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HMS General Hunter exhibit docking at Welland Museum

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HMS General Hunter exhibit docking at Welland Museum

The Welland Museum is the port of choice for the HMS General Hunter Shipwreck Exhibit starting April 14/2018. The HMS General Hunter was involved in the War of 1812, part of the British/Canadian squadron on the Upper Great Lakes. The brig was involved in several engagements. It was involved in the capture of Detroit before […]

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

Earlier this week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative. This funding is part of the $70.5 million of new funding that was earmarked in Budget 2017 for freshwater protection. The funding from this weeks’ announcement […]

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

GLRI-type process proposed to Environment and Climate Change Minister Mayors, businesses and NGOs gathered in Ottawa on Wednesday Nov. 22/2017 to call for a collaborative process to amplify and accelerate Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection and restoration, at their second annual Parliament Hill Days. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence advocates requested that Environment […]

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Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled Sunday

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Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled Sunday

After years of research, planning and fundraising, a memorial to honour 137 workers who lost their lives during construction of the Welland Canal will finally be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force invites family members and descendants of the fallen workers and the entire […]

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Water diversion application process to improve

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Water diversion application process to improve

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) announced last Wednesday Aug. 2/2017 it is settling its challenge to the Waukesha Diversion Approval with an agreement to collaborate on improving the review of water diversion applications in the future. The agreement between the Cities Initiative and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water […]

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POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

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POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

If you’ve never been in distress on the water, you may have never heard of POCOMAR. But for those who have needed their assistance, whether it’s because their boat ran aground or became disabled, they quickly learn what the unit is all about. POCOMAR – Port Colborne Marine Auxilliary Rescue – is an all-volunteer, non-profit […]

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