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It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience

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It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience

It’s never wise to try and bluff your audience. That’s something veteran broadcaster Lloyd Robertson carried with him throughout his 60 year career in radio and television. It was a lesson he learned early on when he was on radio station CJOY in Guelph in 1953. Robertson had overslept for his shift and when he […]

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Polar Bear Dip

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Polar Bear Dip

About 60 brave souls tested their will as they braved the cold waters of Lake Erie at Point Abino. They ran into the waters at Bertie Boat Club, on Point Abino Road, for the fourth annual Polar Beach Dip and Chili Challenge, hosted by the Crystal Beach Business Improvement Association. This year’s event was much […]

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Sad ending to a standoff in Port Colborne

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Sad ending to a standoff in Port Colborne

A man took his life in my hometown on Friday. It’s not something that happens every day, thankfully, and it’s not something as a reporter that I particularly like to cover. My newspaper, The Tribune, based in Welland, Ont., does not normally cover suicides. Most newspapers don’t. The only time we really do is if […]

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Protest at Marineland

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Protest at Marineland

Protesters using bullhorns to chant “Their blood is on your hands,” and “There is no excuse for animal abuse,” couldn’t drown out the sounds of children screaming on rides inside Marineland. Some 500 protesters held signs along Portage Avenue, and chanted in front of the entrance to the 51-year-old park, while pleading with families not […]

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Henniges Automotive fire

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Henniges Automotive fire

Investigators are sifting through rubble and remains of the former Henniges Automotive plant to determine what caused Tuesday’s spectacular fire. Welland Fire and Emergency Services deputy fire chief Brian Kennedy said an investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office would be working alongside the fire service’s Michael Agnew, director of fire prevention. “Where the fire […]

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