Niagara Health to hire nurses, expand hours of sexual assault domestic violence program

Niagara Health to hire nurses, expand hours of sexual assault domestic violence program

A two-month review of Niagara Health’s sexual assault domestic violence program, as well as approval for additional funds from the provincial government, is laying out a roadmap for the hospital system to identify and address areas of improvement. Janice Feather, director of practice and education at Niagara Health, oversaw the “rigorous” review of the hospital’s … Read more

IceDogs unable to curb Bulldogs in Canine Cup clash

IceDogs unable to curb Bulldogs in Canine Cup clash

Ryan Kuwabara’s debut as Niagara IceDogs head coach wasn’t much of a dogfight as far as the annual Canine Cup series versus the Hamilton Bulldogs go. Only four points separated the two Ontario Hockey League teams heading into Thursday night’s game at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines. Yet it was the Bulldogs, not the IceDogs, … Read more

Standard Boys High School Basketball Tournament back on the hardwood

Standard Boys High School Basketball Tournament back on the hardwood

The Standard Boys High School Basketball Tournament is back for the first time in three years and for the 59th time overall. COVID-19 cancelled the early season tradition for hoops in the Niagara region in each of the past two years. Qualifying-round action at the four-day,16-team tournament is taking place Monday at three venues in … Read more

Fate of dog accused of attacking campaigning councillor likely to be determined next month

Fate of dog accused of attacking campaigning councillor likely to be determined next month

A 10-year-old dog named Rocky, accused of attacking a St. Catharines city councillor, will remain in the care of Lincoln County Humane Society for the next two weeks as the case continues to work its way through the legal system. In its first appearance in Provincial Offences Court, Tuesday, the case was put over for … Read more

With Bradley as chair, Heit ready to rejoin regional council

With Bradley as chair, Heit ready to rejoin regional council

As Niagara’s regional council took up the business of reappointing Jim Bradley as its chair Thursday morning, Brian Heit was watching the live stream to see how events unfolded and hoping to regain his seat. With Bradley’s in the chair’s position, his seat is now officially vacant and the responsibility to fill it falls on … Read more

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: November 24, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: November 24, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto The hockey community mourns Toronto Maple Leafs star Börje Salming, who died at the age of 71. CUPE education workers begin voting on whether they want to accept a deal with the provincial government. And, a team of students and researchers search for fragments of a meteor that flew over … Read more

A night of Neil Young to help out food bank

A night of Neil Young to help out food bank

One of the first songs Matt de Zoete learned to play on guitar as a kid was Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done,” about, well, heroin addiction. The lyrics were a bit heavy for a 12-year-old, but he was enamoured with the sound. While the Hamilton musician fills his shows with plenty of … Read more

OHL’s top team too much for IceDogs to handle

OHL’s top team too much for IceDogs to handle

A rebuilding Niagara IceDogs squad didn’t quite measure up when they played the Ontario Hockey League’s top team in a yardstick game Saturday on the road. The Ottawa 67’s jumped out to a 2-0 lead on their way to a 7-2 victory in which they averaged nearly a shot per minute on the Niagara net. … Read more

Artist chosen for Neil Peart commemorative art installation in Lakeside Park

Artist chosen for Neil Peart commemorative art installation in Lakeside Park

Rush fans new and old will soon have a place to pay their respects and contemplate the band’s music as the City of St. Catharines’ Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force has selected the artist to complete the art installation in Peart’s memory. Newfoundland Bronze Foundry of Logy Bay Newfoundland and Labrador was chosen to immortalize … Read more

Now that’s a zucchini! Nearly 8-foot long monster veggie grown by St. Catharines resident

Now that’s a zucchini! Nearly 8-foot long monster veggie grown by St. Catharines resident

Now that’s a zucchini. Angelo Burgio of St. Catharines had a pleasant surprise this past growing season when a homegrown zucchini, a form of summer squash, grew to 2.3622 metres (93 inches) in length, just short of eight feet. At maturity, zucchini normally reach about 10 inches. Burgio and his wife Rosa said they didn’t … Read more