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Passed: 2020 budgets total some $23.5 million

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Pelham Town Council passed its operating, capital, water and wastewater budgets for 2020 at the November 18 meeting—the first Niagara municipality to do so, according to Town…



Pelham resident sounds alarm about Lyme disease

  Town responds that warning signs about ticks going up next spring BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE While in the shower in April 2018, Hurricane Road resident Cristina Savoia discovered a tick —and…


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…