YOUR OPINION: New LCBO building

Our new LCBO building is a pig in desperate need of lipstick! — Lelia Murray I was recently driving westbound on Hwy. 20. As I was driving past what used to be Sobey’s, all I…


Pelham Fire wants you to stand by your plan

Pelham Fire Services has recently responded to an increased number of fire calls caused by cooking. As a result, residents may be wondering how common this type of fire is and whether it could happen in their…



Pair of cats scratching out fundraiser

Kitcat and Maybee are your average cats. That’s why Johanna Tito, of Niagara Spay Neuter Assistance Program Inc., has been so surprised that they’ve been calling a pet store home for the last eight months….


LCBO suggests lifestyle signage

Ward 1 Coun.  Jim Lane has a problem with revised signage on the new LCBO building. “I don’t need seven signs to tell me where the liquor store is,” he told town council at its…


Remembering the soldiers of 1812

A commemoration and dedication of grave markers for three brothers who served with the 2nd Lincoln Militia in the War of 1812 — Sergeant Mathew Haney, Private James Haney, and Private Leonard Haney — will…


Starting gates fill for election races

Rev. Paul MacNeil is breathing easier after Nomination Day last Friday. The candidate for the Niagara District Catholic School Board stood unopposed. His is one of two acclamations in Pelham. The other is Derrick Fournier…


Community garden to sprout at arena

Sheryl Pitre hopes to start soil work on a new community garden at the Pelham Arena this fall. Town council last week approved a business plan and location for the 21-plot garden. The garden, measuring…


Biktoberfest roars on Saturday

This year Bruce Bissell has to worry about road construction as well as weather for the 12th annual Biktoberfest. If the weather is good as predicted, he expects more than 11,000 to attend the Fenwick…


Mayoral candidates debate October 8

Three-way race for mayor

Two political newcomers, Mark Bay and Zachary Junkin, are challenging two-term  incumbent Dave Augustyn for the town’s top job. “The mayoral election campaign is about proven leadership and I am pleased that people have an…