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St. Catharines bars fined for overcrowding

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St. Catharines bars fined for overcrowding

City of St. Catharines press release – Two St. Catharines bars were fined for overcrowding by the Ontario Court of Justice. The operators of Daisy Dukes Boots and Bourbon Bar (117 St Paul St.) pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Feb. 12/2019, to an Ontario Fire Code charge for exceeding occupancy, or overcrowding, in its main bar […]

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Fire consumes Welland church

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Fire consumes Welland church

A major fire has consumed a church in Welland Sunday, Feb. 24/2019, leaving the parishioners of the Be in Christ Church on Lincoln St. without a place to worship.

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Welland firefighters rescue dog from recreational canal

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Welland firefighters rescue dog from recreational canal

Firefighters from the Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department rescued a full-size Rottweiler that had gone through the ice and was in the water in the Welland Recreational Canal Saturday, Feb. 16/2019. “Just before 9 a.m. this morning crews were called to the recreational canal at Ontario Rd,” deputy chief Adam Eckhart said. “A full-size […]

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Tenants lucky in recent Welland structure fire

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Tenants lucky in recent Welland structure fire

Tenants in a home newly converted into tenant apartments on Welland St. are lucky after a fire broke out on the main floor of the two-story structure Sunday Feb. 3/2019. The main floor had no working smoke alarms. “The occupant of the main floor discovered the fire and went upstairs to notify the other tenants,”: […]

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Thawing frozen water pipes causes Port Colborne house fire

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Thawing frozen water pipes causes Port Colborne house fire

Port Colborne’s Fire and Emergency Services Department responded to a house fire at 108 Sugarloaf St. in Port Colborne in the late morning Thursday Jan. 18/2019. “The cause of the fire was due to careless use of a heating device to thaw an external frozen pipe,” a press release from the City of Port Colborne […]

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Landlords must provide safe homes for their tenants

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Landlords must provide safe homes for their tenants

City of St. Catharines press release – Landlords must make sure their rental properties are up to code and safe for their tenants to live in, Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick said after the Ontario Court of Justice levied fines in provincial court against two St. Catharines property owners on Dec. 14/2018. “Every resident deserves […]

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