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Gas line break leads to evacuation

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Gas line break leads to evacuation

A gas line break at Elm St. and Killaly St. West saw residents of two small apartment buildings and employees at RE/MAX Welland Realty Ltd. evacuated Tuesday afternoon. Niagara Regional Police asked somewhere around 20 people to evacuate shortly after Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Servcies arrived on scene at 2:45 p.m. Fire Chief Tom […]

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Drug busts in Welland

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Drug busts in Welland

Drugs and weapons seized A Welland man faces a number of drug and weapons charges after Niagara Regional Police made an arrest Friday. Police said they began an investigation into a male trafficking in controlled substances this month, and said he would meet customers in various areas of Welland. Members of the Welland street crime […]

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

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Forster raises concerns over NPCA in legislature

Welland MPP Cindy Forster raised the issue of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and its purchase of 15 acres of the former Lakewood Camp in the provincial legislature on Thursday, March 20. The transcript of her concerns and the response from Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti  is below. CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES Ms. Cindy Forster: My […]

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New beach in Wainfleet

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New beach in Wainfleet

Fifteen acres, including 519 feet of beachfront, at the former Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet are now in public hands after the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority purchased the property off of Lakeshore Rd. “We’re thrilled to have taken charge of this significant opportunity to acquire and conserve through public ownership one of the last remaining sandy […]

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Forster concerned over NPCA changes

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Forster concerned over NPCA changes

If Welland MPP Cindy Forster is concerned over changes and actions at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, she hasn’t reached out to anyone in the agency or on the board of directors, said Wainfleet Mayor April Jeffs. “I haven’t heard from her,” said Jeffs, NPCA board vice-chair, who was reacting to comments made Wednesday by […]

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Ministry to inspect Niagara Regional Police

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Ministry to inspect Niagara Regional Police

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services officials will carry out an inspection of Niagara Regional Police on Monday, March 24. The visit is part of the ministry’s four-year inspection program to determine compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements set out in the Police Services Act.. “This inspection is part of the regular program conducted […]

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