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Motorcyclist killed, two injured »

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car in Crystal Beach Wednesday afternoon. Two others were seriously injured.

Niagara Regional Police say a 66-year-old male driver of a Honda Civic traveling westbound on Farr turned left at Elmwood in front of two motorcycles around 5:30 p.m.

The lead motorcycle struck the car and the 52-year-old male driver and a 33-year-old female passenger were thrown to the ground. The second motorcycle avoided the car but the male driver lost control and was also injured,

The driver of the lead motorcycle was pronounced dead at the hospital. The passenger and the second motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and are in stable condition. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Home invasion robbery in Ridgeway »

Police have arrested and charged one of four suspects in a home invasion robbery of an apartment near Gorham Road and Hibbard Street early this morning.

A 21—year-old Niagara Falls man, Anthony Caliguri-Adams, was charged after a search of the area with a dog. The others remain at large.

At least one of the culprits was armed with a weapon when the forced their way into the apartment. Police gave no description of the weapon.

The culprits and victims are known to each other, police said.

Fire destroys two cottages, damages two more »

A large fire destroyed two lakeside cottages and badly damaged two others in Crystal Beach on Erie Road between Schooley and Cherrywood this morning.

The fire was reported at approximately 3 a.m. and eventually required equipment and personnel from all six Fort Erie Fire Department stations.

It is not known if the buildings were occupied or if there are any injuries.

Smoke could be seen in Ridgeway.

Video by Jason Maracle.

Racetrack to try Saturday racing »

Fort Erie Race Track officials hope the success of Tuesday twilight racing can be repeated on Saturdays next August.

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will apply for 40 days of racing in 2017 with Sunday afternoon cards replaced by Saturday twilight cards for one month and Saturday afternoon racing in September and October. continued . . .

Local woman assists with Haiti relief efforts »

Still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010 and an outbreak of cholera, the people of Haiti were struck by another disaster, prompting a local woman to help.

Hurricane Matthew killed many hundreds and left thousands injured and homeless, and Doris Emerson of Black Creek is organizing relief efforts for the beleaguered nation, the poorest in the western hemisphere. continued . . .

Transit Alert: Watch for bus going wrong way »


The Town of Fort Erie drew up a temporary detour around the Crystal Beach 5K run that includes a trip the wrong way up Elmwood Avenue from Glenspring to Victoria this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Town council Monday accepted “in principle” a $38,000 consultant’s study on routes and facilities that is approximately equal to this detour plan.

The detour map the Town published on its website and announced on Facebook yesterday is below.

[Update-Oct. 5] The detour is revised this morning to have the 30-foot bus turn left 120 degrees from narrow Glenspring to Oxford — instead of wrong way on one-way Elmwood, then go uphill to turn right on narrow Victoria.


Robbery at McDonald’s Sunday morning »

Police are searching for a man who robbed the McDonald’s restaurant on Garrison Road at 6 a.m. Sunday.

The culprit is white, approximately 30 years old, five-foot-10, slim, clean shaven with brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie and running shoes.

He brandished a weapon, but NRP did not specify if it was a gun, nor did police specify if the store was robbed or a person was robbed. The culprit made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Schlange axes 25 top brass in Brampton »

Former Fort Erie and Niagara Regional chief administrative officer Harry Schlange fired 25 top managers at his new job in the City of Brampton. “The whole sixth floor is gone,” said one councillor. Only five will be replaced.

The Toronto Star

Lions golf for service dogs »

GolfDogRidgeway Lions will be holding their third annual Service Dog Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at the Fort Erie Golf Club.

Funds raised will go toward the costs associated with providing the Lions Service Dog Program.

Entry for the tournament is $70 and includes 18 holes with a cart, steak dinner and awards plus a $25 tax receipt.

There will be a shotgun start at noon with hole contests, raffles, 50/50.

Tournament and hole sponsors are also welcome as well as prizes and other donations.

For information or to register, call Lion Bruce Schinkel at 894-2327 or email

Aug. 10 edition ready for download »

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Today’s edition of The Ridgeway Herald features news about the Bernard Avenue Beach and Thunder Bay storm drainage project, vast amounts of money are lost in deficient water and sewer lines, Bay Beach security firm may have its contract terminated, MPAC assessments show house values in Fort Erie are not keeping up with the rest of the province and the region, local building activity spiked dramatically over three months, and a detailed description of problems that have caused a three-month delay and $2.4 million budget overrun on the construction of the Central Avenue Bridge.

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