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Dave Johnson

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Saint Catharines, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Dave:

Condo building permit being evaluated by City of Welland

Workers installing safety fencing on top floor of Upper Vista Welland → Read More

Welland Jackfish put fans first, says team president Ryan Harrison

Team has put at least $75,000 into city-owned stadium → Read More

City of Welland reaches deal on Northern Reach lands

LIV Communities proposing large-scale development alongside Welland Recreational Canal → Read More

Demolition underway at Upper Vista Welland Condominiums

Building had two collapses eight days apart in February → Read More

Welland Jackfish donate 1,600 new seats for Welland Stadium

IBL team picking up $45,000 of $65,000 installation cost; 250 seats held in reserve → Read More

Santa surfs — later than usual — to raise awareness of homelessness in Niagara

Christmas storm delayed Surfing Santa’s annual paddle → Read More

Niagara Skydive challenging south Niagara mayors to tandem jump to celebrate anniversary

Skydive company says mayors can raise funds for charity with jump → Read More

Second collapse at Upper Vista Welland Condominiums

After a partial collapse eight days ago, Upper Vista Welland Condominiums suffered a second one Sunday, says Welland’s chief building official, Jack Tosta, . Welland Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were called to the 226-unit, five-storey, two-tower building under construction at 350 Prince Charles Dr. at 10:04 a.m. after a resident reported hearing a collapse. A release from the city… → Read More

Port Colborne firefighters rescue man from ship’s hold after fall

Workers were carrying out asbestos abatement on board the vessel, believed to be the former Lower Lakes Towing Inc.’s Manistee → Read More

Upper Vista Welland Condominiums would have been inspected throughout construction: city official

Labour Ministry investigating partial collapse of project under construction → Read More

Iconic grain elevator in Port Colborne has new owner

Ceres Global Ag sells Port Colborne facility for US $4 million → Read More

Labour ministry investigating partial collapse at Welland luxury condo project

Two-tower, five-storey, 226-unit complex off Prince Charles Drive was set for May opening → Read More

Temporary homeless shelter was needed, say two Welland councillors behind idea

An emergency homeless shelter at Welland Tennis Club took seven people off the streets over three days, say the two city councillors who proposed the pilot project. The idea for a two-month shelter came from Ward 6 Coun. Bonnie Fokkens and Ward 3 Coun. John Chiocchio, who presented a motion on Jan. 17 that city council approved. It called for $9,000 — $4,500 a month — to be set aside to run the… → Read More

Earthquake rattles Niagara as tremors spread from epicentre in western New York

Earthquakes Canada says tremor registered 4.2 at Pelham seismograph → Read More

Smoke, carbon monoxide alarm compliance growing, say Welland, Port Colborne fire chiefs

Two municipalities have had four convictions in past month → Read More

Winter storm ‘Elliott’ damages beaches from Wainfleet through to Fort Erie

Bay and Nickel beaches had undergone nature-based restoration efforts; Niagara Coastal staff survey damage → Read More

$45.3M investment in Welland Canal to revitalize Port Colborne wharfs

A $45.3-million project to reconstruct wharfs along the Welland Canal will bring the world to Port Colborne, says Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. “We recognized that empty, jobless lands along the canal and throughout Niagara Centre, which once employed thousands, were unacceptable,” Badawey said while it was announced Ottawa is contributing $22.7 million. St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.… → Read More

Niagara Health not immune to anesthesiologist shortage

Hospital system working on sustainable surgical model to be in place by end of February → Read More

699 Niagara St. to fill a need for single-unit rentals in Welland

At six storeys high, with 129 units, 699 Niagara St. is purpose-built to meet a need for rental housing in Niagara, says Elevate Living’s Drew Toth. That need is for single units, and Toth said the majority in the building near Woodlawn Road in Welland are bachelor and one-unit apartments. “It’s what we focused on.” Toth said there are 47 bachelor, 48 one-bedroom and 34 two-bedroom units.… → Read More

Canada’s newest icebreaker docks in Port Colborne; Welland Canal closing delayed

Named after one of the first women to serve as a federal cabinet minister, the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest light icebreaker made its way up the Welland Canal Monday, docking in Port Colborne. CCGS Judy LaMarsh, formerly Mangystau-2 and home-ported in Turkmenistan, was purchased in November 2021 from Atlantic Towing Ltd. for $45.2 million to supplement operations in the Great Lakes, St.… → Read More