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Always check the weather

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Always check the weather

If there’s one piece of advice Dan Pellerin would give boaters it would be always check the weather before heading out for a day on the water. “Lake Erie has been known to blow up suddenly, causing large waves,” said Pellerin, the commander of Sandman, a Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary private unit. Pellerin, an active […]

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Food trucks fighting misinformation

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Food trucks fighting misinformation

Tickets for Food Truck Eats at Peller Estates Winery sold out faster than last year’s inaugural event, said the founder of the two-day event. Not only did the event sell out faster, but it was bigger than last year in terms of the number of food trucks that were on the grounds of the Niagara-on-the-Lake […]

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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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