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COLUMN SIX: About Face

Getting some “me” time is worth the wait BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE As the mother of three boys, I don’t often indulge in luxurious pampering, so when I do, I feel I…


Local man provides free estate guidance

Larry Fisher’s time as his brother’s executor led to checklist creation BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In 2010, Larry Fisher’s brother died unexpectedly at age 63. Prior to his death, Fisher’s brother had arranged his…


Draft budget comes in at $15.7 million

Capital projects deferred to 2019, 5% tax increase proposed for 2018 BY VOICE STAFF Town Treasurer Teresa Quinlin presented a draft version of the 2018 budget to Council on January 8, her first budget as…


Kinsmen seek Citizen of the Year nominees

2018 marks 20th anniversary of community involvement award BY VOICE STAFF The Fonthill and District Kinsmen have opened nominations for their 2018 Pelham Citizen of the Year award, with the submission period to close next…



Fonthill doctor’s battle goes on

With support of his patients, Duane Pelser maintains his efforts to have license reinstated BY VOICE STAFF Dr. Duane Pelser, the Fonthill-based family physician whose license was suspended last summer over an administrative error, now…


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…