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Province supports Gates’ MRI motion

Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats unanimously supported Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates’ motion to address lengthy wait times for MRI services in Niagara.“  More

HEART OF THE CITY: Those left behind

Tom was a phantom. A wisp of a man with shoulder-length grey hair and a wild beard, he was an unnoticed fixture downtown, often wandering the streets in an oversized coat draped over his grey clothing.  More

Downtown Insider: The professor

If there are two solitudes living beside each other in downtown St. Catharines, they were not created by economics alone.  More


When Elizabeth Valencia first visited the downtown six years ago, she thought it looked like a set from The Walking Dead.  More

Lake to Lake special: Three mayors talk downtown

A Lake to Lake Podcast special - Heart of the City: Three Mayors  More

NIAGARA CLOSEUP: Cancer diagnosis isn't slowing down high school runner

The Miszk family has adopted the slogan of a family friend who lost her husband to cancer.  More

Region to re-tender insurance contract

Niagara Region’s insurance tender will be reissued after review of the procurement process by an independent fairness adviser.  More

Welland home severely damaged after garage fire

A Welland home was severely damaged after a fire started in its attached garage Wednesday evening.  More

Technology not just for men

Skilled trades and technology aren’t just for men.  More

Niagara Falls wants say in next casino operator

Niagara Falls wants its voice heard as Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. seeks a service provider to run the day-to-day operations of the city’s two casinos.  More

Keynote speaks to Niagara’s impressive GE wooing

Speedy Niagara collaboration was cited as crucial to a decision by a manufacturer in building a large plant here.  More

Fighting Days play celebrates women's voting right

She begins The Fighting Days by pulling no punches about her intentions to transform democracy.  More

Police board sets budget behind closed doors

This much we know: the operating budget for the Niagara Regional Police is going up 2.15 percent.  More

Tractor driver pleads guilty to causing death

The driver of a tractor involved in a crash with a car in West Lincoln that claimed the life of a Fonthill man last year, has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.Benjamin Klunder, 26, of Hamilton appeared in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines Wednesday and entered the plea in front of Judge Joseph Nadel. The crash occurred  More

Drug dealer jailed on weekends

A St. Catharines man who was part of a group that distributed cocaine in the Niagara area in 2015, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.Eight people from St. Catharines were arrested, along with other suspects from Toronto and Mississauga, following an investigation police nicknamed Project Bluenose.The trafficking organization was based in St. Ca  More

'Sad and brutal' death of First Nations teen called an example of Ottawa's child welfare neglect

Azraya Kokopenace

The death of a 14-year-old girl in Kenora, Ont., earlier this year is an example of the way the federal government is failing First Nations children, according to NDP MP Charlie Angus.


Jim Prentice state memorial underway in Calgary

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A state memorial for Jim Prentice, the former Alberta premier and federal cabinet minister, is underway in Calgary.


Walloons now say yes, as Canada-Europe trade deal hangs on key final votes

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Belgium's regional parliaments have until midnight local time tonight to vote in favour of the Canada-Europe trade deal. So far, the first of two Walloon votes has approved proceeding with CETA.


Cellphone use skyrockets. Bills jump. Time to be freed from data caps?

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Wireless internet data usage continues to skyrocket in Canada and we’re spending more to feed our habit. So internet advocacy group OpenMedia is calling on the CRTC to free Canadians from internet data caps.


'The tactic has paid off:' Freeland's dramatic walk out didn't imperil CETA after all

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It looks like there might be a deal with Europe. And that may vindicate Chrystia Freeland, who came under fire for her display of "visible emotion" last week.


After witnessing horror in Syria, Kurdi teen refugees find struggles and success in B.C. high school

Shergo Kurdi

Being a teenager is hard enough without having to learn a new language and adjust to a strange culture. For Heveen and Shergo Kurdi, the challenges are many 10 months after arriving in Vancouver.


Hoping for best and preparing for worst: Inside the American Redoubt movement


The American Redoubt is both a movement and an unofficial geographic zone that includes several states. It's a place where Americans who are worried about the future and want less government interference in their live have formed their own community of like-minded individuals.


Walmart vows change amid concerns over food waste


Walmart Canada promises to review its in-store processes related to food waste after a CBC Marketplace and Go Public investigation examined how much food the company throws away.


It's 'quite amazing' Wallonia's farmers are complaining, Canadian industry says


Protesting farmers urged Wallonia's legislators to vote against Canada's trade deal with Europe. Agriculture featured prominently in Thursday's declaration to save the deal. But did Belgium really have a legitimate beef?


Building 'economy of the future' means good news will have to wait: Chris Hall

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Bill Morneau won’t have a lot of good news when he rises in the House of Commons on Tuesday to deliver his fall economic update. And that, strangely enough, isn’t a bad thing for a finance minister whose job is to build what Liberals call “the economy of the future.”


Dakota Access pipeline protesters use burned vehicles to block highway

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Protesters who were ousted from a camp they established on private land in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are using burned vehicles to block a state highway.


Toronto police recover woman's body, car after plunge into Lake Ontario

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Toronto police recover a woman's body after from a car that went through a guardrail and plunged off a bridge into Lake Ontario.


Weeks after recalling bars, Soylent halts production of powder mix


Weeks after recalling meal replacement bars that made some customers severely stomach sick, Soylent has now halted production of its powder drink mix over similar reports.


After 39 years, Bell Canada 'lost' this company's phone number

Andrew Edmundson

After 39 years a Mississauga, Ont., trucking company has had enough of Bell Canada. The owner says Bell "lost" his company's phone number and kept charging for service it wasn't delivering.


Cargo ship stuck in limbo for weeks finally docks in Vancouver

Hanjin Scarlet

One of the two Korean ships that have been anchored in Canadian waters for weeks docked in Vancouver on Thursday, allowing its cargo to be unloaded and provisions brought aboard for the stranded crew.


Air Canada flight bound for Montreal lands in London following medical emergency

Plane landed in London around 10:30 a.m., expected in Montreal later today  More

Quebec government unveils plan to fight, prevent sexual violence

Measures include a police unit to specialize in sexual crimes  More

No current risk of Zika after mosquito species linked to virus found in Windsor

Official says eggs could have come into Canada in shipping containers from U.S.  More

Young hobos, gold-plated dinners and Liberal optics

Babad's Weekend: A different look at the week's news  More

Justice Malcolm Rowe formally appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

First justice to be appointed under new process brought in by Trudeau government  More

Ontario’s relaxed rules for wine sales at grocery stores take effect

Up to 70 grocery store locations are eligible to sell wine across the province  More

Morneau says he has followed all federal rules governing fundraising

Investigation launched following complaint from advocacy group  More

Ontario knew about Capay's solitary confinement plight for months

Warnings about segregation came through formal channels and an encounter between the prisoner, Adam Capay, and then-corrections minister Yasir Naqvi  More

Five companies charged in telephone scam that targeted Canadians, Americans

RCMP says it believes there could be a Canadian connection to the scam, which swindled millions of dollars from North Americans  More

Sarnia city hall descends into war of accusations, sanctions over popular mayor's conduct

After a report found he bullied peers, Sarnia’s mayor of more than 25 years clashes with councillors who told him to leave his office  More

Romeo Dallaire’s new memoir explores his battles with PTSD

In a book and interview, Roméo Dallaire reveals an intriguing oxymoron: a poetic general; a soulful warrior  More

Quebec’s assisted-death requests to top 300 by 2017

The figure is three times the number the government had forecast when it brought in its pioneering right-to-die legislation last year  More

Media and rights groups win right to intervene in Vice-RCMP fight

RCMP ordered reporter, Vice to hand over materials related to interviews with man RCMP accuses of terrorism-related offences  More

Ontario boy dressed up as pint-sized Gord Downie captures hearts

Two-year-old Bentley’s costume includes a handkerchief that once belonged to Downie  More

Crown argues judge can fix error in Travis Vader murder verdict

Lawyer says one option would be finding Travis Vader guilty of manslaughter  More

Minister asks to be defrocked over treatment of atheist colleague

In open letter, retired United Church minister Beverley Burlock calls treatment of Gretta Vosper shameful  More

Lobbying watchdog probes Liberal ‘pay-for-access’ fundraisers

Federal lobbying commissioner cites media reports ‘creating real or apparent conflict of interest’  More

Top court to rule on fate of personal accounts of residential schools

A lower court judge ruled that the material should be destroyed after 15 years, unless the individuals decide otherwise  More

Six children allegedly abducted in Calgary found near Toronto

The children are between 18 months and 11 years old  More

Tentative deal puts CETA back on track as text reveals countries can opt out of dispute court

Any deal agreed in Belgium will still have to be put to the other 27 EU members for approval before the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement itself could be signed  More

Should you keep a late-birthday child back from starting school?

While research points to both advantages and disadvantages to ‘redshirting,’ ultimately it is up to the particular circumstances of the family, experts say  More

Ancient water from Northern Ontario mine may harbour ‘alien’ life

Researchers have found that the water has its own self-sustaining life-support system, with evidence it may be home to unidentified microbial life  More

Two lives well-lived now linked by case of former Ontario nurse

One had been a Second World War veteran. The other came to Canada when Soviet troops crushed an uprising in his native country  More

Saskatoon mayoral candidate gets shoutout from Zach Galifianakis

Galifianakis is married to one of Charlie Clark's cousins, according to Clark's Facebook page  More

OPP to text message thousands in effort to solve 2015 homicide

Frederick John Hatch is thought to have gone missing from an Ottawa neighbourhood on Dec. 16, 2015, before being found dead in Erin, Ont.  More

Globe wins three international EPPY Awards for digital journalism

Awards include Best Business Blog for Gen Y Money and Best Community Service Project award for A Killer High  More

A rescue mission on the Downtown Eastside: Meet the firefighters battling B.C.’s fentanyl crisis

At Vancouver's Fire Hall No. 2​, emergency responders increasingly find themselves rescuing people from the brink of fatal overdoses. Andrea Woo sees how they’re handling the challenge  More

Adam Capay only moved from cell due to renovations: union official

Adam Capay transferred to new location with ‘appropriate lighting and access to day rooms,’ but correctional worker Mike Lundy insists the move was only to make way for construction crew  More

Driver, owner of train in Lac-Mégantic disaster added to class-action suit

Thomas Harding, Montreal Maine and Atlantic Canada Co., and Canadian Pacific Railway are now the three official defendants  More

Tip from addiction clinic led to murder charges against former nurse

The eight murder charges against Elizabeth Wettlaufer, potentially one of the worst serial-killing case in Canada, came after police in her hometown of Woodstock, Ont., said they had received a detailed tip on Sept. 29  More