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Technical rescue team trains on bridge

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Technical rescue team trains on bridge

Nearly 12 metres above the deck of the Clarence Street Bridge, members of Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services technical rescue team were tying off a series of ropes to the structure. Ropes and harnesses were also being tied off on a rescue basket, getting it ready to be lowered down to the west side […]

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Suspected bank robber arrested

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Suspected bank robber arrested

Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged a man suspected of robbing Desjardins caisse populaire in Port Colborne. Police said the lone male entered the bank, at 57 Clarence St., at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, brandishing a knife and demanding cash from a teller. The man was wearing a black mask with dark clothing and carrying a […]

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Police divers recover plastic gun

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Police divers recover plastic gun

Niagara Regional Police divers recovered a plastic gun from the bottom of the original Welland Canal in Port Colborne Thursday afternoon. A passerby reported seeing a gun on the bottom of the former canal, which opened in 1883, to a Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighter. That canal runs parallel to West St. from […]

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Marine industry presents opportunity for students

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Marine industry presents opportunity for students

Algoma and Catholic school board ink agreement One of the biggest challenges facing Algoma Central Corp. in the next 10 years is 50% of its workforce — shipboard and shoreside — will be at or near retirement age, company president and CEO Greg Wight said. But that challenge is something that should be seen as […]

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Bank robbed in Port Colborne

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Bank robbed in Port Colborne

Desjardins caisse populaire locked down A man wearing a black mask and armed with a knife robbed Desjardins caisse populaire in Port Colborne Wednesday afternoon, said Niagara Regional Police. Police were called to the bank, 57 Clarence St., at 1:49 p.m. and said no one was injured during the robbery. A K9 officer and his service […]

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Robbery at Desjardins bank

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Robbery at Desjardins bank

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