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Robertson plane ‘going so slow’ just before crash
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:48:03 -0400
Anita and Joe Robertson, shown in this September 2014 photo, died in a July 30 plane crash.

Witnesses saw a plane carrying three Niagara residents flying low and going far too slow just before it crashed last month, according to a report by the U.S.-based National Transportation Safety Board.

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'We are all going to die': Uber driver taunted and kidnapped 3 women, they say
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:42:02 -0400
A Sacramento woman and her two friends say they were kidnapped by their Uber driver and terrorized for nearly a half hour.

An Uber ride home from book club turned into a scene out of a horror story for three Sacramento women when their driver allegedly began speeding erratically while telling the women that they were "all going to die," according to passengers.

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Premier Doug Ford puts stop to driver’s licence fee hike
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:36:02 -0400
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says drivers are tired of fee increases when it comes to renewing their licence or take a driving test.

The fee increases had been scheduled by the previous Liberal government to keep pace with the rising costs of providing the services to taxpayers.

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Ontario freezes some drivers fees
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:28:12 -0400
Ontario freezes some drivers fees ahead of planned September increases

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Shows at the Sugarbowl hops back into the park
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:22:40 -0400
 Shows at the Sugarbowl will return on Aug 25.

Shows at the Sugarbowl returns to the park this summer with a special screening on Aug. 25. The event, previously hosted by the Fort Erie Fire Department, is now being organized by the Fort Erie Kinsmen Club. The Saturday screening will show Peter

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Energy stocks help boost Toronto market
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:20:12 -0400
A man works in the TMX broadcast centre in Toronto, May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Energy stocks help boost Toronto market, U.S. stocks climb higher

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Brew at the Zoo is back at Safari Niagara
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:18:02 -0400
 The Brew at the Zoo is back again, with a wide seleciton of craft breweries set to tap into some fresh suds at Safari Niagara.

Safari Niagara’s popular summer event, Brew at the Zoo is back again this year for a third pour. Brew at the Zoo is a rain or shine, tented craft beer festival exclusively featuring Ontario craft beer and cider. Participants can spend the day samp

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'Beyond disrespectful': At VMAs, Madonna gets backlash after bizarre Aretha Franklin tribute
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:14:02 -0400
Madonna presents the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City

After Aretha Franklin died last week, MTV's Video Music Awards producers scrambled to plan a tribute that would air during the network's annual telecast on Monday night. The stakes were high to honour the great soul singer — and unfortunately, thanks to a bizarre speech from Madonna, it didn't go so well.

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Park project brings renewed sense of community
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:08:49 -0400
 Project architects, ward councillors, the mayor, town staffers and local community leaders, all gathered at the future site of a sprawling new community playground facility in the town's west end last week, to check out how the project is coming along.

One of the most ambitious park projects in Fort Erie’s recent history is underway, and when finished, the mayor says it will be a key community hub for the town’s west end.

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Rosie Smith’s legacy looms large at St. George family day
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400
 Elena Tulloch tried out the climbing wall at St. George Park during the family day event on Sunday.

Passionate volunteer had lifelong commitment to children, community.

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