Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

Welland MPP Cindy Forster raised the issue of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and its purchase of 15 acres of the former Lakewood Camp in the provincial legislature on Thursday, March 20. The transcript of her concerns and the response from Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti  is below. CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES Ms. Cindy Forster: My […]

New beach in Wainfleet

New beach in Wainfleet

Fifteen acres, including 519 feet of beachfront, at the former Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet are now in public hands after the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority purchased the property off of Lakeshore Rd. “We’re thrilled to have taken charge of this significant opportunity to acquire and conserve through public ownership one of the last remaining sandy […]

Private school gets break from township

Private school gets break from township

Wainfleet council granted Attercliffe Canadian Reformed Elementary School (ACRES) a $15,000 break on development charges Tuesday night But the school, located on Canborough Rd., will still have to approach Niagara Region for a further break. John Vaniperen, speaking on behalf of ACRES, told Wainfleet council the school was unaware of the charges, which total $33,211. […]

Wainfleet council expenses brought forward

Wainfleet council expenses brought forward

Township council, committee of adjustment and library board members cost taxpayers $84,410.04 in 2013. Wainfleet treasurer Robyn Madere presented the 2013 remuneration report Tuesday night, showing the total expenses of each. Mayor April Jeffs’ total expenditures for 2013 were $25,060.04, with her wages at $13,755.21. Jeffs had $1,097.11 in conference expenses and $758.61 in mileage […]

Electrical panel catches fire

Electrical panel catches fire

A Wainfleet resident came home at just the right time Friday, said Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg. Flagg said when the resident went inside their Collins Ln. home, they saw flames coming from an electrical panel. “They went outside and called 911,” the chief said from the scene. Firefighters were quick to arrive on scene, […]

Hearing about skydivers: lawyer

Hearing about skydivers: lawyer

It’s not a question of if there’s going to be a serious accident between a skydiver and wind turbine, but when, Skydive Burnaby lawyer Eric Gillespie said Friday. “We can’t afford to have one event because the effect is going to be very serious or fatal,” Gillespie told Environmental Review Tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent during […]