(MIKE DIBATTISTA Niagara Falls Review)

Falls regional candidates discuss poverty, transit

While helping people get out of poverty and creating a transit system that works for all Niagarans is important, Niagara Region's main objective should be getting out of the $436 million in long-term debt that it's under, says Bob Gale.

This September 24, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi as he looks at a burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmukh. (AFP PHOTO/ALI YUSSEF)

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards

A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.

The groundwork has started for the development of a multimillion-dollar food processing plant along Hwy. 140 in Welland. The 6.4-hectare site was bought from the city for $650,000. The unnamed food company has plans to initially hire 75 people, the city's economic development officer says. (MARYANNE FIRTH/Tribune Staff)

Food processing plant rising in Welland

Details are starting to emerge about a multimillion- dollar food processing plant being built on Welland’s rural east side — the largest industrial development in the Rose City in years, and one that was poised to rise far south of the border.