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Tim Taylor

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Damaged canal ship being repaired in Port Weller

When the MV Alanis, a 12,744 metric tonne general cargo vessel bound for Duluth, Minn., sustained damage during a rare mid-afternoon collision on the Welland Canal just over two weeks ago, the ship’s owners called

NOTL charities working hard to survive pandemic

Now more than ever, Niagara charities and non-profits need community support Editor's note: The Lake Report asked a cross-section of Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable and non-profit organizations to talk about what they are doing to

Pillar and Post marks 50 years

The Lake Report asked reporter Tim Taylor to find the few remaining locals who were part of the early years of the Pillar and Post Restaurant

PHOTO: St. Mark’s helps out Newark Neighbours

A small team of St. Mark’s Church parishioners and friends collected some 30 large cartons of food and housekeeping items and over $3,500 in cash donations to support Newark Neighbours, a local food bank

COVID-19: The doctors Foster

Dynamic duo dedicated their careers to ensuring a healthier Niagara For almost four decades, Niagara medical couple Robin and Kevin Foster have been serving the health needs of the Niagara Region, each in their own

An appreciation: The dynamic Donna Scott

The visionary trailblazer, mentor, promoter, leader, neighbour and friend, died March 13   To better understand the unique personality of Donna Scott and to bring her contribution to Canada and Niagara-on-the-Lake into better perspective,

COVID-19: Singing the praises of choral music

St. Mark's music director brings a lifetime of experience to NOTL Editor’s Note: This story was written before we heard the unfortunate news that the March 28 Edison Singers concert at Grace United Church

Drydocks alive once again

There’s a sense of urgency at Heddle Shipyards’ graving docks at Port Weller. An urgency that has rarely been matched in the Niagara drydock’s recent history.

Shipyardworker has been on the job 45 years

John Menz has worked at the Port Weller drydocks for more than half of the 83-year history of the facility. Menz grew up in Port Dalhousie, attending what was then called Lakeport High School

Two aging ships receiving facelifts

Two massive bulk carriers sit side-by-side, nestled in the cocoon created by the Port Weller drydocks on the western edge of Niagara-on-the-Lake, south of Lock One on the Welland Canal. Like two dowager

Ross Smith: A lifetime of creativity and design

For almost 70 years, Ross Smith has been drawing things. Smith’s creative journey has included industrial drafting, lighting design, advertising and now, after retiring to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2004, he has turned his hand


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