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Ashley Pastusiak stands beside 220-224 Mitchell St. Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Port Colborne, ON. Pastusiak and nine others were removed the rooming house in the city’s East Village Tuesday after Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright used a section of the fire act - under immediate threat to life - to board up the issue-filled building. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

Fire chief says Port rooming house unsafe

A rooming house in Port Colborne’s East Village found to have numerous fire safety issues was boarded up Tuesday, and 10 of its residents removed. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright used a section of the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act - under immediate threat to life.

Photographer Stephen Brule will be taking tintype photos, like this of Port Colborne city council, during Canal Days this year at Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

New attractions at museum on Canal Days

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum is the place to be at the 39th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, says the museum’s assistant curator.“We have new and exciting things happening this year,” says Mason. Canal Days runs Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7 in Port Colborne with events taking place in a number of locations.

The Federal Kumano takes on a load of grain at Riverland AG in Port Colborne Thursday. From March to the end of June this year, 12,089,000 million metric tons of cargo moved through the 3,700-kilometre long St. Lawrence Seaway System, compared to 10,082,000 metric tons in 2016. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

More cargo moving on seaway

Grain, iron ore, dry and liquid bulk and general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway increased nearly 20 per cent this year as compared to last season, show figures released by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.From March to the end of June this year, 12,089,000 million metric tons of cargo moved.

Wainfleet residents look at a graphic showing the Lakewood Beach Properties Ltd. development on the site of the former Easter Seals Lakewood Camp Tuesday night at council. Dave Johnson/Tribune Staff

Lakewood development moving forward

A 41-unit condominium development on the shores of Lake Erie at the former Easter Seals Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet moved one step closer to reality Tuesday night.In a recorded vote, Wainfleet council approved a report from township planning staff and consultants SGL Planning & Design Inc. for a zoning bylaw amendment, with a hold designation.

Chamber concerns slammed at hearing

Concerns about the impact Ontario’s proposed minimum wage hike could have on businesses were described as too pessimistic and “a bit too one- sided,” during a hearing to discuss the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017, Wednesday.