Local News

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

Marine rescue craft repairs continue

A volunteer marine rescue craft serving the south shore of Lake Ontario is closer to being back in service.  More

Mountainview donates $750K to Shaver

It is the largest private donation ever made to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.  More

Mental illness gave rise to conduct

A St. Catharines man who has an unusual fixation with a house on Scott Street has been placed on probation for three years with strict terms to stay away from the residence and the people who live there.Yevgeni Zaidenko, 33, appeared in a Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines on Friday and pleaded guilty to charges of criminal harassment, misc  More

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.


Ottawa urged to end 'birth tourism' that leads to automatic citizenship

Canada Day July 1 2015 Mississauga 20150701 parade

Thousands of Canadians have signed an electronic petition urging the government to restrict automatic citizenship rights for babies born in Canada to foreigners in an effort to stop what they call "birth tourism."


174 inmates escape, 1 guard shot dead in 'violent' Haitian prison break

Haiti Prison Escape -- Oct. 22, 2016

Most inmates of a northern Haitian prison escaped on Saturday after killing a guard and stealing firearms, said authorities who launched a manhunt with support from UN peacekeepers for the 174 fugitives.


Blaine Higgs wins N.B. PC leadership race on 3rd ballot

Blaine Higgs

Former finance minister Blaine Higgs is leading after the first ballot in the Progressive Conservative leadership race in New Brunswick.


Clinton campaign preparing for post-election, even if Trump refuses to concede

Kaine-Clinton DNC --  July 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office.


AT&T to purchase Time Warner for $85.4B US

Earns ATT

AT&T Inc. said on Saturday it agreed to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion US. It's the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its high-speed network to attract a growing number of online viewers who want to ditch traditional pay-TV packages in favour of streamlined offerings or watching online.


Only a 'sociopath' would indiscrimately publish leaked data: Greenwald takes aim at WikiLeaks

Ottawa Shooting Greenwald 20141023

Journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to CBC's Diana Swain about the dilemmas posed by so-called data dumps, the motives behind the leaks and the implications for the U.S. presidential election.


Ex-Habs coach Jacques Demers hospitalized after suffering stroke

demers canadiens

Former NHL coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.


Clinton camp worried about perceived Keystone XL flip-flop, hacked emails show


Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labour unions that supported the project.


Crackdown on house churches threatens Chinese Christian movement

Pastor Xu Yonghai at table

China may officially be a secular state, but a new law that cites national security as an overriding priority is worrying Christian and other religious groups who fear they may become targets for the government, the CBC’s Saša Petricic writes from Beijing.


'System is rigged': How brokers and bots prevent you from getting the ticket you want

WE Day 20161019 TOPIX

CBC Marketplace investigated how bot software often beats the general public to grab the best seats so resellers can peddle them to fans at a markup.


Escape winter on the cheap, but don't think you won't have to sacrifice


Travel bloggers and pros share their best advice on how to escape the coming cold of winter for a southern destination, without breaking the bank


What the WikiLeaks emails show, and why they haven't sunk Clinton


WikiLeaks has brought shades of Cold War subterfuge to the U.S. presidential campaign, publishing documents that in any other election might have tarnished Hillary Clinton. Here’s a sprinkling of what the emails contain.


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.


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

Shoal Lake chief wants construction to begin on road after ferry breakdown

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, an isolated Manitoba reserve under a boil-water advisory for 18 years, has been promised an all-weather road  More