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When the Canal was closed on Sundays

When the Canal was closed on Sundays

This week's history column recalls when the Sabbath Observance law was strictly enforced on the canal. Taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, published by John H. Thompson.
Google documentary examines Village Media's role in the evolution of news

Google documentary examines Village Media's role in the evolution of news

The video, which premiered this week at the Google News Initiative Summit at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA, focuses on Village Media's expansion to Orillia
Wanted: Life-changing bicycles

Wanted: Life-changing bicycles

To some, bikes are a luxury, supplying fun and exercise. To others, they represent a new life and freedom.
Name the road you love to hate: CAA begins Worst Roads campaign

Name the road you love to hate: CAA begins Worst Roads campaign

No Thorold roads made the list last year, but Niagara Region was named and shamed
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Data suggests youth pot use was on the rise before legalization

ONTARIO: Data suggests youth pot use was on the rise before legalization

Data comes from the annual survey of high school students
These people are accused of driving drunk in Niagara region

These people are accused of driving drunk in Niagara region

A 47-year-old woman from Thorold is among those facing charges
String and wind orchestras to hold final concerts of the season

String and wind orchestras to hold final concerts of the season

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre home to Orchestra
Trivia night to help animals, honour LePera

Trivia night to help animals, honour LePera

A trivia night fundraiser will be held in honour of departed animal-lover, John LePera
Annual lunch and art show to restore Beaverdams Church

Annual lunch and art show to restore Beaverdams Church

One of the most historic buildings in Thorold needs a face lift
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> We want youth to strive for academic excellence, but at what cost?

BEYOND LOCAL: We want youth to strive for academic excellence, but at what cost?

Skills of well-being have been forgotten partly due to a combination of educational reforms and societal pressures, professor says