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Typos can be really, really humerus

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Typos can be really, really humerus

Hail the missing letter or the misspelled word for typos have brought newspaper readers more laughter than any intended editorial humour. Whether writing too fast or working too late, pushing a deadline or misreading source material – reporters and columnists are an error-prone bunch. The bonus of course is a large slice of amusement that […]

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Local History Snapshot: East Main St. Bridge

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Local History Snapshot: East Main St. Bridge

Photo of the East Main Street bridge over the second Welland Canal in 1870. The bridge connected East Main Street to West Main Street. It was a swing bridge operated manually, the pivot was on the west side of the canal. The photo was used as a postcard and on book covers about the history […]

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Dogs hanging out of car windows. Delightful.

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Dogs hanging out of car windows. Delightful.

It’s the law. “Township of Wainfleet. Bylaw No. 097-2011. The Transportation Bylaw Dog Zone deems it expedient and imperative to have at least one canine with its big, stupid head sticking out of the car window at all times while said vehicle is in motion on all township thoroughfares.” But in Wainfleet, one dog is […]

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Cicilia – the oldest woman in Canada

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Cicilia – the oldest woman in Canada

Cicilia Laurent, quite possibly the world’s oldest person celebrated her 120th birthday last month in her home of Laval, Quebec. At the small but festive party attended by dignitaries, friends and family, Haitian-born Cicilia laughed and sang and clapped her hands, then went for a really long nap. The birthday cake which could be seen […]

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Welland Top 10 business friendly places

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Welland Top 10 business friendly places

The Mayors Report with Welland Mayor Frank Campion By Welland Mayor Frank Campion – According to PROFITguide.com, Welland Ontario is ranked one of the top 10 business friendly places in Canada for 2015. The small town atmosphere has grown some big-city thinking when it comes to recruiting the industrial and business communities. Not only has […]

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2016 Pelham Operating Budget Approved

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2016 Pelham Operating Budget Approved

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn – Council recently approved the Town’s 2016 Operating Budget. The new budget translates into an increase of approximately 7.8% (or $107.44) on the Pelham portion of your property tax bill for the average residential property (assessed at $309,200). Since Pelham’s portion of […]

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