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Ruby Awards held at Lookout Point

Politicians get jabbed, local student wins Youth Citizen of the Year BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE   The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce held its annual Ruby Awards ceremony, which recognizes outstanding members of the local…


Keeping the beat

Jim Casson’s life in music BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In 2014, Jim Casson turned 50. His wife, Sabine, and his children, Max and Nigel, asked him what he wanted for his birthday. “What everybody…


Single-vehicle accident at Glynn A. Green Elementary

Four secondary student occupants of the car taken to hospital with “minor” injuries BY VOICE STAFF Just after 12 noon today, a car climbed the southeast curb at the intersection of Pelham Street and Port…


Speeding on Clare Avenue called out

Local resident frustrated by lack of traffic law enforcement BY VOICE STAFF Though Pelham Town Council moved to address the Hurricane Road speeding problem with stop sign approval at its meeting last week, and installation…


Alleged Pelham fentanyl dealer arrested

BY VOICE STAFF Since August, Niagara Regional Police say that members of the Opioid Unit and the Guns, Gangs, and Grows Unit have been investigating a Pelham man for trafficking in fentanyl patches. Throughout the…


COLUMN SIX: Laurette and Me

A siesta, a bit of panhandling (sort of), and some mumbling BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Couchsurfing is not for everyone, nor is the website that connects would-be couchsurfers with each other. Hosts on the…


There and back again

Explorer from Fenwick returns to Legion next Sunday to discuss latest expedition, new book BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE When Adam Shoalts pulled into the parking lot at Short Hills Provincial Park last week, he…


The saga of Sulphur Springs continues

Residents worry that roadside maintenance harms environment BY SARAH WHITAKER Special to the VOICE Residents of the Sulphur Spring Drive area continue to be concerned about the narrow roadway. “I’m really disappointed the Town earmarked…


Wynne visits Niagara

Premier makes stop at “Launch Centre” in Seaway Mall   BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE   It is an odd thing to be serenaded by drumming—you don’t envision Romeo rat-ta-tat-tatting below Juliet’s window—but Ontario Premier…


Council hears Haist arena development presentation

“Preferred” plan keeps existing park, blends singles and townhomes BY VOICE STAFF In a special meeting last Tuesday evening, Pelham Town Council received another report from the Planning Partnership, the firm working for the Town…