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New health and wellness programs at Bridges Community Health Centre

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New health and wellness programs at Bridges Community Health Centre

Bridges Community Health Centre is offering several no-cost health and wellness group programs this winter which are all open to all residents of Port Colborne and Wainfleet. If you live with diabetes and are looking for some new exercise ideas, then you’ll want to attend a one hour information session Monday, January 20, from 10:30 […]

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Police divers search canal

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Police divers search canal

Niagara Regional Police used a training session for its underwater search and recovery and marine units Thursday to search for a Welland woman missing since early December. Divers were in the ice-filled Welland Canal at the south end of West St. in Port Colborne searching for 56-year-old Cathy Pietz. An area around the scene, near […]

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

Drivers faced whiteout conditions on area roads as lake-effect snow hammered south Niagara from Wainfleet to Fort Erie Tuesday. Environment Canada had warned of squalls off of Lake Erie creating low to nil visibility in heavy snow bands, and of rapidly accumulating snow. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters faced those whiteout conditions when […]

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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

When the Blizzard of 77 struck, Lake Erie’s surface area of 25,700 square kilometres was covered in ice and metre-deep light snow. Record cold days and steady snowfall for a month ensured the snow on the lake stayed light and fluffy. The cold weather kept the snow from becoming packed down. Though the current system […]

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Paul Ruzycki home in Canada

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Paul Ruzycki home in Canada

Flight landed in Toronto Paul Ruzycki set foot on Canadian soil just after 7:30 p.m. Friday night, 101 days after being arrested and detained by Russian authorities for his part in a protest against a Gazprom-owned and operated oil rig in the Pechora Sea. Ruzycki, a Greenpeace activist from Port Colborne, Ont., flew out St. […]

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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

K9 unit tracks man for 2.5 kilometres A 45 year old Wainfleet man was arrested Friday morning after a Niagara Regional Police K9 unit tracked him for 2.5 kilometres through farmers’ fields and into a wooded area in rural Port Colborne, Ont. Police spokesman Const. Derek Watson said an officer on patrol at 3:19 a.m. […]

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