Joe Barkovich, special to Postmedia News

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James Takeo shows a sharps disposal container. He is behind a petition that asks Welland city council to investigate installing sharps containers in public places. (Joe Barkovich/Special to Postmedia News)

BARKOVICH: Petition calls for needle disposal sites

Concern about dangers of discarded injection paraphernalia has prompted the tattoo artist James Takeo to launch an online petition which asks Welland city council to investigate installing sharps containers in public places such as city parks.

A newly-installed grave marker in the Japanese Martyrs Cemetery marks the resting place for Cornelio Mastericola, a worker killed during the building of the Welland Ship Canal. — Joe Barkovich/Special to The Tribune

BARKOVICH: History in a quiet corner of the city

There is little doubt in my mind that one of the best stories from Welland’s history is that about Welland Canal Fallen Workers in general, and those who are buried in local cemeteries in particular.