Articles by The Voice of Pelham

Goulbourne returns to the arena

Former Welland mayor seeks Regional government’s top job BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Damian Goulbourne ran for mayor of Welland in 2003 at 33 years of age, and was 34 when he took…


Exoneration in Regional CAO hire

  Despite allegations made in media reports, Ombudsman finds no evidence of unlawful conduct BY VOICE STAFF A third-party investigation into the hiring of Niagara Region CAO Carmen D’Angelo has cleared the Region, and D’Angelo,…



VOICE POLL: 2018 Municipal Election

  Update: On July 12, Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn announced his intent to run for Regional Chair. BY VOICE STAFF A number of readers report receiving political opinion survey robocalls this week regarding declared and…


COLUMN SIX: Blame it on the baby

I always thought of myself as an emotionally stable person. And then I had a baby. BY EMILY BOSS Special to the VOICE The fierceness of parental emotions first struck when my child was less…


Augustyn: Pot operation “provides hope to our community”

Ribbon cut at Pelham’s largest pot plant BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE Billed as the world’s largest perpetual harvest cannabis greenhouse facility, CannTrust officials and local government dignitaries launched the 500,000-square- foot…



Caslin makes it official

Incumbent Regional Chair files to run for re-election, says he wants to build on progress made by current Council BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE [Editor’s note: In the print version of this article,…



COLUMN SIX: Hey kids, turn off and tune in

Encouraging life’s meaningful conversations BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Having spent most of my career in schools, it should not be a surprise that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my all-time…