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    Councillor Brian Heit collaborated with CAO in complaint against colleague, documents suggest

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    Last Thursday, at Niagara Region’s final regular council meeting before Ontario’s municipal elections, councillors reviewed the municipality’s annual Integrity Commissioner Report for the 2021/22 billing period.

    Per the report, services billed between mid-August 2021 and mid-August 2022 cost Niagara taxpayers just over $60,000.

    Though invoiced items are anonymized in the report, it was revealed at Thursday night’s council meeting that one of the costly complaints was made by a current regional councillor against a colleague.

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    Niagara Falls named world’s ‘best-loved landmark’, despite considerable room for improvement

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    An international luggage storage company, Bounce, which serves tourists in over 1,000 locations in cities around the world, recently released its rankings of ‘best-loved landmarks’ around the world.

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    Niagara IceDogs set to start barking Thursday night

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    The puck drops on the Niagara IceDogs 2022-23 regular season Thursday night at home against the Mississauga Steelheads.

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    Trudeau’s luxury tax will harm blue-collar workers

    Provincial

    Hundreds of people who pull wrenches for a living have a unique point of view on Ottawa’s new luxury tax.

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    Another hit on housing costs

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    The climate chickens are coming home to roost. In the early days of policies which were justified on the presumption they had a positive impact on climate change, claims were made by politicians and other advocates that the implementation of these policies would be relatively simple, pain-free and generally pleasant.

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    Poilievre and Trudeau faceoff for first time as opposing leaders

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    The House of Commons was back in action last week after the summer break, and with a new Conservative leader ready for battle, the stage was set for the ultimate showdown between the Prime Minister and Pierre Poilievre.

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    Exams are essential tools that teach more than just their subject matter

    Provincial

    Whether you work in a widget factory or a hospital, as an office worker or at a skilled trade, the work world is full of deadlines, pressures, high expectations, numerous standards, and outcome measurements.

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    Allison lays out priorities for fall session

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    Niagara West MP Dean Allison says he and his federal Conservative colleagues are ready to get back to work.

    “There are a lot of big issues that need addressing this fall”, Allison told The Niagara Independent in an interview Thursday. “Most of them share a common thread relating to the cost of living and economic turbulence felt by every-day people.”

    “People are struggling to get by… even buying homes and meeting their mortgage payments, and then there’s inflation on food, other necessities and pretty much everything else”.

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    Five proponents qualify, receive invitation to bid on redevelopment of historic generating stations on brink of Niagara Falls

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    Earlier this month, the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) concluded stage two in a three-stage proposal process to find a proponent to redevelop two decommissioned hydroelectric power stations on its property above and below the world-famous Niagara Falls.

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    A celebration of golf in Niagara

    Sports

    After a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to celebrate the sport of golf in Niagara.

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    Energy insecurity awaits

    Provincial

    All indications are that Europe is facing the prospect of a very difficult winter of sky-high energy costs, energy shortages and probably a global recession.

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    Justin Trudeau has made far worse mistakes than Bohemian Rhapsody controversy

    National

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking Canada on a headfirst dive toward government censorship, with the Senate the only obstacle standing between Canadians and the vast ocean of government control.

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    Trudeau government vs. Canada’s financial experts

    National

    Parliament resumed this week and on the first day back the government introduced two pieces of legislation to signal its focus on helping Canadians cope with the rising cost of living.

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    Why Ron DeSantis frightens both Democrats and Trumpkins alike

    Opinion

    In the recent primary elections in Florida, the Democratic Party turned out a phenomenal 1.5 million voters to nominate Charlie Crist as their gubernatorial candidate in this fall’s election.

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