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Coming together on Christmas Day

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Coming together on Christmas Day

No one is a stranger on Christmas Day, said one of Port Colborne’s Community Christmas Dinner founders. Now in its 18th year, Jack O’Neil said the dinner sees people come together on Christmas Day, share a hot meal and become friends. “Nobody should be alone on Christmas,” he said. The event, run by O’Neil and […]

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Township Christmas cards chosen

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Township Christmas cards chosen

Christmas cards designed by Wainfleet students will go to regional councillors, and provincial and federal ministers Mayor April Jeffs told council and residents Tuesday night. Jeffs said children had an opportunity to design a Christmas card for the township and hand it in at the Wainfleet Fall Fair. She and township CAO Scott Luey judged […]

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Wainfleet boy artist for NHS holiday card

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Wainfleet boy artist for NHS holiday card

Ten-year-old Josh Clare was selected as the artist for Niagara Health System’s eighth annual Holiday Card Contest. The contest, open to children of health system staff, physicians and volunteers, saw a total of 51 creative entries, said a release from the health system. “The spirit of compassion and community so reflective of the holiday season […]

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Celebrating 200 years of peace

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Celebrating 200 years of peace

Churches across Port Colborne will ring their bells at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve to mark the 200th anniversary of the official end of the War of 1812 and the beginning of peace. The War of 1812 touched the lives of the people living in the community in that era, Port Colborne Historical and Marine […]

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Laneway no longer plowed by city

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Laneway no longer plowed by city

A laneway off of David St. is private property, and that’s why the city no longer plows it, Ward 1 Coun. John Mayne was told Monday night. Mayne, who lived in the area for 40 years, raised the issue of the laneway and asked why it was no longer being plowed. Ron Hanson, the city’s […]

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Huge milestone in CSL history

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Huge milestone in CSL history

Canada Steamship Lines’ CSL St-Laurent — the second of its two new-build Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers — is on its journey to Canada from China. The vessel, commanded by Captain Kevin Crouse and Chief Engineer Paul Beaudet, was delivered to the company on November 26 and set sail on her maiden voyage from […]

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