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More 8mm Film from Fort Erie

Here is more 8mm footage from Hospitality Inn in Fort Erie. This time it’s a male drag contest.
Also see: Old 8mm Film from Fort Erie

Current Prudhommes Landing Photos

A user on has placed some current photos of Prudhomme’s Landing, most recently known as Wet and Wild. The park was closed without notice about 10 years ago.

Also see: Tivoli Miniature World

Wet and Wild Prudhommes LandingWet and Wild Prudhommes Landing

Old 8mm Film from Fort Erie

This 8mm home movie was filmed at the Hospitality Inn in Fort Erie in the summer of 1966. Try and put aside the creepy music and enjoy the swimming, building sandcastles and go cart footage.

Cop Enforces No Skateboarding

Local skateboarders are asked by a cop to stop skateboarding under a sign that says “No Skateboarding”.

Armed Robbery in Vineland

Yesterday around 3:55 pm a male, armed with a knife, attended a pharmacy in Vineland.

He demanded and received a quantity of narcotics from the store and then fled the business on foot, last seen running in the area of King Street and Victoria Avenue in Vineland.

The man is described as having tan like swarthy complexion, 5’2”, slight build, wearing a dark colored jacket with white lettering on the front and back.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 905-688-4111 ext. 5411 or 5420.

Corona Beer Student Film

Another short Niagara College student film.

Niagara On The Lake Rap Video

Stevensville Crash

Something has to be done, and soon, say Stevensville residents after a 27-year-old woman was sent to hospital on Sunday night following a collision in Stevensville.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., the Welland woman was driving her 2006 Pontiac G6 northbound on Ott Road. Her car became airborne while crossing the railroad tracks just north of Church Road and bottomed out on the north side of the tracks.

The vehicle then rotated out of control and left the roadway. The right rear corner of the car crashed into a tree off the west side of Ott Road, causing excessive damage to the woman’s car and uprooting the tree.

Don and Carol Ashley, who live about 150 metres from the railway and directly across the street from where the Pontiac landed, said this kind of thing has to stop.

“Normally, you figure it’s a freak accident. Once in a lifetime you have your house hit. But when it goes across the street and it’s the same distance, we’ve got a problem. A big problem,” Carol said on Tuesday morning.

The Ashley’s house, at 2500 Ott Rd, was hit by a speeding driver in 2004, causing damage in the neighbourhood of $52,000.

Luckily, the male driver escaped serious injury and his auto insurance covered the housing damage.

The couple was watching television together on the quiet Sunday night when they heard screeching tires and a “big” crash.

“We grabbed our boots and a flashlight and went out. We were there before anybody,” Don said.

“The car was still running, lights on, smoke was everywhere. We looked in the side and we couldn’t see anybody…I looked closer and all I could see was a hand, so I think she was down under the dash.”

Read the rest of the article at Fort Erie Times

Accident Scene on Ott Road Fort Erie

Mr. Saint Catharines

Also see: Mr. Welland

Niagara-Online Promo Video

Here’s an advert from the President of Niagara-Online dot net. He is here to “make small business people money”.

Record Archive Seminar

Ontario Genealogical Society’s Niagara Peninsula branch on Saturday, April 12, will be holding a seminar to show people how to use archive records.

The Thorold event takes place at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 35 Queen St., from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Professional genealogist Kathie Orr will lead seminar topics in land records in Ontario, court records and how to make genealogy collecting enjoyable.

Tickets are $35 at the door and include lunch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information call 905-938-7142 or visit online.

Event info provided by The Welland Tribune

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Welland Hockey Fight Leads To Arrest

A Welland youth has been charged with assault causing bodily harm in connection with an attack during a minor hockey game at Welland Arena in February.

Niagara Regional Police say the victim, whom they have not identified, sustained a broken nose that required surgery plus several other injuries as a result of “an unprovoked brutal attack,” during the minor hockey game.

Police issued a media release Tuesday, saying their investigation led to the arrest of one youth.

Sgt. Paul Blakely, who investigated the incident, said the victim, who was visiting the city from another community for the hockey game, has fully recovered from the incident.

“He’s fine.”

In addition to the broken nose, Blakely said the victim has a “minor concussion and a few scrapes and bruises, but he’s fine.”

Welland Minor Hockey Association president Doug Thomson said he wasn’t aware of the incident, and couldn’t comment on it specifically.

Continued at the Welland Tribune

Niagara Falls Animation

Here’s a video I found on the web that someone animated. It shows the Good Year blimp flying over Niagara Falls. Now they just have to learn how to spell (ha ha).

Clifton Hill Interviews

This guy takes a walk around Clifton Hill asking people about what they watch on You Tube.