Kris Dubé, Fort Erie Times/Niagara Advance

Kris Dubé worked more than six years for the Fort Erie Times, first as a reporter and later as an editor. Kris is a graduate of the Journalism-Print program at Niagara College. He has lived in Fort Erie his whole life.

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Participants run for the lake during the Polar Bear Dip at Crystal Beach. The event was hosted by the Crystal Beach Improvement Association. Kris Dube/Special to Postmedia Network

First time polar dipper jumps in

Tim Katch didn’t want to be outshined by his aunt Debbie, which is why he was one of a few dozen people who participated in this year’s Polar Bear Dip in Crystal Beach.

A few dozen people take part in a cold affair in Lake Erie Saturday at the Bertie Boat Club. (Kris Dubé/Special to Postmedia Network)

Frigid follies in Lake Erie

Tim Katch didn’t want to be outshined by his aunt Debbie, which is why he was one of a few dozen people who participated in Saturday’s polar bear dip in Crystal Beach.

An act of vandalism believed to have occurred overnight Sunday at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club has resulted in about $15,000 in damage, according to course owners. (Photo from Facebook)

NOTL golf course vandalized

An act of vandalism that occurred overnight on Sunday at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club has police and owners of the historic course shaking their heads.

Cannons weren’t able to repeat as postseason champions

The Fort Erie Cannons weren’t able to repeat as postseason champions but manager Justin Hall says the team’s depth at all positions is what gave them a chance to win the league finals for a second consecutive year.

Kris Dubé /Special to the Fort Erie Times Sue Puhakka, right, with her sister Pam and daughter Mindy.

Community comes together to support volunteer

With more than 100 close friends and family members joining her, Sue Puhakka was able to make a sad situation a little better through the generosity of others.

Shawn McCart from the Niagara Sport Commission, left, Cherry Hill Club president Jim O'Connor, tournament chairman Bill Kerr, director of tournament, and business affairs for PGA Tour Canada Scott Pritchard, and Bram Cotton, chief executive officer of the Niagara Sport Commission following a press conference on Monday.

Niagara championship expected to generate more than $1.2 mil

Staff at Cherry Hill Club are thrilled to be hosting a PGA-affiliated event next month because they can showcase the course’s pristine condition — but also because their friends at the MacKenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) were facing a bit of an emergency about six weeks ago.