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Retirement dream home takes nightmare turn

  Neighbour’s 1.5 story shed erodes backyard privacy BY VOICE STAFF Esther and Bob Hougham bought 1000 Haist Street, just south of Welland Road, four years ago. It is their retirement dream home. They made…



Bob Gale weathers the storm

Niagara Police Services Board Chair says NRPS good news is overlooked BY VOICE STAFF Regional Councillor Bob Gale has been on the hot seat in his first term, primarily in his role as chair of…


Ford Fest lite

For 90 minutes on Saturday, Summerfest was Doug Ford’s party BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE Ontario Premier Doug Ford stopped by Summerfest on Saturday afternoon, arriving at the foot of Church Hill Street around 3:45,…


Saturday at Summerfest

BY VOICE STAFF Summerfest returned last weekend for another three -and-a-half days of music, food, vendors, and kids’ activities. An official attendance count wasn’t available at press-time, but journalists present on Saturday afternoon estimated that…


COLUMN SIX: Humbled by Ireland’s Sky Road

BY JOHN SWART VOICE Correspondent Being humbled can occur in many ways, at any time. The occasions we tend to remember, or that our friends remind us of, are those during which the humbling takes…


Meridian Community Centre “sneak peek” wows

Open house at new centre draws appreciative reviews BY DON RICKERS and DAVE BURKET The VOICE Pelham Town Councillors on the Centre’s near-completion The old Pelham arena sits forlornly on Haist Street. If the current…


Summerfest road closures

  BY VOICE STAFF If you’re not headed to Summerfest this weekend, it’s a good time to stay away from downtown Fonthill. The street party will see the following road closures: Pelham Town Square entrance…


What’s that roar? Friday the 13th

  At 65 years and counting, bike run attracts thousands BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE On any given Friday the 13th, but particularly when summer temperatures turn tropical, the peaceful beachside community…


Moths provoke alarm

Gypsy moth infestation appears to grow BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Nancy Stevenson lives on Canboro Road in Fenwick, and is a frequent walker in the neighbourhood. She has been alarmed by the…