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Terry Fox still making a difference

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Terry Fox still making a difference

Yusuf Hirji’s defining moment in life came while he and his mother were waiting for a red light at 6 a.m. on a Monday morning. “One day on the way to chemotherapy … I saw this guy walking across the street, he was wearing headphones. He wasn’t walking, but dancing … it was awesome.” Hirji […]

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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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Big crowds at Wainfleet Fall Fair

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Big crowds at Wainfleet Fall Fair

Three days of great weather and great attractions brought in the crowds to the annual Wainfleet Fall Fair, said Wainfleet Agricultural Society president David Wyatt. “It’s one of the best ones that I can remember,” said Wyatt, who has been involved with the fall fair board for the last 14 years, nine of those as […]

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Wainfleet’s iron farmers

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Wainfleet’s iron farmers

Competitors in the first round Wainfleet Fall Fair’s Iron Farmer competition raced against the clock Saturday morning as they ran through a six-obstacle course. Wainfleet Agricultural Society president David Wyatt said each competitor had to put together a fence, rope a cow, flip a tractor tire, pile hay bales, and carry a bag a feed […]

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Robbery suspects flee empty-handed

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Robbery suspects flee empty-handed

Niagara Regional Police are seeking two suspects after an attempted robbery at Qins Variety in Welland Saturday, Sept. 13 Police said two masked men entered the store, at 94 Empire St. at 9:14 p.m., and one of the two demanded money from the lone clerk while the second stood at the door.  “Despite the first […]

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Cruise nights wrap up in Port Colborne

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Cruise nights wrap up in Port Colborne

Eighteen weeks ago, 50 cars showed up for Downtown Cruiser’s Association first cruise night in downtown Port Colborne. Thursday night, during the last show of the season, nearly 500 classic, muscle and newer model cars lined Clarence St. from West St. to Elm St. “It’s unbelievable, as of this morning we had 468 registered cars. […]

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