Good time at Fair Trade Soiree

Good time at Fair Trade Soiree

Close to 100 people came out for the recent Fair Trade Soiree at Roselawn Centre, said Port Colborne Fair Trade committee member Rosemary Armstrong. Armstrong said the event, held Friday, May 23, was to celebrate five years of being a Fair Trade city. Port Colborne was the first in Ontario to become a fair trade […]

Laumann shares her story

Laumann shares her story

It took six years for Silken Laumann to write her autobiography, Unsinkable. “I’ve never been so afraid of doing something in my life … I kept running out of courage. It was terrifying,” the Canadian Olympian told a packed house at Roselawn Centre Tuesday night. Laumann was the last author for the Readings at the […]

Truck crashes through store

Truck crashes through store

No one was injured when a truck crashed through a set of windows at an Avondale store in Port Colborne Tuesday afternoon. Niagara Regional Police said the driver of the truck, a 63-year-old man, was attempting to park when his shoe became stuck on the gas pedal. His truck, a full size Dodge, went through […]

Search and rescue exercise on Lake Erie

Search and rescue exercise on Lake Erie

There’s no way other than learning by doing, the commander of Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue (POCOMAR) unit said Sunday. “You can study in classroom sessions all winter long, but until you hit the water and are asked to do something or tasked, that’s when everything kicks in … where you work together,” said Scott […]

Golf tournament raises funds for POCOMAR

Golf tournament raises funds for POCOMAR

There’s still space for golfers to take part in the sixth annual Jim Gram Tribute Golf Tournament. The tournament, to be held Saturday, June 7 at Whisky Run Golf Course, is a fundraiser for Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue (POCOMAR) unit. POCOMAR is an all volunteer Canadian Coast Guard auxiliary unit operating on eastern Lake […]

Students busy as bees

Students busy as bees

Students at Steele Street Public School have been busy as bees this past month. They’ve been putting their artistic skills to use to raise awareness of the importance of bees, said Kelly Langley Davies of Small Hands Studio. “I had an idea to run a whole school art project. I thought that since 197 students […]