Belal Musa Agha and Hiba El Hourby help make crafts with their children Jana Musa Agha, 9, and Fares Musa Agha, 5, Tuesday evening at their home in Port Colborne. Wednesday December 7, 2016 in Port Colbrone, Ont. Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

A year of learning

When the Syrian refugee family of four arrived in Toronto last December they didn’t know how much their lives would change in one year.

St. Catharines courthouse

Young girls worked as escorts in Niagara Falls

If the money had been shared, three young girls who worked as escorts and prostitutes and performed sexual favours for men in rented motel rooms in Niagara Falls, might never have contacted police.That’s what a court heard on Friday in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines of a case involving two men who were known on the street by the name

Welland CBSA officer charged

A joint investigation into the alleged smuggling of contraband tobacco into Canada from the U.S. has resulted in the arrest of a Welland man.

Queensway Free Methodist Church on Dorchester Road in Niagara Falls is getting ready to host its live outdoor nativity. Pictured above are Marty Misener, Douglas Reiman, Martina Sklena, Claude Dow and Charles Fletcher. The annual event takes place Sunday Dec. 11, from noon to 5 p.m at the church.

Live nativity returns Sunday

When Marty Misener became the pastor at Queensway Free Methodist Church in September, his congregation quickly informed him his new responsibilities included participating in a unique holiday tradition.

Two males wanted for sexual assault

Niagara Regional Police are looking for two males wanted in connection with a sexual assault in a vacant lot north of the LCBO on Ferry Street in Niagara Falls.The incident took place between 8 and 9 p.m. Thursday.