Gord Howard, The Standard

Gord Howard

The Standard

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Gord:

Katrina Blagdon’s cellphone pings in south Thorold two days after she vanished

Family’s search for missing sister: ‘No limit to price you would pay for the kind of closure you need’ → Read More

Latest COVID death is 13th this month in Niagara

Canada likely won’t follow U.S. yet with fourth vaccine doses: Hirji → Read More

Return of Niagara masking orders, proof of vaccination not ruled out by Hirji

Niagara’s acting medical officer of health hopes more people will get booster shots and voluntarily wear masks to help control spread of infection → Read More

Niagara Health puts 85 unvaccinated staffers on unpaid leave, as April 7 deadline looms

Hospital system announced in October employees not vaccinated against COVID-19 would be terminated → Read More

Niagara group digs in with 40,000 trees to plant

Region’s tree canopy cover smaller than it should be → Read More

Keep masking just a few more weeks, Hirji urges

Two COVID patients die in hospital Tuesday, Niagara Health announces → Read More

Niagara yacht maker feels thrown overboard by Ottawa: manager

Neptunus Yachts isn’t fighting new luxury tax, it just wants a short exemption to avoid layoffs → Read More

Niagara municipalities issued hundreds of tickets, summonses during pandemic

Enforcement ranged from education to potentially major fines in some cases → Read More

Funding boost helps Niagara hospital system with revenue lost during pandemic

Nineteen people in hospital with COVID-19 Tuesday as hospitalizations continue to decline → Read More

4,200 more Niagara residents gained employment in February, data shows

Increase seen in full-, part-time work; seen as sign businesses gearing up for summer season → Read More

COVID’s long haul: ‘I don’t believe in my heart I will ever be 100 per cent again’

More than a year after testing positive, Niagara senior dealing with physical, psychological issues → Read More

L.A. firm hopes to restore Niagara church where Harriet Tubman worshipped

Company founder was raised in St. Catharines, calls Salem Chapel ‘Canada’s treasure’ → Read More

Ex-soldiers from Niagara heading into war zone to bring supplies to Ukrainians

‘It’s just who we are ... it’s why we went to Afghanistan,’ says Brendan Lannon of St. Catharines → Read More

Ontario’s COVID hospital cases falling faster than Niagara’s

Niagara Health says it will stick with masking mandate, despite province lifting all its rules by April 27 → Read More

COVID not sparing young people, Niagara hospital data shows

Increase in first jabs is barely budging the needle; 33 hospitalized locally as of Tuesday → Read More

NIMBYism leading to rising home prices, says Niagara real estate board chief

Region likely needs 2,000 more homes over next five years to meet demand, says Doug Rempel → Read More

Niagara Health resumes mandatory staff vaccinations; 2 more COVID patient deaths reported

April 7 deadline set for staff to provide proof of vaccination or face job loss → Read More

Paddy’s mom hopes his story will help other families of kids with special needs

Baby born with Down syndrome is an ambassador for Niagara Children’s Centre campaign → Read More

Niagara diabetes advocate calls new funding for glucose monitoring ‘monumental’

Ontario to assist at-risk people with type 1 diabetes starting March 14 → Read More

Niagara hospitals’ COVID-19 caseload lowest since late December

Hirji urges people with questions about vaccination to speak with a clinic nurse → Read More