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Short Hills deer harvest begins

Hunt to run November 11, 12, 25 and 26; December 4 and 5 BY VOICE STAFF The Haudenosaunee Short Hills Deer Harvest began last Saturday morning at the park’s Pelham Road entrance, with the hunt…


Region to Pelham: Release the audit, seriously

Regional Council passes motion on Pelham’s finances BY VOICE STAFF Niagara Regional Council passed a motion regarding Pelham’s finances at its meeting on Thursday night. The motion, which was the product of a special session…


Pelham attempts to preempt Niagara Regional Council

BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE Through legal representatives, the Town of Pelham has threatened to hold Niagara Region responsible for “damages as a result of any premature or inappropriate action” by the Region, saying that…


Raucous reaction at Council’s special meeting

Demands for answers unsatisfied as Pelham Council attempts to address former councillor’s allegations of “unethical and dishonest” actions BY VOICE STAFF On Wednesday night, Pelham Town Council held a special meeting to discuss an alleged…


Whistleblower Protection vs. Government Confidentiality

Address by André Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, to the International Conference of Ombudsmen, in Willemstad, Curaçao June 16, 2011 Mr. President, Governor General, Madame Ombudsman, distinguished guests: I was delighted when Alba invited me here…


Audit Committee to Pelham: Release the audit

Niagara Region’s Audit Committee lambastes Mayor Augustyn about reportedly undisclosed audit that revealed $17 million in missing debt BY VOICE STAFF At an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning, the Niagara Region Audit Committee called on…


Pelham Town Council to hold special meeting

Four days after Junkin resignation, Town schedules ad hoc meeting BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE After a work-week of silence—apart from a Facebook post— Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn responded late Friday to allegations made by…


Town holds “Natural Playgrounds” workshop

Mayor, Council, staff get their hands dirty BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Pelham Town Council held a special committee meeting Monday evening a week ago, forgoing council chambers and a conventional agenda for a hands-on…


Peter Moore’s Peter Piper’s

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE   Before the lunch rush last Thursday, Peter Moore, the owner of the new Peter Piper’s Pubhouse, sat in his empty restaurant, looking tired. Moore had just finished interviewing a…