NDP MPP Says Outsourcing of Employment Services Could Hurt Immigrants

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New Democratic Party (NDP) MPP for Windsor West Lisa Gretzky is raising the alarm about Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s policy to contract out employment services, heavily used by immigrants, to foreign companies and to dissolve other supports. Ontario’s government assures the reforms will deliver employment services that surpass current system levels.

Lincoln man charged in 30-year-old sexual assault case

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A 67-year-old Lincoln man has been charged in connection with sexual assaults spanning back to the late 1980s and early 1990s. Last August, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Sexual Assault Unit started an investigation into allegations of sexual …

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NOTL winery and St. Catharines’ Brock University team up for lessons in science and art

Brock University’s oenology and viticulture students can now work a wintertime icewine placement, thanks to a one-of-a-kind co-op program between Brock and Pillitteri Estates Winery. According to Melissa Beamer, manager of talent development and engagement at Brock, the co-op originated …

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Niagara is only region in the grey-lockdown zone that allows businesses to open at 25%

Pandemic restrictions will loosen in 27 Ontario health units next week as the province moves ahead with a reopening plan criticized in light of projections showing a likely third wave of COVID-19 in the near future without strict protections in …

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Niagara schools to reopen for in-class learning Monday

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Niagara students along with several schools in Southern Ontario will return to in-class learning Monday, education minister Stephen Lecce said today. “Following the best medical advice, with the clear support of both Ontario’s and the local Medical Officers of Health, …

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Niagara police warn about fake gift card scams

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The Niagara Regional Police Service issued a warning about frauds involving the purchasing of gift cards. The scam works by the victims receiving emails or texts from scammers pretending to be someone they know and asking them to purchase gift cards. The scammer then asks that …

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