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Live updates from Welland city council

Welland city councillors will have their say on the future of regional transit service at tonight's council meeting.  More

St. Catharines vet's suspension over

A St. Catharines veterinarian’s suspension for professional misconduct has ended but an investigation into his conduct by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals continues.  More

The Odd Shop showcases collectibles

Walking into The Odd Shop, you’re instantly greeted by wall-to-wall items.  More

Notre Dame designated Ontario’s 2nd fair trade school

Students of Notre Dame College School’s Fair Trade Club are celebrating being the second Ontario school to receive fair trade designation.  More

Jail term for man who exposed himself to girls

A psychiatric report on a father of three, convicted of two-sex related offences involving young girls, indicates the Niagara man is at “very high risk to re- offend” if he experiences stress in his life.  More

Uncle guilty of raping nephew

A young boy wasn’t sure how many times his uncle raped him over the course of 16 months but told court the man’s condom collection went from 80- plus to 30.  More

PHOTO GALLERY: Morning draw at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Morning draw during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts  More

Cobras stolen from Thorold residence

Thieves made off with a collection of venomous snakes from a Thorold home Saturday night.  More

NIAGARA UNCORKED: Wine is in Sandrine Bourcier’s blood

If she weren’t a winemaker, Sandrine Bourcier could easily be a painter.  More

Fab Family Day in the Falls

Heartland Niagara owner Dan Bouwman will tell you every day is Family Day to him. But on actual Family Day, he's surrounded by thousands of his best friends.  More

'A glorious day to be out'

Record-breaking warm weather and bright sunshine brought hundreds of people out to celebrate Family Day in south Niagara.  More

Welland wants skatepark ideas

Matthew Coons grew up riding the ramps at the Welland skatepark, learning the skills and tricks he still enjoys today.  More

Passengers urged to wear seatbelts after turbulence injuries

The Transportation Safety Board is highlighting the importance of seatbelts for air travellers after it investigated a severe turbulence incident on a Toronto-bound flight.  More

Migrant workers clinic needs doctors

In a small room in the basement of a Beamsville church, the lives of hundreds of seasonal workers from Niagara’s agriculture sector are being changed one Sunday at a time.  More

Downtown denizens unhappy with parking

When it came to downtown parking, there wasn’t much the gathered group of residents and business people were happy about.  More

Profoundly disabled boy's 'co-mommas' make legal history

Elaan Lynda Collins Natasha Bakht co-moms

They’re best friends, colleagues and neighbours. But Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins aren’t lovers, so according to law, they couldn’t both be mothers to the same boy.


Would Canada be tempted to cut ties with Mexico to save its own economic interests?


It might be too early to say where the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will lead, but the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico already agree on one thing: Mexico will not be thrown under the bus.


Ontario teacher faces discipline for allegedly telling students they 'could die' from vaccination

Toronto Timothy Sullivan

A southern Ontario high school teacher allegedly tried to scare his students into not getting vaccinated for polio, diphtheria and other diseases, a discipline panel of the Ontario College of Teachers heard on Tuesday.


Trump to leave protections for U.S. 'dreamer' migrants


U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will leave in place protections for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as "dreamers," but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.


How should the government deal with migrants illegally crossing into Canada?

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale

The Liberal government is closely tracking the influx of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada, but opposition critics say more must be done to deal with the unfolding situation.


North American stock markets hit another round of all-time closing highs

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Stock markets in Canada and the United States touched record closing highs on Tuesday, driven by news of big deals.


Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News, apologizes for child abuse comments

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Controversial alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News following the release of videos in which he appears to endorse pedophilia.


Triple murderer Douglas Garland's attackers will be charged, police say

Douglas Garland

Charges are pending against several inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre after Douglas Garland was so severely beaten he had to be taken to hospital just hours after being convicted of killing a five-year-old boy and his gradparents.


African migrants wait in limbo in Mexico, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada

Guled Abdi Omar

African migrants who have passed through South and Central America are in limbo at the Mexican border, fearful of travelling to the U.S. or even of passing through the U.S. to reach Canada.


Manitoba toddler's arm burned during cast removal, mom says

Little girl

A mother from Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba is worried her two-year-old daughter may be scarred for life after a cast removal at Portage District General Hospital left her arm covered in burns and the child terrified of strangers.


Liberals defeat Conservative counter-proposal to Islamophobia motion

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With a Liberal MP's call to study Islamophobia still on the table, Liberal MPs voted on Tuesday to defeat a Conservative motion that sought a general study of religious discrimination.


Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but are police on board?

Trump Immigration

More and more Canadian cities are thinking about protecting undocumented migrants. But what does that mean for police and federal immigration officials?


Tony Clement hangs up on CBC Daybreak after exchange over asylum seekers

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Tony Clement, the Conservative Party's public safety critic, hung up on CBC Montreal Daybreak host Mike Finnerty this morning after he grew frustrated with Finnerty's line of questioning. The exchange happened during a phone interview on asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada.


Meet the new writer for one of the world's biggest fortune cookie makers


As It Happens speaks to the man taking over as chief fortune cookie writer at New York's Wonton Food.


Exercise, keeping weight down help prevent breast cancer recurrence, review finds


Exercise and avoiding weight gain are the best lifestyle changes to avoid a recurrence of breast cancer, a new Canadian review suggests.


B.C. issues warning on U.S. protectionism

'Diversification won’t completely insulate us,' says Finance Minister Mike de Jong  More

Quebec takes aim at foreign takeovers with new watchdog group

Group will monitor risks of Quebec-based firms being subject to sale or hostile takeover attempts  More

Competitors freeze their hair for this wacky Yukon contest

So far this year, the Takhini Hot Pools hair-freezing contest has had 35 photo submissions and organizers expect many more  More

Ontario attorney general seeks help from feds to speed up justice system

Yasir Naqvi says changes are needed to ensure cases are getting to trial in a timely manner in light of Supreme Court decision  More

Ontario teacher denies anti-vaccine allegations at hearing

Ontario College of Teachers accusing Timothy C. Sullivan of misconduct for telling students they could die as a result of vaccination  More

Quebec City mosque leader has ‘pity’ for man accused in attack

Alexandre Bissonnette faces six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm  More

Asylum seekers’ cold crossings to Canada: A guide to the saga so far

Trump’s crackdown on immigration and a loophole in Canada’s asylum laws are prompting desperate refugees to make dangerous wilderness journeys from the U.S. Check back here for The Globe’s coverage of what’s happening, and the debate that the refugees’ arrival has provoked  More

Montreal declares itself a sanctuary city

Some express concerns the designation will create a false sense of security for undocumented refugees  More

Police arrest suspect after Montreal mosque hit by vandalism

Officers found broken windows at the front and side of the Tawuba mosque  More

Study finds 63 per cent of Canadians are concerned about food fraud

Mislabelled products are of particular concern to people with food intolerances or allergies, study finds  More

Morning update: Top stories to start your day

The drinking water problem on reserves; also: unauthorized border crossings continue; and Tim Hortons’ parent sets its sights on Popeyes  More

Canadian banks, police following money trail to target human trafficking

Project Protect partnership tracks suspicious transactions to back up victims’ stories, and may eventually aid in securing convictions  More

More families of Afghan war veterans lost to suicide will receive military honour

Head of honours and recognition for the Canadian Armed Forces says the military and Veterans Affairs are working to rectify Memorial Cross and Sacrifice Medal oversights  More

Despite mystery over deaths, belugas to return to Vancouver aquarium

Dr. John Nightingale said he hopes to bring in three to five belugas, but the facility plans to discontinue the display by 2029  More

Trudeau apologizes in letter for French-only answers on Quebec tour

In the letter, published by a Montreal-based anglophone advocacy group, the Prime Minister expresses sincere regrets  More

Fearing Trump, asylum seekers travel across U.S.-Canada border, regardless of risks

Official government numbers show a surge of people travelling from the United States to make asylum claims in Canada since Donald Trump was elected President  More

Canadian troops mount pressure on Islamic State outside of Mosul

Kurdish forces, supported by the Canadians, have shifted to fighting the extremist group by identifying and monitoring potential IS targets  More

Children at higher risk of overdose if mom is prescribed opioids: study

The paper finds children of mothers who have been prescribed opioids have a greater chance of overdosing as opposed to children of mothers who take a different class of painkillers  More

Influx of refugees fleeing U.S. is putting Ottawa to the test

The Liberals’ commitment to welcoming asylum seekers is tested as migrants walk into Canada at an unguarded section of the U.S. border in Manitoba  More

How the government is trying to save the ‘birthplace’ of Canada

In 1864, Canada's journey to nationhood began in a stately building that's now in serious disrepair – and while PEI owns Province House, Ottawa's on the hook to fix it  More

No longer bombing, Canadian planes identifying Islamic State targets in Syria

It has been one year since Canadian CF-18 fighter jets flew their last mission over Syria after the Liberals withdrew the planes  More

Remembering Knar Yemenidjian, survivor of the Armenian genocide

Yemenidjian and her family escaped the wave of violence by hiding in a barn, then later converted to Islam to stay alive  More

The Canadian investment idea that busted a mutual-fund monopoly

In 1990, the TSX unveiled the first successful exchange-traded fund, prompting a sea change in the way the world invests  More

Record-breaking temperatures expected to last rest of weekend in Ontario

More sunny days are ahead for southwestern Ontario, but Environment Canada meteorologist Trudy Kidd says to hang on to those winter jackets  More

U.S. woman shocked asylum-seeking friend walked to Canada

Saciido Shaie says Trump's hardline views on immigration have rattled many in Minneapolis' large Somali community, regardless of their immigration status  More

Ottawa abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

Harsh conditions, extreme isolation has forced the federal government to abandon a wind project on the iconic crescent-shaped sandbar  More

Canada the contradiction: What have our blessed lives cost other people?

As Canada turns 150, Denise Balkissoon reflects on how her perceptions of this country have changed, and what it taught her​  More

Photographer captures migrants’ rush across Canada-U.S. border

People seeking refugee status have been pouring over the Canada-U.S. border as the United States looks to tighten its policies on refugees and illegal immigrants  More

Settlement reached in sexual harassment suit against ex-RCMP spokesman

A former civilian employee alleged in 2014 that Tim Shields physically and verbally harassed and assaulted her and that the RCMP did not provide her with a safe work environment  More

Concordia University pilot program has unique take on hateful speech

Concordia’s Someone Project seeks to combat radicalization, not by censoring hateful speech, but by uncovering its sources  More