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Ice storm hits south Niagara

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Ice storm hits south Niagara

Power was out in the main core of Port Colborne for five hours Sunday morning during a freezing rainstorm that hit Ontario, parts of Quebec and New Brunswick. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright said the power outage took in the area from Elgin St. south to Lake Erie and from King […]

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Seaway traffic down in November

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Seaway traffic down in November

One-hundred-eighty-three fewer vessels passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway system by the end of November compared to the same time period last year. Figures released by the Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. showed 3,482 transited the system, compared to 3,665 last year. The seaway stretches some 2,038 nautical miles (2,342 miles or 3,700 kilometres) from the […]

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A stormy day

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A stormy day

Some photos from a stormy November day in Ontario. Photos taken along the shoreline of Lake Erie between Port Colborne and Fort Erie, Ont. Port Colborne recorded the strongest wind gusts in the province with speeds of up to 106 km/h, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/QxOnf5mB5VQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>     […]

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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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Lightning

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Lightning

Lightning: the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder. I love lightning. I don’t know why, I just do. Maybe it’s the sheer power and energy of the bolts as […]

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