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High-density zoning change resisted

Neighbours on Canboro Road say 14-unit building too big BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Town Council’s gallery was packed last Tuesday night as an application for a by-law amendment was met by strong…


Batying a thousand

  Brian Baty hopes to extend his unbroken streak of election wins BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Brian Baty made it official on July 5 that he will be seeking re-election as Pelham…


New Fonthill Rotary president

  BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE “It’s the feeling of service above self, locally and globally,” which drew Mary Ellen (Mel) Groom to be a Rotarian. Embedded in her sensibility in some…


Pelham mayor to run for Regional Chair

BY VOICE STAFF Dave Augustyn, Mayor of Pelham, announced by Tweet this morning that he intended to file nomination papers to run for Chair of Niagara Region. The Tweet was one of a series in…


Rescued dogs hope ruff days are behind them

Niagara organizations work together to save Texas hounds BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE It’s hard to imagine that the five curious dogs sniffing around their shelters at the Dreamers Dog Sanctuary in Fenwick…


“It needs to be sorted out”

  Sidney Beamer announces bid for Ward 1 council seat BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Sidney Beamer knows something about local politics. Her father-in-law, Doug Beamer, was a Pelham alderman for 30 years,…



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,…