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Two arrested for residential break-ins

In late December, police began investigating multiple residential break and enters that occurred in the Pelham and Welland area. These break and enters occurred during the daytime hours and showed numerous similarities. Police say two…


Joint project will restore Ridgeville cenotaph

A First World War cenotaph in Ridgeville will receive a $33,600 makeover. The town along with Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 and the federal government through Veterans Affairs Canada will pay for the restoration project….


Council thanks Christmas card artists

Fourteen students received thanks and copies of the town’s official Christmas card they helped to create. Council gave the students certificates and 10 copies each of the card with their art work. The students –…


Two master plans to guide future

Open houses early in the new year will outline two master plans. One will cover the downtowns of Fonthill and Fenwick. The other will deal with a “mixed use centre” at Rice Road and Regional…


Council briefs

Council approves 2015 grants to groups Pelham town council approved $38,200 in grants for 2015. It accepted a recommendation from its new three-person municipal grants committee, which handed out the same amount of money to…


Dirty soil costs raise Fenwick bill

The cost of Fenwick’s downtown revitalization project has increased by $90,000. The additional cost covers soil remediation. It included the removal and replacement of soil contaminated by seepage from service stations in the downtown area…


Sportaculars’ celebrate 25 years

Nine members of Sportaculars’ reunited 25 years after capturing gold at the National Association Senior Softball tournament. “It was really fun getting back together,” Sylvia Mergl, who organized the team in 1989, said. “Everyone is…


Pelham drive makes food bank deposits

Gerry Berkhout just couldn’t stay away. Despite recovering from a car accident earlier in the week, the organizer of the Pelham Community Food Drive persuaded a friend to take him to the 23rd annual event…


Councillors making a list for 2015 budget

A request for a female players’ dressing room was among 10 to town council during its budget wish-list open house Monday. The kickoff to a 2015 budget season drew town council’s new municipal grants committee…


Shannon Briggs name on Wall of Fame

Go after the brass ring, Shannon Briggs said quoting her mother Deborah to a gym full students at her old high school Friday, The 31-year-old golf coach and player from Fonthill is one of four…