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UPDATE: Fonthill standoff comes to an end

  BY VOICE STAFF A three-hour standoff between police and a man who had barricaded himself inside a house on Pelham Street in Fonthill has ended. At about 10:30 PM, Niagara Regional Police successfully took…

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Police standoff in Fonthill

  BY VOICE STAFF At about 7:30 Saturday evening, 3 District Welland uniform officers were called to a home on Pelham Street, near the intersection of Bacon Lane. Unconfirmed reports say that the initial call…


COLUMN SIX: Sleepless in Fonthill

An insomniac goes for the nuclear option BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE I’m putting a lot of faith into this pill. It’s a lot of pressure resting on something smaller than a mini…



Region’s future on the table

  Oosterhoff, other officials, take public comment BY KATHRYN HRYCUSKO Special to the VOICE A Town Hall-style meeting on regional governance held last Saturday at the community centre got off to a rocky start, with…


The arches screensaver

  Obtain your own copy of the oil painting-stylized Pelham arches screen saver/desktop image: Download from Google Drive      


Door shut on disabled senior

Pelham man unhappy at bank’s decision to close side entrance BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The robbery of a Fonthill bank last year appears to have ultimately cost a Pelham senior some freedom…


Bandshell Summer Concert series announced

BY VOICE STAFF After wading through hundreds of possibilities, the Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series selection committee has come up with its program of musical entertainment for its 14th season. The 2019 lineup features 12…


The overarching question: rebuild?

Summerfest Committee and Rotary say yes; Town Council will decide BY KATHRYN HRYCUSKO Special to the VOICE Few were surprised when a portion of the arches gracing the entrance to Pelham Town Square collapsed during…


More trash pickup delays

  Latest collection woes blamed on staffing issues BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The Niagara Region’s latest problem with garbage collection contractor Emterra was blamed on staffing issues last week. That differed somewhat…