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Ice keeps ship from moving in Welland Canal

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Ice keeps ship from moving in Welland Canal

For the second day ice kept the Federal Nakagawa from moving through the Welland Canal at Port Colborne. The 200-metre long vessel was forced to back out of Lock 8 Thursday afternoon and move back behind Bridge 19. Federal Nakagawa, a Hong-Kong registered cargo ship, was stuck in ice under Bridge 19 for nearly five […]

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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

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  Nearly five hours after it became stuck in ice under Bridge 19 in Port Colborne, the vessel Federal Nakagawa was freed. The vessel started moving just as a truck full of hot water showed up to try and melt the ice alongside the ship in the Welland Canal Wednesday evening. A St. Lawrence Seaway […]

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Tribunal chair has more questions

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Tribunal chair has more questions

Witness asked to provide more information More than a month after final submissions were made at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing involving Skydive Burnaby and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. an unusual situation has popped up, said lawyer Eric Gillespie. Gillespie, who represents Skydive Burnaby, said tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent has requested more information from a […]

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

Canadian Coast Guard ships are still escorting ships through the ice on Lake Erie. On Thursday night, the CCGS Samuel Risley escorted the CSL Laurentien from Nanticoke, Ont. to Port Colborne through ice that was still one metre (three feet thick). Saturday afternoon, the CCGS Des Groseilliers, a medium-class icebreaker, was seen off of the […]

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

Vessel arrived after midnight Friday The CSL Laurentien slipped quietly into Lock 8 Friday morning making it the first downbound vessel to transit the Welland Canal. The ship was escorted from Nanticoke by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley, said Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey as he stood at the lock at 12:30 a.m. […]

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

Fire not suspicious Ontario Fire Marshal investigators will search for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home owned by two Wainfleet firefighters. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said there is nothing suspicious about the fire. “I have asked the OFM to come down not for any suspicions, but for transparency,” said the chief, […]

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