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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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Police in foot pursuit in Port Colborne

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Police in foot pursuit in Port Colborne

Niagara Regional Police were involved in a foot pursuit in a wooded area off of Hwy. 140 and Ramey Rd. in Port Colborne sometime near 3:30 a.m. Friday. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services were called to the area for the report of a possible structure fire. Once on scene, the fire service found a […]

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Two vehicle crash in Port Colborne

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Two vehicle crash in Port Colborne

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services, Niagara EMS paramedics and Niagara OPP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 3 at Miller Rd. in Port Colborne at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. One driver was taken to Welland hospital with minor injuries, while a second driver refused treatment. Firefighters used a rescue truck to block […]

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