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4.5% police budget hike headed for approval at region
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:52:49 -0500
Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch said his service needs $6.2 million more in 2018 to maintain adequate and effective policing.

An old nemesis — arbitration — blamed for $6.2-million spending increase.

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Crews racing to catch up on leaves left at curb
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:29:06 -0500
Bags full of leaves sit at the curb on Brady Street in north Niagara Falls on  Friday, left behind after the regular scheduled curbside of garbage and recyclables a day earlier. The region and its contractor both apologizes for delays in picking up yard waste.

Delays due to surge of volumes caused by late fall, Emterra says.

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Hero officers receive bravery awards from Governor General
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:05:30 -0500
Governor General Julie Payette presents bravery awards on Nov. 23 at Rideau Hall to four Niagara Regional Police officers who were involved in a shootout with a suicidal, armed man in 2015. Shown with Payette from left are constables Allan Rivet, Jacob Braun, Neal Ridley and Daniel Bassi.

"You value things a lot more," officer who survived gunshot wound says.

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Thorold approves rental property licensing bylaw
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:44:34 -0500
A St. Catharines Transit bus picks up Brock University students at The Lofts housing complex on Schmon Parkway in Thorold. City council approved a new licensing bylaw for residential rental units scattered across the city. The bylaw is about public safety, not targeting students, city officials stress.

Landlords warn vulnerable residents could suffer

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West Niagara community steps up for Smile Cookie campaign
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:46:44 -0500
From left, Dara Macleod, administrative officer for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation, receives the Smile Cookie campaign proceeds of $14,341 from Ryan Ditommaso and Lila MacLeod of Smithville Tim Hortons and Nicole Thornley of Grimsby Tim Hortons.

Fundraiser raises $14,341 for WLMH Foundation

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West Lincoln Chamber planning Holiday Home Show
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:16:46 -0500
Event takes place Dec. 2 at West Niagara Agricultural Centre

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Affordable housing ‘crisis’ focus of National Housing Day gathering
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:28:57 -0500
Doug Giles, director community and long-range planning for the region, said stigma is one obstacle to the creation of new affording housing in Niagara.

Participants explore opportunities to streamline new housing developments

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Looking to give back this season? Check out these charitable gift guides
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:10:00 -0500

Holiday guides to help you choose a gift that gives.

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Niagara Sport Commission ceases operations
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:58:18 -0500
From(L-R):
Bram Cotton, CEO of Niagara Sports Commission
Brian York, Director of Economic Development and Government Relations
Henry D'Angela, Chair of Niagara Sports Commission
Michael Meeks, Manager of Youth Player Development (Men)
Michelle O'Keefe, President and CEO of Canada Basketball
Bill Phillips, City Coucillor St. Catharines
Walter Sendzik, Mayor of St. Catharines and
Jennifer Douglas, Business Development & Sport Supervisor, City of St. Catharines
YusufTurabi/NiagarathisWeek

Lack of stable funding blamed for decision

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Code of conduct defence costs covered in regional expenses policy
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500
St. Catharines Coun. Tim Rigby said it's been a long-standing irritant with him that regional council members' regioanal cell phone, iPad and printer in their homes show up as expenses even though they're tools they use to do their job.

Politicians expenses to be posted online by end of December

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