Regional councillors, in their own words

BY VOICE STAFF Following the unprecedented events in Regional headquarters last Thursday evening, in which journalists’ equipment was seized by Regional staff, and police called in at the urging of Mayor Dave Augustyn, the Voice…


UPDATED: Niagara Region staff seize journalists’ devices

Mayor Dave Augustyn “insisted” police be called to Regional headquarters; staff’s heavy-handed action draws national attention, widespread condemnation BY VOICE STAFF At a meeting of Niagara Regional Council last Thursday evening, Council elected to go…




After Mathias barn burns, neighbours rally to help

BY VOICE STAFF Last Monday morning, Beth Secord, who owns and operates Mathias Farms with her brother Tom Mathias, was in Welland when she received a phone call: one of their barns was on fire….


Order in chaos

Pelham Cares Food Drive runs like well-oiled machine BY VOICE STAFF As the food poured in to Pelham Cares’ ad hoc sorting centre on Rice Road on Saturday, dozens of volunteers moved ferociously, offloading bags…


Region Audit Committee, Councillor Baty comment

BY VOICE STAFF Following our coverage of the accounting firm KPMG’s presentation last week at a special Pelham Town Council meeting, in which the firm offered a summary of its audits of Town finances, the…


Miss Sharon Keller

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In the early 1980s, an educator named Jimmy Britton heralded the arrival of the “Age of the classroom teacher.” Miss Sharon Keller, who died last week at 58, began teaching…


Mayor Augustyn, in his own words

BY VOICE STAFF On Monday afternoon, November 6, about three hours before Marvin Junkin resigned from Pelham Town Council, the Voice invited Mayor Augustyn to an interview at Peter Piper’s restaurant in Fonthill. Present were…


ANALYSIS: Nov. 29: Questions answered, questions raised

BY VOICE STAFF Last week’s presentation by the auditing firm KPMG answered some questions about Pelham’s finances while simultaneously raising others. As of this week, here’s what we know and what we don’t. For easier…