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Partnership dissolved: Thorold pulls out of climate program

Partnership dissolved: Thorold pulls out of climate program

Staff had recommended council support withdrawal from environmental initiative
Agencies struggle to keep water on hand for vulnerable populations as intense heat continues

Agencies struggle to keep water on hand for vulnerable populations as intense heat continues

SOYA taking donations of water, protective clothing and sunscreen
Insolvent landlords with $144M debt used investors' cash on 'extravagant' expenses, report claims

Insolvent landlords with $144M debt used investors' cash on 'extravagant' expenses, report claims

New insolvency report alleges landlords 'diverted, misused or misappropriated funds that were borrowed from investors,' while struggling to pay municipal taxes, utility bills and contractors
Mink Creek's elusive tufa rock sustains endangered dragonfly

Mink Creek's elusive tufa rock sustains endangered dragonfly

'The Hine's emerald is found here and nowhere else in the country,' local naturalist says of stream running through Historic Fort Willow
BEYOND LOCAL: Funded diabetes meds, contraceptives to be available April 2025: Health minister

BEYOND LOCAL: Funded diabetes meds, contraceptives to be available April 2025: Health minister

It’s the first time Mark Holland has set any timeline for the launch of the federal pharmacare program to cover the two categories of drugs, but formal negotiations with provinces won’t begin until the legislation becomes law
StatsCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

StatsCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

Statistics Canada's consumer price index, the most well-known measure of inflation in the country, is used in a wide range of ways including to adjust pension payments, income tax deductions and some government social programs
Former Saskatchewan Mountie sentenced to 11 years in shooting death of lover

Former Saskatchewan Mountie sentenced to 11 years in shooting death of lover

Mountie was charged with first-degree murder but the judge convicted him of manslaughter, ruling the Crown had not proven Bernie Herman planned the killing
Opioid deaths in Ontario shelters more than tripled during pandemic, study finds

Opioid deaths in Ontario shelters more than tripled during pandemic, study finds

Majority of opioid-related deaths within shelters are occurring when there is nobody present to intervene, either by using naloxone or calling for first responders
Half a million immigrants could eventually get U.S. citizenship under new Biden plan

Half a million immigrants could eventually get U.S. citizenship under new Biden plan

To qualify, an immigrant must have lived in the United States for 10 years as of Monday and be married to a U.S. citizen
Burlington Teen Tour Band D-Day performance at Juno Beach leaves huge impression on many

Burlington Teen Tour Band D-Day performance at Juno Beach leaves huge impression on many

The band performed on the beach to recognize the 80th anniversary of D-Day, along with neighbouring cities, elementary school