June 2017



THE CONVERSATION: A Ron Leavens check-in

Community Centre planning, real estate development, and traffic on Pelham Street BY DAVE BURKET VOICE Publisher When my spouse and I moved to Fonthill we had a big Yellow Lab with a big appetite. After…



Staying young the “Hurricane Hazel” way

Iconic Ontario politician, who first held office in 1967, shares her secrets BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE There are few politicians who garner the type of respect as does “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion. Serving as Mayor…


Town takes action to clean up, protect Harold Black

Following a Voice story prompted by neighbours’ concerns, Fire Chief, staff respond BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE The campaign by residents in the neighbourhood surrounding Harold Black Park to protect the public space from youth…


Golfers raise funds to improve childhood nutrition

BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Teams of community-minded golfers showed up at the Peninsula Lakes Golf Club early on Tuesday morning last week to take part in the annual Sobeys Charity Golf Tournament. Now in…



50 years ago: Our pavillion at Expo 67

BY MARY DAURIO Special to the VOICE Growing up on our farm it is unusual to travel any distance. The mailbox is our window to the world, yielding correspondence till a mother robin takes up…


COLUMN SIX: Being Canadian

1949 essay rings truer than ever BY SHIRLEY LAZARETH Special to the VOICE In 1949, as graduating students in Grade 13, we were asked to write an essay on Canadian Citizenship. At 17, my age…