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Environment Canada issues rainfall warning

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Environment Canada issues rainfall warning

Environment Canada has issued a warning for south Niagara with 25 to 35 mm of rain expected to soak the area by Tuesday morning. The warning was issued twice Monday and said a deepening moisture-laden low pressure system over Central Ohio will track northeastwards reaching Lake Ontario early Tuesday morning. It is expected to bring […]

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Tribunal chair has more questions

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Tribunal chair has more questions

Witness asked to provide more information More than a month after final submissions were made at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing involving Skydive Burnaby and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. an unusual situation has popped up, said lawyer Eric Gillespie. Gillespie, who represents Skydive Burnaby, said tribunal chair Dirk VanderBent has requested more information from a […]

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

Canadian Coast Guard ships are still escorting ships through the ice on Lake Erie. On Thursday night, the CCGS Samuel Risley escorted the CSL Laurentien from Nanticoke, Ont. to Port Colborne through ice that was still one metre (three feet thick). Saturday afternoon, the CCGS Des Groseilliers, a medium-class icebreaker, was seen off of the […]

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

Vessel arrived after midnight Friday The CSL Laurentien slipped quietly into Lock 8 Friday morning making it the first downbound vessel to transit the Welland Canal. The ship was escorted from Nanticoke by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley, said Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey as he stood at the lock at 12:30 a.m. […]

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Wainfleet firefighters battle house fire

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Wainfleet firefighters battle house fire

Smoke from a house fire on Concession 1 in Wainfleet was visible for a few kilometres away from the scene. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said when he arrived at 12644 Concession 1 flames were coming through the roof of the one-storey cottage-style home. “We don’t know where it started yet,” said Flagg shortly before […]

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Tighter security for Welland courthouse

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Tighter security for Welland courthouse

Security at the Welland Courthouse will be tighter Monday, April 7, said Niagara Regional Police. In a release, police said the new security measures to be put in place that will enhance the safety of members of the public, the judiciary and courthouse staff. “There will be only one access point to the courthouse and […]

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