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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 400-foot long tunnel, escaping Stalag Luft III, a POW camp near Sagan, Poland. Of those 80 men, including Canadians, British, Poles, Greek, Australian and others, only three — two Norwegians and a Dutch pilot — successfully escaped. The remaining 77 were caught […]

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BLX holding Easter Art Hunt in Welland

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BLX holding Easter Art Hunt in Welland

A group of Welland-based artists are going to make it easy for anyone to walk home with local art Easter weekend. The Black Lantern Experience (BLX) will hold the first-ever BLX Easter Art Hunt, part of an initiative to promote public art in Welland and to encourage the community to support local artists, on Saturday, […]

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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

With Lake Erie still nearly 80% frozen, Port Colborne has called off its Top Hat ceremony Friday at Lock 8 Park. In a release, the city said the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said the first downbound vessel through the Welland Canal isn’t expected until sometime next week. Downbound vessels are those headed through the […]

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Gas line break leads to evacuation

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Gas line break leads to evacuation

A gas line break at Elm St. and Killaly St. West saw residents of two small apartment buildings and employees at RE/MAX Welland Realty Ltd. evacuated Tuesday afternoon. Niagara Regional Police asked somewhere around 20 people to evacuate shortly after Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Servcies arrived on scene at 2:45 p.m. Fire Chief Tom […]

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

Welland MPP Cindy Forster raised the issue of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and its purchase of 15 acres of the former Lakewood Camp in the provincial legislature on Thursday, March 20. The transcript of her concerns and the response from Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti  is below. CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES Ms. Cindy Forster: My […]

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New beach in Wainfleet

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New beach in Wainfleet

Fifteen acres, including 519 feet of beachfront, at the former Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet are now in public hands after the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority purchased the property off of Lakeshore Rd. “We’re thrilled to have taken charge of this significant opportunity to acquire and conserve through public ownership one of the last remaining sandy […]

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