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The Ridgeway Herald

$9M mortgage fraud in Crystal Beach
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:45:50 +0000
CBC News has put together the pieces on a mortgage fraud involving Gary Fraser and Black Bear Homes in Crystal Beach, whom many locals suspected was up to the old tricks that landed him in jail some years ago for a similar crime in Niagara-on-the-Lake.   More than 120 people from the Greater Toronto Area’s […]
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Town forgets December contract deadline
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:08:19 +0000
Transit agreement extended without council’s knowledge Nearly four months after the fact, Town council learned last Monday that the $400,000 per year agreement with the transit contractor had been automatically extended for three years without council’s knowledge. This news, plus concerns about the soundness of a $2 million plan for transit service expansion, prompted Mayor […]
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Town bus crashes into streetlight pole
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:38:06 +0000
A Town of Fort Erie transit bus slid and crashed into a light pole on the Queen Street circle at Goderich Street Tuesday morning, resulting in the cancellation of service for the day. Freelance reporter Harry Rosettani heard about the mishap while at McDonald’s and took a picture for the Fort Erie Times which was […]
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Garbage collection cancelled again
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:50:54 +0000
Snowy weather has caused the cancellation of garbage and recycling collection for another day. Today’s schedule has been bumped to tomorrow. Tomorrow’s regular schedule is bumped to Friday, while Friday’s collection is unaffected. Crews will be working until 7 pm tomorrow and Friday. Yesterday’s collection will be done on Saturday. The Region reminds people not […]
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Snow day for Region services, including garbage
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:49:12 +0000
Today’s snowfall has caused the cancellation of garbage collection. Households affected will have their garbage collected Saturday. Most Regional services and offices are closed, including child care centres, public health offices, Regional headquarters and long-term care homes. Niagara transit services are operating but delays are expected. Fort Erie Town buses are also cancelled, but there […]
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Heroin, coke, fentanyl, magic mushrooms seized in busts
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:23:49 +0000
A Fort Erie man was arrested with more than five ounces of heroin at a St. Catharines convenience store early Tuesday leading to the seizure of cocaine, fentanyl patches and cash from a home and car. Police valued the drugs at $72,000. Lyle Gough, 28, is charged with various possession and trafficking offences as well […]
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Afternoon burglary Nigh/Ridge
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:49:50 +0000
NRP are looking to solve a Sunday afternoon home burglary in the area of Ridge and Nigh Roads. They say two suspects knocked on the front door, went around back, entered and escaped through a rear field to Ridge. The crime took place between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Call 905-871-2300 if you have info.
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Pun and games at World Chess Championship
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:04:11 +0000
Reigning king of chess, Magnus Carlsen, defends his title in the third round of the world championship in New York this afternoon. The 12-game match is tied at two draws after games held Friday and Saturday. The Norwegian grandmaster opened the match amusingly with an homage “a little bit,” he said, to the president-elect of […]
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Students help food bank on Halloween
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:59:03 +0000
Residents of Ridgeway will be asked for canned food for the Salvation Army on Halloween. Students of Niagara Christian Collegiate will be scaring up food as part of the Salvation Army’s Trick-or-Can initiative. Although they will be dressed in costume, they will not be trick-or-treating but earning community service hours and hope to collect more […]
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Motorcyclist killed, two injured
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:18:45 +0000
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car in Crystal Beach Wednesday afternoon. Two others were seriously injured. Niagara Regional Police say a 66-year-old male driver of a Honda Civic traveling westbound on Farr turned left at Elmwood in front of two motorcycles around 5:30 p.m. The lead motorcycle struck the car and […]
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Home invasion robbery in Ridgeway
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:14:02 +0000
Police have arrested and charged one of four suspects in a home invasion robbery of an apartment near Gorham Road and Hibbard Street early this morning. A 21—year-old Niagara Falls man, Anthony Caliguri-Adams, was charged after a search of the area with a dog. The others remain at large. At least one of the culprits […]
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Fire destroys two cottages, damages two more
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:02:19 +0000
A large fire destroyed two lakeside cottages and badly damaged two others in Crystal Beach on Erie Road between Schooley and Cherrywood this morning. The fire was reported at approximately 3 a.m. and eventually required equipment and personnel from all six Fort Erie Fire Department stations. It is not known if the buildings were occupied […]
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Racetrack to try Saturday racing
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:44:36 +0000
Fort Erie Race Track officials hope the success of Tuesday twilight racing can be repeated on Saturdays next August. The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will apply for 40 days of racing in 2017 with Sunday afternoon cards replaced by Saturday twilight cards for one month and Saturday afternoon racing in September and October. “Saturday […]
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Local woman assists with Haiti relief efforts
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:35:39 +0000
Still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010 and an outbreak of cholera, the people of Haiti were struck by another disaster, prompting a local woman to help. Hurricane Matthew killed many hundreds and left thousands injured and homeless, and Doris Emerson of Black Creek is organizing relief efforts for the beleaguered nation, the poorest […]
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Transit Alert: Watch for bus going wrong way
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:15:00 +0000
The Town of Fort Erie drew up a temporary detour around the Crystal Beach 5K run that includes a trip the wrong way up Elmwood Avenue from Glenspring to Victoria this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Town council Monday accepted “in principle” a $38,000 consultant’s study on routes and facilities that is approximately […]
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Robbery at McDonald’s Sunday morning
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:30:22 +0000
Police are searching for a man who robbed the McDonald’s restaurant on Garrison Road at 6 a.m. Sunday. The culprit is white, approximately 30 years old, five-foot-10, slim, clean shaven with brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie and running shoes. He brandished a weapon, but NRP did not specify if it was […]
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Schlange axes 25 top brass in Brampton
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:39:18 +0000
Former Fort Erie and Niagara Regional chief administrative officer Harry Schlange fired 25 top managers at his new job in the City of Brampton. “The whole sixth floor is gone,” said one councillor. Only five will be replaced. The Toronto Star
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Lions golf for service dogs
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:43:25 +0000
Ridgeway Lions will be holding their third annual Service Dog Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at the Fort Erie Golf Club. Funds raised will go toward the costs associated with providing the Lions Service Dog Program. Entry for the tournament is $70 and includes 18 holes with a cart, steak dinner and awards plus a $25 […]
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Aug. 10 edition ready for download
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:32:27 +0000
Today’s edition of The Ridgeway Herald features news about the Bernard Avenue Beach and Thunder Bay storm drainage project, vast amounts of money are lost in deficient water and sewer lines, Bay Beach security firm may have its contract terminated, MPAC assessments show house values in Fort Erie are not keeping up with the rest […]
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Trainer critically injured at track
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:22:43 +0000
A 66-year-old Toronto man was critically injured when a horse bolted during the post parade for the eighth and final race of the card at Fort Erie Race Track Sunday afternoon. The horse threw its rider and smashed into a fence near the tunnel, injuring a trainer. Don Pleterski was taken to Erie County Medical […]
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EMS searching for lost drugs
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:39:22 +0000
Niagara EMS lost a pouch containing morphine and midazolam after treating a patient with a life-threatening medical condition in Fort Erie Monday. Niagara Region issued a press release with sparse details of the incident, except that the pouch is black and contained two vials of morphine and one of midazolam. If found, call EMS directly […]
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Drop Zone Ridgeway Nine
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:48:05 +0000
Sergeant Adam Winnicki, a paratrooper with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, floated from the sky parachuting from an altitude of 6.000 feet to the battlefield of the 1866 Battle of Ridgeway on Saturday to begin the memorial ceremonies held at the Ridgeway Battlefield Park.  
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Toronto to Ridgeway via Normandy
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:42:45 +0000
At 8 a.m. on June 6, 1944, Rifleman John Hadley, left, of Baker company of The Queen’s Own Rifles, stormed the beach of Normandy in the first assault wave to begin the Allied invasion of Europe in the Second World War. He attended memorial ceremonies of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway Saturday […]
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Freedom of the city
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:32:50 +0000
Commanding officers of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, centre, and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) sought permission from Mayor Wayne Redekop to march through Ridgeway in a ceremony to give “freedom of the city” to the two military units to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway on Saturday. A […]
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Soldiers return to honour their fallen
Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:37:34 +0000
Battle of Ridgeway 150th anniversary Ridgeway will be given over to Canadian Armed Forces personnel as the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway will be marked with a parade, memorial ceremonies and a day-long festival. Events start at noon when 200 soldiers from The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and the Royal Hamilton Light […]
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‘Veggie Plus Sale’ at FESS Saturday
Thu, 12 May 2016 11:21:47 +0000
A “Veggie Plus Sale” will be held at the Fort Erie Secondary School greenhouse to raise money for bursaries for two students who will study horticulture. The sale takes place Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is organized by the Fort Erie Horticultural Society and the students. Vegetables, flowers and perennials […]
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Wynne says claim was investigated
Fri, 06 May 2016 22:27:11 +0000
Premier Kathleen Wynne said an allegation of workplace sexual harassment against former MPP Kim Craitor was investigated by an independent third-party expert, reports the Kitchener Post. “When the results of the independent investigation were received, I determined that action indeed needed to be taken and Kim Craitor was asked to resign.” Source: Wynne names ex-MPP […]
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Former staff disputes Craitor’s denial
Fri, 06 May 2016 22:20:48 +0000
One of Kim Craitor’s former constituency staff said she disputes his claim that an allegation of sexual harassment is “unfounded,” reports the Niagara Falls Review. Michelle Tavana told the Review, “I have to disagree . . . He knows what he did.” Source: Craitor’s denial angers former staffer | Niagara Falls Review
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Sex allegation forced Craitor out as MPP
Fri, 06 May 2016 21:24:49 +0000
Former MPP Kim Craitor says the Liberal party forced him to resign his Queen’s Park seat in 2013 after an “unfounded and unsubstantiated” sexual harassment allegation was made against him, reports the Niagara Falls Review. Craitor originally cited his exhaustion when he resigned which triggered a byelection in which NDP candidate Wayne Gates claimed the […]
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Social media makes millennial moms splurge
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:57:19 +0000
Remember those days when one of a mom’s biggest challenges was getting out of a store without buying a toy for a screaming child? Source: Column: How social media makes millennial moms splurge
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Giant Fort McMurray wildfire has a name — the Horse Creek fire — but no clue to what started it | Edmonton Journal
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:50:34 +0000
A provincial state of emergency has been declared around the Fort McMurray wildfires Source: Giant Fort McMurray wildfire has a name — the Horse Creek fire — but no clue to what started it | Edmonton Journal
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Spring fair at Salvation Army store
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:45:08 +0000
The Salvation Army Thrift Store will hold a spring fair Friday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its store at 84 Wintemute St. Fluffy the Clown will be on hand for the event which will feature a silent auction and door prizes with tickets selling for $2 each or three for $5. […]
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First damage assessment says 80 per cent of homes lost in Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray | Edmonton Journal
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:47:13 +0000
Officials were predicting “a more intense burning day” Wednesday as strong wind gusts and high temperatures were expected to persist. Source: First damage assessment says 80 per cent of homes lost in Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray | Edmonton Journal
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Euchre party for HIAFE
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:30:47 +0000
The Head Injury Association of Fort Erie will host its 7th Annual Progressive Euchre Tournament at the Black Creek Community Centre on Saturday, April 30. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Cost is $15 per player and includes cash prizes (first to worst), door prizes, raffles, draws and refreshments. Everyone […]
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Driver dies in fiery car crash
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:53:06 +0000
A 46-year-old Fort Erie man is dead following a fiery crash on Ridge Road north of Garrison Road early Monday morning. Police say the man was driving a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire and failed to negotiate a curve and lost control, crashed into a garage and caught fire around 1:30 a.m. Fire fighters extinguished the flames […]
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Berry recall prompts vaccination advisory
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:59:01 +0000
Anyone who ate a brand of frozen berries called “Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend” from Costco in the last two weeks should get a hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible. The advisory was issued this afternoon by Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams. This advisory applies to any of this […]
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Possibly 14% of global wealth is hidden
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:57:54 +0000
Financial data exposed in the leak of documents from a Panama law firm is only a glimpse of the scope of cash that is hoarded and hidden to avoid taxes and facilitate crime and political corruption. Mossack Fonseca and Co., the firm at the heart of the Panama Papers revelations, was only the world’s fourth largest provider of […]
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April Snowbelt
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:46:48 +0000
A white band shows the areas in the Great Lakes region most heavily hit by snow earlier this week in this satellite image taken around noon today. Picture is from NOAA.
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Iceland’s PM first casualty of Panama Papers
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:42:01 +0000
The prime minister of Iceland resigned after coming under increasing pressure over his use of an offshore company featured in the massive Panama Papers leaks. Source: Panama Papers: Iceland PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigns – BBC News
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Global cash-hiding exposed in Panama Papers
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:08:37 +0000
Millions of documents from a Panamanian law firm expose how politicians, criminals and others use shell companies to hide their cash. From minimizing tax exposure to enabling global drug and weapons trade, if money needed to be hidden, the law firm of Mossack Fonseca was there. A consortium of more than 300 journalists and 100 news […]
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