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This day in our history

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1814 - Joseph Willcocks dies in action at Historic Fort Erie. Formerly a member of the British forces, at Queenston he turned traitor and joined the American side. (Edwin C. Guillet, Early Life in Upper Canada, Toronto: The Ontario Publishing Co., Limited, 1933, p. 111)


1950 - The Orleans has its last run. It was the last ferry to travel between Fort Erie and Buffalo and could hold 15-20 cars and 350 passengers. (Many Voices II, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Historical Museum, 2004, p. 118)


1956 - Our Lady of Victory Catholic School opens in Fort Erie. (Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 176)


1989 - Crystal Beach Park closes for the final time. (FEHM Files, Crystal Beach Park; The Times-Review, Sept. 9, 1989)

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Announcements
  • Town Advertisements September 3, 2015
  • Central Firefighter Associations first annual - 5K fun run/walk
  • Fort Erie Waterfront Strategy Community Focus Group
  • Drive with Care! Be AWARE at School Crossings!
  • Niagara Police Services Board Community Input Survey
  • PUBLIC NOTICE - Complete Application & Public Meeting - Town-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment to Revise Residential Zoning Regulations
  • PUBLIC NOTICE - Black Creek Engineers Report April 2015
  • Central Avenue Bridge Construction Starts Friday, March 27, 2015
  • Events
  • Ridgeway Art by the Market (9/5)
  • Crystal Beach End of Summer Parade (9/5)
  • Friends Of Crystal Beach - Awards Ceremony & Reunion/Family Picnic (9/6)
  • Council-in-Committee (9/8)
  • Public Meeting - Zoning By-Law Amendment To Revise Residential Zoning Regulations (9/8)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Celebration (9/9)
  • Point Abino Lighthouse Tour (9/12)
  • Matthew House Charity Bike Ride (9/12)
  • Central Fire Hall 5 K Run (9/13)
  • 1st Annual Papa Pauls BBQ - Terry Fox Fundraiser (9/13)
  • Regular Council (9/14)
  • Quilts: The Stories they Tell (9/16)
  • Greater Fort Erie Chamber Of Commerce - Trade Show (9/17)
  • Dog Guide Fundraiser (9/20)
  • Council-in-Committee (9/21)