ROUNDUP | Top Fort Erie headlines from January 21 to February 1, 2024

What follows is a roundup of recent Fort Erie news headlines shared on this morning’s new episode of “The Fort Erie Podcast”. Click on any of the titles for more information.

Head-on collision injures two drivers in Crystal Beach
Niagara Falls man suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on collision on Ridgeway Road in Fort Erie. Police seek information from witnesses.

Niagara Parks launches online survey for marina redevelopment project
Niagara Parks seeks public input on $19 million makeover of Fort Erie marina, aiming to create a new waterfront destination. Share your thoughts by February 29th!

Fort Erie’s Randy Giroux will take to the track at Daytona Speedweeks
Fort Erie’s Randy Giroux to race and gain experience at Daytona Speedweeks with fellow UNOH students as part of educational partnership.

Man in Ridgeway arrested for theft and possession of stolen goods
Man in Ridgeway arrested after welfare check leads to discovery of stolen vehicle and tools, faces multiple charges.

Old Fort Erie prepares for total solar eclipse with NASA and CSA scientists
Old Fort Erie to host talks by NASA, CSA experts for April’s total solar eclipse, joins other Niagara Parks locations in eclipse programming.

Fort Erie gears up for eclipse with viewing glasses at town hall and library branches
Town hall and libraries to offer solar eclipse viewing glasses in March. Remember to use only safety-certified glasses!

Niagara Region unveils updated waste disposal fees effective February 12th
Niagara residents face new waste disposal fee hikes starting February 12th, with increases across various materials and minimum charges.

Fort Erie readies for 89th Prince of Wales Stakes
Fort Erie Race Track to host prestigious Prince of Wales Stakes again on September 10th, aiming to build on record-breaking 2023 edition.

Cogeco outage hits Niagara and Hamilton after car accident
Niagara residents experienced internet and TV outages after a major fibre cut in Hamilton. Cogeco repairs were complex, leaving some customers offline until late evening despite restoration efforts.

Buffalo Airport beckons Ontario travellers with cost savings and convenience
Niagara and Hamilton residents warm up to Buffalo Airport as a closer, cheaper alternative to Toronto Pearson for travel, with survey showing over half open to flying across the Peace Bridge for convenience and cost savings.

Grimsby porch thieves charged following Fort Erie break-in
Hamilton pair arrested for Fort Erie break-in and linked to stolen Amazon packages in Grimsby, facing various charges and ongoing investigation.

School bus driver faces charges after hit-and-run collision in Welland
Fort Erie school bus driver charged after hit-and-run with pickup truck in Welland, injuring driver but luckily leaving children unharmed. Police seek information from public.

Fort Erie woman assaulted at home after highway encounter
Man arrested in Fort Erie after pursuit, home invasion, and assault; police search for second suspect.

Fort Erie youth thrilled outdated trading card contest honoured
Fort Erie student’s vintage hockey card redemption lands class a surprise box of new cards and company logo design opportunity from Upper Deck.

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