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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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Dunnville greenhouse destroyed

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Dunnville greenhouse destroyed

  A Dunnville greenhouse facility suffered millions of dollars in damage after a massive fire ripped through it Thursday morning. Haldimand County OPP spokesman Mark Foster said 15 acres of Rosa Flora Ltd.s’ 40 acre operation were destroyed. “It was a devastating fire,” said Foster, adding it was called in at 1 a.m. Thursday by […]

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Ice caves closed off

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Ice caves closed off

Emergency officials cut off access to some ice caves in Crystal Beach Monday over concern about cracks that appeared. “We noticed cracking … on the cave structures,” said Fort Erie fire Chief Larry Coplen, adding the actual lake ice surface was still solid. The ice caves — technically ice shoves — appeared in early January […]

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Camper fire under investigation

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Camper fire under investigation

An RV camper fire Friday night in Port Colborne is under investigation by the city’s fire prevention officer. The fire was reported by a passerby just after 10 p.m. and Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services were quickly on scene. When firefighters arrived at the corner of Elm St. and Rosedale Ave. they found an […]

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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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