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Region's tax hike jumps to 2%

Regional council is exceeding its own budget guidance, introducing a one per cent tax increase to support unspecified future infrastructure needs.

The Ontario government has committed to providing municipalities with the option of using ranked ballots in future elections, starting in 2018, as an alternative to the current system. (Postmedia Network file photo)

Election changes ‘insulting’

Welland Mayor Frank Campion said the provincial government should look at its own elections before asking municipalities to change the way local politicians are elected.

Erecting the east tower of Bridge 13 in Welland in 1929.

FALLEN WORKERS

Section 7 of construction of the Welland Ship Canal cut through the heart of the city of Welland, extending from just south of the syphon culvert to just north of Lock 8. Though it does not contain any of the huge concrete structures of other sections, it nonetheless presented many challenges.