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Articles by The Voice of Pelham

Blind golfer hits hole-in-one

  Ninety-four-year-old records second career ace BY BILL POTRECZ bpsportsniagara.com It takes a lot to keep Robin Wallis off the golf course. The lifelong Fonthill resident will celebrate his 94th birthday later this month, and…


Call for “state of emergency” on social issues

Steven Soos says Region reeling from addiction, other crises BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Former Welland mayoral candidate Steven Soos is calling on Niagara Region to declare a state of emergency around addiction,…


Alleged Fonthill Avondale thieves nabbed

Police arrest trio suspected in rash of break-and-enters BY VOICE STAFF When manager Darlene Servis arrived at her Avondale store at Haist and Canboro early in the morning the day after Canada Day, she was…



Ford talks cash, amalgamation

  BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a quick stop in Fonthill last Thursday to announce that the Town of Pelham is the recipient of a provincial grant. Beamer’s Hardware owners…


After two-year wait, Poth culvert replacement begins

  BY VOICE STAFF The long-awaited Poth Street culvert replacement is underway. Given the green light to proceed, contractor Bill Duffin was on site last week, installing sheet pilings to redirect water flow around the…


COLUMN SIX: Hong Kong’s slow fade

A childhood home will never be the same BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE In my experience, three cities in the world have distinctive smells that permeate. In Vegas, it’s air conditioning, perfume and…


Ford stops in Fonthill

  BY VOICE STAFF Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a quick stop in Fonthill on Thursday afternoon to announce that the Town of Pelham is the recipient of a provincial grant. Speaking briefly before a…