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Police divers search canal

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Police divers search canal

Niagara Regional Police used a training session for its underwater search and recovery and marine units Thursday to search for a Welland woman missing since early December. Divers were in the ice-filled Welland Canal at the south end of West St. in Port Colborne searching for 56-year-old Cathy Pietz. An area around the scene, near […]

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Wainfleet facing another lawsuit

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Wainfleet facing another lawsuit

Wainfleet is facing another lawsuit, this time it’s over $40,000 in funding granted to Skydive Burnaby last month. The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 31 by the law firm Aird & Berlis LLP on behalf of its client, Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. The township was served Tuesday, Jan. 7, and it was raised Wednesday at […]

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

Drivers faced whiteout conditions on area roads as lake-effect snow hammered south Niagara from Wainfleet to Fort Erie Tuesday. Environment Canada had warned of squalls off of Lake Erie creating low to nil visibility in heavy snow bands, and of rapidly accumulating snow. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters faced those whiteout conditions when […]

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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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