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The demolition derby was the main attraction of the Virgil Stampede Saturday and drew record crowds, but a couple of 'skirmishes' after the event closed the Stampede a couple of hours ahead of time. The event re-opened Sunday and organizers were looking forward to a full day of entertainment Monday, wrapping up with the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Fred Mercnik/Special to the Advance

Skirmish 'taking away' from great day

For the first time in 51 years, organizers of the Virgil Stampede had a “situation” that caused them to shut down the event ahead of schedule Saturday evening.

Ward 1 Coun. Mark Carl

Livestreaming headed to in-camera discussion

Though it’s already been discussed twice in an open forum, livestreaming Welland city council meetings will be the subject of an in-camera discussion this week.Webcasting council meetings appears on a special council meeting agenda for Tuesday under the in-camera section.It’s listed under litigation or potential litigation.

In this file photo, Sugarloaf Habour Marina employees getting ready to lower POCOMAR's P1 into the water on Thursday, April 28, in Port Colborne.The marina hopes to replace the marina hoist currently in use with a new machine this year, depending on city council approval.

New hoist needed at marina

If Port Colborne council approves, Sugarloaf Harbour Marina will get a new mobile marine hoist to launch and haul-out boats.A report to come before council says the current hoist was purchased when the city took ownership of all the land at the marina, which included the former Marlon Marine.

n this file photo. the J.W. Cooper pilot boat is seen on the Welland Canal on Tuesday, March 28 in Port Colborne. Cooper Marine Ltd., which owns and operates the pilot boat, is looking to rent the Harbourmasters Building on West Street for the next three years

Serving its purpose

Renting the Harbourmaster Building to a marine company would fulfill its purpose, a report coming before Port Colborne council says.

Toronto Sun files

Auctioning off kangaroos and monkeys

Monkeys, kangaroos and camels are brought into the ring as the auctioneer bellows into his microphone, sharing interesting tidbits to drum up interest among the few hundred people gathered at a venue northwest of Toronto.

Caleb and Kaitlyn Reid picked up a plant for their mother at Welland Horticultural Society's annual plant sale on Saturday in Welland. The sale was held on the grounds of Niagara Regional Exhibition.

Flower fundraiser

Daylilies, hostas, herbs, vegetables, irises, trees, shrubs, perennials and a variety of annuals were on sale Saturday on the grounds of Niagara Regional Exhibition.Buyers could also purchase the City of Welland Rose.