Opinion



Empathy versus scorn

How to improve your hometown BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Had the Progressive Conservative party won a majority in 2014 and installed then-MPP and party leader Tim Hudak as premier, Niagara-West Glanbrookians of…


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…


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,…


Commentary & Letters, February 15 2017

COMMENTARY/OP-ED by Nick Saltarelli MPP Oosterhoff accidentally provides insight As I read Sam Oosterhoff’s online reaction [printed on this page] to Julie Mannell’s Column Six essay from last week, I had to wonder if he…



COLUMN SIX: The Comfort Maple myth

UPDATED FEBRUARY 10 WITH STATEMENT BY MPP SAM OOSTERHOFF BY JULIE MANNELL Special to the VOICE When I was young, my father and I would go for long drives along the rural routes of Pelham….



Commentary/Letters to the Editor, 1 Feb 2017

COMMENTARY/Larry Coté Titans of Ego It is generally accepted that effective leadership requires those who assume such positions to have a healthy ego. If that axiom be true then both Canada and the United States…