The groundwork has started for the development of a multimillion-dollar food processing plant along Hwy. 140 in Welland. The 6.4-hectare site was bought from the city for $650,000. The unnamed food company has plans to initially hire 75 people, the city's economic development officer says. (MARYANNE FIRTH/Tribune Staff)

Food processing plant rising in Welland

Details are starting to emerge about a multimillion- dollar food processing plant being built on Welland’s rural east side — the largest industrial development in the Rose City in years, and one that was poised to rise far south of the border.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from June 3, 2011. According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the Oct. 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill. (Reuters)

Meet the hero who shot down Hill gunman

He’s being called a hero for shooting a rampaging gunman dead on Parliament Hill — and it may mark the first time Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers has ever fired a gun in the line of duty.

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