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Articles by The Voice of Pelham


COLUMN SIX: Talking about it

The road to the mill.       IMAGE (C) 2017 GOOGLE EARTH. BOB LOBLAW PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICK SALTARELLI Special to the VOICE My father, and especially my father-in-law, wouldn’t talk about it. They’d both served during…


North Pelham drain project flushed

Petitioners say thanks but no thanks; Town still on hook for $38K BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Petitioners for the North Pelham Drain were given an opportunity to withdraw their names from the petition at…


Teacher speaks out: No need for soccer field

Says official soccer program doesn’t even exist BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Residents of the Cherry Ridge subdivision adjacent to the controversially renamed Wellington Heights Public School have been continuing their fight with the District…


BREAKING: Wind

Several dozen shopping carts form a protective arc in front of Fonthill Sobeys entrance on Wednesday afternoon. Owner Ron Kore says that a roof panel took flight earlier in the day, coming down perilously close…


Oosterhoff beats Quirk

MPP Sam Oosterhoff has beaten back a challenge by Niagara Regional Councillor Tony Quirk for the Progressive-Conservative nomination to represent the new riding of Niagara West in the coming 2018 provincial election. Oosterhoff, elected at…


Niagara Catholic board to lock-out elementary teachers

STATEMENT FROM THE NIAGARA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Board issues notice of lock-out to permanent elementary teachers March 3, 2017 – After much deliberation, the Niagara Catholic District School Board decided unanimously and with regret…


Council to DSBN: Change the name

Names Matter succeeds in quest to obtain official letter on E.W. Farr issue BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Speaking to Pelham Town Council on behalf of the Names Matter committee at the Council meeting on…


EDITORIAL: Conservatives, and Pelham, need Quirk

As We See It In 2018, Pelham residents will vote in the newly established Niagara West riding, which will include Wainfleet, Lincoln, West-Lincoln, and Grimsby. With public faith in Kathleen Wynne polling at record lows,…


Profile of the challenger: Tony Quirk

Tony Quirk.    BOB LOBLAW PHOTO Grimsby Niagara Region Councillor contests sitting MPP Sam Oosterhoff for 2018 nomination BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE When 19-year-old Sam Oosterhoff was elected MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook in last November’s…