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Scott Luey is Port Colborne’s new CAO

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Scott Luey is Port Colborne’s new CAO

Wainfleet’s Scott Luey is leaving his job as CAO after 15 1/2 years serving in a number of positions with the township. But he’s not going far. Luey is moving down Hwy. 3 to Port Colborne to be the lakeside city’s new CAO, replacing outgoing CAO Bob Heil who announced his retirement earlier this year. […]

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Development charges cut in half

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Development charges cut in half

Development charges in Wainfleet were cut in half Tuesday night, after council turned down motions on a complete moratorium and a moratorium on certain new uses. The issue of development charges was brought forward in July 2014 by Jason Pigeon who questioned why, as a Wainfleet resident who already pays for the existing services, he’d […]

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Wainfleet will seek legal opinion on prayer

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Wainfleet will seek legal opinion on prayer

Wainfleet will seek a legal opinion on whether a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that prayers cannot be recited before municipal council meetings affects the municipality or not. “Since the ruling came down, and in discussion with a couple of aldermen, it’s been suggested we do a moment of silence at the beginning of […]

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Hydro One station still in limbo

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Hydro One station still in limbo

The replacement of a Hydro One distribution station said to be at high-risk of failure in Wainfleet is still in limbo. In January of this year, the public utility asked the township to transfer ownership of a small piece of its property on Feeder Rd. West, just west of Side Road 20, so Hydro One […]

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Big savings with LED streetlights

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Big savings with LED streetlights

Wainfleet could see substantial savings over 10 years by converting to LED streetlights, council heard this past week. “If we replace the streets with LED-style lights, the amount of savings is astronomical,” said Richard Nan, the township’s manager of operations. Nan said savings in the first year alone could be in the range of $33,000 […]

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Green light for Soos

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Green light for Soos

Steven Soos has been given the green light by the Green Party to seek the federal nomination for Niagara Centre riding. Soos, a 20-year-old Welland resident, said so far no one else has come forward to run against him to represent the riding in the next federal election. “I want to thank the party for […]

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