Local News – 610 CKTB All Local News Almost 100,000 mail ballots in federal election not counted, most arrived late A report published today by Elections Canada says almost 100,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the federal election, most because they arrived after the deadline. James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking `Hair,' dies at 90 Members of LGBTQ community eager for return of in-person Pride Toronto celebration Members of the LGBTQ community say they are eager to celebrate the in-person return of Pride Toronto's upcoming festival weekend after two years of COVID-19 cancellations. Loblaw and DoorDash team up for rapid 30 min. or less grocery delivery service Loblaw Cos. Ltd. and food delivery company DoorDash Inc. today announced a collaboration that introduces a rapid grocery delivery service to customers in Canada. All thunderstorm watches and warnings have ended in Niagara After a stormy afternoon, all thunderstorm watches and warnings have ended in Niagara. Man charged after a standoff in Grimsby Niagara Regional Police have charged a man in after a standoff in Grimsby on Monday. LCHS says watch for sick skunks in Niagara The Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society says there have only been five positive cases in skunks across the province, and all five of them are from St. Catharines. Statistics Canada says inflation hits high not seen in nearly 40 years Statistics Canada says inflation skyrockets to 7.7 per cent for the first time in nearly four decades. UPDATE | Two Niagara beaches listed as unsafe to swim Nelles Beach in Grimsby, and Bernard Avenue Beach in Fort Erie are all listed as unsafe to swim. Heat warning in Niagara continues for a second day Temperatures will reach into the low 30's today with humidex values possibly reaching as high as 44 degrees. St. Catharines mural project brings community together The mural takes up most of the wall along the Head Street side of the Silver Spire Church building downtown. Environment Canada issues special air quality statement for Niagara Officials say the increase in ground-level ozone concentrations are expected to create poor air quality for the next few hours. Cineplex introduces $1.50 booking fee for online ticket purchases Canada's largest film exhibitor says it has introduced a new $1.50 booking fee that applies to each ticket purchased through its mobile app and website. MPs agree to expedite passage of 'extreme intoxication' bill in House of Commons The Liberal government has moved to expedite its ``extreme intoxication'' bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. Falls will shine orange to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day The Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls will shine orange tonight in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. St. Catharines woman wins $250,000 playing BINGO Irena Soja won a $250,000 prize with INSTANT BINGO MULTIPLIER. The delayed Tokyo Olympics cost $13 billion The final price tag for last year's COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics has been put at $13 billion (1.4 trillion Japanese yen). Statistics Canada reports retail sales up 0.9 per cent to $60.7 billion in April Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.9 per cent to $60.7 billion in April, boosted by gains at general merchandise stores.