Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade

January 16, 2019

A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time. The 140,000 seeds, which originate from the Kentucky-Tennessee area, seem as if they were “processed for delivery,” said Prof. Gary Crawford of department of anthropology at […]

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Ontario father struggles with grief after running over and killing daughter

January 8, 2019

In a split second on Christmas Day, Jason Butler’s life changed forever. The Brant County father is trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces after he accidentally ran over his daughter with his truck. Two-year-old Foster Butler was in a coma and died in a Hamilton hospital on New Year’s Day. Now, amid an […]

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Brock professor returns to classroom following sexual harassment investigation

January 3, 2019

Brock University says a professor disciplined by the university following a sexual harassment investigation is returning to the classroom next week. Professor David Schimmelpenninck is scheduled to teach a non-compulsory second-year course after an almost three-year absence from the classroom. The absence was a result of discipline following an investigation into sexual harassment, the university has confirmed to […]

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Ontario dad-daughter duo braves waves rowing from Europe to North America

January 1, 2019

John Beeden and his daughter Libby spent their Christmas alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, shivering as water sloshed at their feet. The Ontario father-daughter duo has been at sea for a month — and not even halfway done. The two are rowing more than 6,000 kilometres from one continent to another. They started in Portimao, Portugal, at the end […]

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My brother’s a ‘monster,’ man says of Niagara policeman shot by fellow officer

December 4, 2018

Phillip Parker is petrified of his brother — and even after Const. Nathan Parker was gunned down by another officer in Pelham, Ont., last Thursday, that fear weighs heavily on him. “Nathan accelerates from zero to maximum rage in one second. He has the emotional stability of sweating explosives,” Parker told CBC News. “Nathan has the […]

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Shooting of Niagara police officer by a fellow cop has shocked community demanding answers

November 30, 2018

Rumours and emotions are running high after one police officer shot another at a rural crossroads in Pelham, Ont., according to the mayor of the town. “There’s lots of questions, but there’s lots of emotion as well behind those questions,” said Dave Augustyn. “I just hope they can get to the bottom of this and figure this out […]

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Niagara police officer shot, seriously injured by fellow officer in Pelham, Ont.

November 29, 2018

A Niagara Regional Police officer has been rushed to a Hamilton hospital in serious condition after being shot by another police officer in Pelham, Ont., the province’s police watchdog says.  “The SIU can confirm it is investigating an interaction between two Niagara Regional Police Service officers, and the gunshot wound sustained by one of the […]

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Police officer shot, seriously injured by fellow officer in Ontario’s Niagara region

November 29, 2018

A Niagara Regional Police officer is in stable condition in a Hamilton hospital after being shot by a fellow police officer in Pelham, Ont., the service says. Around noon Thursday, several officers were investigating a collision that had happened days before in the area of Effingham Street and Roland Road in the rural area southwest of St. Catharines, […]

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Six Nations, police and families plead for community help to solve triple homicide

November 15, 2018

Homicide investigators, Six Nations officials and grieving family members have all made emotional pleas for anyone with information about the killings of a woman and two men from the reserve near Hamilton to speak up and help bring the killer or killers to justice. The pleas came at an emotional news conference held Thursday morning at the Six Nations social services building […]

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