Canadian Niagara Power worked through the weekend to restore power to Port Colborne area residents
It was a dark and dreary weekend for hundreds of Niagara residents served by Canadian Niagara Power.
The utility had to bring in outside contractors to help after power was knocked out to thousands of homes and businesses in the Fort Erie/Port Colborne area following Thursday's wind storm.
But despite the weekend effort, full restoration has still not been completed.
Last night, Canadian Niagara Power officials said 'significant progress' had been made in the restoration effort, but 80 customers were still without power and crews would be working through the night.
"When the (Niagara) Region took over waste management, we got the short end of the stick at first. When the Region started in transit, it was buying and running buses before it got the OK to do it. The same push is happening again with the airport … we need to push back and say no," said Welland City Councillor Theo Leo Van Vliet.
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