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Farming by Helicopter

Farming by Helicopter

Farming started with horse and oxen then to tractors and now to helicopters? On Tuesday, Sept 9, 2017 in the morning motorists driving down Highway 3 in Sherkston would have seen a helicopter with a spreader hanging down. Veenstra Farms hired Zimmer Air Services to plant 470 acres of rye in numerous fields around Wilhelm, […]

Cover Crops topic of Niagara South crop tour

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Cover Crops topic of Niagara South crop tour

Local crop farmers from across Niagara South gathered Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 for their annual Summer Crop Tour at a field on Second Concession, near Brookfield Road in Port Colborne. With threatening weather in the area, the group of 40 was unable to observe and walk through a demonstration of a variety of different tillage […]

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Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today

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Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today

Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today. Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early evening across Southern Ontario. Some of the thunderstorms will bring dime sized hail, wind gusts to 70 km/h and frequent lightning. Funnel clouds may also make a brief appearance this afternoon in this unseasonably cool and […]

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Drowning at Sherkston Shores

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Drowning at Sherkston Shores

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm, Niagara Regional Police responded to a call for assistance at Sherkston Shores Beach Resort in Port Colborne. The response was for a person in the water in possible distress approximately 200 yards from shore. Several agencies including the Niagara Regional Police, Port Colborne Fire Department, Port […]

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Evacuation in St Catharines after truck carrying hazardous chemicals overturns

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Evacuation in St Catharines after truck carrying hazardous chemicals overturns

ATTENTION – St. Catharines. Chemical Tanker Truck Overturned – QEW/Martindale Rd. EVACUATION 1 Km radius. More details ASAP Niagara Regional Police are assisting the Ontario Provincial Police with a collision investigation in the area of the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) and Martindale Road in St. Catharines. A tanker truck has overturned in that area. It […]

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Nickel Street – Cause of Fire Results

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Nickel Street – Cause of Fire Results

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department has released the results of the investigation into the fatal December Nickel St. fire.   “At approximately 01:22 hrs. on the morning of December 14, 2016, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire at 53 Nickel Street, Port Colborne, Ontario,” the release […]

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