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Starting gates fill for election races

Rev. Paul MacNeil is breathing easier after Nomination Day last Friday. The candidate for the Niagara District Catholic School Board stood unopposed. His is one of two acclamations in Pelham. The other is Derrick Fournier…


Community garden to sprout at arena

Sheryl Pitre hopes to start soil work on a new community garden at the Pelham Arena this fall. Town council last week approved a business plan and location for the 21-plot garden. The garden, measuring…


Biktoberfest roars on Saturday

This year Bruce Bissell has to worry about road construction as well as weather for the 12th annual Biktoberfest. If the weather is good as predicted, he expects more than 11,000 to attend the Fenwick…


Mayoral candidates debate October 8

Three-way race for mayor

Two political newcomers, Mark Bay and Zachary Junkin, are challenging two-term  incumbent Dave Augustyn for the town’s top job. “The mayoral election campaign is about proven leadership and I am pleased that people have an…


Architect has designs on community centre

Petroff Achitects won out over three other firms to design a multi-purpose community centre for Pelham. Town council approve the recommendation from its staff and its architectural design advisory committee at its regular meeting Monday….


Mandolin Orchestra tours musical world

Playing what’s in their heart, the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara (MOON) stretches the limits of mandolin sound and technique. Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, a leader in bringing the sound to the region, has conducted the orchestra…


Pirates show potential in opener

It wasn’t the perfect start to the season for the new Pirates. They fell to the Ancaster Avalanche 6-3 in front of a packed Pelham Arena  They showed signs of improvement since the preseason. The…


Ridgeville is not a hamlet yet

Town council has taken the unusual step of appealing a decision of the town’s committee of adjustment to the Ontario Municipal Board. The committee approved a severance on a property in the northwest corner Effingham…


Back-to-back OFSAA wins for Collie

Keagin Collie was determined to climb the podium at the OFSAA championships this year in Windsor. After capturing wrestling gold in last year’s tournament, she defeated Alexia Sherland of Sandwood Heights to repeat as OFSAA…


Rain storm muddies the fest

Mother Nature received a round of applause from competitors in the second Mudfest Challenge of the year.  A downpour just hours before made life miserable, chilly and exciting for those who took on the six…