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‘Veggie Plus Sale’ at FESS Saturday »

A “Veggie Plus Sale” will be held at the Fort Erie Secondary School greenhouse to raise money for bursaries for two students who will study horticulture.

The sale takes place Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It is organized by the Fort Erie Horticultural Society and the students.

Vegetables, flowers and perennials grown from seed will be available as well as furniture constructed in the school’s shop.

Wynne says claim was investigated »

Premier Kathleen Wynne said an allegation of workplace sexual harassment against former MPP Kim Craitor was investigated by an independent third-party expert, reports the Kitchener Post.

“When the results of the independent investigation were received, I determined that action indeed needed to be taken and Kim Craitor was asked to resign.”

Source: Wynne names ex-MPP accused of sex harassment

Former staff disputes Craitor’s denial »

One of Kim Craitor’s former constituency staff said she disputes his claim that an allegation of sexual harassment is “unfounded,” reports the Niagara Falls Review.

Michelle Tavana told the Review, “I have to disagree . . . He knows what he did.”

Source: Craitor’s denial angers former staffer | Niagara Falls Review

Sex allegation forced Craitor out as MPP »

Former MPP Kim Craitor says the Liberal party forced him to resign his Queen’s Park seat in 2013 after an “unfounded and unsubstantiated” sexual harassment allegation was made against him, reports the Niagara Falls Review.

Craitor originally cited his exhaustion when he resigned which triggered a byelection in which NDP candidate Wayne Gates claimed the seat and who went on to win in the general election just a few months later.

“I did not want to resign. I had done nothing wrong. I told the party that. Nor was the party able to prove that any such complaint had happened,” the Review quotes Craitor in an email it received Thursday.

“They, the party, said that it was their job to protect the premier, and that to do that I had to resign. There was never any complaint to the police, just to the party and they took care of it in their own way.”

Source: Craitor denies sexual harassment allegations

Social media makes millennial moms splurge »

Remember those days when one of a mom’s biggest challenges was getting out of a store without buying a toy for a screaming child?

Source: Column: How social media makes millennial moms splurge

Giant Fort McMurray wildfire has a name — the Horse Creek fire — but no clue to what started it | Edmonton Journal »

A provincial state of emergency has been declared around the Fort McMurray wildfires

Source: Giant Fort McMurray wildfire has a name — the Horse Creek fire — but no clue to what started it | Edmonton Journal

Spring fair at Salvation Army store »

The Salvation Army Thrift Store will hold a spring fair Friday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its store at 84 Wintemute St.

Fluffy the Clown will be on hand for the event which will feature a silent auction and door prizes with tickets selling for $2 each or three for $5.

Barbecued hot dogs with a pop or water will be sold for $1.50.

Savings can be had throughout the store up to 75 per cent.

First damage assessment says 80 per cent of homes lost in Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray | Edmonton Journal »

Officials were predicting “a more intense burning day” Wednesday as strong wind gusts and high temperatures were expected to persist.

Source: First damage assessment says 80 per cent of homes lost in Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray | Edmonton Journal

Euchre party for HIAFE »

The Head Injury Association of Fort Erie will host its 7th Annual Progressive Euchre Tournament at the Black Creek Community Centre on Saturday, April 30.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Cost is $15 per player and includes cash prizes (first to worst), door prizes, raffles, draws and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go to support people and families affected by traumatic brain injury. Register early by calling 905-871-7789.

Driver dies in fiery car crash »

A 46-year-old Fort Erie man is dead following a fiery crash on Ridge Road north of Garrison Road early Monday morning.

Police say the man was driving a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire and failed to negotiate a curve and lost control, crashed into a garage and caught fire around 1:30 a.m.

Fire fighters extinguished the flames within 20 minutes. The car and garage were destroyed in the fire.

Police and the Fire Marshal continue to investigate.

Niagara Regional Police will not release his name.