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COLUMN SIX: Blame it on the baby

I always thought of myself as an emotionally stable person. And then I had a baby. BY EMILY BOSS Special to the VOICE The fierceness of parental emotions first struck when my child was less…


Augustyn: Pot operation “provides hope to our community”

Ribbon cut at Pelham’s largest pot plant BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE Billed as the world’s largest perpetual harvest cannabis greenhouse facility, CannTrust officials and local government dignitaries launched the 500,000-square- foot…


Caslin makes it official

Incumbent Regional Chair files to run for re-election, says he wants to build on progress made by current Council BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE [Editor’s note: In the print version of this article,…



COLUMN SIX: Hey kids, turn off and tune in

Encouraging life’s meaningful conversations BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Having spent most of my career in schools, it should not be a surprise that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my all-time…


The Wells of Hope and hearts run deep

  BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE It was a quiet Sunday on June 3 in the pristine villages of Guatemala. Not unlike other Sundays, people gathered to sing religious praises, or strolled…


Caslin in for re-election as Regional Council Chair

  BY VOICE STAFF Alan Caslin announced his candidacy today for re-election as Chair of Niagara Regional Council. Caslin, 57, has served two terms on council, the latter term as Chair, elected in 2014 by…


Pot prez ready to celebrate

BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE “We’re coming out of prohibition, we’re coming out!” is how an elated Brad Rogers, President of CannTrust Inc., described last Wednesday’s legalization of marijuana, noting its monumental…


Goulbourne enters race for Regional Chair

  BY VOICE STAFF Niagara educator, business person, parent and former mayor, Damian Goulborne, filed today to run for Regional Chair of Niagara. The election will be held in October. The former Mayor of Welland…