April 2017


Town wants to know how to communicate with you

T-shirts, a smartphone app, an iPad—ink nowhere in the mix BY VOICE STAFF An interdepartmental team of Town staff have been compiling data and developing “new and creative ways” for the municipality to communicate and…


Yiddish in Pelham, plus a sax

Giller Prize winner Gary Barwin visits to read from his novel Yiddish for Pirates BY SAM PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Gary Barwin pulled his saxophone from its case, moistened the reed, and hitched the…


E. L. Crossley eats up third annual VegFest

Fruit smoothies in service of saving planet BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Recognizing that the human species depends upon the Earth for its survival like all living beings, students from E.L. Crossley Secondary School’s Eco-Club…


Community questions the experts on Pelham’s finances

Public meeting at fire hall concludes to the satisfaction of few   By VOICE STAFF Responding to a motion tabled at Niagara Regional Council by Port Colborne Councillor David Barrick, which called into question the…


Miss Vickie’s Jalapeño Chips salmonella recall

Miss Vickie’s Canada is recalling Miss Vickie’s brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Recalled products Miss Vickie’s Jalapeño…




Blazing a trail

Pelham’s only female firefighter encourages more women to join BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE As the only woman serving as a volunteer firefighter in Pelham, Pam Wilson is honoured to do her part in making…


Viruses and “ransomware” no strangers to Pelham

Local computer users, businesses see spike in malicious attempts to gain access, control BY JESSICA ANDERSEN Special to the VOICE Computer scams are becoming increasingly more common these days. On a recent episode of Dr….