COLUMN SIX: Long overdue

Decimated by Dewey, now at home on the shelf BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE As a child I felt intimidated by librarians, though I’ve come a long way since then. Now they just…


Treasure trove on 20

You never know what you’ll find next in Jim Ryan’s auto shop BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE One recent Wednesday morning—though it could have been any day, since he is almost always there—Jim Ryan was…



OCNA releases statement supporting Voice of Pelham

  BY VOICE STAFF Caroline Medwell, Executive Director of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association has released the following statement in response to the Town of Pelham’s current refusal to respond to Voice questions, and its…


Pelham mayor misrepresents Voice journalism guidelines

  [NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information for our March 28, 2018 edition. Find the updated story here.] St. Catharines Standard writer appears to violate own newspaper’s policy in reporting Mayor Dave…


Vimy Ridge, a missing gun, and a mysterious girl

  BY CAROLYN BOTARI Special to the VOICE One hundred and one years ago, on April 9, 1917, the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles battalion (made up mostly of Victoria, B.C. soldiers) joined tens of thousands…



EDITORIAL: Apology first, access to cash second

  This Thursday evening the Town of Pelham will send its lawyer to Regional Council in an effort to gain access to $13.5 million dollars in short-term loans, money needed to finish construction of the…


Journalist Association rebukes Ontario municipality gone mute

Town of Pelham stonewalling called “fundamentally disrespectful of press freedom” BY VOICE STAFF The Canadian Association of Journalists, a national advocacy group promoting transparency and the public’s right to know, has criticized actions recently taken…