Niagara Regional Police officers Josh Klop and Shane Schedler demonstrate an automated license plate recognition system, Wednesday, on Wednesday August 23, 2017. Allan Benner/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network

NRP unveils licence plate camera

The three high-tech cameras mounted on the roof of the black Chevrolet Tahoe continuously scan passing traffic, snapping images of the licence plates

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Public health nurse strike looms

Niagara’s public health nurses could be on the picket lines, rather than protecting the health of residents, if a new contract cannot be reached with

(Source: Niagara Regional Police)

Police dog captures bandits

Three people face criminal charges after a Niagara Regional Police dog tracked down the occupants of a stolen car early Wednesday morning.

In this file photo, a Welland Floatfest participant, on a giant pink flamingo inflatable, was ready for the scorching sun and heat Sunday, July 30. Welland council shot down a motion seeking a report for a beach in the area of the Lincoln Street Docks Tuesday night. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Canal beach consideration shot down

Ward 3 Coun. John Chiocchio thought asking for a conceptual plan and report on the potential for a beach in the Lincoln Street Docks area was a slam dunk.

Nancy Cameron, executive assistant to the vice-president of customer service and operations at Canadian Tire Financial Services, sorts through piles of shoes that went to children of families in need during Community Care's Sneakers n' Snacks back-to-school program on Wednesday. (Harley Davidson/Standard Staff)

Community Care warms soles

Because of the generosity of Community Care and sponsors like Canadian Tire Financial Services, more than 1,300 kids have school supplies.