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A stormy day

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A stormy day

Some photos from a stormy November day in Ontario. Photos taken along the shoreline of Lake Erie between Port Colborne and Fort Erie, Ont. Port Colborne recorded the strongest wind gusts in the province with speeds of up to 106 km/h, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/QxOnf5mB5VQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>     […]

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Surf’s up on Lake Erie

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Surf’s up on Lake Erie

Conditions on the north shore of Lake Erie have been perfect the two past weeks for surfers from across southern Ontario and beyond. Surfers have seen consistent 6 foot waves, growing to eight feet at times. The line-up off of Port Colborne, Ont. has seen up to 40 riders in the water at one time. […]

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Always check the weather

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Always check the weather

If there’s one piece of advice Dan Pellerin would give boaters it would be always check the weather before heading out for a day on the water. “Lake Erie has been known to blow up suddenly, causing large waves,” said Pellerin, the commander of Sandman, a Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary private unit. Pellerin, an active […]

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Polar Bear Dip

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Polar Bear Dip

About 60 brave souls tested their will as they braved the cold waters of Lake Erie at Point Abino. They ran into the waters at Bertie Boat Club, on Point Abino Road, for the fourth annual Polar Beach Dip and Chili Challenge, hosted by the Crystal Beach Business Improvement Association. This year’s event was much […]

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Gales of November

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Gales of November

Wyldewood Surf Club members didn’t let a lack of waves stop them from honouring the memory of one of their founding members on the weekend. Saturday (Nov. 17) was supposed to be the Gales of November third annual Magilla Schaus Memorial on Lake Erie, but the lake was flat as glass and the contest didn’t […]

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The Maui of the North

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The Maui of the North

When the wind starts to pick up on Lake Erie, kitesurfers and windsurfers at Sherkston Shores ready their gear and get set to tackle what they call the Maui of the North. “This is the premiere spot on the lake,” said Lou Marinaccio, a windsurfer who has been at Sherkston Shores for 40 years. The […]

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