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Grant LaFleche

Journalist/Columnist

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Grant LaFleche

I am a veteran investigative journalist and political columnist, currently working at the St. Catharines Standard, which is part of the PostMedia network, in Niagara Region, Ontario. My work is featured in the Niagara PostMedia group of papers, as well as PostMedia papers across Canada.

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Investigative series: Missing Since April

A special three part investigation into the unsolved case of missing woman Ashley Simpson, who vanished in the B.C. Mountains in 2016.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bridge audit leaked

The secret forensic audit report into the Burgoyne Bridge replacement project has identified a cornucopia of conflict of interest problems at Niagara Region. The Deloitte Canada report — it cost taxpayers $500,000 — probed relationships between Niagara Region employees and contractors going back to 2008, and found the Region has insufficient policies to guide procurement and hiring practices.
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HEART OF THE CITY: Those left behind

A wisp of a man with shoulder-length grey hair and a wild beard, he was an unnoticed fixture downtown, often wandering the streets in an oversized coat draped over his grey clothing. Tom drew little attention to himself as he walked past those who have learned not see people like him. He was so invisible, no one seems to know for sure what his name was.
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LIVE: Man undergoes cardiac operation

Live coverage of a new cardiac procedure at the Niagara Health System as it was conducted.
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A 19-year-old social conservative beat Tory heavyweights to run as PC candidate in Ontario by-election

Chances are you have never heard of Sam Oosterhoff. But the 19-year-old social conservative and Brock University political science student has become a key figure in Ontario provincial politics. On Saturday, Oosterhoff won the race to become the Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate for Niagara West-Glanbrook, the territory of former PC party leader Tim Hudak.
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Local woman battles breast cancer

It's the little things, the everyday things, that Britiney Turasz will have to adapt to. Having a job. Not being exhausted. Going out with her husband. Having hair again. For 10 months that might as well have been a life time, Turasz's existence was a series of doctors appointments and treatment sessions, punctuated by nausea, weakness and the inescapable feeling that the Reaper wasn't far behind.
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About

Grant LaFleche

Grant LaFleche is an award-winning journalist and columnist with the St. Catharines Standard in Niagara, Ontario.

Since he started at the Standard in 1998, Grant has been nominated for 21 Ontario Newspaper Awards and two National Newspaper Awards. His work appears in Postmedia's Niagara newspapers, in the Toronto Sun chain of papers and the National Post.

ProtonMail: grantlafleche@protonmail.com

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Skills

  • Interviewing
  • Video/sound editing
  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Investigative journalism
  • Research
  • Narrative writing
  • Writing