ROUNDUP | Top Fort Erie news headlines from January 4-17, 2024

This roundup features news headlines from January, as presented on this morning’s new episode of “The Fort Erie Podcast”.

Fort Erie’s Matty Matheson steals the attention at Emmys
Canadian celebrity chef Matty Matheson, from Fort Erie, won big at the Emmys with his show “The Bear” which took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. His acceptance speech went viral after co-star Ebon Moss-Bachrach unexpectedly kissed him onstage.

13-year-old banned from driving after Fort Erie crash causes other driver to go into premature labour
A stolen car driven by a 13-year-old in Fort Erie caused a crash that prematurely delivered a baby, who spent a month in intensive care before being released from hospital unharmed. The teenager received a custody and supervision order with secure time, reflecting the seriousness of the incident and his prior probation violation.

“Bustling with activity”: Public meeting focused on healthcare included signing a petition, writing to officials, and hearing guest speakers

Crews battle structure fire at Fort Erie countertop business
A fire heavily damaged a Crystal Beach countertop business on Thursday morning, causing no injuries but forcing road closures and leaving the cause under investigation. The building near Michener and Point Albino Roads sustained significant damage, with smoke plumes visible and the roof caved in.

Snow squall warning for south Niagara, Fort Erie residents asked to stay off roads
Blizzard conditions with heavy snow, strong winds, and near-zero visibility expected in South Niagara tonight and Sunday. North Niagara faces less snow but strong winds. Bills-Steelers game postponed due to weather.

Niagara speed cameras on the move
Four new school zones in Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, and Niagara-on-the-Lake will start seeing speeding tickets issued from Niagara’s mobile speed cameras this week. The cameras aim to improve road safety near schools and will rotate to new zones in March.

Puppies abandoned by river, one man charged with animal cruelty in Niagara Falls, Ontario
A man in Niagara Falls faces animal cruelty charges after abandoning newborn Shar-Pei puppies near the freezing Niagara River, leaving one dead and two others missing. Four surviving puppies are being cared for by the SPCA.

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