The man behind the miniatures

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Paul Ryan, who is 79 and lives in Fonthill, is often in his basement workshop, and was there last week. “I haven’t been told that it looks like Santa’s shop,”…


E. L. Crossley holds Grade 8 Open House

Future students and their parents tour school, meet faculty BY VOICE STAFF E.L Crossley Secondary School held its annual Grade 8 Open House on Monday night, Nov. 27, inviting prospective students and their parents to…


James Lane appointed to Town Council

Three-time appointee fills Ward 1 seat vacated by Marv Junkin BY VOICE STAFF James Lane was officially appointed to Council last Monday night, filling the Ward 1 seat left vacant after Marvin Junkin’s resignation in…



Santa arrives in Fenwick

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Santa Claus was towed into downtown Fenwick on Saturday. Having substituted his reindeer for an elf on an ATV, Mr. Claus came rolling in at the end of the annual…


Mathias fundraising continues

BY VOICE STAFF A GoFundMe campaign to help Mathias Farms rebuild after a fire that destroyed a barn and equipment has surpassed $5000. Organized by friends of the farm, Victor and Miriam Ratzlaff, the effort…



Regional councillors, in their own words

BY VOICE STAFF Following the unprecedented events in Regional headquarters last Thursday evening, in which journalists’ equipment was seized by Regional staff, and police called in at the urging of Mayor Dave Augustyn, the Voice…


UPDATED: Niagara Region staff seize journalists’ devices

Mayor Dave Augustyn “insisted” police be called to Regional headquarters; staff’s heavy-handed action draws national attention, widespread condemnation BY VOICE STAFF At a meeting of Niagara Regional Council last Thursday evening, Council elected to go…