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Meridian’s $1 million is $40,000, 25 times

Payment schedule lasts until 2043, community centre name purchase is in perpetuity BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE [Updated with link to complete naming rights agreement.] Some two months after a Freedom of Information request for…


Veteran sports reporters create own website

  Bernie Puchalski and Bill Potrecz leave the Standard for greener digital pastures BY VOICE STAFF On a recent Monday morning, Bernie Puchalski and Bill Potrecz, the founders, editors, and reporters of BPSN, a new…


PROVINCIAL ELECTION 2018—The closing arguments

    The Voice reached out to the three major party candidates, and the Green candidate, in Niagara West, offering them an opportunity to tell the voters in their own words why they and their…



THE CONVERSATION: Stefanos Karatopis

Niagara West’s Libertarian MPP candidate explains his vision for government BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE No matter how close attention I pay to an election campaign, I am always surprised when I step into the…


Niagara West candidate debates held

MPP hopefuls take on economy, education, health care BY VOICE STAFF Candidates in Niagara West participated in a series of debates last week, discussing a variety of election issues in advance of the vote next…


COLUMN SIX: City mouse to country mouse

A converted city-slicker’s ode to the rural life BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE Three and half years ago, we transplanted from the thick, chunky stew of Toronto to the thin, translucent broth of…


Poth culvert fix discussed again

  Lack of provincial funding for Pelham Street project potentially frees some cash BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE After more than a year of delays and deferrals, the Poth Street culvert that failed in April…



E. L. Crossley holds third annual “Veg Fest”

Event promotes sustainable food production, eating BY VOICE STAFF E. L. Crossley Secondary School’s eco-club held its third annual “Veg Fest” last week, providing free vegan food to students with a mind to bringing attention…