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Norman Hardie 2016 Pinot Noir Unfiltered Niagara Peninsula. (Bob Tymczyszyn/Standard Staff/Postmedia News )

NIAGARA UNCORKED: Hardie's wine is 'alive'

If I could just blot some wine and somehow you could smell it and taste it in print like the scratch and sniffs you used to find in magazines, I would do that with Norman Hardie’s 2016 Pinot Noir.

Dredgework underway on the Welland Ship Canal in Port Weller. (St. Catharines Museum, Barbara Howard Collection)

FALLEN WORKERS: Slippery surface leads to death

Working on a canal project places workers next to a lot of water. Yet, surprisingly, many of the workers on the Welland Ship Canal never learned how to swim, despite the possibility that such skills might save their life or someone else’s.

Judge delays sentencing in sex assault

Judge Tory Colvin delivered a powerful message to three young women, and the community, during the sentencing hearing of Pelham stable owner James Corbett, Friday afternoon.In October of this year, Corbett was convicted of sexual assault and two counts of common assault against the three.

Faculty continue their picket in front of the Niagara-On-the-Lake campus of Niagara College Monday October 30, 2017. File photo

Weekend debate over college legislation likely

TORONTO — Ontario’s colleges say once back-to-work legislation to end a faculty strike is passed, classes could resume two days later. The provincial government is set to table the legislation today, after an attempt to do so Thursday evening was blocked by the NDP.

Faculty continue their picket in front of the Niagara-On-the-Lake campus of Niagara College Monday October 30, 2017. File photo

Province moves to end college faculty strike

TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly. Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return to class on Monday morning.

In this file photo, Niagara College faculty walk the picket line on First Avenue in Welland. College faculty rejected an offer from the College Employer Council Thursday morning. The college strike, affecting some 500,000 students, is now in its fifth week. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

Province moves to end college strike

Faculty members at 24 colleges across the province rejected a contract offer from their employer Thursday morning, the union representing them said on its website.