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Ice storm hits south Niagara

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Ice storm hits south Niagara

Power was out in the main core of Port Colborne for five hours Sunday morning during a freezing rainstorm that hit Ontario, parts of Quebec and New Brunswick. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright said the power outage took in the area from Elgin St. south to Lake Erie and from King […]

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Two vehicle crash in Port Colborne

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Two vehicle crash in Port Colborne

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services, Niagara EMS paramedics and Niagara OPP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 3 at Miller Rd. in Port Colborne at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. One driver was taken to Welland hospital with minor injuries, while a second driver refused treatment. Firefighters used a rescue truck to block […]

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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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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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