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A cemetery’s story

Historic Fonthill site a quiet reminder of our past   BY CAROLYN BOTARI Special to the VOICE At the corner of Welland Road and Effingham Street sits a little cemetery, a lonely reminder of a…


COLUMN SIX: Chile’s Carretera Austral

A safe and spectacular soft adventure BY JOHN SWART VOICE Correspondent It’s the noise, not the wet, that stays with you after cycling the rain forests of Chile. Noisy rain pounding on steel roofs, beating…


First case of West Nile Virus in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health has received its first laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile Virus for 2017, according to a Region news release. Although most people infected with West Nile Virus do not get sick, 20…


Fenwick rolls out the grass

BY VOICE STAFF For those inclined to lament the paving over of paradises, Fenwick’s first ever “Green Street” last Saturday was a pleasing, if temporary, reversal. A stretch of Canboro Road from Maple Acre Library…



Municipal money is in ever shorter supply

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) had their annual conference in Ottawa last week and Niagara seems to have been well represented. Our Mayor was there and…


Town graveyards get new signs

Historic names included on stones for Fonthill, Hillside cemeteries BY VOICE STAFF There are now seemingly endless options for what you can have done with your body after death—cryonic freezing, cremation, being blasted into space…



Traffic-calming at Glynn A. Green

Flexible delineators, altered paint, intended to make school zone safer   BY VOICE STAFF School zones are among the most regulated traffic areas, and on the road in front of Glynn A. Green the town…


COLUMN SIX: The Road Warrior

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE The best Halloween costume I ever wore was in eighth grade. This was in the autumn of 2008, just as it was becoming clear that the world’s economic turbulence was…