A new 10-year federal affordable housing strategy is being welcomed by Niagara Regional Housing, but it will be some time before anyone knows what impact the plan will have locally.
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It’s not over.
Niagara College students will be back in class Tuesday and will be studying through the Christmas break now that the provincial government has put an end to a five-week-long teachers strike.
A little less than eight months after what was arguably its signature achievement — successfully leading Niagara's big for the 2021 Canada Summer Games — the Niagara Sports Commission has shuttered.
If Jane Rufrano can count on anything, it’s that her hydro bill will rise each year like clockwork.
The home of one of Niagara’s most notorious criminal organizations may soon face the wrecking ball.
Betty-Lou Souter is bracing for the worst.
It began, as many good stories do, over a cup of coffee.
In 2013, The St. Catharines Standard ran a series of stories about the long forgotten promise to build a memorial to the men who died building the Welland Canal. The series was the first time the names of those known to have died during the construction of the canal from 1914 to 1932 were published.
Ready or not Niagara, a debate about who sits on regional council is coming soon to a neighbourhood near you.
There just comes a point when you know it’s time to stop.
New legislation that would overhaul policing in Ontario has the union representing Niagara Regional Police officers concerned.
Regional chair Alan Caslin cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday that allowed regional council to cast off its own bidding process for an insurance provider and give the contract to a company that lost the bid.
Niagara’s new top cop promised to build closer relationships with community partners and other police agencies as the Niagara Regional Police grapple with the expanding costs of serving and protecting.
Another key senior manager at the Niagara Region is leaving the municipal government, The Standard has learned.
Although the numbers run counter to the direction Niagara regional council has been on for years, police services board chair Bob Gale doesn’t think he will have to fight local politicians to approve the new, bigger police budget.
After nearly a year of political ping- pong, Ontario's auditor general was directed Wednesday to conduct a comprehensive audit of the besieged Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
The all-party public accounts committee of the provincial legislature passed a motion Wednesday morning directing the Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to conduct an audit of the beleaguered Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
There was no forgiveness in William O’Sullivan’s heart Tuesday for the priest who sexually abused him as a child. But there was empathy as he watched Donald Grecco be led away from a St. Catharines courtroom to serve the next 18 months of his life in prison.
John Simpson doesn’t know where to place his hope. There is no outcome that can truly end the suffering of his family.