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Ships get coast guard escort on Lake Erie

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Ships get coast guard escort on Lake Erie

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker led a convoy of five vessels out of the Welland Canal Tuesday into the still-frozen waters of Lake Erie to get the shipping season underway on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system. Andy Maillet, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Superintendent of Operations for the Central and Arctic Region, said […]

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Shipping season kicks off in St. Catharines

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Shipping season kicks off in St. Catharines

Algoma Central Corp.’s newest ship, the Algoma Equinox, helped mark the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s 56th navigation season as it transited the Welland Canal Friday. The vessel is the first of eight Equinox-class ships (EQUINOX) that are being purpose-built for trade in the St. Lawrence Seaway, and was part of a top hat […]

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 400-foot long tunnel, escaping Stalag Luft III, a POW camp near Sagan, Poland. Of those 80 men, including Canadians, British, Poles, Greek, Australian and others, only three — two Norwegians and a Dutch pilot — successfully escaped. The remaining 77 were caught […]

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Find out how much Niagara’s government employees made

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Find out how much Niagara’s government employees made

The provincial government released the 2013 Sunshine List Friday. The list is actually called the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act and requires organizations that receive public funding from the province to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year. It applies to organizations […]

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BLX holding Easter Art Hunt in Welland

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BLX holding Easter Art Hunt in Welland

A group of Welland-based artists are going to make it easy for anyone to walk home with local art Easter weekend. The Black Lantern Experience (BLX) will hold the first-ever BLX Easter Art Hunt, part of an initiative to promote public art in Welland and to encourage the community to support local artists, on Saturday, […]

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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

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Port Colborne calls off Top Hat ceremony

With Lake Erie still nearly 80% frozen, Port Colborne has called off its Top Hat ceremony Friday at Lock 8 Park. In a release, the city said the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said the first downbound vessel through the Welland Canal isn’t expected until sometime next week. Downbound vessels are those headed through the […]

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