Kris Dube, Special to Postmedia News


Wayne Gates and Eric Hoskins.

Gates looks for Fort Erie healthcare assurance

Fort Erie’s urgent care centre should not be in jeopardy, says Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates, who wants the province to assure residents they won’t lose healthcare services when a new hospital is built on the outskirts of Niagara Falls.

Veteran Burdett Sisler, 102, takes his place in Sobey's during the annual poppy campaign for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71. Kris Dube/Special to the Times

Veteran still volunteering for poppy campaign

The Town has backed off on some of the work tat was planned to update Byron Street, but the scope of the project, originally pegged at $600,000, still includes some features members of St. Mark’s Church and the Niagara-on-the- Lake Conservancy are fighting.

Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, where Niagara Region's public health department leases space for a sexual health clinic.

Mayor concerned about future of Fort Erie health services

A new hospital in Niagara Falls will benefit Fort Erie residents but Mayor Wayne Redekop wants to make sure Niagara Health System and the provincial government don’t pull the plug on existing community services.

Buffalo police officer Craig Lehner (Twitter photo)

Funeral for Buffalo police diver Wednesday

The recent five-day search for a missing diver from the Buffalo Police Department was on an international body of water, but there are no borders when it comes to supporting authorities on the U.S. side of the Niagara River, says Fort Erie Fire Chief Ed Melanson.

John Newton, Tim Wisbey and Nicole Marshall from Fort Erie Meals on Wheels are looking for increased support to operate the program. Kris Dube/Special to the Times

Fort Erie Meals on Wheels needs help

Fort Erie Meals on Wheels organizers are thankful for all the support it gets but will need more money and more volunteers to continue meeting the needs of the community.

Adelaide Sellers, Olive Sellers and Hannah Weglarz get acquainted with Calliope the alpaca at Split Rock Farms in Ridgeway on Sunday. Split Rock held an open house to help people learn about alpacas, their characteristics and the uses of their fleece. Kris Dube/Special to the Times

Alpacas growing in popularity

Alpacas are the oldest livestock in the world and exist in 28 natural colours – more than any other animal in the world.

Cole Doneff (Facebook photo)

Teen killed in Fort Erie crash

A 16-year-old from Fort Erie has died of the injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle collision on Monday afternoon.

Downtown Ridgeway in Fort Erie, an area that has benefitted from Community Improvement Plan funding. (KRIS DUBE/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NEWS)

Regional incentive program on hold, not cancelled

Niagara Region’s involvement in an incentive program for downtown cores in municipalities is currently on hold for all the right reasons, say planning staff and one of Fort Erie’s representatives at the upper level of government.

Garrison Place on Garrison Road in Fort Erie. (KRIS DUBE/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NEWS)

Union concerned about staffing at Garrison Place

The union representing workers at Garrison Place in Fort Erie says deep cuts to staffing levels at the long-term care home will have a damaging impact on the care given to its residents.

The future site of Niagara Region’s redeveloped Gilmore Lodge. (Kris Dube/Special to Postmedia News)

Site remediation for new Gilmore Lodge

A fenced-off area at the site of the future Gilmore Lodge facility is a symbol of the regional government making sure it is buying a quality product, says Fort Erie regional Coun. Sandy Annunziata.