Election about transparency and accountability

Election about transparency and accountability

The 2014 municipal election is about transparency and accountability, said Casey Biko, as he announced his candidacy for Ward 2. “I want a council that holds themselves, the city, and mayor to account on decision-making and where our money is spent. This election is my opportunity to do that,” said Biko. Biko, who has always […]

Time for a change, candidate says

Time for a change, candidate says

Michael Reles said the city has been mismanaged for far too long and he wants to see that stop. “It’s time for change, and the people of Port Colborne have the appetite for it,” Reles said in a release as he declared his candidacy for Ward 1. “This city has been mismanaged far too long. […]

Shifting attitudes toward poverty

Shifting attitudes toward poverty

A new grassroots, non-partisan education and advocacy group — Bridging Differences Port Colborne — hopes to raise awareness and shift attitudes about stigma, stereotypes, and discrimination related to poverty, through education, advocacy, and positive change. It is supported by Bridges Community Health Centre as an extension of the centre’s commitment to addressing the root causes […]

Five facing drug charges

Five facing drug charges

Niagara Regional Police arrested four Port Colborne residents and a Thorold resident after executing search warrants on King St. Friday. In a release, police said members of the Welland Street Crime Unit began to investigate the sale of drugs from a King St. residence in May. “Police initiated a project which led to the eventual […]

Thomas retires from reading series

Thomas retires from reading series

After 20 years, 180 author evenings — featuring authors such as Pierre Berton, Lloyd Robertson, Adrian Humphreys, Farley Mowatt, Colin Mochrie, Joyce Milgaard, and more — William Thomas turned over the Readings at the Roselawn series to a new presenter. Tuesday marked the final night for the Wainfleet author as he announced Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann […]

Crystal meth and heroin seized in Port Colborne

Crystal meth and heroin seized in Port Colborne

A 27 year old Port Colborne man faces multiple charges after Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged him with breaching conditions of his release order. “The Welland Street Crime Unit in its efforts to continually monitor the drug activities in the city of Port Colborne became aware of a male involved in the sale of […]