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Region gathers input for new code of conduct

Provincial Bill 68 would require municipalities to add integrity commissioners BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE Regional Councillors met with members of the public on Tuesday a week ago to collect input to create a new…



Cherry Ridge 1, DSBN 0

In soccer field tussle, memo to school board is resounding no BY VOICE STAFF At its last meeting, Town Council voted unanimously not to engage in further discussion with the District School Board of Niagara…



Former Fire Chief Jim Phelps dies

The Town of Pelham has announced that flags are flying at half-mast for retired Fire Chief Jim Phelps, who has died. Phelps was Fire Chief from 1995 until 1999 and again from 2010 until his…




Wet snow makes for slow-go in Pelham

At least 6 inches of wet, heavy snow has brought Pelham if not to a halt, at least to a crawl. Multiple resident reports to the Voice complain of streets yet to be plowed, despite…


Regional Council delays Pelham debt discussion

Motion to defer matter to Audit Committee ends debate BY VOICE STAFF Niagara’s Regional Council chamber was abuzz with a much larger crowd than usual last Thursday evening, with some two dozen or so residents…


Mom gives birth in car—20 years ago

BY JILLIAN EMERSON Special to the VOICE Twenty years ago, on March 7 1997, Kathleen Van Hoffen was told by her doctor that her contractions were still too far apart to come to the Welland…