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In search of honesty, not just transparency

Marianne Stewart declares candidacy for Ward 1 councillor BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE There wasn’t a single “aha” moment that propelled Marianne Stewart towards seeking office in the Town of Pelham. “It’s been…

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RESULTS: Municipal election tracking poll, Week 1

  In the first of what the Voice intends to be a regular poll tracking reader opinion about October’s Municipal Election, last week we asked who you would vote for if the election were held…


Accursi announces Pelham mayoral run

  BY VOICE STAFF Two-term Ward 2 Councillor Gary Accursi has filed nomination papers to run for Pelham mayor in the upcoming municipal election. Accursi was first elected to council in 2010. According to a…



COLUMN SIX: Five generations of teachers

BY GRANT BLACK Special to the VOICE This is the story of a family which, during the last five generations, has had five members who became elementary school teachers covering almost 150 years. The earliest…


High-density zoning change resisted

Neighbours on Canboro Road say 14-unit building too big BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Town Council’s gallery was packed last Tuesday night as an application for a by-law amendment was met by strong…


Batying a thousand

  Brian Baty hopes to extend his unbroken streak of election wins BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Brian Baty made it official on July 5 that he will be seeking re-election as Pelham…


New Fonthill Rotary president

  BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE “It’s the feeling of service above self, locally and globally,” which drew Mary Ellen (Mel) Groom to be a Rotarian. Embedded in her sensibility in some…


Pelham mayor to run for Regional Chair

BY VOICE STAFF Dave Augustyn, Mayor of Pelham, announced by Tweet this morning that he intended to file nomination papers to run for Chair of Niagara Region. The Tweet was one of a series in…