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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

Canadian soldiers will look to rout an enemy force from the Welland Canal this week during a military training exercise called Stalwart Guardian. Major Paul Pickering, of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, London and lead planner of the exercise, told Wainfleet council that 2,100 soldiers and reservists from units throughout southern Ontario are expected to participate. […]

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Off-duty police officer killed in crash

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Off-duty police officer killed in crash

An off-duty Niagara Regional Police officer was killed early Friday after a crash on Hwy. 406 in Welland. Police Chief Jeff McGuire made the announcement of Const. Joe Mellen Jr.’s death and said the officer was a nine-year veteran, having worked out of Niagara Falls. Mellen Jr. was a Welland resident and is survived by […]

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Ontario Rowing Championships in Welland

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Ontario Rowing Championships in Welland

Some photos from Row Ontario’s Ontario Rowing Championships Saturday on Welland International Flatwater Centre’s south course (south of the Dain City Bridge). The championships continue Sunday.

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Police officer assaulted

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Police officer assaulted

A Niagara Regional Police officer was assaulted after responding to a theft complaint in Welland Saturday evening. Police said the officer was in the area of Lincoln and Wellington Sts. to meet with complainant Shaun St. Denis about the theft. “During the course of this investigation, ST DENIS became aggressive with the officer and subsequently […]

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Crystal meth and heroin seized in Port Colborne

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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 […]

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Welland brothers arrested

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Welland brothers arrested

Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged two brothers with various offences after executing a search warrant in Welland. In a release, police said members of the Central Region Street Crime Unit began an investigation into the sale of cocaine from a Welland resident who would allegedly deal from his vehicle.  “A search warrant was granted […]

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