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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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Triple header for Niagara Wasps

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Triple header for Niagara Wasps

Niagara Wasps women’s and men’s first and second teams played Highland Rugby teams at the Port Colborne field Saturday. Two of the Wasps teams won their games. The women won 61-24 in a game that was more a friendly as Highland didn’t have enough players to field a full team. Some Wasps players ended up […]

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Horwath stops in Port Colborne

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Horwath stops in Port Colborne

Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath made a stop Thursday at the campaign headquarters of Welland riding MPP Cindy Forster. Horwath was greeted by a number about 50 supporters as her bus pulled up to Forster’s King St. location in Port Colborne. She went inside the building, along with a number of media traveling with her, […]

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