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No way out for city over medical marijuana facility

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No way out for city over medical marijuana facility

City passes marijuana bylaw Port Colborne councillors wanted an out, a way to keep Muileboom Organics from operating a medical marijuana facility in an area of mixed residential and agricultural use. But after obtaining advice from four prominent lawyers, all council could do was pass a bylaw to regulate any new operations that want to […]

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Grass fire in Port Colborne

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Grass fire in Port Colborne

Niagara Regional Police brought in a K9 officer and his service dog to search an area of brush behind Stonebridge Dr. and Petersburg Circle in Port Colborne after a grass fire Thursday night. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services chief Tom Cartwright said approximately one acre of grass and brush was on fire, and it […]

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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

  Nearly five hours after it became stuck in ice under Bridge 19 in Port Colborne, the vessel Federal Nakagawa was freed. The vessel started moving just as a truck full of hot water showed up to try and melt the ice alongside the ship in the Welland Canal Wednesday evening. A St. Lawrence Seaway […]

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Tribunal chair has more questions

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Tribunal chair has more questions

Witness asked to provide more information More than a month after final submissions were made at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing involving Skydive Burnaby and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. an unusual situation has popped up, said lawyer Eric Gillespie. Gillespie, who represents Skydive Burnaby, said tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent has requested more information from a […]

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

Canadian Coast Guard ships are still escorting ships through the ice on Lake Erie. On Thursday night, the CCGS Samuel Risley escorted the CSL Laurentien from Nanticoke, Ont. to Port Colborne through ice that was still one metre (three feet thick). Saturday afternoon, the CCGS Des Groseilliers, a medium-class icebreaker, was seen off of the […]

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

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Volunteer firefighters owned home destroyed by fire

Fire not suspicious Ontario Fire Marshal investigators will search for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home owned by two Wainfleet firefighters. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said there is nothing suspicious about the fire. “I have asked the OFM to come down not for any suspicions, but for transparency,” said the chief, […]

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