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Huson to stay on NPCA board

  Regional Councillor keeps position after near-ambush at May 21 Town Council meeting BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Pelham’s Niagara Regional Councillor Diana Huson will remain in her position as the Town’s representative…


School cellphone ban hits this fall

Aims to disconnect from distraction, reconnect with classrooms BY MEGAN METLER Special to the VOICE An Ontario-wide school cellphone ban comes in to effect this September. The ban covers cellphone usage on school property and…


Pelham arches to return

  No other ideas submitted from public BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE Pelham Town Council voted 5-1 on Monday night to endorse the Rotary Club of Fonthill’s privately-funded plan to rebuild the arches…


Pride flag raised at Pelham Town Hall

  BY VOICE STAFF In support of Pride Week in Niagara, the rainbow flag—international symbol of LGBTQ+ rights— was raised at Pelham Town Hall on Monday, June 3. Joining members of the advocacy group Pride…


COLUMN SIX: Dancing with a box on my head

BY ROB BELCHIOR Special to the VOICE A long long time ago, I was in a rock band for a few years. We practiced regularly, worked the local bar circuits, acquired some loyal fans, and…


Do some reading—while you still can

  There was a guy out of Austin, Texas, named Harvey Penick, who taught golf for over half a century. Every time he came up with a thought which helped a student get a better…


Hospitality Committee hunting for party animals

BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE WANTED: Party and event planners! For those who enjoy expressing their inner celebratory strategies, the Town of Pelham is looking for several members to join its Hospitality…


Leviathan threatens legal action on pot vote

Council denies cannabis producer’s bylaw exemption request BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Leviathan Cannabis threatened last week to initiate legal action against the Town of Pelham, in the wake of council’s May 21…


COUNCIL NEWS: Old arena sale back on

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE While the May 21 Pelham Town Council meeting was dominated by its decision to deny Leviathan’s exemption request to the Interim Control Bylaw, another contentious matter was…


Horwath blasts Ford on health care

Remarks made at St. Catharines public meeting BY GLORIA KATCH Special to the VOICE Tapping into resources and staying connected with communities and municipalities are several of the ways the provincial NDP is “standing up”…