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Marineland of the Late 80’s

French Canadian Carnival Day

French Canadian Carnival Day takes place on February 8th, 2009 at Club Richelieu, River Road in Welland. Pancake Breakfast starts at 9 am. Crafts start at 10 am. Games at 11 am. Call 905-788-0333 for more information.

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Welland Chosen Host City for 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

The City of Welland is one of 200 communities from across Canada to be chosen a host city for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

An ecstatic Mayor Goulbourne made the official announcement in November. “This is a significant honour for the City,” stated Goulbourne. “As a host city, we will receive national and international exposure as the Olympic Torch makes its way across the country en route to Vancouver, British
Columbia. This sort of thing only happens once in a lifetime and I hope it will be an inspiring and memorable moment for our young people.”

Husband’s Relief at Ambulance’s Arrival Turns to Terror as Vehicle Carrying Wife Collides with Car

Lyle Satchell choked on the words.

“I was just totally upset. My kids were freaking out,” the St. Catharines man mustered.

Friday afternoon, Satchell relived how he felt when an ambulance carrying his wife, Anita, 49, collided with a car on Merritt Road a day earlier, just metres from the Satchells’ Ball Avenue home.

With lights and sirens blaring, the ambulance was rushing Anita to St. Catharines General Hospital just before 5 p. m. for what Satchell believed was a heart attack, when the driver of an Oldsmobile heading south on Merritt Road lost control and slid across the centre line into the northbound ambulance’s path.

Despite being strapped to a gurney, Satchell said his wife flew forward just as the paramedic by her side was trying to insert an intravenous needle into her arm.

Anita then fell to the floor, hitting her face and side.

Satchell was just getting into his car to follow the ambulance when a neighbour came over to tell him about the collision.

Read the full article: St. Catharines Standard

Clifton Hill in the 80s – Part #3
Clifton Hill in the 80s – Part #2

Clifton Hill in the 80s – Part #1

Animal Abuse Up as Economy Down

Animal cruelty cases are on the rise and it’s expected to get even worse as people fall on tough economic times.

Welland and District Humane Society manager Ted Bettle said that in the last three months of 2008 alone, the organization dealt with the same number of serious cases as it had for all of 2007.

It’s cause for concern, said Bettle.

In October, November and December, humane society agents had 20 serious complaints where animals had to be removed from homes, orders were issued and veterinarians were called in to provide proper care.

Many of these incidents will be going through the court system

“Realistically, I think this will continue,” said Bettle.

“We’ve seen it before. When we get difficult economic times, people have their families to care for and their animals are last on the list … and that puts a real strain on us,” he said.

Read the entire article at the Welland Tribune.

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Tours and Gift Shops of the 80s

Niagara Falls Gift Shops and Tours of the late 1980s.

The Hydro City 1957 CBC News

“The honeymoon city may become better known as the hydro city,” says reporter Bruce Marsh in this CBC-TV clip from “Newsmagazine.” Niagara Falls is on the verge of becoming “the biggest single supplier of hydroelectric power in the western world.” Find this and 12,000 other clips from the CBC Digital Archives at

Elvis Live in Niagara Falls 1975

Video footage of Elvis performing live in Niagara Falls, NY on July 13, 1975.

Have You Seen This Man?

On November 19th 2008, an unknown male entered the ATM at the First Ontario Credit Union at 600 Ontario Street in St. Catharines. He can be seen on camera installing an Overlay Skimming Device and pin-hole camera. The devices are designed to capture magnetic card information and the corresponding PIN.

Police are looking to identify the man seen in this video in order to speak with him in relation to this occurrence. If you know this person, call police.

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