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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

K9 unit tracks man for 2.5 kilometres A 45 year old Wainfleet man was arrested Friday morning after a Niagara Regional Police K9 unit tracked him for 2.5 kilometres through farmers’ fields and into a wooded area in rural Port Colborne, Ont. Police spokesman Const. Derek Watson said an officer on patrol at 3:19 a.m. […]

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Port Colborne man robbed at gunpoint

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Port Colborne man robbed at gunpoint

A Port Colborne man was robbed at gunpoint by two men late Monday, Dec, 23 say Niagara Regional Police. Police say the 48 year old man was walking westbound on Neff St, between Steele St. and Fielden Ave., at approximately 11:45 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two unknown men. The two men were […]

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Seaway traffic down in November

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Seaway traffic down in November

One-hundred-eighty-three fewer vessels passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway system by the end of November compared to the same time period last year. Figures released by the Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. showed 3,482 transited the system, compared to 3,665 last year. The seaway stretches some 2,038 nautical miles (2,342 miles or 3,700 kilometres) from the […]

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Actors needed for Canalside Players

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Actors needed for Canalside Players

Think you can act or work behind the scenes of a stage production? If you do, Canalside Players is looking for you. The amateur community theatre group recently launched in Welland is getting ready for its first production, Who’s Under Where?, in the spring of 2014 and needs actors. It also needs volunteers to take […]

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Welland Canal closes Dec. 26

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Welland Canal closes Dec. 26

The Welland Canal will be shut down one minute before midnight on Boxing Day, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said in a release. The seaway said any transits of the canal after 11:59 on Thursday, Dec. 26 will only be permitted subject to prior written agreement. The full notice can be found below.   […]

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Stay granted against Wainfleet wind turbine project

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Stay granted against Wainfleet wind turbine project

Construction on two of Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc.’s five-turbine renewable energy project has been halted after Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal granted a stay on Thursday, Dec. 12, said the lawyer representing Skydive Burnaby and owners Mike and Tara Pitt. Eric Gillespie, of Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corp., said the decision rendered by Lynda Tanaka, executive […]

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