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Niagara highway closures for planned roadwork (Aug. 9)
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:39:19 -0400

Expect delays, especially during heavy traffic periods: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 27 closures in Niagara on Aug. 9 for roadwork on East Main Street Welland, Highway 58A and Queen Elizabeth Way.

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Stay out of the water at six Niagara beaches including Long (Aug. 9)
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:37:45 -0400
Niagara's public beaches are regularly tested for bacteria to ensure the water is safe for swimming. St. Catharines Standard file photo

Heading to the beach? You’ll want to stay out of the water at Long, Nelles, Nickel, Sherkston Quarry, Sunset and Waverly as of Aug. 9 at 7 a.m. Here’s the latest beach water quality report from Niagara Region Public Health:

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Fourth COVID vaccine doses aren’t making it into arms in these GTA neighbourhoods
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:30:00 -0400
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Fort Erie UCC withstanding pressures facing health care: patients
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0400
 Dina Hudson and her son, Quinn. Hudson said despite pressure being faced by health-care workers across the province, her recent experience with the urgent care centre at Douglas Memorial Hospital went beyond her expectations.

Hospitals across Ontario are coping with staffing shortages resulting in temporary closures of emergency rooms hours and even days.

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Home accessibility funding shortfalls sees St. Catharines family turn to crowdfunding
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0400
 A St. Catharines family is trying to crowdfund $15,000 to pay for a lift to help get their son Everett, who lives with disabilities, to the second floor of their home. The project will cost $75,000, and funding from organziations only covers $10,000.

GoFundMe launched to cover cost of new in-home lift for son

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'The need is growing faster than our resources': YWCA Niagara Region organizes food drive
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0400
The YWCA Niagara Region is holding a food drive to help support clients served by the agency.

Donations of non-perishables can be made from Aug. 19 to 25.

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MAP: Tracking confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oakville and Burlington along with Milton and Halton Hills
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0400

This interactive map below tracks the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Halton Region by municipalities.

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Female statue being added to St. Catharines Fallen Firefighters memorial
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 22:44:02 -0400
St. Catharines firefighters stand at the parkette at Race and Carlise Streets where a fallen firefighters memorial will be established on Friday, December 17, 2021.

Donations sought for memorial to honour local firefighters who died from doing their jobs

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'IMMEDIATELY STOP USING': Massive recall at Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowe's, RONA and other stores of 118,000 saws after multiple injuries reported, triggering warning from Health Canada
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:02:00 -0400

Multiple laceration injuries have been reported by users in Canada and the U.S. using certain saws and, as a result, it has triggered a major warning and recall by Health Canada.

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Numbers finally add up for rugby sevens
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:11:59 -0400
Ontario’s Jordan Smith, with the ball, is taken down by Nova Scotia in Canada Summer Games women’s rugby sevens Monday at Brock University in St. Catharines.

Women’s rugby sevens joins Canada Summer Games lineup for the first time

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