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  • Retirement home proposed along Welland canal lands

    by Nathaniel Johnson The Welland Tribune

    A proposed five-storey, 130-unit retirement home residence behind Welland Community Wellness Complex will bring new residential development to an area of the city that needs it, said Ward 1 Coun. Mark Carl.

    Carl said once complete, the city will start collecting taxes on a piece of property that sat vacant for years.

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  • Dock project launches in Welland

    by Nathaniel Johnson The Welland Tribune

    Students dressed in bright orange safety vests were busy swinging hammers, using drills and moving wooden docks around at the Lincoln Street Docks in Welland Wednesday morning.

    The Grade 9 Notre Dame College School students were working on docks they built earlier this year at Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Launch Centre on Niagara Street at the Seaway Mall.

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  • From steel to storage: Atlas admin building’s new role

    by Kris Dube Special to The Welland Tribune

    An iconic building in Welland is in the process of being converted into a climate-controlled storage facility that will offer 367 units for customers to carefully keep valuables, they don’t have room for
    at home, protected and out of harm’s way.

    Storage Guyz Inc., a company that already has a smaller site in the city on Vaughan Road and another in Port Colborne, took over the former corporate headquarters of Atlas Specialty Steels late last year and by this fall, plans to open its flagship site at the building.
    The company, led by president Sandeep (Sunny) Chera, also plans to keep as much local history intact as it can from when the local steelmaker operated out of the facility.

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  • Donair food processing plant coming to Welland

    Welland will see a food processing plant open up on Enterprise Drive sometime this year, as well as a 1,800-square-metre facility on another lot at the industrial park off of Highway 140, Mayor Frank Campion told city council Tuesday night.

    At its meeting, council approved a bylaw authorizing the acceptance of an offer from Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. for the sale of vacant land at 381 Enterprise Dr.

    Campion also said an offer on the former PowerBlades factory, at 615 Rusholme Rd., has been accepted and the city will be meeting with the new owners soon.

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  • Cannes trip an investment in Welland’s future

    City officials met with numerous international parties

    by Nathaniel Johnson, Welland Tribune

    A trip to Cannes during the March Break was no vacation for Mayor Frank Campion and two of the city’s top officials, rather it was investment in Welland’s future.

    An investment that has already seen a participant in the four-day Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier (MIPIM) reach out to set up a meeting in the Rose City.

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