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Smoke alarms save lives

Working smoke alarms have saved 18 people in two separate overnight fires this week, including one last night at an apartment building on Carlton Street. Careless use of smoking materials was the cause of a mattress fire in the basement apartment at 43 Carlton St. just after midnight Wednesday, April 26. The fire chief said […]

Port Colborne Fire Code Violation Conviction

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Port Colborne Fire Code Violation Conviction

On March 15, 2017, the owners of 346 Davis Street were convicted in provincial Offences Court for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code and were fined $7,500 in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. On December 17, 2016, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services responded to a complaint […]

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Fort Erie fire ruled not criminal or suspicious

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Fort Erie fire ruled not criminal or suspicious

The fire that destroyed a Fort Erie residence Saturday has been ruled as not criminal or suspicious by the office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. In a media release the Niagara Regional Police Service said “After an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshals Office, the cause of the fire has been determined NOT to be […]

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Detailed Plan for Central Fire Hall presented to Welland council

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Detailed Plan for Central Fire Hall presented to Welland council

Almost a year ago, Nora Reid of the Welland Heritage Subcommittee- Central Fire Hall presented a basic plan to the City of Welland to make use of the popular Welland landmark the Central Fire Hall. At that time council decided to delay any actions regarding the building until a more detailed plan could be developed. At […]

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Landlord fined $7,700 for fire code violations

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Landlord fined $7,700 for fire code violations

A downtown St. Catharines property owner must pay $7,700 in fines for fire code violations relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms after a recent ruling at the Ontario Court of Justice. Lane Luck pleaded guilty on Friday, March 24 to five Ontario Fire Code violations at 144 Church St.: two counts of not […]

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PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

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PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department is this year’s winner of the Respect for Law award from the Port Colborne Optimist Club. They received the award at the club’s regular meeting Wednesday Mar. 22. “It is certainly nice for the Fire Department to be recognized for our efforts in the community,” Chief Tom Cartwright […]

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