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Trudeau to visit St. Catharines Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making a donut stop in downtown St. Catharines Friday.  More

Dual duty talk draws couple of dozen voters

They didn’t fill half the seats in Robertson Hall, but the 30-plus people who showed up on a rainy Thursday night to chat about dual-duty representation was a good turnout by city standards.  More

#AskSendzik: Police station costs will be discussed

Mayor Walter Sendzik said he’s confident Niagara Region will get to the root cause of why a St. Catharines police detachment is projected to have $5.6 million in cost overruns.  More

Burgoyne Arena closed for emergency repairs

Bill Burgoyne Arena was shut down for emergency repairs Thursday and all public skating and activities cancelled.  More

Trudeau to visit Port Colborne

Canada’s prime minister will be stopping in Port Colborne during his visit to Niagara, Friday.  More

Consolidation recommended for transit systems

Niagara is steering toward a consolidated transit system.  More

VIDEO: Chat with the Mayor

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik joins journalist Karena Walter in the Standard offices for a monthly chat.  More

Wooden decoys — 'There's a lot of stories in them'

"Give it about 26 pulls today, Pete."  More

Friend remembers Fort Erie accident victim

A 52-year-old Fort Erie motorcyclist is dead and a 33-year-old female passenger from St. Catharines suffered serious injuries following an accident with a motor vehicle on Farr Avenue at Elmwood Avenue in Fort Erie on Wednesday.Niagara Regional Police report the accident took place at about 5:30 p.m. and involved a 1999 Harley Davidson driven by th  More

Wrestling returns to the Rose City

Welland was once a hot bed for wrestling.  More

Man arrested in Niagara Falls strip club shooting

A man wanted in connection with a shooting in February at a Niagara Falls strip club parking lot was arrested in Ottawa on Tuesday.  More

Niagara police look forward to pot consultations

Jeff McGuire doesn’t envy the position his former police chief colleague Bill Blair is in.  More

Niagara St. to be fully open by late November

Work on Welland’s Niagara Street isn’t progressing as quickly as city staff would like, but it could still be completed on schedule.  More

Halloween dance to help children

It can be frightening to be a parent of a child diagnosed with an illness, without the money to cover costs associated with treating their illness.  More

Dogs true winners in adoption challenge

This weekend, Welland and District Humane Society has set a goal to adopt out 100 dogs.  More

Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say

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If Russian President Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, he's likely less interested in shaking up the outcome of the race than in proving a point about American democracy, experts say.


'There's a big problem': Two-thirds of Tragically Hip tickets weren't sold directly to fans

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CBC’s Marketplace investigated why it’s so hard for fans to get good seats and found that only one-third of tickets for the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour made it to fans at face value.


Convicted priest faces new sex abuse allegations

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New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Catholic priest and convicted sex offender, the CBC News has learned.


Want cheaper access to American e-commerce? Better tell it to the feds: Neil Macdonald


Canadian lawmakers could raise what's known as the de minimis level and make it dramatically cheaper for their constituents to buy goods online from the U.S. The trouble is, Neil Macdonald writes, the most obvious upside would be for Canadian consumers, and they don't lobby.


Bombardier to cut 2,000 Canadian jobs over next 2 years

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Bombardier is cutting its Canadian workforce by another 2,000 people as it trims its global staffing level by almost 10 per cent or 7,500 people.


How Netflix may be crushing border hoppers — and ways to get around it

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Netflix may be winning the war on cross-border watchers, but some of its targets refuse to go down without a fight. A handful of unblocking companies are finding ways around the Netflix blocks, says the consumer tech security website Comparitech.


Jason Grilli wants to finish career with Toronto Blue Jays

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After the Jays crushing playoff loss, the veteran reliever is still dreaming of winning a World Series. And he wants to do it in Toronto.


Shortage of judges increasing citizenship wait times

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The Trudeau government's failure to fill vacant citizenship judge positions is increasing delays for those seeking Canadian citizenship.


Nigerians forced to flee Boko Haram now face another risk — starvation

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After being forced to flee their homes, witnessing brutal violence and the destruction of their communities, many in northeastern Nigeria are now facing another pressing risk — severe malnutrition and starvation.


Partisan Twitter bots distorting U.S. presidential candidates' popularity

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It may sound a bit childish, but bot (automated) Twitter accounts like @loserDonldTrump and thousands of others are changing the conversations around this election. They might even be changing minds.


Lululemon warns it might move HQ out of Vancouver


Vancouver-based yoga giant Lululemon is asking the federal government to exempt it from the temporary foreign workers program so it can hire highly-specialized talent from elsewhere at a quicker pace.


Clinton and Trump trade political barbs for jokes at fundraising dinner

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both attending the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, where tradition dictates that the candidates deliver humorous remarks poking fun at each other and themselves, a jovial custom that seems hard to envision amid such an ugly campaign.


Trudeau urged to come clean on 'selfish' electoral reform plan

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing growing calls to confirm his commitment to overhauling Canada's voting system. After promising electoral reform in last fall's federal election and launching a comprehensive public consultation process, Trudeau muddied the waters this week.


ISIS abducts families near Mosul, attacks Kirkuk

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ISIS militants have taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and are holding them close to Islamic State locations in the Iraqi city, probably as human shields, the UN says. The militants have also launched deadly attacks in Kirkuk in a bid to divert Iraqi forces away from the Mosul fight.


Snapchat, Skype, BBM not protecting users' privacy, says Amnesty International

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Major messaging services like Snapchat, Skype and BlackBerry's BBM are not taking basic steps to ensure privacy, according to Amnesty International.


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

Liberals overhaul judicial appointment process to boost diversity

Screening committees will get training on diversity, unconscious bias and assessment of merit  More

Online version of Ontario literacy test cancelled over tech issues

Education Quality and Accountability Office was conducting first provincewide trial of its new online assessment program  More

Ontario to outlaw ‘scalper bots’ that scoop up concert tickets

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi notes challenges, but says he feels strongly government needs to do something to try to protect consumers  More

Quebec Liberal steps down from provincial caucus after sex-assault allegation

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard issued a statement on Thursday that Deputy Government House Leader Gerry Sklavounos is no longer in the Liberal caucus and is sitting as an Independent  More

Report urges feds to nearly double affordable housing funds

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness says spending increase would make homelessness rare  More

Mental-health group renews call to end prison segregation

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario urges investing in greater psychological supports and education in de-escalation techniques for prison workers  More

Methylmercury levels expected to rise at Muskrat Falls reservoir: Nalcor

Nalcor Energy says local residents can eventually expect a warning to limit fish consumption  More

Globe receives six EPPY nominations for excellence in online journalism

The Globe received nods in a wide range of categories, from photojournalism to business blog and community service journalism  More

Canadian Space Agency to conduct health experiment on space station

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will take part in experiments examining impact of long-duration missions on the brain  More

Appeal court sides with Canada Post in Hamilton community mailbox dispute

Case dealt with how much input local governments could have over sites for community mailboxes  More

Ontario man guilty of sex crimes against kids designated dangerous offender

Shayne Lund pleaded guilty to sex crimes against young children and animals  More

Lawyer wraps up arguments in Dennis Oland murder conviction appeal

Dennis Oland’s lawyers are seeking acquittal or a new trial  More

Two Ontario by-elections called for Nov. 17

The by-elections will be held to fill vacant seats in in Ottawa-Vanier and Niagara-West Glanbrook  More

Trudeau calls Saskatchewan suicides a tragedy as fourth young person dies

10-year-old child committed suicide in Deschambault Lake  More

Morneau's advisory group outlines plan to boost economy

Plus: Liberals eye self-sufficient homes; no deal on health; Utah's political conscience; and Trudeau's many 'first real tests'  More

Nunavut regions have highest infant lung infection rates in world: study

Anna Banerji of U of T has found more than 40 per cent of infants in Nunavut region are hospitalized for the affliction  More