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SIU clears Niagara Regional Police officer

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SIU clears Niagara Regional Police officer

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has terminated its investigation into an incident where a 46-year-old man fell to his death in Welland last month, finding no neglect on behalf of a Niagara Regional Police officer. SIU director Tony Loparco cleared the officer who had tried to talk the man off of the Main St. Bridge on […]

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Training on ice

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Training on ice

A frozen solid Welland Canal was the training ground for Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters Tuesday night as they practiced ice-rescue techniques. “We’re just doing a review … we have some new recruits that haven’t really done much with it,” said acting captain Mike Radzikoski from the west wall of the canal south […]

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Lien slapped on Wainfleet meth lab property

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Lien slapped on Wainfleet meth lab property

Wainfleet will use a priority lien to recoup $50,000 from a property that was home to an alleged meth lab raided by police in January 2011 Council used the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Municipal Act to put the lien on the property at 85014 Marshagan Rd., at Creek Rd., in the northwest […]

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Police divers search canal

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Police divers search canal

Niagara Regional Police used a training session for its underwater search and recovery and marine units Thursday to search for a Welland woman missing since early December. Divers were in the ice-filled Welland Canal at the south end of West St. in Port Colborne searching for 56-year-old Cathy Pietz. An area around the scene, near […]

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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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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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