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Most Canadians need crash course in civics

You're stranded on a deserted island with 100 others. Organization is vital for survival. How will you choose a leader and make group decisions? What laws will you pass for your little society?

A heroin user injects himself in New London, Conn., in this March 23, 2016 file photo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Evidence supports fight for harm reduction plans

The tide is turning on harm reduction. The reins of a new national drug strategy are squarely in the hands of Health Canada. There are positive signs legislators are abandoning ideology for evidence-based policy, and stonewalling for action. Last year, the opioid crisis claimed 916 lives in B.C. alone.

After decades together at the Niagara Falls Review, Friday is the last day at the paper for writer Tony Ricciuto, left, and photographer Mike DiBattista. PHOTO: John Law / Niagara Falls Review

Closing the book on two great careers

When you’re part of a newsroom long enough, the goodbyes start piling up. After awhile, they become a blur. People come and go, careers start and end. And there’s rarely enough time to digest it all.

Letters to the editor

Our readers write about peanut allergy concerns at McDonald's restaurants, indiginous women and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

Beat Alzheimer’s by taking action

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month and we are all connected to people who are trying to find their way with this disease, and we must all act now to end dementia.