Group fights to preserve historic fire hall in Welland
A group of concerned citizens is trying to preserve Welland's downtown Central Fire Station.
The group called the Central Station Education Initiative appeared at Welland council's general committee meeting to present a plan to transform the old hall into a time capsule of the 1920s.
Although the building's structure is protected by a heritage destination, the group worries the items inside the hall could be lost forever if the station is sold.
Originally, the idea was to turn the hall into a museum but bringing everything up to code would have been too expensive for the group to manage.
Instead they want to set aside some space for a historic display while renting out the rest of the hall.
Council will be revisiting the issue next week.
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.