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Arctic 30 granted amnesty

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Arctic 30 granted amnesty

Canadian Greenpeace activists Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul were granted amnesty by Russia’s parliament Wednesday, Dec. 18. But whether they and and the rest of the Arctic 30 will be home in time for the holidays is still unknown said Ruzycki’s sister Patti Stirling. “It looks like things are moving forward … it looks really […]

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No one should be alone on Christmas

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No one should be alone on Christmas

Port Colborne’s Community Christmas Dinner is a place for people to come in and share a hot meal and become friends, says one of its founders. “Nobody should be alone on Christmas … and no one is a stranger at the dinner,” says Jack O’Neil, of the dinner now in its 16th year. The Christmas […]

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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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It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience

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It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience

It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience. That’s something veteran broadcaster Lloyd Robertson carried with him throughout his 60 year career in radio and television. It was a lesson he learned early on when he was on radio station CJOY in Guelph in 1953. Robertson had overslept for his shift and when he […]

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“I’ve been very lucky …”

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“I’ve been very lucky …”

“Being a chef is like everything else in life, it involves hard work and passion … and you need to stick around me,” joked Chuck Hughes as he answered a young fan’s question at Twenty Valley Winter WineFest, part of Niagara’s Icewine Festival, on the weekend. Hughes, of Food Network Canada’s Chuck’s Day Off and […]

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