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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

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  Nearly five hours after it became stuck in ice under Bridge 19 in Port Colborne, the vessel Federal Nakagawa was freed. The vessel started moving just as a truck full of hot water showed up to try and melt the ice alongside the ship in the Welland Canal Wednesday evening. A St. Lawrence Seaway […]

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Port Colborne residents face drug charges

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Port Colborne residents face drug charges

Two Port Colborne residents face drug and weapon charges after Niagara Regional Police executed a search warrant at a St. Arnaud St. home Monday, April 7. Police said members of the Welland street unit and uniform officers began an investigation into drug trafficking in the city in March. Monday, they arrested a male suspect and […]

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Environment Canada issues rainfall warning

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Environment Canada issues rainfall warning

Environment Canada has issued a warning for south Niagara with 25 to 35 mm of rain expected to soak the area by Tuesday morning. The warning was issued twice Monday and said a deepening moisture-laden low pressure system over Central Ohio will track northeastwards reaching Lake Ontario early Tuesday morning. It is expected to bring […]

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Tribunal chair has more questions

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Tribunal chair has more questions

Witness asked to provide more information More than a month after final submissions were made at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing involving Skydive Burnaby and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. an unusual situation has popped up, said lawyer Eric Gillespie. Gillespie, who represents Skydive Burnaby, said tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent has requested more information from a […]

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

Canadian Coast Guard ships are still escorting ships through the ice on Lake Erie. On Thursday night, the CCGS Samuel Risley escorted the CSL Laurentien from Nanticoke, Ont. to Port Colborne through ice that was still one metre (three feet thick). Saturday afternoon, the CCGS Des Groseilliers, a medium-class icebreaker, was seen off of the […]

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

Vessel arrived after midnight Friday The CSL Laurentien slipped quietly into Lock 8 Friday morning making it the first downbound vessel to transit the Welland Canal. The ship was escorted from Nanticoke by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley, said Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey as he stood at the lock at 12:30 a.m. […]

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