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COLUMN SIX: By any other name

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Canada’s strength as a nation lies in its diversity. So we keep hearing from our Prime Minister. If he means we’re a strong nation because many of us…


Twilight at the Falls, New Year’s Day

Despite the bone-chilling, -11 C temperature, it was elbow-room only as visitors posed for selfies, friend and family shots in the frosty mists of the Horseshoe Falls; then in typical Canadian fashion, politely moved on…


Conservation authority must pay Smith’s legal bills

Despite defendant’s incorrect assertions, judge displeased with NPCA’s lawsuit BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In a ruling released last Friday, a judge ordered the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to pay its frequent critic Ed Smith…


Bank lambasted over branch closure

RBC says decision is final; residents upset by lack of consultation BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Several dozen RBC clients and concerned Fenwick residents filled RBC’s Fonthill branch last Wednesday evening, voicing their opposition to…


Oosterhoff holds New Year’s Levee in Fonthill

Coming election, minimum wage, hot chocolate on menu BY VOICE STAFF Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff held a New Year’s Levee at the Fonthill Legion on Saturday, an opportunity for constituents to speak with their…


ANALYSIS: Post-KPMG questions remain unanswered

In rescinding promise to hold public Q&A session, Councillor Gary Accursi said he “could think of no other questions.” Here are just a few. BY VOICE STAFF Prior even to reading KPMG’s reports, at its…


The audit that never happened

KPMG’s own report cites limits imposed by Town of Pelham BY VOICE STAFF Last October, after months of residential and Regional questions going unanswered, Pelham Town Council partially bowed to pressure said that it would…


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…



The taking of Pelham Transit

Few riders, but charismatic driver makes the time fly BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE One recent afternoon, the Pelham Transit bus stopped at the end of its second afternoon run in the parking lot of…