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Past articles by Nathaniel:

Ship fires differ greatly from house fires, says Port Colborne’s fire chief

Fighting fires on board ships isn’t the same as fighting a house fire, says Tom Cartwright. → Read More

Students disheartened by finds at Port Colborne’s Nickel Beach

A search for microplastics in the sand at Nickel Beach left Port Colborne High School students disturbed and disheartened by what they found instead. → Read More

Mural project will brighten Bell boxes across Welland

Why can’t we do it here? → Read More

18 students found in Welland home with only one smoke alarm — in the basement

It was a complaint that drew Welland Fire and Emergency Services to a two-storey home with only one working smoke alarm in the basement to protect 18 college students jammed into seven rooms. → Read More

Pirate Ship Cove eyes move to Welland Recreational Canal

Pirates came to the Rose City Tuesday night to parley over a section of the Welland Recreational Canal they’d like to use this summer. → Read More

Welland waiting on feds for Forks Road Bridge funding

Welland’s mayor said the city is still committed to replacing the former Forks Road Bridge as it waits to hear from the federal government on funding. → Read More

Crime Stoppers study to look at elder abuse in Niagara

Elder abuse is a community problem; one that’s grown over the years in the Niagara Region. → Read More

Townhouses popping up on Welland High Garden site

Welland High Garden is starting to grow as townhouses rise on the site of a former high school. → Read More

Work on new Welland fire service headquarters site underway

Shovels will be in the ground for two new fire halls in Welland this spring. → Read More

Wainfleet firefighters test out new rescue tool during training

It didn’t take long for Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services volunteer firefighters to tear apart a van earlier this week as they put one of their newest pieces of equipment to the test. → Read More

Welland’s Youngs Sportsplex won’t be up for sale

Welland won’t look to sell off its most profitable facility, the Youngs Sportsplex, despite the wishes of Tony DiMarco. → Read More

No love for the homeless at Welland Tennis Club

Welland’s Tennis Club won’t be home to an emergency shelter this winter after city council voted down suggestion of a three-month pilot project. → Read More

Soos critical of Richard’s 2017 appointment to Welland city council

Steven Soos wants to know what happened behind closed doors two years ago when Welland city council appointed Claudette Richard to a seat in Ward 5. → Read More

Free Christmas dinner being served up at Port Colborne High School

Gloria Simon wants to see a big crowd at this year’s Port Colborne Community Christmas Dinner. → Read More

Welland growth tied to community improvement programs is at risk

Community improvement programs (CIPs) that brought 440 new jobs to Welland, helped retain 159 jobs, generated $143 million in construction value and an estimated $141 million in assessment growth could be at risk when it comes to funding. → Read More

Quick thinking boater and jet skiers save Port Colborne’s Sugarloaf Marina

A boat fire at Port Colborne’s Sugarloaf Marina Sunday afternoon could have been much worse if not for the actions of one boater and three men on personal watercraft. → Read More

Canal Service Road in Welland open for emergency use

After months of negotiations, City of Welland and St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. have reached an agreement on the use of a service road leading to Dain City along the west bank of the Welland Canal. → Read More

Lifeguard shortage puts Welland Wibit pool program on hold

A lifeguard shortage has led to Welland putting its Wibit Wednesdays program at two city pools on hold. → Read More

Open water swim in Welland attracts first-time swimmers and elite athletes

Wetsuits will be optional for the more than 100 anticipated swimmers of all levels when they take to the waters of the Welland Recreational Canal on Aug. 11. → Read More

Lake race gives Welland’s Maddi Leblanc a sense of freedom

Maddi Leblanc is stoked to be taking on the challenge of a 51.5-kilometre crossing of Lake Ontario on a standup paddleboard (SUP) and doing with a longtime competitor of hers, Ariel Amaral. → Read More