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Resident tells Wainfleet council to resign

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Resident tells Wainfleet council to resign

A Wainfleet resident called for the immediate resignation of two alderman and the mayor over the granting of $40,000 to help Skydive Burnaby with legal fees related to an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing. Dan Augustine was one of three delegations to appear at Wainfleet council Tuesday, Jan. 14 to make presentations on the grant. “The […]

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Turbine turbulence could cause problems

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Turbine turbulence could cause problems

Wind turbines to the west of Skydive Burnaby will put skydivers in danger of a serious accident, an expert witness said Tuesday at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing in Wainfleet. Boz Eralp was brought in by lawyer Eric Gillespie to testify on behalf of the skydive club, based on Burnaby Rd. The hearing was convened […]

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Skydivers testify at hearing

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Skydivers testify at hearing

There’s no doubt in Rick Epp’s mind that if a wind turbine had been located in a field off of Station Rd. in Wainfleet four years ago, he would have struck it or one of its blades. Epp was testifying at an Environmental Review Tribunal Hearing Monday in Wainfleet and recounting a serious malfunction he […]

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April Jeffs to seek second term

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April Jeffs to seek second term

April Jeffs hopes voters in Wainfleet will put her back in the mayor’s seat for four more years come this October. “I’m pretty excited to run for a second term,” said Jeffs, who was a rookie when elected mayor in 2010. She’s enjoyed running the township with council and staff, despite some of the bumps […]

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Credibility questioned

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Credibility questioned

Questions over a witness’s credibility and details that would see the release of confidential information drew a number of objections during the second day of an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing in Wainfleet Wednesday. Scott Stoll, of the firm Aird & Berlis LLP, was persistent in his cross-examination of Skydive Burnaby owner Mike Pitt, the first […]

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Police divers search canal

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Police divers search canal

Niagara Regional Police used a training session for its underwater search and recovery and marine units Thursday to search for a Welland woman missing since early December. Divers were in the ice-filled Welland Canal at the south end of West St. in Port Colborne searching for 56-year-old Cathy Pietz. An area around the scene, near […]

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