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Electrical panel catches fire

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Electrical panel catches fire

A Wainfleet resident came home at just the right time Friday, said Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg. Flagg said when the resident went inside their Collins Ln. home, they saw flames coming from an electrical panel. “They went outside and called 911,” the chief said from the scene. Firefighters were quick to arrive on scene, […]

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Hearing about skydivers: lawyer

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Hearing about skydivers: lawyer

It’s not a question of if there’s going to be a serious accident between a skydiver and wind turbine, but when, Skydive Burnaby lawyer Eric Gillespie said Friday. “We can’t afford to have one event because the effect is going to be very serious or fatal,” Gillespie told Environmental Review Tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent during […]

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Medical marijuana grow-ops to face site plan controls

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Medical marijuana grow-ops to face site plan controls

Wainfleet’s planner expects more potential medical marijuana grow operators to come forward this spring when federal regulations requiring the facilities to comply with municipal zoning come into effect. “Local operators have already approached staff about zoning,” Michael Sullivan told township council Tuesday night. Sullivan said because of those inquires, township staff are now aware of […]

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Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

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Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

Bridges Community Health Centre wants to raise awareness of dental care needs in the Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Fort Erie areas and needs your help collecting information. The information will be used to advocate for dental health services for people with little to no coverage in the three cities. According to a release from Bridges, […]

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Bylaw discrepancy fixed

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Bylaw discrepancy fixed

  A discrepancy discovered by residents between Wainfleet’s noise and firearms bylaws was remedied by council Tuesday night, allowing for the discharge of firearms in hamlet and lakeshore areas. Township CAO Scott Luey said the discharge of firearms bylaw allowed for the activity in hamlet areas and all but one area along the lakeshore. The […]

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Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

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Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

Wainfleet council rescinded a decision to grant $40,000 to help Skydive Burnaby in its legal battle with Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. over two wind turbines near the facility. “It’s been a pretty big issue … a very divided issue,” said Mayor April Jeffs Tuesday night. Two weeks ago it saw residents pack council chambers and make […]

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