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A controversial end to a controversial regional council:Caslin casts deciding vote to send embattled CAO on tax-payer funded trade mission to China

In his final act as regional chair Alan Caslin, left, voted Thursday night to send CAO Carmen D'Angelo, to China on a trade mission.  Photo by Bob Tymczyszyn

Niagara's regional council ended its term Thursday night the same way it began four years ago - with controversy. Alan Caslin's final act as regional chair was to cast a tie-breaking vote to allow regional chief administrative officer Carmen D'Ang

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MISSING SINCE APRIL - Complete Series

A weathered missing persons poster of Ashley Simpson is tacked to a post on Yankee Flats Road, not far from where she lived in Salmon Arm, B.C. The St. Catharines woman has been missing since April. Photo by Grant LaFleche

In 2016, St. Catharines woman Ashley Simpson vanished near the mountain town of Salmon Arm, B.C. No trace of her has been found since. St. Catharines Standard investigative reporter Grant LaFleche followed Simpson's trailer from Niagara, to northern B.C. and to Salmon Arm to discover what happened to Simpson.

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NIAGARA VOTES 2018 - LIVE SHOW

Live coverage of the 2018 municipal election brought to you by The Standard, The Review, The Tribune and Niagara College Starting at 7 p.m.

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Marathon Commons vote ends, but Philpott interview raises new questions about SNC-Lavalin affair

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The Conservatives' marathon vote protest in the Commons that ended just before 1 a.m. ET in Ottawa got an added boost from a Maclean's magazine interview with Jane Philpott, who said there's "much more to the story" of the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

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Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won

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Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?

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New Zealand promised and delivered a gun ban. Here's why the U.S. can't do the same

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The gun-policy changes were dramatic and, remarkably, for a Western nation with a powerful pro-firearms lobby, they came swiftly. But this was the New Zealand parliament, not the United States government. And one shouldn't expect the U.S. to follow New Zealand's lead.

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Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 in southern Africa

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Even as floodwaters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed.

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EU, Syria reject Trump's statement on Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

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U.S. President Donald Trump says it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

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'I'm hoarding': Ontario's basic income recipients prepare for program's early end

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Ontario's basic income pilot project was widely expected to last three years, and for participants who made financial commitments based on that timeline, the program's early end is creating new financial stresses.

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Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 47

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A massive explosion at an eastern China chemical plant with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds, 90 of them seriously.

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How to make your home greener (and more efficient)

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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to make your home more eco-friendly, how climate change is affecting the U.S. military and a novel way of recycling styrofoam.

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If Trudeau takes his own advice, he will take a stand against Quebec's religious symbols ban: Robyn Urback

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In the aftermath of the New Zealand massacre, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of Commons and chastised politicians for looking the other way in the face of bigotry. He had a point. Which is why he should take a stand against dog whistle politics in Quebec.

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'The insult': Ottawa's move to honour Métis war vets comes after years of stonewalling

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Nearly 20 years ago, when Veterans Affairs Canada documented the "discrimination and outright fraud" perpetrated against the country's Indigenous war veterans, it deliberately excluded former Métis soldiers. Now it's moving to reverse that injustice - too late for most of the veterans affected by it.

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Taking a final bow: Schitt's Creek and TV hits that creators ended on their terms

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The threat of cancellation doesn't necessarily faze the devoted fanbase of a hit TV show. But a distinct branch of creators are making the bittersweet decision to fade to black after just a few seasons.

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Truck driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash to be sentenced Friday

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The truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash should learn his fate this morning in a Melfort, Sask., courtroom.

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White House rejects Democrats' request for information on Trump-Putin talks

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The White House rejected a request by congressional Democrats that it provide information about U.S. President Donald Trump's communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, House Democratic leaders said Thursday, suggesting they would take further action.

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Air Canada says their 737 Max jets have all safety features Boeing sells as extras

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Air Canada says it has additional safety systems installed on all of their Boeing 737 Max jets after media reports suggest that Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines jets that recently crashed didn't have the most upgraded safety features.

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British PM Theresa May accepts EU's counter-offer to delay Brexit

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European Union leaders have offered Britain a choice of short delays to its departure from the European Union, postponing Brexit, due March 29, until at least mid-April.

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Another OPP officer dies by suicide

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An Ontario Provincial Police constable at a detachment in Ottawa has taken his own life, the 13th reported suicide of an active or retired member of the police force since 2012.

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'We are one:' New Zealand PM joins thousands to mourn mosque attack victims

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New Zealanders gathered for nationwide prayers to mark one week since mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.

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Rachel Notley's NDP starts Alberta campaign with big hill to climb

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Rachel Notley and the NDP have plenty of ground to make up in the next several weeks if they're going to make the Alberta election race competitive with Jason Kenney's United Conservatives.

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Man who sent pipe bombs to CNN, prominent Democrats pleads guilty

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The Florida man who sent several pipe bombs to critics of U.S. President Donald Trump and to CNN pleaded guilty Thursday.

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Philpott and Wilson-Raybould can speak freely on SNC-Lavalin in Commons, says former House law clerk

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For the past 24 hours, opposition MPs in the House of Commons have staged a series of consecutive confidence votes to pressure the Liberal government to let the former attorney general and justice minister answer more questions before a committee of MPs - but according to a former law clerk of the House, that pressure tactic was unnecessary.

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