Storm knocks out power at Waterford District High School

Waterford District High School students get an extra-long weekend following Wednesday night’s storm.The storm damaged a transformer at the school, which left parts of the building with no power.Kimberly Newhouse, manager of communications and community relations at Grand Erie District School Board, said some rooms have hydro but there not enough to run classes for all of the students.The repairs on the transponder are expected to be completed on Thursday.Friday is a PA Day and students are to return to classes on Monday. read more

BUFS season continues with Let the Sunshine In

The second offering in the Brock University Film Society’s fall season, Let the Sunshine In, promises an evening of humour and passion on Thursday, Sept. 27.Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a recently divorced 50-something artist searching for a connection. As she tries to find comfort in the arms of an array of men, she ponders just what she’s seeking, and whether sex and companionship are the keys to fulfilment.Binoche delivers “one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances,” in this “wistful grown-up romantic comedy,” according to the Washington Post.For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted the film society (previously known as a series) to bring some of the best in independent, international and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines.Tickets are available at the Film House on the evening of screenings. General admission is $9 or $7 for members, plus tax. Memberships are available through the Film House website.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more