Opinion

COLUMN SIX: Leaves of Glass

BY COLIN BRZEZICKI Special to the VOICE Everything comes at a price, though not with a lifetime warranty. “Progress has never been a bargain,” says Henry Drummond in the famous Monkey Trial case from Inherit…



Politicking is no substitute for fact-checking

BY JIM PITT Special to the VOICE There has been a lot of politics around the Region lately. This phenomenon is relatively new to most around town. Sides have been chosen, accusations are flying, propaganda…


COLUMN SIX: Give words to the loss

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Everything I know about grieving I learned many years ago from my English professor. Dr. Wilders (pronounced like builders) wasn’t a grief counselor, the name we now give…


COLUMN SIX: Stuck in the future

It’s a brave new world, for some BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE If you don’t know where you’re going, any road can take you there. I was thinking of Alice down the rabbit…


Whistleblower Protection vs. Government Confidentiality

Address by André Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, to the International Conference of Ombudsmen, in Willemstad, Curaçao June 16, 2011 Mr. President, Governor General, Madame Ombudsman, distinguished guests: I was delighted when Alba invited me here…


COLUMN SIX: One night only

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE We are stuck in traffic at the beginning of “The Welland Canal Play,” a local production that finished its run in St. Catharines and stopped by Old Pelham Town Hall…


COLUMN SIX: In autumn, the day rules

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In each season there is a best time of the day to take a walk. Winter owns the night. Most people rise and go to work before the sun has…


TOWN OF PELHAM FORENSIC AUDIT: What must be asked

The Voice has reached out to various expert sources for their input on what would properly constitute a thorough examination of the Town of Pelham’s controversial land transactions in East Fonthill, as well as an…


COMMENTARY: Council, do the right thing

Do the audit, and do it right BY NICK SALTARELLI Special to the VOICE   Over the past few months the ratepayers of the Town of Pelham and the Niagara Region have been witnessing a…