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Ongoing probe focused in water underneath Ontario Road bridge

One westbound lane and the only sidewalk over the Ontario Road Bridge remain closed to traffic as part of an ongoing Niagara Regional Police investigation in Welland.  More

NIAGARA IN A GLASS: Finding the perfect pair

Red wine with steak, white wine with fish, Chardonnay with lobster, Shiraz with barbecue.  More

ATV mod bog races, horsemanship among highlights on final day of fair

Usually ATV stands for "all-terrain vehicle," but the definition was stretched when the three-day Wainfleet Fall Fair wrapped up Saturday.  More

Port Colborne multi-use facility treats community to free activities

Absence made the heart grow a lot fonder when the Port Colborne Bocce Club was sidelined for two years during construction of the Vale Health and Wellness Centre.  More

Pelham District High School alumni get together for ninth time

Pelham District High School continues to earn high marks for extra-curricular activities despite being closed all these years.  More

Falls church service for first responders

Prayers of support and thankfulness were offered to Niagara's first responders during a special service Sunday at the MacBain Community Centre in Niagara Falls.  More

Niagara police investigate gun incident at mall

Niagara police are looking for a man they say fired an air rifle Saturday inside the Fairview Mall in St. Catharines.  More

PHOTO GALLERY: Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade

Face in the crowd and floats from the 2016 edition of the Grande Parade  More

Update: Early morning Fire on Rolls Ave.

St. Catharines Fire Department are still on the scene of an early morning fire in the City's north end.  More

Etsy movement hits Niagara Falls

When graphic designer Jaime Drayer decided to pair her two loves, cats and wine, she never thought it would lead to such success.  More

Organics recycling conference coming to Niagara Falls

Organics recycling is a “home run for the environment” and a national conference scheduled for Niagara Falls will outline why, says Susan Antler, executive director of the Compost Council of Canada.  More

SEARCH ENGINE: Watering trees is in the bag

You ask... We answer. Q: I’ve noticed quite a number of young or newly planted trees about St. Catharines that have a green garbage-type bag at their bases. Is this something new in protecting young trees?  More

Transportation strategy tied to economic future: MP

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey hopes to build on incentive programs and initiatives that have been implemented in the past to help ensure a bright economic future for the region.  More

Parading into Wainfleet's fair

A parade of marching bands, gleaming vintage vehicles, military personnel and delighted children led the way to start Wainfleet's 50th annual Fall Fair, where fireworks lit up the sky on Thursday.  More

Sandham’s repair shop still ticking

It’s a sunny afternoon but the fluorescent lights inside Sandham’s Electric are dimmed by five stained glass light fixtures.  More

Canada showing Haiti some tough love


Canadian officials say Haiti has abused the goodwill of international donors by failing to respect the results of an election they paid for. And Canada is warning the island nation not to expect help to continue if things don't change.


Royal visit: Prince William and Kate greeted in Vancouver

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The royal tour of British Columbia continued today as Prince William and Kate arrived by float plane just before 11 a.m. for a public appearance at Jack Poole Plaza.


Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after nightclub shooting

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Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks is dead after an early morning shooting incident outside of a nightclub in southwest Calgary, the team has confirmed.


Jolie-Pitt split: Private lessons from a public divorce


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt weren't speaking as celebrities when they issued statements regarding their divorce last week — they were speaking as parents first. Here's what experts say is important to keep in mind for the well-being of the kids.


Bad news, brunch fans: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet


Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.


Shooting in Sweden leaves 4 wounded


Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city. Newspaper Expressen says gunmen on motor scooters opened fire Sunday evening on a car they had been chasing through a neighbourhood in southern Malmo.


Diplomat's teen son, snared in Miami double murder, deported back to Canada

Marc Wabafiyebazu

A teenager caught up in a double shooting in Florida that left his older brother dead has been quietly deported to Canada following a remarkable standoff between U.S. federal authorities and the state judge who sentenced him.


'There's an issue with racism': Police treatment of Aboriginals under scrutiny

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Advocates say police discrimination against Indigenous people echoes some of the allegations of police racism against black men raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.


Oldest man in the world prepares to celebrate bar mitzvah he missed as a boy


It's a celebration that usually happens when a Jewish boy turns 13, but Yisrael Kristal never had a chance to have a bar mitzvah when he turned that age in Poland during the First World War, so he's having one 100 years later.


Canadian taken hostage in Libya

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Ottawa has confirmed that a Canadian is among three people taken hostage in Libya earlier this week.


Officers surround Charlotte, N.C., protesters reacting to fatal police shooting


A group of around 100 demonstrators have gathered across the street from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., to protest the shooting death last week of a black man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.


Close in the polls, could the Clinton-Trump debate tip the scales? Here's what to expect


U.S. presidential debates can provide make-or-break opportunities in a campaign. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump close in polls, the stakes for their first debate Monday are sky-high.


Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating crash


The Miami Marlins have confirmed that star pitcher Jose Fernandez has died following a boating crash off Miami beach early Sunday.


Suspect in mall shooting north of Seattle 'zombie-like' when arrested

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Police in Washington state have arrested a 20-year-old man following a shooting at a department store on Friday that left five people dead.


Arrest made after Pippa Middleton's account hacked

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London police say they have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and stealing 3,000 photographs.


Day 1 of the Royal Visit

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive in Victoria, beginning their week-long visit to Canada. The prince and his wife first visited Canada five years ago. This time, kids in tow, they will take in the natural beauty of Canada's Pacific coast, heading as far north as the rugged Yukon territory, and will also meet with indigenous people.  More

CFL player killed in Calgary nightclub shooting

Mylan Hicks of the Calgary Stampeders was shot and killed early Sunday morning after an incident at Calgary nightclub  More

Diplomat’s teen son, snared in Miami double murder, deported back to Canada

American immigration agents escorted Marc Wabafiyebazu from Miami to Montreal earlier this month where he was reunited with his mother, Roxanne Dube  More

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Canadian tour with moment of reflection in Victoria

Prince William and Catherine began their Canadian tour on Saturday with a moment of reflection, laying a wreath at the foot of the granite-and-bronze war Memorial to the Unknown Soldier in the British Columbia capital  More

Montreal latest North American city being urged to explore 911 texting service

Calls for widely available texting services are on the rise in some North Amercian cities since the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June, when it was reported that some of the victims texted family members to ask them to call 911 out of fear of drawing the shooter’s attention.  More

Health Canada saw lab tests showing toxins in retail pot, minister confirms

The Health Minister confirmed in a statement Friday that her staff had received the reports that showed the presence of dangerous chemicals in marijuana in Vancouver dispensaries  More

Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook’s body found in Ottawa river

Troubled Annie Pootoogook, 47, had lived in Ottawa for past nine years after a string of artistic successes  More

Maryam Monsef and the modern political narrative

MP Maryam Monsef seems to be getting the benefit of the doubt in her Peterborough riding, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t question how politicans sell themselves  More

Gord Downie’s Secret Path project shows way forward on reconciliation: chief

As Gord Downie looks on, Law Society awards Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler with honorary degree  More

An insider’s guide to understanding Quebec

Pollster Jean-Marc Léger says Quebeckers, despite cherishing joie de vivre above all, aren’t so different from English Canada  More

Canadian actor Richard Hong found dead at Stroumboulopoulos’s L.A. home

Police in Los Angeles are investigating an apparent homicide at a home rented by George Stroumboulopoulos  More

At a Montreal mini-mall, interfaith friendship blooms

On Nuns’ Island in Montreal, followers of the three faiths find common cause – and friendship – in helping Syrian refugees  More

Waterloo study on BS wins Ig Nobel Peace Prize

Gordon Pennycook and fellow University of Waterloo scientists take home tongue-in-cheek award for delving into ‘bullshit’  More

The work of artist Annie Pootoogook

A collection of chalk-and-ink drawings by Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, winner of the Sobey Award in 2006  More

Anti-pipeline accord could deepen divide in indigenous communities

An Indigenous coalition has opposed crude transport, but some nations say the oil and gas has benefits  More

Military police, prosecutors call for more rights for victims of crime

Three years after legislation passes, military still waiting for victims’ bill of rights for military tribunals  More

Fire that prompted state of emergency on Manitoba reserve set by kids: RCMP

Fire destroyed Shamattawa’s only grocery store, along with the band office, post office, radio station and local 9-1-1 centre  More

Five-year-old boy dies in farming accident in rural Ontario

Police say the boy fell out of the bucket of a tractor and was struck by the heavy packer the tractor was hauling  More

Canada’s founding myths hold us back from addressing climate change

To tackle climate change, we must quash the notion of Canada as a New World of limitless bounty  More

When to start fretting about debts and home prices? Now is good

Plus, some Brangelina movie posters I'd love to see  More

Three provinces, lawyers’ group to intervene in Oland bail appeal

Supreme Court rules Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Ontario, as well as provinces of Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. can intervene when the hearing starts  More

Wynne urges changes to Ontario's water bottling practices

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario needs new rules for how much bottled water companies pay and how much water they can take  More

Ottawa did not warn Vancouver about toxins in retail pot, councillor says

Documents show lab results were sent to federal government nearly a year ago, and revealed that cannabis from several Vancouver dispensaries contained pesticides and fungicides ‘not approved for any human use’  More

Ontario universities consulting with families to address job-market concerns

On Friday, universities will launch a year-long consultation with the public probing opinions on jobs, environmental sustainability and social services, among other topics  More

Toronto schools are starting each day with a First Nations lesson

TDSB’s new approach to daily opening exercises is partly aresponse the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report last year  More

New N.S. cyberbullying law won’t be ready until next year: minister

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia struck down the CyberSafety Act last December, saying it infringed on charter rights  More

Police seize Montreal reporter’s computer to find source for story

Provincial police seized Journal de Montreal reporter Michael Nguyen’s computer at the behest of Quebec’s judicial council  More

Top court’s bilingual rule a barrier to indigenous judges: Sinclair, Bellegarde

Sen. Murray Sinclair and Perry Bellegarde say an indigenous Supreme Court appointment is long overdue  More

Atheist minister moves closer to defrocking as formal hearing requested

Formal hearing requested on whether United Church minister Gretta Vosper should be defrocked  More

Brown privately said he opposed same-sex marriage: Christian leaders

Jack Fonseca and Charles McVety say Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown told them privately he was against abortion and same sex marriage  More