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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

When the Blizzard of 77 struck, Lake Erie’s surface area of 25,700 square kilometres was covered in ice and metre-deep light snow. Record cold days and steady snowfall for a month ensured the snow on the lake stayed light and fluffy. The cold weather kept the snow from becoming packed down. Though the current system […]

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Wainfleet Wind Energy hearing underway

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Wainfleet Wind Energy hearing underway

Skydive Burnaby is using fear mongering to try and stop Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc.’s wind turbine project, lawyer Scott Stoll said Monday morning during the opening day of Environmental Review Tribunal hearings. Stoll, representing Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. on behalf of the law firm Aird & Berlis, said there’s an inherent risk in skydiving as […]

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Wainfleet Wind Energy hearing: live reporting

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Wainfleet Wind Energy hearing: live reporting

An Environmental Tribunal Hearing is currently underway on the Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. wind turbine project. I’ll be reporting from the hearing.

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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

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Wainfleet man arrested after foot pursuit

K9 unit tracks man for 2.5 kilometres A 45 year old Wainfleet man was arrested Friday morning after a Niagara Regional Police K9 unit tracked him for 2.5 kilometres through farmers’ fields and into a wooded area in rural Port Colborne, Ont. Police spokesman Const. Derek Watson said an officer on patrol at 3:19 a.m. […]

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Port Colborne man robbed at gunpoint

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Port Colborne man robbed at gunpoint

A Port Colborne man was robbed at gunpoint by two men late Monday, Dec, 23 say Niagara Regional Police. Police say the 48 year old man was walking westbound on Neff St, between Steele St. and Fielden Ave., at approximately 11:45 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two unknown men. The two men were […]

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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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