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Wind warning for south Niagara

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Wind warning for south Niagara

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for south Niagara Sunday. The warning said strong and gusty winds would develop in the afternoon and carry on into the evening. It said very strong southwesterly winds developed ahead of a cold front sweeping south from Northeastern Ontario. Winds of 60 km/h with gusts up to 90 km/h […]

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Strong finish to shipping season

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Strong finish to shipping season

. A surge in late season grain shipments for the second year in a row led to a strong finish for the 2013 shipping season, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said in a release. The Seaway Corp. said a relatively late harvest in the prairies produced record breaking volumes which led to a delay […]

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New health and wellness programs at Bridges Community Health Centre

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New health and wellness programs at Bridges Community Health Centre

Bridges Community Health Centre is offering several no-cost health and wellness group programs this winter which are all open to all residents of Port Colborne and Wainfleet. If you live with diabetes and are looking for some new exercise ideas, then you’ll want to attend a one hour information session Monday, January 20, from 10:30 […]

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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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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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