The sun shone down on the 66th annual Meridian Grande Parade in the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Saturday September 23, 2017 in St. Catharines, Ont. Karena Walter/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network

PHOTOS: Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade

The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival’s 66th annual Meridian Grande Parade wound it’s way through downtown St. Catharines Saturday with marching bands, floats, community groups and more. Participants and the thousands of spectators were in for a hot event despite the fall date. The region remains under an excessive heat alert by Niagara Region Public

Kayaks crash into each other as canoe polo players scramble to get the ball at the Welland International Flatwater Centre on Sept. 10, 2017. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia News 

SEARCH ENGINE: Zebra mussels keep flatwater clear

You ask... We answer. Q: What keeps the Flatwater course, or the old canal so clear? Apparently there are no tubes at the “plug” near Dain City to keep the water flowing like it used to from Port Colborne.