Niagara College faculty stand on the picket line on First Avenue Monday, in Welland. All academic and apprenticeship programs suspended and classes cancelled, though both campuses remain open, and all non-academic services and activities continue to run as scheduled. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune/

'Decent education' at stake: Union

Quality and fairness for students and faculty are among issues that sent college faculty to the picket line Monday, says the chief steward of OPSEU Local 242 at Niagara College.

Our mommy has a girlfriend ...

Holding hands in public with her girlfriend felt natural. Instinctive and loving. An expression of connectedness between two women who were dating.

Emergency personnel in a fire and rescue boat from Grand Island on the Niagara River Friday afternoon search for a missing diver from the Buffalo Police Department. Multiple agencies are still searching the upper Niagara River for officer Craig Lehner. Kris Dube/Special to Postmedia

Search still on for missing diver

Multiple agencies are still searching the upper Niagara River for missing Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner after he went missing Friday.

Letters to the editor

Our readers write about the conservation authority and rule changes to cross-country competition at the Niagara school level.

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services volunteer firefighter Beau Sutherland, left, and full time firefighter Mike Radzikoski, check inside a burn cell Saturday in Port Colborne. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

Every second counts

Six seconds.That’s the time it took for a smoke alarm inside a burn cell to go off after a fire was set at a Port Colborne demonstration.