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Military connecting with communities

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Military connecting with communities

The response from Niagara residents to the 2,100 Canadian soldiers conducting exercise Stalwart Guardian has been fantastic, said Major Enno Kerckhoff of A Squadron of the Royal Canadian Dragoons. While residents have been waving and smiling at the soldiers as they pass through the region, Major Kerckhoff said the exercise has also been good for […]

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Wainfleet firefighters practice auto extrication

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Wainfleet firefighters practice auto extrication

Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services firefighters practiced taking a car apart during a training session at Jackson’s Auto Body and Wreckers Monday night. Fire Chief Harry Flagg said volunteers were using wooden cribbing, a vehicle stabilization kit, and air bags to practice auto extrication techniques. “We have the vehicle stabilization kit for when vehicles are […]

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Ready for another season of readings

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Ready for another season of readings

Elizabeth ‘Putzy’ Madronich knows she has big shoes to fill when it comes to the Canadian Authors Series, but she’s ready for the challenge. Madronich took over the reigns when William Thomas retired after 20 years with the series. “I’m committed to keeping the series strong and vibrant by bringing in a variety of good-quality, […]

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Military maneuvers

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Military maneuvers

Canadian soldiers and equipment moved in and out of camps alongside the former Welland Canal, near South Niagara Rowing Club and Welland International Flatwater Centre, and throughout Welland and Dain City Sunday. Two thousand one hundred soldiers and reservists from units throughout southern Ontario are taking part in a military training exercise called Stalwart Guardian. […]

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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

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Soldiers set to take back Welland Canal

Canadian soldiers will look to rout an enemy force from the Welland Canal this week during a military training exercise called Stalwart Guardian. Major Paul Pickering, of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, London and lead planner of the exercise, told Wainfleet council that 2,100 soldiers and reservists from units throughout southern Ontario are expected to participate. […]

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Fire chief’s old truck to be run until it dies

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Fire chief’s old truck to be run until it dies

Wainfleet will run the fire chief’s former truck until it dies or the insurance on it runs out, council decided Tuesday night. Fire Chief Harry Flagg presented a report that called for the 2002 GMC truck, replaced by a 2014 GMC in July, to be used by the fire prevention officer for public education and […]

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