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Workers tend to Welland Centennial Secondary School’s new artificial turf field on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the field, the track surrounding it has also been replaced with artificial turf, and new bleachers and lighting are to be installed before school begins in September. The project is part of a $5 million initiative by the District School Board of Niagara to upgrade facilities at select secondary schools. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia News

PHOTO: New field at Welland Centennial

Workers tend to Welland Centennial Secondary School’s new artificial turf field on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the field, the track surrounding it has also been replaced with artificial turf, and new bleachers and lighting are to be installed before school begins in September. The project is part of a $5 million initiative by the District S

Daniel Neveau, 6, demonstrates how to safely put a lid over a cooking fire during Fire Safety Camp at the Port Colborne fire department headquarters. Fire Prevention Officer Scott Lawson, left, instructed the kids on what steps to take in that situation with a simulation cooking set. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Kids camp teaches fire safety skills

Fire safety might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of summer day camps, but Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet has teamed up with Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services just for that.

A sign announcing the Welland High Garden residential development sits on the corner of the property on West Main Street and Denistoun Street in Welland. The property used to be home to Welland High and Vocational School, which closed in 1989 and was gutted by a fire in 2011, resulting in the building being torn down. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Big plans for school land

Plans are in the works to turn the old Welland High and Vocational School grounds into a residential townhome area.