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Smile for the pie

  BY VOICE STAFF On Friday, Sept. 27, St. Alexander Catholic School, in Fonthill, held a Pie-in-the-Face fundraiser. Students purchased tickets to lob pies at their chosen teachers, and the lucky lobbers were chosen by…


Schools to open as usual: Tentative agreement reached

  BY VOICE STAFF In a news release, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) said Sunday night that it was pleased that the provincial government had successfully negotiated a tentative settlement on central terms…


Facing climate change, Teather touts Green policy

  Candidate acknowledges massive shift needed, says infrastructure remains important BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Terry Teather and the Green Party aren’t just combating climate change, they’re fighting what they say has become…


“How will we refill our prescriptions now?”

  In less than a month, pharmacists will no longer honour some prescriptions —or refills—written by Charles Duncan BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE Since news broke that Fonthill family practitioner Dr. Charles Duncan would surrender…


COLUMN SIX: Champion no more

Unwanted chips cashed in earlier than ideal BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE Mom, come quick! There’s something wrong with Champion!” We had just returned home late at night from an overnight visit with…



Refugee family faces long odds

BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE Supporters were preparing to sing songs and express hope at a benefit concert held last Friday night at Rose City Kids, in Welland, to keep the Nigerian…


Longtime Dunnville vet moves into roomy new space

One of few Niagara practices that treats everything from family pets to farm animals BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The Dunnville Veterinary Clinic is easing into its much larger new home, but veterinarian…


Council holds firm on decision not to get high

Developer’s variance request shot down for second time BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The September 16 meeting of Pelham Town Council was more noteworthy for older items later discussed behind closed doors, as…


It’s unanimous: Interim Control Bylaw extended

Another 9 months for Cannabis Control Committee, Town, to develop new bylaws BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE Pelham Town Council unanimously passed a nine-month extension to its Interim Control Bylaw (ICB) on cannabis…