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Raising awarness of the danger of carbon monoxide

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Raising awarness of the danger of carbon monoxide

Ontario kicked-off the first-ever Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week this past Saturday. The week is to remind Ontarians the importance of installing carbon monoxide alarms, which are now mandatory in homes and other residential buildings built after 2001. Beat the Silent Killer runs from Nov.1 to 8, and is led by fire services across the province, […]

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Fire sends St. Catharines man to hospital

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Fire sends St. Catharines man to hospital

A St. Catharines man is in critical condition following a fire Sunday night, said Niagara Regional Police. Police, Niagara EMS paramedics and St. Catharines Fire Department all responded to the report of a fire at 30 Hamilton St. at 11:13 p.m. The building has three separate apartments and when emergency services arrived, smoke was coming […]

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Tenant displaced by power surge

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Tenant displaced by power surge

A hydro problem caused extensive damage to wiring in an apartment on Charlotte St. Friday afternoon, said Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services fire prevention officer Mike Bendia. It also sent a power surge through a building on West St., said Bendia. He said just before 5 p.m., firefighters were on their way to a […]

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Train clips all-terrain vehicle

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Train clips all-terrain vehicle

A driver of an all-terrain vehicle was lucky to escape serious injury after being clipped by a CN Rail train Monday afternoon in Port Colborne. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services, Niagara EMS paramedics and Niagara Regional Police all responded to the report of a vehicle struck by a train on Sherk Rd., between Forkes […]

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Carbon monoxide alarms now mandatory

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Carbon monoxide alarms now mandatory

Carbon monoxide alarms will now be mandatory in all residential homes when a new regulation comes into effect on Wednesday. The new regulation updates Ontario’s Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year, said a release from the provincial government. ‚ÄúThese updates are based on recommendations from a technical advisory committee which was […]

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Fire destroys Fort Erie business

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Fire destroys Fort Erie business

Ontario Fire Marshal investigators and Niagara Regional Police are looking into a fire that destroyed a business, and damaged two others, in downtown Fort Erie. The Fort Erie Fire Department was called for the report of a fire at Pikes Dry Cleaning, 93 Jarvis St., at 7:02 p.m. Sunday. Police and Niagara EMS paramedics also […]

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