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Strong winds expected Thursday

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Strong winds expected Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for south Niagara and Niagara Falls, calling for high winds. The agency says a low pressure system will track over northern Lake Huron Wednesday evening and reach Quebec Thursday morning. Snow and patchy freezing rain will spread northeast from areas east of Georgian Bay towards the Ottawa […]

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Students busted by police

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Students busted by police

Three charged in drug bust   Niagara Regional Police seized $8,800 with of marijuana, 44 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of pre-packaged baggies of MDMA (ecstasy), 240 grams of pre-packaged Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and $800 after an investigation into drug related activity involving students at a St. Catharines high school. Police said school resource officers, […]

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City to celebrate opening of Welland Canal

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City to celebrate opening of Welland Canal

Port Colborne is set to celebrate its marine heritage with two events this month as the Welland Canal gets ready to open for another shipping season. A Mariner’s Celebration takes place Sunday, March 23 at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church, 55 Charlotte St. It starts at 7 p.m. with prayers for mariners and […]

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Three men face multiple drug charges

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Three men face multiple drug charges

Three Port Colborne men face multiple drug charges following the arrest of two during an alleged drug deal, and a separate raid on a rural residence, said Niagara Regional Police Thursday. Police said uniform officers from the Port Colborne detachment, Welland street crime unit, prescription pill unit and the service’s provincial anti violence intervention strategy […]

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Two killed in West Lincoln crash

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Two killed in West Lincoln crash

Two men are dead following a three-vehicle collision on Regional Rd. 20 near Smithville Thursday, said Niagara Regional Police. The identity of the two is not being released at the request of the family, police said in a release. Police, Niagara EMS, and West Lincoln Fire Department were dispatched to Regional Rd. 20 south of […]

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Private school gets break from township

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Private school gets break from township

Wainfleet council granted Attercliffe Canadian Reformed Elementary School (ACRES) a $15,000 break on development charges Tuesday night But the school, located on Canborough Rd., will still have to approach Niagara Region for a further break. John Vaniperen, speaking on behalf of ACRES, told Wainfleet council the school was unaware of the charges, which total $33,211. […]

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