Year in review _ fort erie times

Town council unanimously approved a master plan for a $2-million revitalization of Bay Beach. Fantasy football mock draft 12 team The enhancement project was described by Mayor Wayne Redekop as “the catalyst for the revitalization of Crystal Beach.”

After approval from council, staff began the process of replacing approximately 3,266 streetlights. How to make curtains from sheets The new LED lights are designed to be more efficient and are the result of an approval by council in 2015. Garden of eden found The project’s price tag at the time was $2.3 million.

The Town of Fort Erie hired its first communications coordinator, a step many municipalities in Niagara have taken. Fantasy football rankings half ppr Janine Tessmer took the position after serving as a communications advisor with the City of Burlington.

The murder trial of 68-year-old Michael Laforme began. Basketball olympics The Fort Erie man was charged in the death of 81-year-old Blake Nicholls, a well-known businessman in town. Baseball diamond Nicholls was discovered dead at his home on Bertie Street in 2013.

Garrison Little Theatre kicked off its production ‘I Hate Hamlet,’ a story about a TV actor preparing for his role as Hamlet in a local Shakespeare in the Park performance.

The Economic Development and Tourism Corporation announced the hiring of Karen Audet as its newest economic development officer. Fantasy basketball mock draft Since 2008, Audet was the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce’s operations manager.

Elissa Blowe, the Fort Erie Race Track’s media and marketing manager, left to pursue a position as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s manager of product development for horse racing.

In his annual address to the local business community, Mayor Wayne Redekop said “the state of Fort Erie is strong” in front of a few hundred people, highlighting some of the municipality’s recent achievements, as well as its struggles.

Sandy Annunziata topped the list of spenders on regional council, according to annual remuneration reports. Nicolock pavers He responded at the time that he is a “boots on the ground” politician and that 90 per cent of his expenses covered his mileage.

Town staff admitted it “dropped the ball” on how the design of new LED streetlights in downtown Ridgeway would appear. Jain irrigation stock The Ridgeway BIA made a presentation to council with concerns over the project.

The provincial government announced it would be committing $250,000 to Fort Erie’s bike trail system, which will allow for a three-kilometre extension along the Niagara Parkway.

Community Living Fort Erie held its March for Inclusion, an annual event that raises awareness about people with intellectual disabilities and the roles they play in the community.

The Fort Erie Race Track welcomed two new faces: media and marketing manager, Antonietta Petrella, as well as its new announcer, Frank Salive. Small garden designs ideas pictures The track also opened for a 119th season.

The Embrace Greatness campaign held a fundraiser for a planned arts theatre at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School, expected to be complete this September. Cbssports com fantasy football The event, ‘Hollywood North – Party on the Patio,’ featured live entertainment and was attended by hundreds of people.

The 150-year anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway was celebrated with an elaborate parade, attended by an estimated 2,000 people. How to install pavers over dirt The event commemorated what is considered by many as a defining moment in Canadian military history.

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority revealed its plans for an $80.5-million rehabilitation project. Pitched roof definition It will involve a complete replacement of the slab widening of the structure, including the addition of a pedestrian walkway/bikeway and observation platform. Team usa softball Construction will also see structural steel replacement, rehabilitation and strengthening; installation of electrical and fibre infrastructure; and the installation of new architectural traffic-control gantries, railings, and light posts.

The first of two ‘Shows in the Sugarbowl’ events was held. Fences movie The Central Avenue Firefighters Association held the fundraiser to support the Greater Fort Erie Secondary School Centre for the Arts.

Second World War veteran Edward ‘Duffy’ Andrews received a national honour from France, the Legion of Honour. Softball pictures A ceremony was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. Facebook search history 71.

Airbus Helicopters announced plans for a 5,000-square foot expansion at its Gilmore Road facility. Small garden ideas no grass The new space was expected to increase repair and overhaul service efficiency by 65 per cent.

The Niagara parks Commission revealed that it would be heading back to the drawing board with its plans to revitalize the Miler’s Creek Marina, a project that has seen a number of ups and downs since 2006.

Owners of the former Rose Seaton Public School were introduced to the community. Football season opener The two China-based corporations explained they would be opening the facility as a Montessori-style preschool.

The Niagara Parks Commission held the 31st annual Siege Weekend at Old Fort Erie, an event enjoyed by history enthusiasts from many parts of the U.S. Pervious concrete pavement and Canada.

May Wah, a popular Chinese restaurant located on the Niagara closed its doors following the death of Eddie Cheu. Espn fantasy football rankings ppr The decision to shut down was made by the Cheu family.

The first day of classes was held at John Brant Public School in Ridgeway, a new facility built following an accommodation review that recommended the closure of Bertie Public School and Crystal Beach Public School. Outdoor lighting perspectives The new building is at the site of the former Ridgeway Public School.

The fundraising campaign for the Greater Fort Erie Secondary School arts theatre hits the $500,000-mark. Cobblestone generator The final goal is $2 million and needs to be raised by September, 2018.

The Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre is successful in its application for a $75,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. College football teams list The funds are being used for a youth program.

The Friends of Crystal Beach held the annual Crystal Beach 5K, an event enjoyed by visitors from many parts of Ontario and the U.S., always on the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving.

Council votes to commit $25,000 to the CN 6218 steam engine located behind the Central Avenue Fire Hall. Football games The amount will come from a fund already set aside for the long-awaited refurbishment project.

The annual Santa Claus Parade is held with a slightly new route, starting down Henrietta Street rather than Catherine Street due to infrastructure work currently taking place.

The Niagara Region declared it was successful in its application for an $850,000 grant to support the Bay Beach revitalization project, which has a total price tag of more than $2 million.

A 39-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision in Welland. Front porch ideas for small houses A 51-year-old Mississauga man was charged with impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm. Softball city A 34-year-old female passenger also suffered serious injuries.

Town council began the process of approving the Fort Erie Hills subdivision at the current Rio Vista Golf Course. Little league pitch count rules The residential development would be the largest in Fort Erie’s history, said town staff.

The Town of Fort Erie announced that fire chief Larry Coplen was no longer employed and that his position would be filled temporarily by Deputy Chief Keith German, who had already announced he would be retiring from the fire service in April, 2017.