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Santa arrives in Fenwick

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Santa Claus was towed into downtown Fenwick on Saturday. Having substituted his reindeer for an elf on an ATV, Mr. Claus came rolling in at the end of the annual…


Mathias fundraising continues

BY VOICE STAFF A GoFundMe campaign to help Mathias Farms rebuild after a fire that destroyed a barn and equipment has surpassed $5000. Organized by friends of the farm, Victor and Miriam Ratzlaff, the effort…



Regional councillors, in their own words

BY VOICE STAFF Following the unprecedented events in Regional headquarters last Thursday evening, in which journalists’ equipment was seized by Regional staff, and police called in at the urging of Mayor Dave Augustyn, the Voice…


UPDATED: Niagara Region staff seize journalists’ devices

Mayor Dave Augustyn “insisted” police be called to Regional headquarters; staff’s heavy-handed action draws national attention, widespread condemnation BY VOICE STAFF At a meeting of Niagara Regional Council last Thursday evening, Council elected to go…



After Mathias barn burns, neighbours rally to help

BY VOICE STAFF Last Monday morning, Beth Secord, who owns and operates Mathias Farms with her brother Tom Mathias, was in Welland when she received a phone call: one of their barns was on fire….


Order in chaos

Pelham Cares Food Drive runs like well-oiled machine BY VOICE STAFF As the food poured in to Pelham Cares’ ad hoc sorting centre on Rice Road on Saturday, dozens of volunteers moved ferociously, offloading bags…


Region Audit Committee, Councillor Baty comment

BY VOICE STAFF Following our coverage of the accounting firm KPMG’s presentation last week at a special Pelham Town Council meeting, in which the firm offered a summary of its audits of Town finances, the…


Miss Sharon Keller

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In the early 1980s, an educator named Jimmy Britton heralded the arrival of the “Age of the classroom teacher.” Miss Sharon Keller, who died last week at 58, began teaching…