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Turtles need to be protected

Adrin Willems credits his interest in nature, and more specifically turtles, for keeping him busy and staying out of trouble when he was a youngster.  More

What was that siren?

Welland Fire and Emergency Services  More

Pumpkinfest celebrated at Heartland Forest

Pumpkinfest at Heartland Forest is all about sharing and caring for others in the community and it seems to be working because the event keeps attracting new visitors every year.  More

Welland Croatian hall celebrates 50

The Croatian National Home in Welland celebrated 50 years on Saturday.  More

'Chili' weather draws crowd

It was a chilly day for some chili tasting at the Lakeside Yacht Club in Port Colborne on Saturday.  More

Premier encourages women to get more involved

Premier Kathleen Wynne, the province's first female premier, wants young women to know many things are possible and they should not be afraid to venture into male dominated careers that involve subjects such as engineering or mathematics."We need to encourage women to put themselves forward and to create support systems so that they feel like they  More

Trudeaumania reaches downtown St. Catharines

It was a check on Lisa Morrison’s bucket list.  More

SEARCH ENGINE: Getting a leg up in Victorian times

You ask.. We answer. Q: What is that block of cement on the front property of 142 Geneva Street in St. Catharines adjacent to the road? My late father told me it might have been used for horse carriages a long time ago. It has been there for decades. Do you know what it was for?  More

Fallen Workers: Falling logs killed worker

Brian Narhi, Special to Postmedia Network  More

Much more work to do, Trudeau says

Although the Liberals swept the last federal election, it is not a time to be complacent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the party faithful in Niagara Falls, Friday.  More

Police warn of 'high-risk sex offender' in Niagara

Police are warning residents that a man they describe as a “high-risk sex offender” has returned to Niagara  More

Poppy campaign returns next week

It’s almost poppy season and the Royal Canadian Legion branch 56 in Port Colborne is getting ready for it.  More

Five sites eyed for more solar panels

The mountain of buried construction debris along Woodlawn Road might one day be topped with solar panels.  More

‘The guy’s a rock star, right’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a rock star’s welcome when he stopped in Port Colborne for a brief visit Friday afternoon.  More

Belgium given Monday deadline for EU-Canada trade pact approval


The European Union has given Belgium's federal government until late on Monday to secure backing for an EU-Canada trade deal from the region of Wallonia or a planned summit to sign the pact will be cancelled, an EU source said on Sunday.


'Own up to it': Apple faces pressure to address iPhone 'touch disease'


What's known as iPhone "touch disease" appears to be spreading and pressure is mounting for Apple to find a cure. However, the tech giant still refuses to talk about it.


'They're asking me to prove the impossible': Feds deny B.C. woman thalidomide compensation

Joanne Jenkins

Joanne Jenkins was born with deformed hands, but the federal government wants proof from a doctor long since deceased that her birth mother took the drug thalidomide.


'I'm terrified': Creep Catcher vigilantes accused of threatening women who question group's tactics


Two women say they've been threatened by members of the Creep Catcher vigilante group because they spoke out about the network of self-styled pedophile-hunters.


What Chanie Wenjack's sister wants from Gord Downie's Secret Path

Pearl Wenjack, Gord Downie

Fifty years after Chanie Wenjack's tragic death while running away from residential school, his sister says it's time every First Nation had its own school.


Iraqi, Kurdish forces join to drive ISIS from Mosul


Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State group.


After young mother's death, Jehovah's Witnesses defend pushing for bloodless treatment

Eloise Dupuis

Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month.


Veterans allowed too much pot, says ex-NDP MP


Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer agrees that medical cannabis can have benefits for veterans, but says he's worried about the amount of cannabis former soldiers are allowed under Veterans Affairs Canada rules.


Zombies vs. robots: Can The Walking Dead take a bite out of new Sunday night TV contender, Westworld?

Walking Dead vs. Westworld

HBO's new offering will challenge AMC's ratings monster, now in its seventh season, as they go head-to-head in the 9 p.m. Sunday night time slot.


U.S. presidential election uses hodge-podge of voting technology

Electronic voting machines

Even though Americans in all 50 states will be voting for the same presidential candidates, they'll be making their choices in a variety of ways — and not all voting methods are created equal.


Cubs beat Dodgers, advance to World Series for 1st time in 71 years


The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.


Ex-Habs coach Jacques Demers in stable condition after infection, wife says

demers canadiens

Former NHL coach and Canadian Senator Jacques Demers is in stable condition after being rushed to hospital on Saturday. His wife says he's suffering from an infection, and didn't suffer a second stroke as originally feared.


'Amateur hour behaviour': School trustee selection process needs review, educator says

Vision Vancouver

While there are many school boards across Canada that practise good governance, there are too many examples of "amateur hour behaviour," says one former deputy minister of education. Is it time to take a closer look at how we select our trustees?


Attacks that disrupted Twitter, Paypal, Spotify were just a dry run, hackers say

Hacker stolen passwords

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. The hacker group claiming responsibility for Friday's attacks says it has its sights set on a much bigger target.


Trump vows to sue 'every one' of his accusers as another comes forward


Donald Trump has announced what actions he'll take in his first 100 days in office, should he become the next U.S. president.


EU sets Monday deadline for Belgium to back trade deal with Canada

Belgian officials and European Union negotiators are scrambling under a tight deadline to win over a region of 3.5 million people in Belgium, which threaten to sink a massive Canada-EU trade deal  More

Protesters break into Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site, form blockade outside

A Nalcor Energy spokeswoman said protesters and vehicles entered the work site near Happy Valley-Goose Bay Saturday afternoon, and a blockade of around 150 people formed outside the main entrance  More

Freeland more hopeful about saving Canada-EU trade deal

The Trade Minister said she was heading back to Canada after meeting Saturday morning with European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Brussels, but hoped to return with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the CETA accord  More

If Secret Path ‘is the last thing I do, I’m happy’: What happens to Gord Downie next

While he’s still creating and making plans, the Tragically Hip front man is trying hard not to get ahead of himself  More

First Nations chief calls prisoner’s treatment in solitary ‘inhumane’

Chief seeks to aid aboriginal prisoner in Thunder Bay confined more than 1,500 days in Plexiglass cell illuminated by 24-hour light  More

Tension simmers as union targets small-town volunteer firefighters

‘Double Hatters,’ who work full-time but volunteer at fire halls, resigning to avoid disciplinary process  More

Terrorism investigations tax RCMP's ability to fight Canada's organized crime

The number of RCMP wiretaps on organized-crime groups is plummeting sharply as the force shifts its detectives to the fight against terrorism  More

Circumstances are ‘dire’ for Canada’s defender of the wrongfully convicted

Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted has a new, simple name but a funding crunch could leave it a shell of its former self  More

Malcolm Rowe: The man behind Trudeau’s pick for Supreme Court

The first nominee to the Supreme Court from Newfoundland has dedicated his life to learning and has a deep connection to his native island.  More

Woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Quebec Liberal speaks out

Alice Paquet told Radio-Canada she was assaulted twice by Gerry Sklavounos, a longtime member of the national assembly  More

Winnipeg baby in stable condition in hospital after suspected contact with fentanyl

Prognosis is positive for infant found in critical condition in home with adults, police say  More

Indian police sting breaks up fraud ring that targeted Canadians through CRA scam

On Oct. 5, Indian authorities rounded up 70 people in Thane, India, suspected of running an expansive call-centre racket that perpetrated a notorious scam involving fake Internal Revenue Agency calls to U.S. citizens.  More

Aviation heir Dellen Millard to apply for legal aid to help fund murder trials

Dellen Millard is the heir to a multi-million dollar aviation company, but says he cannot access his assets  More

Woman throws pumpkin seeds at Trudeau to protest pipelines

Trudeau was leaving Hamilton city hall when the woman hurled the seeds at him  More

Canada’s cities call for $12.7-billion federal fix for housing crisis

Federation of Canadian Municipalities urges investments to protect existing social housing, prevent homelessness and build new units  More

Quebec says Canadian Pacific directly responsible for Lac-Mégantic damages

Quebec’s attorney general recently tabled court documents seeking to modify its initial $409-million lawsuit  More

High-demand college programs see stiff competition

Colleges offer strategies for students who don’t get in to their program of choice  More

Teaching the tricks to performing culinary magic

Budding chefs go beyond classics to embrace the exotic  More

3-D printing dog joints and practice patients

Students get practical experience with 3-D printing, anticipated to be the next phase of manufacturing  More

How the experience and the perception of a college education have changed

We asked selected staff to reflect on some transformations they have seen over the years  More

From drones to Alfredo sauce, college research projects produce results

In partnership with business, colleges take on challenges such as extending the life of a pasta sauce or mapping forests  More

Back to school again as a mature student

Many older students are drawn to one- to two-year diploma or certificate programs that offer hands-on experience  More

Help for newcomers is a course away

Colleges offer programs for those trained in another country who need cultural and workplace skills specific to Canada  More

Ontario to buy hydroelectricity from Quebec in bid to cut emissions

Under the seven-year agreement, Ontario will buy two terawatt hours a year – about 1.4 per cent of the province’s total demand  More

The Globe and Mail wins three Jack Webster Awards

Globe stories on B.C. real estate industry, medical marijuana and fentanyl were recognized  More

Family violence stressed as a serious public health issue in Canada

Family violence is a serious public health issue in Canada, warns the country’s Chief Public Health Officer, who is drawing attention to the “long-lasting and widespread” impact on health of crimes that are under-reported and seldom discussed.  More

First Nations, Alberta seek compromise on water rights

Provincial Ministers of Environment and Parks and Indigenous Relations to meet with three First Nation chiefs  More

U of T response to professor’s gender statements seen as testing free-speech rights

It’s unclear if Jordan Peterson’s statements against gender-neutral pronouns can be limited under Canadian legislation, says Canadian Association of University Teachers  More

The night Colten Boushie died: What family and police files say about his last day, and what came after

The August killing of First Nations man on a Saskatchewan farm has set the province on edge, igniting racial tensions. Joe Friesen reports on police documents that reveal new details about the shooting, and talks to a family in anguish  More