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The Federal Kumano takes on a load of grain at Riverland AG in Port Colborne Thursday. From March to the end of June this year, 12,089,000 million metric tons of cargo moved through the 3,700-kilometre long St. Lawrence Seaway System, compared to 10,082,000 metric tons in 2016. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

More cargo moving on seaway

Grain, iron ore, dry and liquid bulk and general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway increased nearly 20 per cent this year as compared to last season, show figures released by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.From March to the end of June this year, 12,089,000 million metric tons of cargo moved.

Wainfleet residents look at a graphic showing the Lakewood Beach Properties Ltd. development on the site of the former Easter Seals Lakewood Camp Tuesday night at council. Dave Johnson/Tribune Staff

Lakewood development moving forward

A 41-unit condominium development on the shores of Lake Erie at the former Easter Seals Lakewood Camp in Wainfleet moved one step closer to reality Tuesday night.In a recorded vote, Wainfleet council approved a report from township planning staff and consultants SGL Planning & Design Inc. for a zoning bylaw amendment, with a hold designation.