A judge in a Welland courtroom will hand down her sentence next month in a case of life imitating art. The “art” is the fictional show Breaking Bad about a failed high school chemistry teacher named Walter White who turned to a life of crime by producing and selling methamphetamine. In real life, James DiBenedetto, 60, of Fonthill, was convicted on three charges including production for the purpose of trafficking. He will return to court Oct. 19 to learn his sentence.
Airport manager Len O’Connor is a veteran of the aviation industry, but he still catches his breath at the sight of the Snowbirds. “When I came into work this morning, I just stood there looking at the planes for a couple of minutes parked on the apron and said to myself ‘Wow!’ — and I’ve been doing this for 30 years. “The guys are the best at what they do. Everywhere I have gone in Niagara for the past couple of weeks, that’s all anybody wanted to talk about. They know I work at the airport.
Fire crews battled a raging barn fire in rural Fenwick that sent plumes of thick black smoking billowing into the air early Sunday night. Observers could see the smoke from as far away as Welland. Pelham Fire Chief Robert Lymburner said it didn't appear there was any livestock in the barn. Neighbours said the family was away. "When you look at the houses here, you can see it is a developed area," Lymburner said. "At this point, it is probably just a barn that was used for storage.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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