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Racing down the lake

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Racing down the lake

Standup paddlers faced a steady headwind during the second Lake Erie North Shore Standup Saturday, said event founder and coordinator Katherine Balpataky. “It was consistent … the waves weren’t overly technical, but they kept you on the ball, said Balpataky, who finished third in the 20-kilometre race. It was the second year for the event, […]

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Standing up for Lake Erie’s north shore

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Standing up for Lake Erie’s north shore

A standup paddle event will bring together paddlers from across Ontario and the U.S. in a friendly competition to raise funds for the freshwater coastline. The Lake Erie North Shore Standup, in its second year, will support Carolinian Canada’s Lake Erie Coastal Stewardship EcoTrail. The ecotrail highlights natural and cultural treasures of the lake’s 600-kilometre […]

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Poor dental health has toll on communities

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Poor dental health has toll on communities

Not having dental coverage comes at a high cost to both those without it and the community at large, said Bridges Community Health Centre health promoter Rhonda Barron. Barron, in a release, said according to data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Niagara Health System saw 1,908 visits to the emergency room […]

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Teen charged with robbery

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Teen charged with robbery

Niagara Regional Police Service arrested and charged an 18 year old male with several offences, including robbery after an incident Friday in Niagara Falls. Police said the accused, who was not named, solicited services from a victim before meeting at an agreed location, where a demand for cash was made, followed by threats with a […]

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Ice caves closed off

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Ice caves closed off

Emergency officials cut off access to some ice caves in Crystal Beach Monday over concern about cracks that appeared. “We noticed cracking … on the cave structures,” said Fort Erie fire Chief Larry Coplen, adding the actual lake ice surface was still solid. The ice caves — technically ice shoves — appeared in early January […]

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Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

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Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

Bridges Community Health Centre wants to raise awareness of dental care needs in the Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Fort Erie areas and needs your help collecting information. The information will be used to advocate for dental health services for people with little to no coverage in the three cities. According to a release from Bridges, […]

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