By Mike Cloutier on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm in News | Comments Off
Thanks to a rebate from the Region for overestimated sewage volumes and a reduction in next year’s treatment charges, residential water customers in Fort Erie will see no increase on their residential water bills in 2014.
The combined base charge to customers will be reduced by $1 per month. The volumetric rate will be increased by about 7 cents per cubic metre, or about $1 for the average user.
The base charge will be $64.12 and the volumetric rate will be $2.36 per cubic metre.
The Town estimates the average household uses 16 cubic metres per month and will pay 101.92 per month.
A cubic metre is 1,000 litres. A low flush toilet uses six litres. A standard shower head uses 15 litres per minute. A splash pad in use from May to October uses 4,300 cubic metres or 4.3 million litres.
By Mike Cloutier on Dec 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm in News | Comments Off
The complete information report about the proposed zoning and official plan amendments for Rose Seaton Public School can be download here.
CDS-105-2013 ROSE SEATON INFORMATION REPORT
By Mike Cloutier on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:32 am in News | Comments Off
Photo by Rick Schultz
10:30 — Longshots bar on Princess Street in Fort Erie’s south end is on fire. The two-storey building also has apartments. Smoke and flames are showing from the upper level. Firefighters from Stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 are responding.
By Mike Cloutier on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm in News | Comments Off
Download the latest edition of The Ridgeway Herald. 1.6MB pdf file.
By Mike Cloutier on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:51 am in News | Comments Off
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak pledged to restore slots at the racetrack, form a public-private partnership with a business that knows how to run a gaming industry with all the accountability measures in place, and who will then share the revenues locally.
For the full release Ontario PC news.
By Mike Cloutier on Oct 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm in News | Comments Off
Strong damaging winds and possibly rain are expected to smash into Fort Erie and Niagara overnight and continue into early Friday morning with gusts to 60 km/h and more.
A low pressure system developing over the Southwestern U.S. will continue it’s trek toward Ontario today. This system is expected to intensify and track into Lake Huron tonight then to Northeastern Ontario by early Friday morning. continued . . .
By Mike Cloutier on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm in News | Comments Off
All Zombies will be shot on sight. Ghosts will be busted. Witches burned. Vampires impaled. Princesses kidnapped. Superheroes unmasked. All others will be fed candy until they barf.
By Mike Cloutier on Oct 26, 2013 at 7:53 am in News | Comments Off
Winds off Lake Erie could gust to 90 km/h as an intensifying low pressure system crashes through northern Ontario, bringing turbulent and wet weather to southern Ontario.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for southern Niagara region. Windy conditions are expected to last into Sunday.
Showers are expected all day and ending tonight.
High today 8C. Low tonight 4C. High Sunday 9C.
By Mike Cloutier on Oct 26, 2013 at 7:36 am in News | Comments Off
A large tree has fallen and is completely blocking the road in the vicinity of Farr Avenue and Ridge Road.
By Mike Cloutier on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:07 am in News | Comments Off
0502 — Fort Erie firefighters are battling a wind-fuelled structure fire on Young Avenue between Cook and Bernard this morning.
0511 — A third fire station has been called in.
0526 — Fire is under control.
0737 — Fire is out. Secondary search of the structure being conducted.