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Firefighter George Popko heads into retirement

Three decades of service in Fenwick BY MEGAN METLER Special to the VOICE On Wednesday, October 29th, Pelham Station #2 firefighter George Popko attended his last training night before his retirement. “I’ve been here for…


Active Living Centres getting cash infusion

  BY VOICE STAFF Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff arrived at the community centre last Wednesday morning with his pockets figuratively filled with cash. With scant advance notice, his office alerted the media and the…


More friction at Fonthill school

Glynn A. Green Public School has seen more than its share of troubles BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE A series of alleged missteps by staff at Glynn A. Green Public School has a…


Whistleblower releases CannTrust video

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE Five months after setting into motion the tailspin of CannTrust, former employee Nick Lalonde has provided the Voice and other media outlets this week with videos he…


DeVries raises high the roof beams

  New building dramatically increases Fenwick farm’s capacity, efficiency BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE The DeVries Fruit Farm, a family owned fixture in Fenwick since the 1980s, has vastly expanded its physical footprint. Just in…


COLUMN SIX: Things to avoid while driving

For example, trains BY ROBERT NORMINTON Special to the VOICE This happened when I was in the middle of a four-year engineering course at the University of British Columbia. UBC was more or less tied…


Regional road construction and budget under discussion

Regional road construction in the future BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE After a robust schedule of fall meetings, Pelham Town Council enjoyed somewhat lighter fare during its November 4 gathering, highlighted by a…


Bizarre incident in Fonthill neighbourhood dispute

Tenant crosses street, enters another home BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Allegations of an illegal duplex operating in Fonthill took an unexpected turn last week, when one neighbour says a duplex tenant crossed…


A thrifty way to provide charitable support

  To celebrate 5th birthday, Renewed Thrift and Vintage is throwing a heck of a sale BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE The old adage of what is one person’s trash is another’s treasure…


NEW BUSINESS FOCUS: A helping hand with a purpose

REID focused on maximizing skills of seniors and those with dementia BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE After 10 years of working in a bank, Lana Reid decided her calling in life was better…