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Hydro customers threatened with disconnection

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Hydro customers threatened with disconnection

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. is warning customers of a phone scam being carried out in its name in Port Colborne and Fort Erie. “It has been brought to the attention … that customers are receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be from their local hydro company. The calls are coming in from a […]

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Fire destroys Fort Erie business

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Fire destroys Fort Erie business

Ontario Fire Marshal investigators and Niagara Regional Police are looking into a fire that destroyed a business, and damaged two others, in downtown Fort Erie. The Fort Erie Fire Department was called for the report of a fire at Pikes Dry Cleaning, 93 Jarvis St., at 7:02 p.m. Sunday. Police and Niagara EMS paramedics also […]

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Fort Erie man faces drug charges

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Fort Erie man faces drug charges

Niagara Regional Police seized more than $114,000 worth of marihuana from a Grassie Rd. residence in West Lincoln Thursday. The guns, gangs and grow unit received information regarding a marijuana grow-op this month at the residence and started an investigation. On Thursday, detectives assisted by the uniform branch and the emergency task unit executed a […]

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Rural home destroyed by fire

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Rural home destroyed by fire

It took Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters nearly five hours to extinguish a fire at 3894 Forkes Rd. East in Port Colborne Monday afternoon. Fire prevention officer Mike Bendia said damage was so extensive to the rural home, reportedly built some time in the late 1800s, he doubted it could be fixed. He […]

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Port Colborne warehouse seized in Project Roadmaster

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Project Roadmaster, the yearlong investigation into international drug trafficking in southern Ontario, has seen investigators seize $1.2 million dollars worth of cocaine, $250,000 worth of marijuana, $430,000 cash, a 9mm Beretta handgun and two shotguns, 13 offence-related vehicles including a 2005 Ferrari and 1979 Porsche worth an approximate value of $500,000, assorted high value watches […]

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Niagara residents caught up in international drug trafficking

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Niagara residents caught up in international drug trafficking

Three men from Niagara were among 13 arrested from across southern Ontario after a yearlong investigation into international drug trafficking. Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged then men from Fort Erie, Pelham and Welland as part of Project Roadmaster. In a release, police said its Special Investigation Support Unit began an investigation into the activities […]

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