Niagara College classes will be cancelled if strike goes ahead
Niagara College says if a strike by college faculty goes ahead, all academic programming will be suspended.
However, college facilities and services will remain open to students. Residences will also remain open for students living there.
On its website, Niagara College says it's hopeful talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents faculty at 24 Ontario colleges, and the College Employer Council continue, it appears a strike is likely Monday.
Earlier this week, OPSEU set a Monday, Oct. 16 deadline for strike action, saying the purpose was to get negotiations moving before it's too late.
OPSEU represents more 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians.
Niagara College said it recognizes it's a stressful time for students and it will do everything it can to ensure their academic program of study is completed.
First star Oliver Castleman scored a goal and added three assists as the IceDogs topped the Mississauga Steelheads 6-3 at the Meridian Centre. On a night of firsts, Philip Tomasino scored his first in the OHL and Elijah Roberts netted his first in a Niagara uniform.
IceDogs first year forward Philip Tomasino has been selected to represent Canada at the World Under 17 Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John B.C. A total of 66 CHL players will be divided into three teams wearing Canada's colours from November 5-11.
Trailing 4-1 after one, the IceDogs scored three unanswered in the second then held off a furious Erie attack in the third before falling 5-4 in overtime. The Dogs picked up a possible 7 of 8 points, completing a string of four consecutive road games.