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NPCA charges Chinese firm with provincial act violations:Chinese land owner charged with conducting unauthorized work on wetlands

 The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority headquarters.

Nearly 72 hours after its staff investigated the site of the controversial Thundering Waters development in Niagara Falls, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority formally charged the Chinese company that owns the property with violating provincial


All the Chair's Men: The Documents:All the key documents in the CAO hiring scandal investigation

Carmen D'Angelo, now CAO of the Niagara Region, downloaded to draft regional reports about the CAO position six months before he was hired.

Before and during the 2016 CAO hiring process Carmen D'Angelo received seven documents created by the staff of then regional chair Alan Caslin, namely his policy director Robert D'Amboise and his communications director Jason Tamming. The Standar


All the Chair's Men: Ombudsman says D'Angelo hiring was an inside job

Ontario's Ombudsman says the 2016 hiring of former regional chief administrative officer Carmen D'Angelo was an "inside job" and was "unreasonable, unjust, and wrong." After 457 days of investigative work, Ombudsman Paul Dube released his 72 page


VIDEO: #AskSendzik: November Chat with the Mayor

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik chats with reporter Karena Walter at The Standard Thursday Nov. 7, 2019.

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik was at The Standard Thursday for an online chat with reporter Karena Walter. They talked about Sendzik's recent trip to the Netherlands with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment to commemorate the 75th anniversary


UPDATE: Niagara College locked down for police search:Niagara-on-the-Lake campus shut down while police searched for potentially armed break-in suspect

 Niagara Regional Police file photo

UPDATE: 11:29 a.m.: Niagara Regional Police say Niagara College locked down its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus while officers searched for a potentially armed suspect involved in an early morning break-in at a Niagara Falls residence. Around 6:45 a.m


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Krystina Waler, Conservative Party of Canada

Krystina Waler chats with Standard reporter Grant LaFleche

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Conservative Party candidate Krystina Waler Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer Tuesday: Liberal Chris Bittle Wednesday: Green Party


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Travis Mason, Green Party

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Green Party Candidate Travis Mason Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer Tuesday: Liberal Chris Bittle TODAY: Green Party Travis Mason


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Chris Bittle, Liberal

Chris Bittle

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines Liberal candidate Chris Bittle Stay tuned for interviews with other candidates from the riding: Saturday: NDP Dennis Van Meer TODAY: Liberal Chris Bittle Wednesday: Green Party Travis Maso


#NiagaraVotes Chat with the Candidate: Dennis Van Meer, NDP

 The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce held its St. Catharines debate Monday evening at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre. Green Party candidate Travis Mason, the NDP's Dennis Van Meer, Liberal incumbent Chris BIttle, People's Party Allan deRoo and Conservative candidate Krystina Waler.

Reporter Grant LaFleche chats with St. Catharines NDP candidate Dennis Van Meer.


Iran reports 6th coronavirus death as South Korea steps up screening


South Korea has reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around Daegu. Iran is reporting its sixth death from coronavirus.


What Canada's latest coronavirus case tells us about the evolution of the outbreak


As new outbreaks of coronavirus continue to appear in countries outside China, experts are now recalculating the risk of the virus and our ability to contain it worldwide.


Ontario labour groups protest Doug Ford cuts outside PC provincial convention

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Labour activists are holding a demonstration outside the Ontario Progressive Conservative convention in Niagara Falls on Saturday to protest cuts made by Premier Doug Ford's government.


Pandemic bonds were supposed to fund the cost of fighting the coronavirus — so why aren't they paying off?

Wuhan quarantine zone

A fund set up by the World Bank three years ago to help fight infectious diseases has done more to rack up fees for bankers and investors than it has to help doctors battle outbreaks, say some critics.


Misinformation may make disease outbreaks worse, researchers say

Hong Kong China Outbreak

Public health researchers in the U.K. say that the spread of misinformation during a disease outbreak may make the outbreak more severe. They hope their findings might help other public health officials dealing with disease outbreaks.


My business will be negatively affected by the railway blockades. I still support them.

Fatso shipment

Fatso CEO Jill Van Gyn says she supports the rail blockades as a meaningful and effective form of protest, despite the thousands of dollars in lost revenue and transport fees it may cost her company.


'Feels like freedom': Canadian evacuees relieved after 2-week coronavirus quarantine ends

Canadian coronavirus evacuees who spent two weeks at CFB Trenton, in Ontario, get off a bus at Pearson airport after being released from quarantine on Feb. 21, 2020.

On Friday morning, more than 200 Canadian and permanent residents received their official authorization to leave their two-week coronavirus quarantine at an army base in Ontario. They talk about the challenges of the experience and what they plan to do with their freedom.


Coastal GasLink sent back to the table with Indigenous leaders


Coastal GasLink must consult further with Indigenous communities along a stretch of its pipeline route at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en conflict, say B.C. officials. 


'Put an end to this abuse': Survivors share #MeToo stories

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Three Canadian women from different industries shared their #MeToo experiences with CBC News.


'We're all in it for the kids': Ontario education unions lead thousands in job action

Ontario teachers rally strike Queen's Park

Thousands of striking teachers and education workers rallied at the Ontario Legislature on Friday in a demonstration they say is intended to send a message to Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce.


Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements

Election 2020 Mike Bloomberg

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he's willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.


Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology


The federal privacy watchdog and three of his provincial counterparts will jointly investigate Canadian use of facial-recognition technology supplied by U.S. firm Clearview AI.


Harvey Weinstein jury seemingly deadlocked on most serious charges

Harvey Weinstein

Jurors deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's trial in New York appear to be deadlocked on the two most serious charges against the former movie mogul.


Follow a Canadian as she disembarks from the quarantined Diamond Princess

Follow a Canadian as she disembarks from the quarantined Diamond Princess

Trudy Clement and her husband Steve were trapped aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship under quarantine. Then they got approval to leave. Here's what happened, through their eyes.


We bought dozens of products from AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish. Over half were suspected fakes

Marketplace - testing counterfeits

To test how prevalent counterfeits are online, Marketplace purchased dozens of well-known products from five popular online retailers: AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish. More than half were suspected knockoffs.


'Window of opportunity' to contain coronavirus is now, health officials say


As cases rise in Iran and South Korea, both Canada's chief public health officer and the World Health Organization emphasized on Friday that containing the spread of coronavirus is a global priority that extends far beyond China.


Ontario Court judge rules parts of Canada's prostitution laws are unconstitutional

Tiffany Harvey and Hamad Anwar

Justice Thomas McKay has ruled that three parts of Canada’s prostitution laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision means charges against London, Ont. couple Tiffany Harvey and Hamad Anwar are stayed.


In Nevada, Bernie Sanders attempts a do-over with Latino voters who abandoned him in 2016


Four years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders's momentum stalled in the southwest. He's worked hard on his ground game in states with large Latino populations in the hope of writing a different ending to the script this time.