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Workers tend to Welland Centennial Secondary School’s new artificial turf field on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the field, the track surrounding it has also been replaced with artificial turf, and new bleachers and lighting are to be installed before school begins in September. The project is part of a $5 million initiative by the District School Board of Niagara to upgrade facilities at select secondary schools. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia News

PHOTO: New field at Welland Centennial

Workers tend to Welland Centennial Secondary School’s new artificial turf field on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the field, the track surrounding it has also been replaced with artificial turf, and new bleachers and lighting are to be installed before school begins in September. The project is part of a $5 million initiative by the District S

Cities need more tax money, says Grenier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne may have rejected a proposal to raise the provincial sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects, but if a new source of revenue is not found, cities and towns won’t be able to repair roads or sewers, says Welland regional councillor Paul Grenier.

White nationalist demonstrators guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Canadian culture may fight rise of white power

An organised white power movement could form in Canada, but the nation's less divisive political culture will likely prevent any such movement from becoming as vocal, or as violent, like those seen in the United States, says a Brock University sociologist.

From left, Rodrigo Lugo, Sean Aileen McClelland, Katie Pearson, Lesley Downey and Dana Watson, former employees of the Coffee Culture in downtown St. Catharines. (Harley Davidson/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia News)

Coffee Culture employees still in dark

The Coffee Culture location in downtown St. Catharines — which shut its doors suddenly in late July — closed because of bankruptcy or receivership, according to records of employment sent to former workers.