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Firefighter recruitment, Port Robinson trains among council considerations

Council continues to track down CN Rail officials in Port Robinson
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Long waits are common as trains shunt back and forth across Canby Street in Port Robinson. Bob Liddycoat / Thorold News File Photo

Council on the right track

Mayor Terry Ugulini said he and councillors met with CN Rail officials at the CN yard in Port Robinson recently.

“We raised concerns and frustrations, and possible solutions,” he reported at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

Port Robinson residents have been plagued by trains shunting back and forth across Canby Road, blocking the road for what they consider to be unacceptable lengths of time.

According to Ugulini, as staff continues to seek solutions, a link to CN will be available soon on the city’s website (www.thorold.ca), and residents can also contact CN staff directly, by calling 1-888-888-5909, or by emailing contact@cn.ca

Ann Street parking one-sided

Council passed Public Works and Community Services director Geoff Holman’s recommendation that on-street parking on Ann St. will be permitted on the north side only, from Queen St. to Whyte Avenue, and that the widening of Ann St. be included in the city’s 10-year capital forecast.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Information sessions for the city’s 2020 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m at Station 2, located at 701 Allanburg Road in Thorold South. And then on October 24, 2019 7:00 p.m. Station 4 2189 Hwy. 20. Application forms here, and see job description here.

United Way campaign launch lunch

The annual United Way fundraising campaign will kick off at noon on Oct. 31 with a potluck lunch at Thorold city hall.

Dog licences coming soon

Starting on Nov. 1, 2019, dog licences for 2020 will be available online at www.thorold.ca

LACAC looking for new members

Council approved Heritage Thorold committee’s request to expand from seven to nine members. The volunteer group will be advertising for two new members to assist them in continuing to preserve and highlight Thorold's heritage.