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Friday, October 23, 2020.

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    Bridges now 16 weeks without a response from feds

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    In a letter dated June 30 of this year from both the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) and the Peace Bridge Authority (PBC) sent to four different federal ministers, the two organizations laid out their concerns about the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent closing of the international crossings on their operations.

    That letter has yet to even be acknowledged by the federal government.

    NFBC operates the Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and the PBC operates the Peace Bridge.

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    Niagara residents create new board game during COVID downtime

    Business

    Two Niagara residents have created a new board game that has quickly been catching on with anyone who has tried the prototype.

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    Annual ‘Sleep Cheap Charities Reap' event returns

    Local

    Though it may look different this year, Sleep Cheap will take place in 2020.

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    Rocks keep rolling for local curling clubs

    Sports

    Like all recreational activities, especially those played indoors, Niagara’s curling clubs have had to make several modifications in order to have their dedicated members return to the ice this season.

     

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    Another hydro rate hike

    Provincial

    his change will put an end to the fixed rate pricing that has been in place since June 1, when the provincial government suspended time-of-use pricing because of the pandemic.

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    It is time for Canadians to take stock of the country’s fiscal mess

    National

    Though no date has been announced, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is to provide Canadians with a fall economic update in the coming weeks.

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    Don’t cry for me… Ottawa

    Opinion

    When Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister in 2015 he vowed to do politics differently.

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    Regional Council’s senior statesman

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    If Alex Trebek’s Final Jeopardy answer was “the still-active grand old man of Niagara politics,” one might reasonably answer “who is Jim Bradley?,” a long-time Liberal first elected to Ontario’s Legislature in 1977, who currently sits as Regional Chair. But if chronological age is the measure, Bradley, at age 75, concedes top spot to political veteran and octogenarian Tim Rigby.

    It all started in 1996, when Rigby was an insurance broker in St. Catharines. His major community focus at the time was rowing, as he was a driving force to bring the 1999 World Championships to the Henley Course (a feat he has repeated for the 2024 regatta).

    Rigby recalls that the late John Walker, one of Niagara’s most distinguished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, was the instigator in bringing a group of people together to cajole him into an election run as mayor in 1997. “I had some reservations, but my wife Gini was present during the pitch, and she said ‘you watch council meetings every Monday night on cable tv anyway, so you might as well get more involved,’’ said Rigby with a chuckle.

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    And the winner is… Niagara’s musicians honoured at annual awards

    Local

    Niagara native Stephan Moccio is a Grammy and Academy Award-nominated composer, producer, recording artist and recipient of a 2020 Global Achievement Award.

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    Niagara Basketball United set to take to the court

    Sports

    It’s been discussed for almost 20 years, but it’s finally come to fruition.

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    Ontario bests dozen international options to secure half billion-dollar investment

    Business

    On Friday, the Swiss-based pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics company Hoffmann-La Roche announced its intention to establish a new Global Pharma Technical Operations site in Mississauga.

     

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    The public needs more than what’s being offered

    Opinion

    A retired but well-read journalist often says the four most dangerous words in the English language are “the science is settled.” True science is never settled.

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    School boards to hire on quality not seniority

    Provincial

    In the private sector, where most people work, if an employer said their goal was to hire the best person for the job they would probably be mocked for belabouring the obvious.

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    Liberal tactics do not spell innocence for Liberals in WE charity controversy

    National

    The Trudeau government has tried every move in the parliamentary playbook to put an end to the WE Charity controversy.

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