Medical marijuana grow-ops to face site plan controls

Medical marijuana grow-ops to face site plan controls

Wainfleet’s planner expects more potential medical marijuana grow operators to come forward this spring when federal regulations requiring the facilities to comply with municipal zoning come into effect. “Local operators have already approached staff about zoning,” Michael Sullivan told township council Tuesday night. Sullivan said because of those inquires, township staff are now aware of […]

Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

Bridges raising awareness of dental care needs

Bridges Community Health Centre wants to raise awareness of dental care needs in the Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Fort Erie areas and needs your help collecting information. The information will be used to advocate for dental health services for people with little to no coverage in the three cities. According to a release from Bridges, […]

Bylaw discrepancy fixed

Bylaw discrepancy fixed

  A discrepancy discovered by residents between Wainfleet’s noise and firearms bylaws was remedied by council Tuesday night, allowing for the discharge of firearms in hamlet and lakeshore areas. Township CAO Scott Luey said the discharge of firearms bylaw allowed for the activity in hamlet areas and all but one area along the lakeshore. The […]

Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

Support for Skydive Burnaby withdrawn

Wainfleet council rescinded a decision to grant $40,000 to help Skydive Burnaby in its legal battle with Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. over two wind turbines near the facility. “It’s been a pretty big issue … a very divided issue,” said Mayor April Jeffs Tuesday night. Two weeks ago it saw residents pack council chambers and make […]

Experts see no risk from turbines

Experts see no risk from turbines

  Experts in risk assessment, public and aviation safety said they saw no risk of collision between skydivers or aircraft and two wind turbines to the west of Skydive Burnaby in Wainfleet. Tony Cox and Terry Kelly testified on behalf of Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing in the township on […]

Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

Wainfleet residents could see a nearly three percent increase on their taxes this year as council considers the 2014 budget. Township treasurer Robyn Madere will present the budget at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, before the regular council meeting. Madere’s report shows Wainfleet’s proposed budget at $4,685,688 for 2014, up from 2013’s figure […]