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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

With Lake Erie still nearly 80% frozen, Port Colborne has called off its Top Hat ceremony Friday at Lock 8 Park. In a release, the city said the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said the first downbound vessel through the Welland Canal isn’t expected until sometime next week. Downbound vessels are those headed through the […]

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City to celebrate opening of Welland Canal

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City to celebrate opening of Welland Canal

Port Colborne is set to celebrate its marine heritage with two events this month as the Welland Canal gets ready to open for another shipping season. A Mariner’s Celebration takes place Sunday, March 23 at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church, 55 Charlotte St. It starts at 7 p.m. with prayers for mariners and […]

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Strong finish to shipping season

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Strong finish to shipping season

. A surge in late season grain shipments for the second year in a row led to a strong finish for the 2013 shipping season, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said in a release. The Seaway Corp. said a relatively late harvest in the prairies produced record breaking volumes which led to a delay […]

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Polar Bear Dip

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Polar Bear Dip

Forty-two people braved the icy cold waters of Lake Erie for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Bertie Boat Club Saturday, Jan. 4. The event, in its fifth year, was put on by the Crystal Beach Business Improvement Association. Before it took place, a backhoe was clearing ice from the boat launch at the club […]

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Seaway traffic down in November

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Seaway traffic down in November

One-hundred-eighty-three fewer vessels passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway system by the end of November compared to the same time period last year. Figures released by the Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. showed 3,482 transited the system, compared to 3,665 last year. The seaway stretches some 2,038 nautical miles (2,342 miles or 3,700 kilometres) from the […]

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Welland Canal closes Dec. 26

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Welland Canal closes Dec. 26

The Welland Canal will be shut down one minute before midnight on Boxing Day, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said in a release. The seaway said any transits of the canal after 11:59 on Thursday, Dec. 26 will only be permitted subject to prior written agreement. The full notice can be found below.   […]

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