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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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Police in foot pursuit in Port Colborne

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Police in foot pursuit in Port Colborne

Niagara Regional Police were involved in a foot pursuit in a wooded area off of Hwy. 140 and Ramey Rd. in Port Colborne sometime near 3:30 a.m. Friday. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services were called to the area for the report of a possible structure fire. Once on scene, the fire service found a […]

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Paul Ruzycki could be home by New Years

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Paul Ruzycki could be home by New Years

Paul Ruzycki should have an exit visa allowing him to leave Russia late Thursday, Dec. 26 or early Friday, Dec. 27., said his sister Patti Stirling. “It’s almost over,” said Stirling from her Port Colborne, Ont. home. Ruzycki, a Greenpeace activist from Port Colborne, and fellow Canadian and Alexandre Paul, of Montreal, QC, were arrested […]

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