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Parents excited to see son during exercise

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Parents excited to see son during exercise

Brian and Kathy Muir didn’t hold out much hope of seeing their son, Master Corporal Matthew Muir of the Lorne Scots infantry regiment, in action Friday. Matthew was one of 2,100 soldiers operating across Niagara as part of exercise Stalwart Guardian, and despite making a long trip Brian said he “had no expectations today of […]

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Soldiers clash for control of airport

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Soldiers clash for control of airport

Hidden behind berms and buildings at Niagara Central Airport, a contemporary operating environment force (COEFOR) lay in wait for Canadian, American and British soldiers. Two boats, driven by Canadian Navy members, made their way up the Welland River to a small clearing about a kilometre from the airport in Pelham. Though hidden from direct line […]

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Military maneuvers

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Military maneuvers

Canadian soldiers and equipment moved in and out of camps alongside the former Welland Canal, near South Niagara Rowing Club and Welland International Flatwater Centre, and throughout Welland and Dain City Sunday. Two thousand one hundred soldiers and reservists from units throughout southern Ontario are taking part in a military training exercise called Stalwart Guardian. […]

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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

Canadian soldiers will look to rout an enemy force from the Welland Canal this week during a military training exercise called Stalwart Guardian. Major Paul Pickering, of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, London and lead planner of the exercise, told Wainfleet council that 2,100 soldiers and reservists from units throughout southern Ontario are expected to participate. […]

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Port beaches posted as unsafe for swimming

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Port beaches posted as unsafe for swimming

At least two beaches in Port Colborne — Humberstone Centennial Park Beach and Sherkston Elco Beach — have been posted as unsafe to swim by Niagara Region’s public health department. The region says beaches are posted unsafe/closed when water tests show E. Coli bacteria in excess of 100 parts per million. It says beaches might also be […]

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Stormy weather

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Stormy weather

  Here’s a look at the storm system that rolled through Dunnville and south Niagara on Sunday. It brought a shelf cloud, some rain and a sky full of colours as it passed through the area. Environment Canada is calling for a few showers or thunderstorms beginning near noon, and ending in the early evening, […]

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