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Community Centre tour on Saturday

  BY VOICE STAFF The Town of Pelham has announced that it will host a public open house at its new Meridian Community Centre, this coming Saturday, July 14, between the hours of 12 noon…


Goulbourne returns to the arena

Former Welland mayor seeks Regional government’s top job BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Damian Goulbourne ran for mayor of Welland in 2003 at 33 years of age, and was 34 when he took…


Exoneration in Regional CAO hire

  Despite allegations made in media reports, Ombudsman finds no evidence of unlawful conduct BY VOICE STAFF A third-party investigation into the hiring of Niagara Region CAO Carmen D’Angelo has cleared the Region, and D’Angelo,…



COLUMN SIX: Blame it on the baby

I always thought of myself as an emotionally stable person. And then I had a baby. BY EMILY BOSS Special to the VOICE The fierceness of parental emotions first struck when my child was less…


Augustyn: Pot operation “provides hope to our community”

Ribbon cut at Pelham’s largest pot plant BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE Billed as the world’s largest perpetual harvest cannabis greenhouse facility, CannTrust officials and local government dignitaries launched the 500,000-square- foot…


Caslin makes it official

Incumbent Regional Chair files to run for re-election, says he wants to build on progress made by current Council BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE [Editor’s note: In the print version of this article,…



COLUMN SIX: Hey kids, turn off and tune in

Encouraging life’s meaningful conversations BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Having spent most of my career in schools, it should not be a surprise that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my all-time…


The Wells of Hope and hearts run deep

  BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE It was a quiet Sunday on June 3 in the pristine villages of Guatemala. Not unlike other Sundays, people gathered to sing religious praises, or strolled…