Canadian Affairs

Canadian Automobile Association

The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety.

City of Buffalo

A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians favors a ban on guns in urban areas.

Trudeau talks of Canada's shame in decades-long 'gay purge'

Nov 30, 2017
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This week on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized. He spoke of the "shame" Canada brought on itself by persecuting gays and lesbians and members of the LGBTQ community. That official policy of harassment and bigotry came to be known as the "gay purge."

National Public Radio

Starting in July, Niagara Falls, ON and many tourism centers across the province will have an additional item to buy: marijuana.

The Liberal government of Ontario has passed legislation that would make it illegal to hold protests near or outside abortion clinics. The ban will also protect health professionals and staff who provide abortion services at their homes.


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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, police on both sides of the border will be stepping up their surveillance on the roads, especially on the lookout for distracted driving. Ontario has stepped up its campaign against distracted driving, but officials say motorists still haven't gotten the message that using a cell phone while driving can be deadly.


National Public Radio

The Ontario government is offering a full tuition refund to students who withdraw from this semester because of the province's five-week-long college strike.

The Ontario government legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class Tuesday.

National Public Radio

Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

Lyft

Ride-hailing company Lyft is bringing its service to Canada.

Fallsview Sound & Light Show

Niagara Falls, ON is offering the region -and the world - light as the long hours of winter darkness increase. Preparations are underway for the 35th Winter Festival of Lights.

Ontario is set to introduce legislation today that would regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana.

Canada's 'Welcome' To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

Oct 30, 2017

Right after the U.S. election last year, Mike Tippett saw an opportunity.

He'd been talking to his friends in Silicon Valley and they were nervous about the newly elected president's attitude toward immigration.

"Many of the start-ups and technology companies in the States and across the globe are made up of people who are not necessarily from that country," Tippett says.

Almost half of all American start-ups were actually founded by immigrants.

Marineland

Marineland has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

amazon.com

Rochester and Buffalo have teamed up to make a bid for Amazon’s second North American headquarters. Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs are at stake. But the New York bid will get stiff competition from north of the border.


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The legendary frontman for a Canadian band that had a passionate following in Western New York has died. Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie, whom Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “our buddy” in an an emotional statement Wednesday, was 53. As WBFO Canada correspondent Dan Karpenchuk reports, his passing is being mourned across the country.


Gord Downie

Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.

Niagara Parks Police Service

Niagara Parks Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday after failing from a railing on the Niagara Gorge.

National Public Radio

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges are on strike, affecting more than 500,000 students.

Ontario's independent corrections adviser says the province is one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that does not have a law limiting the use of strip searches in jails.

Niagara Regional Police Service

Niagara Regional Police say they are hunting for a man and a woman in what they are calling a "crime spree" across southern Ontario.

New legislation introduced Wednesday has made Ontario the first province in Canada to require public disclosure of payments that pharmaceutical and medical device companies make to doctors.

National Public Radio

Ontario plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 stores run by the province's liquor control board after the federal government legalizes its recreational use next summer.

The City of Toronto has fast tracked the opening of three supervised safe injection sites, and at least one interim site has already opened. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, the time line appears to have been ramped up after a harm reduction group opened its own supervised injection site in response to the opioid crisis.


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The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it is surprised and extremely disappointed to hear that all animal cruelty charges have been dropped against the Marineland amusement park.

Thousands of migrants are fleeing the United States for Canada via a remote back road in Upstate New York.

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Ontario's premier has drawn sharp criticism over her recent announcement to significantly increase the minimum wage in the province. Some business leaders and political opponents say the move is nothing more than electioneering.


Casino Niagara adding $7M 'just plain more fun'

Jun 7, 2017
Casino Niagara

Big changes are coming to Casino Niagara. Niagara Casinos President Richard Taylor says a $7 million renovation is underway that will deliver what he calls an elevated gaming and entertainment experience for visitors.

National Public Radio

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending Monday morning in Ontario's Niagara region.

This is the story of a 61-foot-tall duck that is being called a counterfeit of a different giant duck, which itself is a replica of a beloved bath toy.

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