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Throwing ‘shoes

Pelham horseshoers hold annual tournament BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE The Pelham Horseshoe Pitching League held its 20th annual tournament last Sunday, drawing several dozen of its members to Centennial Park in Fenwick. The league,…



Divining political identity, blog by blog

By JIM PITT Special to the VOICE Officially, political parties are banned in Ontario municipal politics. There are moves, sometimes, by local politicians in various locales to introduce the notion, but so far parties remain…


Timmsdale House demolished

BY VOICE STAFF The long-threatened demolition of the Timmsdale House, at 202 Highway 20 West, began in earnest last week. A crew of three operating different sorts of no-nonsense machines took part in bashing down…


Pelham Town Council news

BY SARAH WHITAKER Special to the VOICE No new downtown parking Anyone who heads to Pelham Town Square on a Thursday evening in the summer or when a particularly interesting Library program is scheduled knows…


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…