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“The week that was” was weird!

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“The week that was” was weird!

Asked about rumours of security lapses swirling around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland recently, Police Chief Calvin Williams claimed to be fully prepared. Quote: “We have planned, we have what-iffed and we have table-topped this for a long time.” Well, Calvin it’s one thing to what-if and another to table-top the heavy security system […]

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Port Colborne Harbour Circa 1922

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Port Colborne Harbour Circa 1922

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo showing the Port Colborne Harbour of the Welland Canal Circa 1922. The celebration of Port Colborne’s Marine heritage starts this weekend. The 38th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival begins Friday. Photo from the Niagara Falls Public Library archives.

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“The week that was” was weird!

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“The week that was” was weird!

Asked about rumours of security lapses swirling around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland recently, Police Chief Calvin Williams claimed to be fully prepared. Quote: “We have planned, we have what-iffed and we have table-topped this for a long time.” Well, Calvin it’s one thing to what-if and another to table-top the heavy security system […]

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Founding of Port Colborne Plaque – July 25, 1970

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Founding of Port Colborne Plaque – July 25, 1970

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo showing a plaque unveiling celebrating the founding of Port Colborne. The photo was taken July 25, 1970, the photographer’s name is not on record through the archives. Port Colborne began as a small settlement in 1834, named a port-of-entry following the completion of the Welland Canal in 1833. It is […]

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The dark, richness of humour in the time of tyranny

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The dark, richness of humour in the time of tyranny

I have just finished reading The Noise Of Time, a wonderful novel by the brilliant British writer Julian Barnes, better even than The Sense Of An Ending that recently won him the Man Booker Prize. An illuminating story set in the darkest period of Russian history, this book serves as a brief but riveting biography […]

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Debris after a boiler explodes Welland 1972

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Debris after a boiler explodes Welland 1972

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo showing Debris after a Boiler Explodes in Welland, 1972. The photo archives doesn’t tell the location, wondering if anyone knows where this is. Photo from the Niagara Falls Public Library archives. Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with our readers. If you have […]

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