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Thursday, June 13, 2024
Coal docks collapse in Fort Erie

The coal docks in Fort Erie collapsed this week, crumbling pieces of the old docks into the into the Niagara River near the international Peace Bridge bridge to the U.S.

Ironically, the collapse comes just weeks after the town struck a deal with the Niagara Parks Commission and the Peace Bridge Authority to restore the area into a playground.

Back in February, the three organizations decided to split the $100,000 cost of the property.

The area is known to have highly-contaminated soil as a result of being a coal loading facility for years.

Both the town of Fort Erie and the Niagara Parks Commission were unavailable for comment over the weekend.

Story to be updated.

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