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Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

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Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

Wainfleet council rescinded a decision to grant $40,000 to help Skydive Burnaby in its legal battle with Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. over two wind turbines near the facility. “It’s been a pretty big issue … a very divided issue,” said Mayor April Jeffs Tuesday night. Two weeks ago it saw residents pack council chambers and make […]

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Experts see no risk from turbines

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Experts see no risk from turbines

  Experts in risk assessment, public and aviation safety said they saw no risk of collision between skydivers or aircraft and two wind turbines to the west of Skydive Burnaby in Wainfleet. Tony Cox and Terry Kelly testified on behalf of Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing in the township on […]

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Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

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Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

Wainfleet residents could see a nearly three percent increase on their taxes this year as council considers the 2014 budget. Township treasurer Robyn Madere will present the budget at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, before the regular council meeting. Madere’s report shows Wainfleet’s proposed budget at $4,685,688 for 2014, up from 2013’s figure […]

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for south Niagara overnight and into Friday morning. “A cold Arctic airmass remains over much of Southern Ontario with overnight lows once again expected to be in the low minus twenties, ” the warning said. Winds, Environment Canada said, are forecast to pick up from the southwest […]

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SIU clears Niagara Regional Police officer

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SIU clears Niagara Regional Police officer

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has terminated its investigation into an incident where a 46-year-old man fell to his death in Welland last month, finding no neglect on behalf of a Niagara Regional Police officer. SIU director Tony Loparco cleared the officer who had tried to talk the man off of the Main St. Bridge on […]

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Characters cast for Canalside Players production

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Characters cast for Canalside Players production

Welland’s Canalside Players has cast actors for its first-ever production, Who’s Under Where?, this spring. The new community theatre group held auditions twice at Welland Wellness Complex and the talent that came out to vie for a role in the production was more than the board had anticipated. “We’re pleased with enthusiasm shown by the […]

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