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Tribunal chair has more questions

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Tribunal chair has more questions

Witness asked to provide more information More than a month after final submissions were made at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing involving Skydive Burnaby and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. an unusual situation has popped up, said lawyer Eric Gillespie. Gillespie, who represents Skydive Burnaby, said tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent has requested more information from a […]

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

Fire not suspicious Ontario Fire Marshal investigators will search for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home owned by two Wainfleet firefighters. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said there is nothing suspicious about the fire. “I have asked the OFM to come down not for any suspicions, but for transparency,” said the chief, […]

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Wainfleet firefighters battle house fire

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Wainfleet firefighters battle house fire

Smoke from a house fire on Concession 1 in Wainfleet was visible for a few kilometres away from the scene. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said when he arrived at 12644 Concession 1 flames were coming through the roof of the one-storey cottage-style home. “We don’t know where it started yet,” said Flagg shortly before […]

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

Welland MPP Cindy Forster raised the issue of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and its purchase of 15 acres of the former Lakewood Camp in the provincial legislature on Thursday, March 20. The transcript of her concerns and the response from Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti  is below. CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES Ms. Cindy Forster: My […]

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New beach in Wainfleet

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New beach in Wainfleet

Fifteen acres, including 519 feet of beachfront, at the former Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet are now in public hands after the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority purchased the property off of Lakeshore Rd. “We’re thrilled to have taken charge of this significant opportunity to acquire and conserve through public ownership one of the last remaining sandy […]

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Private school gets break from township

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Private school gets break from township

Wainfleet council granted Attercliffe Canadian Reformed Elementary School (ACRES) a $15,000 break on development charges Tuesday night But the school, located on Canborough Rd., will still have to approach Niagara Region for a further break. John Vaniperen, speaking on behalf of ACRES, told Wainfleet council the school was unaware of the charges, which total $33,211. […]

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