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    Despite alleged dispute with Indigenous community, Niagara 2022 competition called ‘most inclusive Canada Games ever’

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    One month ago, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) withdrew all affiliation with and support for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, which is currently taking place at various venues across the region.

    In a relatively vague open letter posted online July 11, Chief R. Stacey Laforme said the MCFN did not agree with organizers signing a memorandum of understanding with a consultant to coordinate the Indigenous programming and cited “disrespect” and experiences of “lateral violence”.

     

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    Niagara school boards welcome early decision from province on classroom protocols

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    On Monday, Ontario’s Ministry of Education confirmed with multiple sources that pandemic-related protocols in the classroom will remain largely unchanged from June once school starts up again this fall, including keeping facemasks optional for staff and students.

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    Ontario home builders release plan to address housing shortage

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    Earlier this week, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), in collaboration with local partners including the Niagara Home Builders’ Association, released its five point action plan to increase the province’s housing supply.

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    Niagara real estate prices see near five-point drop in July

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    Interest rate hikes from the Bank of Canada, escalating inflation, and growing fears of an impending recession continue to cool what was once a red-hot housing market across much of the country over the last few years.

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    The three deadly words

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    The hits just keep on coming. Blacklock’s Reporter, an independent media organization that does not take bailouts from government and is therefore free to expose the disgraceful extent of taxpayer abuse in the federal government, regularly documents some of the worst instances of waste.

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    Trudeau government’s green plan is hurting Canadians and failing the global community

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    The irony was not lost to many Canadians (and even mainstream media) that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was jetting across the country to deliver his dire warnings about climate change and how Canadians must do their part.

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    Why Diefenbaker’s legacy is overshadowed by Pierre Trudeau

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    This coming week is the 43rd anniversary of the death of former Canadian Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker (1957-1963). Diefenbaker was a pivotal leader in Canadian history.

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    Region posts job advertisement for permanent medical officer of health, as pre-election deadline to fill vacancy looms

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    Following several months of slow progress (despite being asked to “expedite” the recruitment process back in October 2021), regional staff have finally put out a public call for a permanent medical officer of health.

    According to a job posting from executive search firm Boyden Canada, the Niagara Region is currently on the hunt for an “inspirational and strategic leader” to head up the municipality’s public health division on a full-time basis. Still active, the job posting was first published one month ago.

    Niagara is closing in on an unprecedented five years – half a decade – without a permanent ‘top doctor’.

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    Pathstone receives $2 million gift from local couple

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    The incredible of generosity of Niagara-area philanthropists has been on full display this year, with several seven-figure donations given to a variety of organizations and causes in recent months.

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    New option of French accents on health cards ‘step in the right direction’ for local Francophones

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    Last Wednesday, the Government of Ontario made a small, but significant cultural announcement affecting several thousand residents of Niagara.

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    Canada Summer Games delivers

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    The first few days of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games have delivered.

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    Is Scott Moe Canada’s Ron DeSantis?

    Provincial

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has developed a reputation for pushing back against a range of leftist government policies including Critical Race Theory in the public education system to, most recently, what he calls “woke capital” and the ESG

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    Disparity across provinces regarding whether to deduct CERB payments from wrongful dismissal damages

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    In my assessment, the official expiration of deemed IDEL in Ontario triggers a domino effect in relation to several legal issues. One is whether Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) payments should be deducted from wrongful dismissal damages, an issue BC has been dealing with for some time.

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    Who will be the Democratic nominee in 2024?

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    In 1860 the nascent Republican Party appeared ready to nominate the highly respected statesman William H. Seward, former governor and senator from New York. At the right moment, some deft political management led the convention delegates, gathered in Chicago, to select a little-known backwoods politician named Abraham Lincoln.

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