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Grounded ship being unloaded

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Grounded ship being unloaded

With two tugs sitting on its port side, the grounded M.V. Atlantic Erie was starting to unload some of its cargo Saturday in an effort to refloat itself. The CSL-owned self-unloading bulk carrier was headed toward the entrance of the Welland Canal when ran aground for a reason yet to be determined east of the […]

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Van flipped on its side

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Van flipped on its side

Port Colborne firefighters had to cut the roof off of a delivery van Saturday morning to free a male patient trapped inside after a three car crash at Clarence and Elm Sts. Firefighters, Niagara EMS paramedics and Niagara Regional Police were called to the intersection just before 8 a.m. for the crash. Once on scene […]

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Grounded ship to be refloated

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Grounded ship to be refloated

While Transport Canada is monitoring the grounded laker off of Port Colborne, the company managing the CSL-owned self-unloading bulk carrier said a plan to refloat it is being developed. In a release, V.Ships Canada said the M.V. Atlantic Erie, built in 1985, ran aground Thursday near Port Colborne. Transport Canada said the Canada Steamship Lines […]

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Vale fined for explosion

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Vale fined for explosion

Vale Canada Ltd. has been fined $150,000 after an explosion at a Port Colborne refinery that resulted in injuries to five workers two years ago,  according to a release from the Ministry of Labour. The release said a sulphur dust explosion took place October 18, 2012 in the #2 Research Station of Vale’s refinery located […]

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Vessel reported aground off of Port Colborne

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Vessel reported aground off of Port Colborne

A Canadian Steamship Lines vessel has been reported aground off of Port Colborne, according to a post on boatnerd.com. The post from the website, which reports on shipping news in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system daily, can be found under the news channel section of the website. It reads: “Atlantic Erie was […]

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One taken to hospital after crash

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One taken to hospital after crash

A woman was transported to Welland hospital Tuesday afternoon after her Toyota Rav 4 was sent through the air, landing on its side in King George Memorial Park in Port Colborne, said Niagara Regional Police. Police said the Toyota and another vehicle collided at the intersection of Clarence and Catharine Sts. at 4:30 p.m. Witnesses […]

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