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Panthers Train with Former Olympian

  Former Olympic track star Ben Johnson met with the Pelham Panthers Jr. B team last week in the first of several dry land training sessions he plans to put them through over the next…


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Democracy is More Than a Ballot

With a Federal Election fresh in our minds, and Remembrance Day fresher still, Canadians have had ample opportunity over the last few months to consider the importance of democracy to our way of life. The…



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Proposed Library Design Frustrates Residents

The proposed design for the upcoming Maple Acres Library addition had a number of residents up in arms when it was revealed last week. The proposal shows a modern looking square, flat-roofed building next to…


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Town to Host Municipal Drain Information Session

Residents became increasingly alarmed and confused last week as more and more people received letters from the Town demanding payment for work supposedly done to municipal drains throughout the area. So many residents contacted their…


Kinsmen Craft Show Contributes to Community

The Fonthill and District Kinsmen are hosting their annual Craft Show this weekend at Centennial Secondary School in Welland. The show will run Saturday  the 17th and Sunday the 18th from 10am to 4pm, with proceeds from…


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Education the Focus of Lyme Awareness Month

At a recent council meeting the Town of Pelham declared August of 2015 to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the causes, prevention, and treatment of Lyme. Lyme…


Interview with Mayor Dave Augustyn

Municipalities often need to strike a balance between economic and environmental interests, how does the town of Pelham do this in respect to the Fonthill Kame? I think it’s pretty clear that the town is…


Posthumous Honours for 1812 Veteran

On Sunday, June 28th 2015, a ceremony was held at Lane’s Cemetery in West Lincoln honouring Isaac Hodgkins Jr. for his service in the War of 1812. A plaque was laid at his gravesite and…