Church on the Beach gets permit for summer services in Fort Erie
Fort Erie town councillors have reversed course and will allow the popular Church on the Beach to return this summer.
Organizors of the church service, held at Bay Beach on Sunday's during the summer months, were denied a permit by town staff who felt upcoming renovations to the public beach would pose a safety issue to the congregation.
But after receiving hundreds of complaints town council has voted to allow the lakeside service to continue this summer.
The popular public beach will undergo $2 million dollars worth of upgrades this year including new waterfront sidewalks, improved parking, new washrooms and gated admission that will see out of town visitors charged a fee to take in the sun and water.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.