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E. L. Crossley’s Class of 2019

  BY VOICE STAFF In a break with tradition, this year’s E. L. Crossley Secondary School valedictory commencement address was delivered by two students, not just one. Each year, students apply to deliver the address,…



CannTrust expansion explained

  Locals holding their breath as corporation attempts to control cannabis grow-op odour BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE “We thought it was a good first start to meet the neighbours, but next…


Chatham-Kent solicitor named new Pelham CAO

David Cribbs’ earlier tenure as Norfolk County CAO cut short BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The Town of Pelham has a new Chief Administrative Officer. David Cribbs will start in the position next…


Fonthill’s fatal plane crash

  Incident that killed Navy pilot all but forgotten 61 years later BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Sixty-one years and one month ago, fire came from the sky just east of Fonthill. May…


Limited free admission on Canada Day

  The Ford government won’t charge first 500 visitor to 10 attractions BY VOICE STAFF MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s office says that Canada Day can be celebrated a little less expensively this year. In a media…


Union asks public to call Oosterhoff

  BY VOICE STAFF A message targeting MPP Sam Oosterhoff has appeared on a billboard on Highway 20, near the 406 interchange. After a reader submitted the photo above, the Voice contacted the message’s sponsor,…


Parking concerns dominate council meeting

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE The lack of planning regarding parking at the community centre reared its head again at the June 17 Pelham Town Council meeting, with a call for more…



Fenwick school defaced with swastika

May incident reported to parents only last week, described as “graffiti” BY VOICE STAFF Fenwick’s Wellington Heights Public School has been defaced with a swastika—a symbol notoriously associated with German Nazis during the Second World…