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Police ready for Beach Day

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Police ready for Beach Day

High school students from across Niagara and beyond are set to descend on beaches in the region this Friday and next for Beach Day, say Niagara Regional Police. Police say beach day is “an annual rite of passage marking the end of the high school year …” and events are planned for Friday, June 6 […]

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Police officer assaulted

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Police officer assaulted

A Niagara Regional Police officer was assaulted after responding to a theft complaint in Welland Saturday evening. Police said the officer was in the area of Lincoln and Wellington Sts. to meet with complainant Shaun St. Denis about the theft. “During the course of this investigation, ST DENIS became aggressive with the officer and subsequently […]

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Shifting attitudes toward poverty

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Shifting attitudes toward poverty

A new grassroots, non-partisan education and advocacy group — Bridging Differences Port Colborne — hopes to raise awareness and shift attitudes about stigma, stereotypes, and discrimination related to poverty, through education, advocacy, and positive change. It is supported by Bridges Community Health Centre as an extension of the centre’s commitment to addressing the root causes […]

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Elderly woman killed in crash

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Elderly woman killed in crash

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal crash that saw an elderly woman killed on Hwy. 3 in Wainfleet Saturday. Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg said firefighters were dispatched to the scene, west of Marr/Case Rds. close to 1 p.m. “We had 13 firefighters, three engines, the rescue truck and myself on scene,” said Flagg. […]

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Five facing drug charges

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Five facing drug charges

Niagara Regional Police arrested four Port Colborne residents and a Thorold resident after executing search warrants on King St. Friday. In a release, police said members of the Welland Street Crime Unit began to investigate the sale of drugs from a King St. residence in May. “Police initiated a project which led to the eventual […]

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Last wind turbine almost in place

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Last wind turbine almost in place

Work on the final wind turbine in the Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. project was underway on Friday. Workers were lifting a section of wind turbine #5 into place in the afternoon, with only the nacelle and three blades left to install. The project consists of five turbines in Wainfleet, three off of Concession 1, and […]

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