Laura in the News

November 13, 2018: Editorial: Next regional chair must be an elected politician

November 5, 2018: New regional councillors mulling over next chair

November 1, 2018: Niagara regional council is 75% new – and the public is watching

October 26, 2018: Niagara’s controversial CAO is set to jet off to Shanghai in the name of trade (video)

October 23, 2018: Region sheds ‘toxic environment’

October 23, 2018: Vote brings sweeping change to regional council

October 19, 2018: Meet the candidates for St. Catharines regional council

October 15, 2018: Meet the St. Catharines Region candidates

October 12, 2018: Integrity topic issue at Niagara Region council

June 28, 2018: Sweet partnership with Beechwood Doughnuts pays off for YWCA Niagara

May 10, 2018: No candidates yet for regional chair

April 4, 2018: Letters

April 1, 2018: We can fix municipal government by voting

March 7, 2018: Project aims to empower youth mentally, physically and emotionally Underdogs Boxing Club coaches Laura Hughes (left) and Laura Ip are gearing up to launch The Empowerment Project, a workshop series for 12- to 17-year-old girls and non-binary youth that explores emotional as well as physical empowerment. – Melinda Cheevers/Metroland

March 1, 2018: Rooting for the Underdog Underdogs Boxing Club is shaking up the image of who can be a boxer. – Kerry Duncan/The Sound

January 16, 2018: Niagara Women March On this Saturday

December 1, 2018: Civil debate seems to have been lost

October 27, 2017: Grade 10 students from across Niagara celebrate Power of Being a Girl

October 11, 2017: Boxing to heal

October 6, 2017: New boxing program aims to empower women in Niagara who’ve experienced violence Founder and president of Underdogs Boxing Club Laura Ip has teamed up with YWCA Niagara to bring the Shape Your Life program to St. Catharines. – Melinda Cheevers/Metroland

September 11, 2017: Shape Your Life program coming to St. Catharines – Laura Ip explains

September 10, 2017: Boxing fitness program for victims of violence

September 1, 2017: Shape Your Life boxing program for women who’ve experienced violence launches in St. Catharines Laura Ip is launching a second version of Shape Your Life boxing program at her new gym, Underdogs Boxing Club, in St. Catharines, Ont., in October. (Laura Ip)

August 26, 2017: Not first choice for self defence

June 2, 2017: Body-shaming a problem that begins at birth

April 19, 2017: Quick Update: Falling through the cracks

April 17, 2017: UPDATE 2: Falling through the cracks

April 15, 2017: UPDATE: Falling through the cracks

April 14, 2017: Falling through the cracks

March 24, 2017: Niagara podcasters holding ‘Local Media Matters’ fundraiser Laura Ip and Ruth Unrau will host The Practical Feminist live at Mahtay Cafe Saturday afternoon, one of several live shows taking place as part of the Local Media Matters fundraiser in support of the Niagara Podcasters Network. – Courtesy Photo

March 17, 2017: Gender gap must close in the workplace

January 25, 2017: EDWARDS: A spark of hope in the era of anger and division

January 21, 2017: Niagara women march in solidarity

January 18, 2017: Niagara women ready to march this Saturday Laura Ip from YWCA Niagara is ready to hit the streets downtown for the Niagara edition of the Women’s March on Washington, taking place Jan. 21. The event will start at City Hall at 10 a.m. and walkers will make their way to St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle’s office on Geneva Street. – Melinda Cheevers/Metroland

January 6, 2017: Canadian politics needs more women

November 22, 2016: We must raise the bar

October 19, 2016: Cheechoo hopes to inspire at annual leadership summit

October 11, 2016: It’s about celebrating, inspiring women

August 5, 2016: We’re rich…in illness and inequality

July 29, 2016: We’re all close to being homeless

July 28, 2016: Imagine what a living wage could do

June 3, 2016: Two enormous resounding yeses

May 13, 2016: There are benefits to paying a living wage

April 23, 2016: YWCA -presentation by Laura IP (sic) Resource Development Offficer (sic)

November 20, 2015: Search Engine: Highway structure for the birds

September 15, 2016: The obstacle-ridden road to recovery

March 10, 2016: Women in boxing

February 22, 2015: Chatting with former councillor Laura Ip about open data

January 9, 2015: Search Engine: The smartie pants edition

November 27, 2014: Weekend events shine spotlight on Niagara’s diversity

November 17, 2014: “Transformational” Mayor, Council say goodbyes

October 22, 2014: Arts group grades the candidates

September 25, 2014: On the campaign trail

September 25, 2014: Council debate between mayoral candidates turns heated

September 22, 2014: Mayoral candidates square off over budgeting

September 19, 2014: Search Engine: The mystery of the Grantham plaque

September 18, 2014: St. Catharines municipal election candidates

September 12, 2014: St. Catharines City Council seats up for grabs

September 9, 2014: Living Wage idea to be explored

July 14, 2014: Paying tribute to a community leader Denis Cahill and Patricia Cahill Waters hold up the street sign paying tribute to their father Lou Cahill. The sign will be erected in downtown St. Catharines, at a portion of Garden Park north of King Street in recognition of Lou’s contributions to the community. Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lou, who died in 2008 at the age of 94.

June 2, 2014: Councillor Laura Ip – Community Care Hungry Vegan Drive

May 19, 2014: Vegan food bank diet was difficult

May 9, 2014: HEROD: Council talk, and a little election scuttlebutt

March 18, 2014: Working to make Niagara better

February 26, 2014: Arenas’ lifespan extended

February 14, 2014: Looming decision on arenas

February 11, 2014: City to crack down on shovel fairness

January 30, 2014: Council fills the void

January 27, 2014: Laura Ip appointed to St. Catharines council Laura Ip watches St. Catharines city council debate from the council gallery. – Julie Jocsak

January 20, 2014: City still considering holding byelection

January 16, 2014: Council holds off filling vacancy

January 9, 2014: HEROD: Laura Ip isn’t shoe-in for council seat

January 9, 2014: Monday council meeting to deal with vacant seat

March 8, 2011: Academy alternatives discussed Event organizer Laura Ip watches as Kaneka Watkins, of Success Beyond Limits, outlines some of that program’s achievements during a community meeting examining alternatives to the DSBN Academy on Thursday.

October 7, 2010: Back to basics in Ward 3

September 15, 2010: Young blood vying for your vote

May 20, 2009: How to Be a Socially Just Citizen

August 11, 2009: Forced health coverage unfair

November 1, 2006: Grantham candidates speak out