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Rural fire hall discussed at Port Colborne council

Port Colborne council members discussed the possibility of a rural fire hall during the meeting of the committee of the whole on Monday night.  More

Task force calls for park at Glen Ridge school

A task force is recommending the City of St. Catharines buy the former Glen Ridge School property and use a portion for a neighbourhood park.  More

Soldier’s lengthy service career to be celebrated

Chief Warrant Officer Mary Demetruk entered the Canadian Armed Forces in 1978 in St. Catharines.  More

Vigil denounces vet's punishment

More than 70 people turned out for the first of two protests planned at the office of a suspended St. Catharines veterinarian.  More

RECAP: St. Catharines City Council

St. Catharines City Council will be discussing the possible fate of Glen Ridge School tonight when it meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight.  More

Reinvigorating Roselawn's authors series

For most of its 23-year history, the authors series at Roselawn Centre has sold out for book readings by some of the most famous writers Canada has to offer.  More

Live updates from Port Colborne city council

The Tribune is providing live updates from tonight's Port Colborne City Council meeting.  More

Minacs celebrates 10 years in Niagara Falls

Minacs, a call centre located on Montrose Road in Niagara Falls, is celebrating their tenth anniversary.Anyone driving by the building will see a name change out front, Concentric, and that will become official Nov. 1. A rebranding will take place over the next few months.Concentric is located in more than 25 countries and they have over 90,000 emp  More

30 years of caring

Port Cares executive director Christine Clark Lafleur said Port Cares started as an effort from concerned citizens to make a difference in their community. Now, 30 years later, it’s still around.  More

Cop union questions chief's 'sick time' arithmetic

The association that represents Niagara’s front-line police officers has returned fire over a memo from Chief Jeff McGuire about absenteeism.  More

PAC celebrating its first birthday

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is gearing up for its first birthday with guided tours, workshops and interactive activities on Saturday.  More

Witnesses sought in fatal crash

Niagara Regional Police are looking for witnesses after a single-vehicle collision took the life of a 63-year-old Lincoln man.  More

In the courts

A 26-year-old Niagara Falls man will spend almost a year behind bars for his role in what local police had called “a drug trafficking squad.”  More

Ontario NDP plans student loan interest relief

Student debt is that albatross weighing on Rowan Malak every day.  More

New deputy fire chief for Niagara Falls

Joseph Zambito has been named the new deputy chief of operations for the Niagara Falls Fire Department, effective Oct. 3.  More

The 'change' candidate can't change his ways in 1st debate

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Everyone, even Donald Trump, knew Hillary Clinton would try to get under his skin and lure him off message and down the rabbit hole of his vanity, and yet the Republican candidate couldn't resist the bait for the entire duration of Monday's debate.

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Air Canada, WestJet 'colluded' to charge checked bag fee, proposed class action alleges

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A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Air Canada and WestJet "colluded" to introduce a charge for a first checked bag fee. It also claims that the added charge has “unjustly enriched” the two airlines because it comes with no extra service.

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Military ombudsman rips dizzying delay in ex-soldier benefits

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The country's military ombudsman says he's hoping the Liberal government will stop discharging wounded soldiers before their benefits are arranged.

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'Back to the street': France's unimagined and unimaginable migrant crisis

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One hundred thousand asylum seekers have made their way to France in 2016, a country now playing catchup with what some say was a foreseeable crisis, Michelle Gagnon writes from Paris.

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'That makes me smart': 7 key moments from the Clinton-versus-Trump debate

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump engaged in their first one-on-one debate Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Here are some of the key moments from the highly-anticipated showdown.

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Royal visit to B.C. rainforest met with torrents of rain, and cheers

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The weather in Bella Bella, B.C., had different plans for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge than what the locals had hoped, but despite some relocations and cancellations, the royal couple paid a visit to the remote northern B.C. community.

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'A program for another era': Liberals could nix Canada Savings Bond sales in next budget

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau is seriously considering an end to the Canada Savings Bond program in his next federal budget, according to sources who spoke to Radio-Canada.

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WHO calls for safe routes to east for rescue of Aleppo sick and wounded

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The World Health Organization calls for the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated of sick and wounded people through safe corridors.

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Got a few million to spare? Here are the companies vying to send tourists to space

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Travel to the final frontier is becoming increasingly accessible as the race to send tourists to space is heating up. For a hefty price tag, companies are offering trips to the International Space Station, and travel 100 kilometres above Earth.

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Private meeting at UN between Trudeau team and Omani officials led to professor's release by Iran

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A quiet meeting just off the main floor of the United Nations General Assembly may have been the turning point in Canada’s attempts to secure the release of Homa Hoodfar from a prison in Iran.

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Clinton, Trump clash over taxes, race and terror in 1st presidential debate

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In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters. The New York businessman repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

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Why some Ontario residents oppose Nestlé's water-taking permit

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There will be a showdown between water advocates and politicians Monday night in Guelph, Ont., over Nestlé bottling water in nearby Aberfoyle.

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Web streaming service Shomi to shut down as of Nov. 30

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Video streaming service Shomi announced Monday it will shut down at the end of November, two years after it launched.

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Avalanche kills skier on 'Death Trap' route near Lake Louise

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An avid skier from Golden, B.C. died Sunday after an avalanche pushed him off a very large cliff near Lake Louise, CBC News has confirmed.

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'Shocked and profoundly saddened,' says nightclub as teen charged in death of Mylan Hicks

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One of three men detained in the weekend shooting of Calgary Stampeders player Mylan Hicks at a nightclub has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity

The Prime Minister hopes to reach agreement to protect Canadian corporations from theft of intellectual property  More

Canada's racial divide: Confronting racism in our own backyard

A common national narrative holds the country as a bastion of multiculturalism and inclusiveness, especially compared with the United States, but it’s a narrative that glosses over some harsh truths  More

U of T scholar to become head of Cambridge University

Stephen Toope is the first non-Briton to be nominated as vice-chancellor at the prestigious British school  More

RCMP pitched parallel process for missing, murdered inquiry: memo

Source says proposal was intended to let inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women focus on underlying socio-economic issues  More

Two dead, pilot seriously injured in northern Quebec plane crash

Cessna plane went down along the Mouchalagane River in northern Quebec on Sunday  More

Man launches lawsuit against Ontario over vicious jail assault

Francis Jesse Deguire says attack at Brockville Jail was result of Ontario government’s negligence  More

Parks Canada forced to play catch up on HMS Terror find

HMS Terror was found off King William Island in Nunavut  More

Mi’kmaq protesters block access to proposed N.S. natural gas storage site

Mi’kmaq protesters say the Alton project in Fort Ellis threatens a river that passes through their traditional lands  More

Ottawa mulls options to revoke controversial citizenship law

Immigration Minister says Ottawa is considering options to revoke former government’s rule, which could affect Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef  More

Expecting mothers in rural areas more likely to suffer complications: study

A new study by the Canadian Medical Association Journal says mothers-to-be who live in rural areas are more likely than urban women to suffer severe complications during their pregnancies and deliveries  More

Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar arrives in Oman after release from Iran jail

After nearly four months in solitary detention, 65-year-old Canadian-Iranian professor is free  More

Most provincial drug plans won’t cover abortion pills in Canada

Manufacturer decision to skip $72,000 review of medication prevents Mifegymiso from being added to lists of publicly funded drugs  More

Day 2 of William and Catherine's Royal Visit to Western Canada

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge landed in a float plane off the coast of Vancouver for a visit accompanied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. During their stay the royal couple visited Sheway, a centre that provides support for native women, met refugees at the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre and met members of the Canadian Olympic team at the Telus Gardens.  More

Ontario Premier Wynne ‘concerned’ about rapidly rising housing prices

The Premier said her government hasn’t decided if it will impose a foreign buyer tax like B.C.  More

A year after collapsing at marathon's finish line, Stéphane Demers is running again

A year after collapsing near the Montreal marathon’s finish line, Stéphane Demers is running again – this time with the race’s medical director beside him  More

Where is Canada going with China now?

On this visit, the Chinese Premier’s agreement to meet annually with our Prime Minister implies good things for Canada, but Chinese premiers have a lot of demands competing for their time  More

Native Women’s Association of Canada appoints interim president

The group was at the forefront of the push for an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women  More

LAVs now memorials to Canadians who served in Afghanistan

Two decommissioned light armoured vehicles unveiled as a thank-you from Ontario communties  More

Day 1 of the Royal Visit

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive in Victoria, beginning their week-long visit to Canada. The prince and his wife first visited Canada five years ago. This time, kids in tow, they will take in the natural beauty of Canada's Pacific coast, heading as far north as the rugged Yukon territory, and will also meet with indigenous people.  More

Calgary Stampeders mourn death of Mylan Hicks after nightclub shooting

Mylan Hicks of the Calgary Stampeders was shot and killed early Sunday morning after an incident at Calgary nightclub  More

Diplomat’s teen son, snared in Miami double murder, deported back to Canada

American immigration agents escorted Marc Wabafiyebazu from Miami to Montreal earlier this month where he was reunited with his mother, Roxanne Dube  More

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Canadian tour with moment of reflection in Victoria

Prince William and Catherine began their Canadian tour on Saturday with a moment of reflection, laying a wreath at the foot of the granite-and-bronze war Memorial to the Unknown Soldier in the British Columbia capital  More

Montreal latest North American city being urged to explore 911 texting service

Calls for widely available texting services are on the rise in some North Amercian cities since the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June, when it was reported that some of the victims texted family members to ask them to call 911 out of fear of drawing the shooter’s attention.  More

Health Canada saw lab tests showing toxins in retail pot, minister confirms

The Health Minister confirmed in a statement Friday that her staff had received the reports that showed the presence of dangerous chemicals in marijuana in Vancouver dispensaries  More

Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook’s body found in Ottawa river

Troubled Annie Pootoogook, 47, had lived in Ottawa for past nine years after a string of artistic successes  More

Maryam Monsef and the modern political narrative

MP Maryam Monsef seems to be getting the benefit of the doubt in her Peterborough riding, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t question how politicans sell themselves  More

Gord Downie’s Secret Path project shows way forward on reconciliation: chief

As Gord Downie looks on, Law Society awards Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler with honorary degree  More

An insider’s guide to understanding Quebec

Pollster Jean-Marc Léger says Quebeckers, despite cherishing joie de vivre above all, aren’t so different from English Canada  More

Canadian actor Richard Hong found dead at Stroumboulopoulos’s L.A. home

Police in Los Angeles are investigating an apparent homicide at a home rented by George Stroumboulopoulos  More