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Stroke of luck

Surviving a cardiovascular episode BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE It was a bright January afternoon, a Saturday, over a year ago. I was standing at the kitchen sink, drying dishes and cutlery from…

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THE CONVERSATION: Curtis Fric

Niagara West NDP candidate rounds out the riding’s youthful contenders BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Unless the Liberal Party drafts an elderly tortoise to run under the red flag in next month’s provincial election, Niagara…


Solution to Poth Street closure discussed

Proposal a third of previous estimate BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Over a year after the road was first closed, Town Council heard a new proposal to fix Poth Street last Monday night from an…


Town considers billing Region

Despite previously refusing money, Council mulls reimbursement request BY VOICE STAFF At the end of its meeting last Monday, Council discussed billing the Region of Niagara for costs incurred by the Town as a result,…


Ombudsman: Sept 5 meeting was proper

Authority rules that in camera Council meeting okay BY VOICE STAFF The Ontario Ombudsman’s office has ruled that the Town of Pelham’s in camera meeting of September 5 met the legal requirements for an in…


Province declines to audit Pelham

Decision made not on merit but on jurisdiction BY VOICE STAFF Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Bill Mauro sent a letter to the Town of Pelham late last month, advising that the province…


Voice wins award for Best Investigative News Story

BY VOICE STAFF At its “Better Newspapers Competition” awards gala, held in Toronto on Friday, April 20, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) awarded the Voice second place for Best Investigative News Story, 2017. OCNA…


COLUMN SIX: A need for speed(ish)

BY JENNY KUMILI Special to the VOICE We’ve all dreamed of doing it and on that afternoon I was given the chance. The gate was open. I almost couldn’t believe it. Since getting my driver’s…


Where are the tenders?

Town of Pelham hasn’t produced required tender documents BY VOICE STAFF Nearly three months after the Voice first requested tender documents for work worth millions of dollars in East Fonthill, the Town has not complied…