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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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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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