Lawyer encouraged after deportation hearing

While a St. Catharines family facing deportation has yet to learn their fate, the immigration lawyer representing them is hoping “for good news” that they may yet be permitted to remain within the safety of Canada.

Dr. Mahavir Singh Rekhi. Skyway Animal Hospital

Veterinarian cruelty charges deferred

Criminal proceedings against a St. Catharines veterinarian charged with animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada, have been deferred until later this summer.

Welland’s wastewater treatment plant is undergoing upgrades to replace aging infrastructure and improve efficiency, says Niagara Region. Construction started in 2016 and is expected to wrap up in August 2018. Allan Benner/Postmedia Network

Upgrades will lead to efficiency

Welland’s wastewater treatment plant is undergoing $19 million worth of upgrades to replace aging infrastructure and improve efficiency, says Niagara Region.The work will modernize the River Road facility, originally commissioned in 1965 as a primary treatment facility, says Tony Cimino, a senior project manager water and wastewater engineering.

Canada Day at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park will be packed with activities for everyone Canada Day, as the Port Colborne Optimist Club holds its annual day in the park.“It’s gong to be pumped up from last year,” says Tanya Ace, Optimist Club member and co-chair of the Canada Day event.

Plenty to do in Welland on Canada Day

The Kings and a fireworks show will cap off Welland’s Canada Day celebrations Saturday, says Sarah Ane, the city’s community development and volunteer coordinator.Ane says the celebrations at Merritt Park get underway at noon, and will see King Street closed between Division and Griffith Streets.“We’ll also be on the water this year.”

Moonlight Flicks is bringing the Secret Life of Pets to a big screen at Port Colborne's H.H. Knoll Park Wednesday, July 5 starting at 7 p.m. The company shows has been showing movies in Port Dalhousie, in St. Catharines, seen here in this supplied photo, for the past four years. Supplied photo

Movie nights in the park

Sit under the stars at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park next week on your favourite lawn chair or blanket with your family and friends and take in a free movie on a five metre high, and six metre wide screen as Moonlight Flicks comes to Port Colborne.The first film to be shown at the park, along Lake Erie’s shoreline, will be The Secret Life of Pets.

Bob Kwapis, a Newmarket city councillor, left, and Barbara Sitko-Kwapis, were decked out for OutSpokin Slow Rides ride Tuesday in Port Colborne. A planned Heritage Days Slow Ride was cancelled, but has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 4. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

Slow ride around Port Colborne

Despite a last minute cancellation of the Port Colborne Heritage Days Slow Ride, a number of cyclists still dressed up in red and white and pedalled - slowly - around the city Tuesday evening.OutSpokin Slow Rides’ Rob Salewytsch said he made the decision to cancel the ride when he arrived home in Port Colborne and was greeted by pouring rain.