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Port Colborne council briefs

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Port Colborne council briefs

Digging out fire hydrants Operations department crews are digging out fire hydrants across the city, council heard Monday night. Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations, said temporary winter staff are working around Port Colborne clearing deep snow from around the hydrants. Hanson was responding Ward 2 Coun. Yvon Doucet who asked for a progress […]

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Frozen waterlines an issue across city

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Frozen waterlines an issue across city

Port Colborne has seen an inordinate number of frozen waterlines across the city — there were 96 calls as of Monday morning — Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations told councillors. “We haven’t had one day above freezing in all of February. Our overriding fear is that we’re going to have watermain breaks,” Hanson said Monday […]

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UAV could survey municipal drains

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UAV could survey municipal drains

A week’s worth of data on municipal drains could be collected in one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight, and it could save the Township of Wainfleet money, one of the partners of Northern Drones told Wainfleet council Tuesday night. “It would reduce time spent in the field collecting data, allowing more time to process and […]

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Public talks beach access in Wainfleet

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Public talks beach access in Wainfleet

It wasn’t the greatest day to talk about the beach, but nearly 50 Wainfleet residents attended a public meeting at township hall Saturday morning to hear about what could be done to improve the Long Beach area. “We’re here to see what the community wants, this is community-driven. Council doesn’t want to tell you what […]

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Live coverage of 2015 Wainfleet budget

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Live coverage of 2015 Wainfleet budget

Live coverage of 2015 Wainfleet budget

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Wainfleet looking at 2.6% tax increase

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Wainfleet looking at 2.6% tax increase

Wainfleet’s treasurer will propose a tax increase of 2.6459% at the 2015 budget meeting this evening. A report to be presented by Robyn Madere shows the township’s 2015 proposed budget at $4,799,154, up $138,466 from 2014’s budget of $4,660,688. In an interview before the meeting, she said there’s no one department that has a major […]

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