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2023-12-03 - ‘A slap in the face’: Doug Ford pledged to fix autism wait times but families are waiting longer — and losing hope

2023-12-03 - Tugboat Santa, Let it Glow headline weekend list of things to do

2023-12-03 - Growing Your Garden: Christmas at McFarland House — a Niagara tradition

2023-12-03 - They spend all day alone — in a chair. Some seniors are aging at home so quietly few know they exist

2023-12-03 - Worker who died months after incident at Stelco’s Lake Erie Works ‘loved with an unconditional, fierce heart’

2023-12-03 - Families’ unwavering belief in Red Hill Valley Parkway safety concerns vindicated

2023-12-03 - Peterborough man accused of killing 2-month-old will have a preliminary hearing in April 2024

2023-12-03 - Search continues for loose kangaroo in Oshawa after it escaped during pit stop at local zoo

2023-12-03 - Holiday spirit brings cheer to downtown Ridgeway

2023-12-03 - St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake offering free holiday parking

2023-12-03 - Doug Ford accuses ‘extremist’ federal environment minister of stalling Highway 413 project

2023-12-03 - Raccoon dog? Bamboo rat? Lab leak? Four years after first COVID case in China, science is providing new clues to the virus’s origins

2023-12-03 - US military affirms it will end live-fire training in Hawaii's Makua Valley

2023-12-03 - Elegy for a Poodle: How the death of a family pet inspires a must-read essay on life, connection and beauty

2023-12-03 - How 'forced financing' makes some car dealerships more money

2023-12-02 - Homeless population prepares for snow as winter rolls into Niagara

2023-12-02 - Teen to be sentenced in relation to stabbing in Pelham

2023-12-02 - Failing grade given to Niagara public school board's early graduation date

2023-12-02 - Marijuana discovered in shipment of toys at Niagara border crossing

2023-12-02 - 'I'm in absolute shock': Thieves nab $100,000 worth of goods from Niagara Falls autograph store

2023-12-02 - St. Catharines seeks input on next three years of tax increases

2023-12-03 - In their own words: What happened when a Niagara cop shot another during a dispute that started over a bathroom break

2023-12-02 - Police say woman faces murder charge in death of 48-year-old Cape Breton woman

2023-12-02 - Community shows ‘so much love’ after Niagara-on-the-Lake man severely hurt on the job

2023-12-02 - Motorist who caused horrific Hwy. 140 crash sentenced to 30 months behind bars

2023-12-02 - MPs are acting out for one reason — and it’s the ugly truth few want to talk about

2023-12-02 - Hamilton at risk of losing nearly 200 long-term care beds when home closes instead of expands

2023-12-02 - A 'predator' at CSIS: Officers allege rape, harassment and a toxic workplace culture

2023-12-02 - Person believed to be behind bogus bomb threats in Ontario arrested in Morocco: OPP

2023-12-02 - 'No one will be turned away': 988 suicide crisis helpline launches across Canada

2023-12-02 - Nearly 1 kg of drugs seized in St. Catharines: NRP

2023-12-02 - Montreal youth facing trial for double murder arrested in jail for two other killings

2023-12-02 - B.C. urges people to prepare for atmospheric river bearing down on south coast

2023-12-02 - Flu season has officially started in Canada, public health agency says

2023-12-02 - Police charge director of Miss Nicaragua pageant with running 'beauty queen coup' plot

2023-12-02 - Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement 'extremist'

2023-12-02 - Calgary sees another home sales gain in November as prices jump nearly 11%

2023-12-02 - Let them eat Versace bags? Jagmeet Singh is known for his style, but he misjudged this sartorial move

2023-12-02 - Investors now own more than 50% of Toronto’s new condos — and experts say they’re driving up housing prices for everyone

2023-12-02 - Toronto home prices expected to drop next year — but the condo market will bounce back, report predicts

2023-12-02 - Sales of newly built GTA condos at 10-year low for October: ‘It’s a sluggish, flat market’

2023-11-29 - It all started over a bathroom break: It’s been five years since Niagara cops went face-to-face in shooting

2023-11-29 - One person in critical condition, two others rescued from St. Catharines boarding house fire

2023-11-29 - Suspended Hamilton lawyer — connected to criminal fraud investigation with a St. Catharines victim — asks to practice again

2023-11-29 - Man dead following shooting in Grimsby; police investigating Niagara's eighth homicide of 2023

2023-11-29 - The tenant thought the man didn’t belong in the apartment building and gave him a ‘modest push’ to stop him. The senior fell, sustained a brain hemorrhage and died five days later.

2023-11-29 - Man who fired BB gun at Welland teens to learn fate in new year

2023-11-29 - All-Canadian EV Arrow 2.0 set to take flight with new prototype to pitch to the world

2023-11-29 - Ontario has a road salt addiction. And it’s turning our rivers and lakes into saltwater, experts say

2023-11-29 - Home prices are dropping in Ontario’s ski country — but they won’t stay down for long, Royal LePage says

2023-11-29 - Growing number of homeless people turning to ERs for shelter and warmth, study says

2023-11-29 - Christmas lights to get Stevensville into the holiday spirit

2023-11-29 - Victorian holiday traditions to come alive at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area

2023-11-29 - Strength through compassion: Grimsby's McNally House bereavement programs provide crucial service

2023-11-29 - Police say officer shot man after a vehicle tried to evade a traffic stop

2023-11-29 - Three in four Canadians say higher immigration is worsening housing crisis: poll

2023-11-29 - El Niño brings a warm start to winter, but that could change: Weather Network

2023-11-29 - Tortoise Frank the Tank, found wandering bok choy field, gets a new home in B.C.

2023-11-29 - Saskatchewan seniors home afflicted by drug use, vandalism

2023-11-29 - Sales of newly built GTA condos at 10-year low for October: ‘It’s a sluggish, flat market’

2023-11-29 - Ontario nixes cities' ask to allow more of them to get housing infrastructure money

2023-11-28 - Food bank need rises in Niagara as wages stagnate

2023-11-28 - Niagara hospitals mitigating surge of influenza, COVID-19, RSV infections

2023-11-28 - 'Absolutely no talk' of moving Paul Bernardo to minimum security: corrections head

2023-11-28 - Trial to begin for man arrested in wake of St. Catharines pandemic lockdown rally

2023-11-28 - No, Niagara Health is not calling for your social insurance number

2023-11-28 - Be a Santa to a Senior brings Christmas joy to lonely older adults in Niagara

2023-11-28 - Wainfleet man killed in truck rollover

2023-11-28 - Ontario getting its first major snowfall of the season as some parts could see up to 35 cm of snow

2023-11-28 - Thousands of Canada’s permanent residents are afraid to leave the country. Here’s why

2023-11-28 - ‘Inflation isolation’: Half of Ontarians are staying home and socializing less to save money, survey finds

2023-11-28 - Life expectancy for Canadians fell in 2022 for third year in a row, says StatCan

2023-11-28 - Medical care being delivered by phone and video is safe, concludes McMaster research

2023-11-28 - Trump hints at expanded role for the military within the US. A legacy law gives him few guardrails

2023-11-28 - These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2023

2023-11-28 - I no longer qualify for a mortgage on my pre-construction property. What are my options?

2023-11-28 - Home Decorators Collection artificial Christmas tree recalled over fire risk

2023-11-25 - Niagara region councillors, police clash over 2024 budget increase

2023-11-25 - Police identify American couple killed in fiery Rainbow Bridge crash

2023-11-25 - Niagara police face backlog of child pornography investigations

2023-11-25 - Santa parades and tree lightings top Niagara’s weekend things to do

2023-11-25 - Two Niagara men await sentencing on human trafficking-related charges

2023-11-25 - Police chief critical of social media posts following border incident

2023-11-25 - Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in George Floyd's killing, stabbed in prison, AP source says

2023-11-25 - ‘The oil and gas industry is facing a moment of truth’: Carbon capture won’t work, says International Energy Agency

2023-11-25 - Durham police set up a fake ad offering sex with minors. It got 6,678 views in four days

2023-11-25 - GTA doctor who touched patients’ genitals during exams for depression, migraine and pink eye is sentenced to nine years for sex assault

2023-11-25 - ‘Let them eat as much as they want.’ Big Sugar sponsors dietitians’ favourable posts on social media. Experts say Canadian regulators need to intervene

2023-11-25 - Country Christmas Store in Pelham spreads holiday cheer

2023-11-25 - Canada’s invasive ‘super pig’ population is set to explode. Should Ontario be worried?

2023-11-25 - Quebec woman, 61, killed hours after police called to her home, suspect arrested

2023-11-25 - Andrew Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by former aide in new legal filing

2023-11-25 - FBI ends investigation of car wreck at Niagara Falls bridge, no indication of terrorism

2023-11-25 - Mastermind Toys granted creditor protection, wants permission to close some stores

2023-11-25 - Worried about paranormal activity in your new home? Meet Toronto’s only psychic licensed realtor

2023-11-24 - Spooky favourite ‘The ‘X’ Zone’ returns to Niagara radio

2023-11-24 - Niagara’s Walker Industries launches largest renewable natural gas from landfill project in Ontario

2023-11-24 - Police chief critical of social media posts following border incident

2023-11-24 - ‘It felt like an earthquake’: Husband, wife dead as Rainbow Bridge blast causes chaos but terrorism fears subside

2023-11-24 - Rainbow Bridge expected to reopen day after fiery vehicle crash

2023-11-24 - No ‘silver bullet’ to solve homelessness or affordable housing

2023-11-24 - Hospital Spotlight: Service dog proves to be this man’s best friend during visit to Niagara emergency department

2023-11-24 - Patients languish on wait lists while ORs sit empty, Ontario Health Coalition claims

2023-11-24 - Burnout leaves Hamilton public health with staffing crisis

2023-11-24 - Walmart shooter who injured 4 in Ohio may have been motivated by racial extremism, FBI says

2023-11-24 - Doug Ford government’s sudden reversal on boundary expansion leaves municipalities scrambling

2023-11-24 - Toronto Pearson warning travellers that inclement weather causing flight delays in U.S.

2023-11-24 - $35K worth of suspected drugs seized in Niagara Falls investigation

2023-11-24 - Batman folder, Chinese diplomats and nixed charges: what the Ortis jury didn't hear

2023-11-24 - No evidence to support conspiracy between 'Freedom Convoy' organizers: defence

2023-11-24 - Richmond, B.C., man faces multiple charges in $10M cryptocurrency home invasion theft

2023-11-24 - Nova Scotia to use new radiotherapy technology in cancer treatment

2023-11-24 - Timekeepers no more, rank-and-file Jehovah's Witnesses say goodbye to tracking proselytizing hours

2023-11-23 - ‘I’m just grateful to be safe’: Visitors, including Americans caught in Canada after blast at Rainbow Bridge, pivot their plans

2023-11-23 - Terrorism ruled out in deadly explosion at Rainbow Bridge

2023-11-23 - No ‘silver bullet’ to solve homelessness or affordable housing

2023-11-23 - ‘I miss the stage:’ Greg Frewin magically un-retires, returns to his Niagara Falls show

2023-11-23 - AI-generated images showing what Niagara Falls could look in 100 years ‘a real wake-up call’

2023-11-23 - Port Colborne firefighters sent to wrong address for fire call; 911 caller unsure of location

2023-11-23 - The latest on the deadly explosion at the Canada-U. S. border crossing in New York

2023-11-23 - New Hampshire man had no car and no furniture, but died with a big secret, leaving his town millions

2023-11-23 - The end of The Beer Store? I’ll drink to that

2023-11-23 - Canadian astronaut Kutryk bound for space station, colleague to back up moon flight

2023-11-23 - Hourly wages have been fairly stagnant for most workers — except CEOs and senior management, StatCan data shows

2023-11-23 - Last structural beam to be installed for new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

2023-11-23 - Explosion at the Rainbow Bridge not linked to terrorism, says New York governor

2023-11-23 - The latest on the deadly explosion at the Canada-U. S. border crossing in New York

2023-11-23 - 2 dead after vehicle explodes at Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls, official says

2023-11-23 - An American man convicted of child sex crimes in Kenya 9 years ago is rearrested on new charges

2023-11-23 - St. Lawrence Seaway extends 2023 shipping season into new year

2023-11-23 - Adopt a Pet: No laughing matter. Carol Bunnet needs a home

2023-11-23 - Santa parades through Niagara Falls — with many more stops on his list coming up

2023-11-23 - ‘Affordability improved’, but income of more than $176,000 needed to buy average home in Hamilton

2023-11-23 - Here's how October's inflation data could affect mortgage renewals

2023-11-22 - Spooky favourite ‘The ‘X’ Zone’ returns to Niagara radio

2023-11-22 - New contract not what Niagara paramedics hoped for

2023-11-22 - Province removes Bart Maves from Niagara Parks Commission board

2023-11-22 - Exotic dancer’s request for review of NRP investigation dismissed by court

2023-11-22 - UK police recover the bodies of 4 teenage boys who went missing during a camping trip

2023-11-22 - 'Slap in the face': Indigenous women's group reacts to Emmy win for Sainte-Marie film

2023-11-22 - Going to jail can disrupt health care for people with mental illness, inquest hears

2023-11-22 - Key highlights from the Liberals' 2023 fall economic statement

2023-11-22 - Canada’s grocery giants reveal new plans to stabilize food prices — including expanded price freeze and early holiday discounts

2023-11-22 - He joined Toronto Fire to save lives. The homophobia he says he encountered nearly ended his own

2023-11-22 - 'They’re working nonstop': Massive overtime pushes salaries of Hamilton hospital nurses over $200K

2023-11-22 - UK police recover the bodies of 4 teenage boys who went missing during a camping trip

2023-11-21 - Spooky favourite ‘The ‘X’ Zone’ returns to Niagara radio

2023-11-21 - Tiny homes poised for big opportunity in St. Catharines

2023-11-21 - Niagara House Hunt: $6.5-million custom-built Villa De La Crème for sale in Niagara-on-the-Lake

2023-11-21 - Solaia aims to be where comfort and elegance meet in downtown St. Catharines

2023-11-21 - Some nurse practitioners in Canada not being paid for administering MAID

2023-11-21 - Producing a happy and healthy neighbourhood: St. Catharines groups move markets indoors

2023-11-21 - Crossing the river for Black Friday shopping? CBSA has tips to make the trip smoother

2023-11-21 - Santa and Elf run returns to Niagara-on-the-Lake Dec. 17

2023-11-21 - Region discouraging tent donations for homeless population

2023-11-21 - Police testimony resumes in criminal trial of 'Freedom Convoy' organizers

2023-11-21 - A timeline of retailer Bad Boy's rise and fall

2023-11-20 - Region discouraging tent donations for homeless population

2023-11-20 - ‘I’m at a loss’: Trudeau government’s own experts upset by its foot-dragging over online harms law

2023-11-20 - Rosalynn Carter, outspoken former first lady, dies at 96

2023-11-20 - Scientific report urges debate on genetic modification to control insect pests

2023-11-20 - For this group of trans women, the pope and his message of inclusivity are a welcome change

2023-11-20 - A hat worn by Napoleon sold for $2.1 million at an auction of the French emperor's belongings

2023-11-20 - Invasive bugs that attack hemlock trees found in Lincoln

2023-11-20 - NO FRILLS STRIKE AVERTED: Tentative deal reached Sunday morning will keep 17 stores, 1,200 workers on job in locations across Ontario

2023-11-20 - CRA claws back $458 million in pandemic-era wage subsidies after partial audit

2023-11-20 - Review: More than a magic show, Penn & Teller dig deep at Fallsview Casino

2023-11-20 - 'Please regulate AI:' Artists push for U.S. copyright reforms but tech industry says not so fast

2023-11-20 - Spend this holiday TV season with Paddington, Melissa McCarthy, Lori Loughlin and more

2023-11-19 - Stormwater pond intended to stop PCBs leakage at former St. Catharines GM property is working: ministry

2023-11-19 - Trudeau government to crack down on people who profit from short-term rentals like Airbnb: source

2023-11-19 - NRP investigate ‘suspicious’ Pelham house fire

2023-11-19 - “If he ever drives again, he will eventually kill someone,” judge says at sentencing of impaired driver

2023-11-19 - Welland councillor who instigated meeting where city CAO was fired, asked after the position a day later

2023-11-19 - Niagara’s unemployment rate holding steady through economic uncertainty

2023-11-19 - Niagara Falls and Fort Erie mayors say their communities didn’t need provincially-instigated boundary expansions

2023-11-19 - An ‘untapped’ area of Niagara tourism potential

2023-11-19 - St. Catharines Tree of Giving campaign invites residents to donate toys and gifts

2023-11-19 - New warrant in Barry and Honey Sherman murders focuses on business deals

2023-11-19 - Sex offender Jeffrey Cairns would pose an ‘undue risk to society’ if released: parole board

2023-11-19 - Texas man executed for 2001 killing of 5-year-old girl abducted from a store

2023-11-19 - 776 charges laid against 4 people after trees that blocked condo views of Martindale Pond chopped down

2023-11-19 - Study finds Alberta underestimates methane emissions by 50 per cent

2023-11-19 - Human trafficking victim made $120,000. Waterloo man took it all

2023-11-19 - Doug Ford made a mess of Ontario’s postsecondary schools. Now he needs to undo the damage

2023-11-19 - ‘No one’s experienced something like this:’ Canadian police data shows spike in hate against Jewish and Muslim communities

2023-11-19 - Former RCMP official's rationale for disclosing secrets can't be believed: Crown

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REL-MAR McConnell Media Company Nominated for Canadian Choice Award

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