May 2017

COLUMN SIX: Eyes on the city

Endurance by observation, minus seeing BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Many years from now, when I face the firing squad or the bumper of a self-driving bus or the cancer or however it…



Kids Can Grow at the Pelham Farmers’ Market

Joint initiative aimed at increasing nutrition awareness, quality BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE In effort to educate the next generation about the origins of their food, the Pelham Farmers’ Market hosted its Kids Can Grow…


COLUMN SIX: Preparing for what comes next

A new graduate recalls order and chaos at Brock BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE In my first year at Brock University, I had a terrible timetable. This was entirely my fault. I neglected…


FOLLOW THE MONEY: Pelham is ripe for right-sizing

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE Our Mayor is a forward-thinker. In early May, on the Region’s dime, he flew out to a conference in Seattle entitled, “Congress for New Urbanism,” where many like-minded…


For peat’s sake

Local grower says coco peat to boost Niagara production BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE As urban expansion increasingly gobbles up more fertile farmland in Niagara and the population continues to rise, the demand for sustainably…


Coming Wednesday: Hwy 20 traffic hell

The Region of Niagara will be resurfacing the roadways in and around the intersection of Pelham Street and Highway 20 tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24. Drivers may expect lane closures and delays around the intersection in…



That Town Hall rooster video [UPDATED]

This morning, a reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent the Voice the video appearing in this post, along with a brief description of its contents. The video purports to show the reaction of former…


End of an era: Keith’s Restaurant closes

BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Pelham lost a beloved local landmark last Friday afternoon, as Keith’s Restaurant closed its doors for the last time. Situated on the corner of Pelham Street and Hwy 20 in…