summer: Students and teachers sing praises of year-round learning

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Students and teachers in year-round schools say they see important benefits, but very few communities in Canada have adopted the model.


Canada, China agree to extension in canola dispute, says Trudeau


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says existing "dockage" rules with China on canola exports have been extended beyond a Sept. 1 deadline as the two countries continue to negotiate a long-term solution.


15-year-old girl arrested in Dominican Republic stabbing death of Canadian man

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Police in the Dominican Republic arrest a 15-year-old in the slaying of a Canadian man living in the Caribbean country.


Trump to make trip to Mexico hours before delivering immigration speech

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In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico today to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration.


Putin plays the long game in Mideast: Nahlah Ayed


As Russia and Turkey prepare to face each other in a friendly match on the soccer field tonight, it’s clear Putin has positioned himself as a key player in the Middle East.


Toronto sponsorship group faces 'heart-wrenching' decision to swap Syrian refugee family

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A Toronto group faces the difficult decision of whether to take the federal government's offer to some Canadian sponsors waiting for Syrian refugees, and swap out delayed families with others who are “travel ready.”


30 punished for sexual misconduct, 97 cases under investigation, DND says

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The Canadian Armed Forces says it is making progress in the fight against sexual misconduct in the ranks, but much more work needs to be done.


What the U-turn on sex-ed says about Patrick Brown

If the PC leader lacks the compass to come down clearly on this fairly straightforward issue, will he be able to respond quickly to more complex ones?  More

Ontario Liberals block opposition bid to toughen campaign finance rules

The committee reviewing Premier Kathleen Wynne’s campaign finance law, Bill 201 voted on Monday and Tuesday  More

What’s really behind China’s decision to restrict canola: science or politics?

Industry experts and scientists are leery about China’s latest move to restrict canola imports on disease concerns  More

Ottawa drops appeal of ruling that gave no jail time to aboriginal man

The reason for the decision is unclear, but could potentially signal the revival of conditional sentences within the system  More

Canada Post, workers' union reach tentative deals to avoid job action

The negotiations were extended twice since the weekend, when a deadline expired on a 72-hour job action notice issued last Thursday by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.  More

Dominican police arrest 15-year-old girl in slaying of Canadian man

Police spokesman says girl admitted to fatally stabbing 81-year-old John Verne Ward  More

Federal documents point to funding problem in aboriginal student fund

Federal review suggest support program needs more money to keep up with rising tuition costs  More

Armed forces investigating deaths of four military college students, grads

Four men, students or recent graduates from the Royal Military College, have died since April  More

Day parole extended for man convicted in ‘Toronto 18’ plot

Saad Gaya’s statutory release date is in January, 2017  More

Impossible to tell from remains in locker how babies died: pathologist

Dr. Michael Pollanen said at the trial that the state of decomposition makes it impossible to determine the cause of death  More

Canadian Armed Forces see spike in sexual misconduct complaints

Increase attributed to new complaint system, but changing ‘sexualized culture’ seen as long process  More

Provincial by-election in Scarborough a three-way battleground

What was once a Liberal stronghold is now a tight race, as the Liberals face anger over government baggage  More

Jailed Canadian prof in Iran can 'hardly walk or talk,' say relatives

Family of Homa Hoodfar said she had to be hospitalized as her condition worsened since being held after June 6 at Tehran’s Evin Prison  More

Saskatoon couple responds with sarcasm when asked by CRA to prove they have children - again

Devin Dubois and his wife got a letter telling them to prove that they have children or their child benefits would be cut off.  More

Indigenous headdresses distributed on first day at Montreal elementary school, prompting outrage

Jennifer Dorner said she found the scene in the Montreal schoolyard distressing and offensive and posted a photo and commentary on Facebook, where it began making the rounds.  More

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown won’t ‘scrap’ Ontario sex-ed curriculum

Progressive Conservative leader backtracks on letter that said he would ‘scrap the controversial changes to sex ed’  More

Caribou herd in Labrador may not recover from rapid decline: biologists

Herd has fewer than 9,000 remaining, down from 800,000 in 1990s  More

Peacekeeping expected to cost less than non-UN missions

UN reimburses countries that provide soldiers to peacekeeping missions  More

Rates of shelter use higher for indigenous people, study shows

Federal review finds aboriginals over-represented in homeless shelters  More

CMHC-insured mortgage arrears in Alberta increase by more than 50 per cent

Payments on almost 1,500 mortgages in Alberta were three months or more overdue as of June 30, agency said  More

Ontario pulls sudden about-face with vow to ban cash-for-access fundraisers

While political parties could still seek contributions, politicians would be barred from attending events to raise money  More

Alberta town says kids under 15 have to be off streets at night

Bruderheim, Alta., says curfew was prompted by complaints about property damage, unsupervised children  More

Overuse and misuse of methadone treatment is an epidemic

Paper finds more than 50,000 people in Ontario alone are on methadone maintenance treatment  More

Court hears some infant remains found in locker were full term

Andrea Giesbrecht was charged with concealing remains  More

Canada Post, workers union agree to extend mediation another 24 hours

Canada Post has been bargaining with its employees for more than nine months, but both sides were far apart as of late last week on key issues including pension changes for new employees and pay scales for rural postal workers.  More

Canadian support for China free-trade deal growing: poll

Despite increased approval of closer ties, fewer Canadians believe country’s human-rights situation is improving, poll finds  More

St. John’s Telegram blasts sexist ‘trolls’ after backlash over feminism article

St. John’s Telegram editor says he was outraged by online attacks on female reporter after writing about feminist conference  More

An unprepared Ontario faces imminent fentanyl crisis, groups warn

Groups involved in drug issues say the province needs a co-ordinated response led by the provincial government to save lives  More

Donald Trump’s immigration policy remains unclear

Presidential nominee’s own team can’t say whether he’s sticking with his promise to boot the millions living in the country illegally  More