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PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department is this year’s winner of the Respect for Law award from the Port Colborne Optimist Club. They received the award at the club’s regular meeting Wednesday Mar. 22. “It is certainly nice for the Fire Department to be recognized for our efforts in the community,” Chief Tom Cartwright […]

Brock scientist’s patented compound is turning out to be a cancer killer

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Brock scientist’s patented compound is turning out to be a cancer killer

Brock University press release – A leading Canadian scientist has developed a synthetic compound that appears to be capable of killing cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Brock University chemist Tomas Hudlicky has created and patented several variations of the compound pancratistatin, which has been tested on 20 different types of cancer cells by […]

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Life-saving procedure now provided in Niagara

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Life-saving procedure now provided in Niagara

Tom Paolone was grateful when he learned a procedure to repair an aneurysm in his aorta could be performed in Niagara. The Welland resident was the first patient to receive the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) procedure at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site. The introduction of the life-saving procedure to Niagara is another example of care […]

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St. Catharines murder suspect arrested in Kenora

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St. Catharines murder suspect arrested in Kenora

On March 21, 2017, at approximately 5:15PM CDT, 43 year old Justin Kuijer of St. Catharines was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Kenora, Ontario. He was arrested on the strength of a Canada Wide Warrant issued by the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS). Uniform officers from the Kenora Detachment of the OPP […]

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Provincial mediator declares impasse in NCDSB negotiations

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Provincial mediator declares impasse in NCDSB negotiations

The Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) and the Niagara Elementary Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have reached an impasse according to the provincially appointed mediator. “At 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, the provincially appointed mediator declared an impasse in negotiations,” the NCDSB website said. “The lockout will continue until […]

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Brock students to present tree-planting recommendations to Niagara Region

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Brock students to present tree-planting recommendations to Niagara Region

Cutting down a tree? Plant two to replace it. That’s the recommendation from students in the Brock University Environmental Assessment class, which will be presenting its “Two-for-One Trees” policy proposal to Niagara Region on Wednesday, March 22. “We see tree planting as one of the easiest efforts we can undertake to combat the issue of […]

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