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SEARCH ENGINE: Stores tear down that beer wall

You ask… You answer. Q: I was wondering why it is that most of the Beer Stores do not post the pricing of beer. I find it quite strange that when trying to compare shop for different brands that it’s the only place I can think of where you don’t really know what the price is. I would love to know the logic here.  More

New police HQ a 'gem,' says Niagara chief

Efficient and synergetic.  More

No injuries in fire on McAlpine Ave.

Everyone made it to safety as flames spread through a home at 414 McAlpine Ave., at about 10 p.m. Friday.  More

PHOTO: FIghting for a good cause

Graeme Matthews Sullys in the blue corner fights James Hughes in the red corner during the 10th Annual Niagara Legends Boxing show, presented by the St. Catharines Boxing Club and the Wise Guys Charity Fund took over the Merritton Community Centre on Friday. The show featured amateur boxers. The proceeds benefited the Wise Guys Charity Fund which r  More

PHOTO: Humans of St. Catharines

Terrence and Alyssa Wu:  More

HEROD: Better communications are in eye of beholder

St. Catharines residents may have received a sneak peek at their municipal governance future earlier this month.  More

YESTERDAY AND TODAY: The Russell Hotel

The Russell Hotel had a long, colourful, and sometimes contentious life.  More

Council surprised by three-year-old cost overruns

Chippawa Park Community Centre cost taxpayers about $450,000 more than expected, but city councillors say they weren’t informed about the cost overrun until it was published as part of a capital closeout reports — three years later.  More

Person in distress call at Fort Erie marina

Emergency crews have responded to reports of a person in distress at the Crystal Beach Marina in Fort Erie.  More

Bogged down border

Traffic backups at Niagara bridges into Canada have been a frequent problem this summer, despite the fact vehicle volumes are down, say bridge officials.  More

Toddler rescued from locked car

A Port Colborne toddler was rescued unharmed from a car after being unintentionally locked inside the vehicle, as temperatures rose above 30 C Thursday afternoon.  More

BENNER: Cryptic – but hopeful

I have no reason to doubt the comments of three local mayors and an MPP.  More

Smoke alarms and quick actions minimized damage

Michael Leblanc Jr. was with his pet reptiles in his family’s Welland home, when he heard the commotion upstairs.  More

Niagara winery owner arrested for alleged smuggling

A prominent Niagara winery owner has been arrested in China for allegedly smuggling tens of millions of dollars’ worth of icewine into the country  More

Woman with MS gets letter for using parking space

Aneta Prantera has had an accessible parking permit for four years, but only uses it on ‘bad days’.  More

Police hunt for motive in Munich shooting that left 10 dead

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Police were hunting Saturday for clues to explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

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Grandparents charged in homicide of 5-year-old Emilio Perdomo in Calgary

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Calgary police have charged the grandfather and step-grandmother with manslaughter in the death of five-year-old Eneas Emilio Perdomo after a year-long “monstrous” investigation.

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'A lot of emotions': Tragically Hip kick off national tour to cheers and tears from thousands of fans

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Thousands of fans cheered, danced and cried as The Tragically Hip gave an energetic performance in Victoria — the first show of a cross-country tour that follows the revelation frontman Gord Downie, 52, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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Feeling gouged? How to save money on airline fees

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Gone are the good old days when an airline ticket included added perks like a checked bag. Now those perks will cost you. So CBC News did the research to help you avoid added airlines fees this summer.

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Hillary Clinton announces 'relentless optimist' Tim Kaine as her running mate

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Calling him "a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential pick on Friday. Donald Trump has already dubbed Clinton's running mate "Corrupt Kaine."

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'We survive thanks to the mercy of God': Inside a Venezuelan hospital during the food crisis

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There have been more than 3,000 protests in Venezuela so far this year, and the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says more than a quarter of them had to do with the food crisis. The fed-up and hungry crowds have a simple message: "We want food!" Ana Vanessa Herrero checks out the impact inside a major hospital in the capital.

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Rio 2016: Athletes' passion always overcomes Olympic problems, sports historian says

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With less than two weeks until the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, some are wondering whether organizers can actually pull off the event in the midst of a disastrous economic situation and worries ranging from security to the risk of Zika virus infection.

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Hillary Clinton dominates Republican convention, now time for her own show: Michael Enright

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There is an amazing twist of high irony in this: the most dominating, ubiquitous political presence at a Republican National Convention was the Democratic presidential nominee. Hillary Clinton was everywhere. And nowhere. Now she prepares for her own convention, which Democrats hope will be a stark contrast from the Republicans' chaos in Cleveland.

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Turkey's Erdogan orders closure of more than 1,000 schools

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​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency.

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Leslie Van Houten, Manson follower, denied parole by Calif. governor

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.

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Premiers reach 'unprecedented' interprovincial trade agreement, but details unclear

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Prolonged negotiations between Canadian provincial and territorial leaders in Whitehorse have resulted in a new agreement on interprovincial trade. But it's unclear how significant the deal is until more information is released.

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Check out the Tragically Hip's set list for the Man Machine Poem tour

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The Tragically Hip kicked off their summer tour with a strong dose of classic favourites and some new songs from Man Machine Poem album.

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Personal data for 10,000 public servants mistakenly sent to IBM in Phoenix pay fiasco

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Highly sensitive personal information for 10,000 public servants was "inadvertently transmitted" to the private contractor building the federal government's Phoenix payroll system, according to the department responsible for the troubled program.

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'Lineups' expected as Liberals set to consult Canadians on door-to-door mail delivery

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MPs are expecting a high turnout when they begin consulting Canadians on the future of Canada Post, including door-to-door mail delivery, starting this fall.

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Trump cobbles together odd alliance of evangelical, LGBT voters

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If political observers needed further proof that Donald Trump is a truly unconventional candidate, look no further than the disparate names who have thrown their support behind the Republican presidential nominee after a raucous week in Cleveland.

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Canada’s premiers reach internal free trade pact

The agreement will cover all areas of the economy, except those specifically excluded, unlike a past interprovincial deal  More

Defence minister can appeal soldier’s sex-assault acquittal, top court says

Supreme Court unanimously ruled the National Defence Act governing military justice is constitutional  More

Defence says Crown is backtracking in Cindy Gladue appeal

Bradley Barton’s acquittal on March 18, 2015, provoked rallies across the country  More

Toronto police seek public’s help in 2015 Muzik nightclub shooting

Detective Omar Khan says he knows there are more people out there with information on the shooting  More

Most Canadians don’t link immigration with terrorist threats: poll

Government poll shows 60 per cent of those who supported plan to welcome Syrian refugees expected no increased risk  More

Integral to Canada’s economy, immigrants deserve more support

John Ralston Saul wonders why all Canadians don’t see how new arrivals boost the economy – and do more to help them fit in  More

North Battleford, Sask., prepares for possible arrival of spilled oil

Husky Energy says between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the North Saskatchewan River Thursday morning near Maidstone, Sask  More

N.S. swimmers warned of shark with a hankering for mackerel

Shark has gone under a popular swimming bridge, grabbing fish off anglers’ lines  More

Trudeau’s Muskrat Falls dilemma to test Canada’s green pledges

As project cost balloons from $7.4-billion to over $11-billion, province asks for debt help  More

Families feel shut out after draft mandate of missing, murdered inquiry leaked

A day after draft terms of reference were leaked, government spoke with upset relatives about their contents  More

Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show

Numbers could shift up or down, but early indications show overall response rate of 98 per cent  More

Air Transat to offer compensation for flight cancelled

The airline’s president says the carrier will compensate all passengers booked on a flight that was disrupted when two pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness  More

Artists using anthem for artistic expression must be careful: Trudeau

Trudeau responds to controversy involving Tenors member who changed O Canada lyrics  More

Halifax police investigate fifth sex assault allegedly involving cab driver

Police suggest it may be linked to other recent attacks  More

OPP officer charged with sexual assault

Officer has been suspended with pay over alleged off-duty incident  More

Doctors’ group warns new fee deal will cause surge in patient wait times

Concerned Ontario Doctors says deal between Ontario Medical Association, province will have bad impact on patient care  More

Supreme Court upholds law punishing child sex offenders retroactively

Majority also refused to allow ban on contact with kids under 16 to be applied retroactively  More

Nudists call for fewer clothed visitors at clothing-optional beaches

Visitors to Vancouver’s Wreck Beach and Toronto’s Hanlan’s Point have been told to disrobe  More

Quebec comedian ordered to pay $35,000 to disabled boy he mocked

Mike Ward’s lawyer says he will appeal the decision  More

Trial for woman accused of hiding infant remains in storage locker on hold

Andrea Giesbrecht was arrested in October, 2014, after the remains were found in plastic containers in a U-Haul storage locker  More

Tragically Hip announces concert-ticket lottery

Fifty winners will be selected from each show’s lottery  More

Trudeau faces diversity challenge in Supreme Court judge selection

Prime Minister has an opportunity to make a historic mark, but the search for diversity is proving a challenge  More

Mali extends three-month state of emergency after attacks kill dozens

Mali extended a state of emergency for 10 days on Wednesday, the council of ministers said, after a spate of attacks by armed groups killed dozens and destabilized the vast desert country.  More

Quebec-based group given go-ahead to begin testing Zika vaccine on humans

Laval University-based group says it’s the first in Canada to be authorized by Health Canada and the FDA for clinical studies  More

Missing, murdered inquiry will lack power to compel police action

Draft of terms of reference for missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry says commissioners will report on systemic causes of the violence  More

PETA claims giraffe shot several times with BB gun at Bowmanville Zoo

OSPCA investigating claims staff show giraffe with BB gun  More

Chatham, Ont., police assess policy of bra removal for women in custody

Police chief says policy is based on concerns bras could be used for self-harm  More

Canadian student from Ukraine confirmed dead in France attack

Mykhaylo Bazelevskyy had permanent resident status in Canada, but was travelling on a Ukrainian passport  More

Government supports UN indigenous declaration: Wilson-Raybould

Justice minister addresses critics who suggest she is backtracking on the government’s pledge to bolster indigenous rights in Canada  More

Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy

While Ottawa plans to position self-nominations as move to transparency, it has quietly set up committee to provide short list for PM  More