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Town walks away with award

Pelham became the first community in Niagara with a Walk Friendly Ontario designation Monday. Kate Hall, a community development planner with Canada Walks, presented town council with a bronze designation certificate and a Walk Friendly…


Mayor promotes regional chair election

Mayor Dave Augustyn says he is not surprised regional council pushed his motion for an elected regional chair six months down the road. It will give regional councillors more time to consider the proposal, he…


Novice Rep Panthers take home Silver

The Tim Hortons Novice Rep Pelham Panthers took to the ice in a weekend tournament in Ayton where they captured silver.   The Panthers began their journey with a battle against the host team, West Grey…


Town clerk will perform marriages

Everyone held their peace when town council passed a bylaw Monday to provide for the licensing of marriages by the town. “We say I do,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn. The bylaw will allow the Office…


Experience key for local travel agency

Let your vacation be a vacation. That’s what local business owners Jim and Pam Overholt say after hearing the same horror stories of those who decided to handle travelling plans themselves. “This is not like…


Some user fees will go up

Slightly higher fees for recreation programs, fire services and permits are recommended for 2015. While most fees on the 2015 schedule remain unchanged, treasurer Cari Pupo told the Monday’s policy and priorities committee changes were…


Pelham looks at LED lighting

Niagara Peninsula Energy is encouraging municipalities to switch to light-emitting diode lighting.  NPE, which provides electricity to Fonthill, is wrapping up its conservation and demand program.  It offers assistance to municipalities who want to convert…


Airport seeks additional funding

The Niagara Central Airport Commission is asking the Town of Pelham for $14,904 as its share of the airport’s operation in 2015. It is also seeks help to finance a loan or debenture to install…


Lifeguards win safety video prize

Fourth time became a charm for the town’s lifeguards. This year they won first place for a two-minute water safety video, Swimming with a Buddy. Barbara Byers, public education director with the Lifesaving Society of…


Letter to the Editor

Throughout the year, Pelham Cares sees the generosity of our  community with the many donations of food, funds and goods that are received almost daily, for Pelham families in need.  It is never more evident…