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COLUMN SIX: Preparing for what comes next

A new graduate recalls order and chaos at Brock BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE In my first year at Brock University, I had a terrible timetable. This was entirely my fault. I neglected…


FOLLOW THE MONEY: Pelham is ripe for right-sizing

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE Our Mayor is a forward-thinker. In early May, on the Region’s dime, he flew out to a conference in Seattle entitled, “Congress for New Urbanism,” where many like-minded…


The view from the top is fantastic

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE I’ve been following a story on a website I frequent about a fellow named Chris. In late March, he listed his house for sale in Toronto for $1.9…



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….