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Mariner’s Service this Sunday

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Mariner’s Service this Sunday

  A service to pray for the health and safety for all those who navigate waterways during shipping season will be held Sunday, March 29 at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church. The Mariner’s Service dates back decades in Port Colborne and will see the church decked out in flags from companies the ply […]

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Icebreaking operations set to start

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Icebreaking operations set to start

Spring icebreaking operations on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway will get underway next week, the Canadian Coast Guard said in a release. The Canadian Coast Guard said it will work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp., and the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. in planning the operations. […]

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Seaway delays opening of Welland Canal

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Seaway delays opening of Welland Canal

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. has delayed the opening of the Welland Canal and the seaway system. In a notice sent out Thursday, the seaway said, “Following careful review and consideration of factors and conditions affecting safe navigation and effective system transit, the opening date for the 2015 navigation season has been delayed …” […]

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Trapped American freighter freed

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Trapped American freighter freed

A Canadian Coast Guard ship freed an American freighter trapped for several days in an ice field on Lake Erie north of Conneaut, Ohio. The motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, a 233.79 metre (767 foot) bulk carrier was freed Saturday by the ship Griffon, a frequent visitor to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal. The […]

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Protecting the Great Lakes

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Protecting the Great Lakes

The provincial government is set to introduce new legislation to provide better protection for the Great Lakes. If passed, the Great Lakes Protection Act would help fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms, and protect wetlands and other coastal areas. It would also monitor and report on the health of the lakes, bring people together […]

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Surfers learn rescue techniques

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Surfers learn rescue techniques

As waves built at Pleasant Beach, surfboards sat unused atop vehicles sitting outside a lodge at the end of Pleasant Beach Rd. One could sense the 18 surfers sitting inside were itching to get out and take on the waves, but they waited patiently inside. The surfers, from across Niagara, Toronto and Western New York, […]

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