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City had 255 calls for frozen waterlines

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City had 255 calls for frozen waterlines

Port Colborne saw 255 calls for frozen waterlines in two months, Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations, told council Monday. “That’s 10 times the amount we’d get in a normal winter. It was peaking at 15 calls per day in February,” Hanson said. As of Monday, the city had cleared 133 services across the […]

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Go ahead given for firework shows

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Go ahead given for firework shows

  Sherkston Shores will hold firework shows over a number of weekends this coming summer, after city council passed a motion Monday night allowing the activity. But the approval comes with a number of conditions, including the issuing of a permit by the fire chief, that the Port Colborne resort complies with a city bylaw, […]

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Working to end poverty

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Working to end poverty

Niagara Poverty Reduction Network’s work to end poverty will be highlighted by member Lori Kleinsmith Monday night at Port Colborne council. Kleinsmith will appear as a delegation before council and talk of the network’s work and three goals set out to direct that work. Those goals are to dispel myths about living in poverty, improve […]

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Wainfleet council remuneration on the agenda

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Wainfleet council remuneration on the agenda

Wainfleet council cost taxpayers $79,147.25 in 2014, says a report by township treasurer Robyn Madere. It will be presented at Tuesday night’s council meeting, to be headed up by acting mayor Richard Dykstra. In Madere’s report, she says under the Municipal Act a report must be prepared annually by March 31 of the following year […]

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Wainfleet budget on agenda Tuesday

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Wainfleet budget on agenda Tuesday

Wainfleet taxpayers are still looking at a tax increase of 2.6 per cent in 2015. Treasurer Robyn Madere will present the proposed budget Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in township hall, 31940 Hwy. 3. At the last meeting, the 2015 budget was set at $4,799,154, up $138,466 from 2014’s budget of $4,660,688. Last year’s tax increase […]

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Port Colborne council briefs

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Port Colborne council briefs

Digging out fire hydrants Operations department crews are digging out fire hydrants across the city, council heard Monday night. Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations, said temporary winter staff are working around Port Colborne clearing deep snow from around the hydrants. Hanson was responding Ward 2 Coun. Yvon Doucet who asked for a progress […]

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