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THE CONVERSATION: A whistleblower blows

In extended interview covering a range of East Fonthill issues, Rainer Hummel drops the gloves and comes out swinging BY DAVE BURKET VOICE Publisher   On the day before the start of the Canada Day…


Anatomy of a land deal: Appraisal alchemy

How did three acres “in the middle of nowhere,” by one developer’s assessment, get transformed into some of the most valuable empty real estate in the history of Niagara? By telling a good story, says…


Developer: East Fonthill process “corrupted”

Presentation to Regional Council raises fresh concerns; Baty calls for forensic audit   BY DAVE BURKET and NATE SMELLE The VOICE A Niagara-on-the-Lake-based real estate developer has alleged that the Town of Pelham engaged in…



COLUMN SIX: Pilgrim at Pelham Centre

As elementary school closes, a former student takes a last look BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Let’s take a walk. It’s early in the morning, at Pelham Centre School, and the building is…




THE CONVERSATION: A Ron Leavens check-in

Community Centre planning, real estate development, and traffic on Pelham Street BY DAVE BURKET VOICE Publisher When my spouse and I moved to Fonthill we had a big Yellow Lab with a big appetite. After…



Staying young the “Hurricane Hazel” way

Iconic Ontario politician, who first held office in 1967, shares her secrets BY NATE SMELLE The VOICE There are few politicians who garner the type of respect as does “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion. Serving as Mayor…