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Sports: Jr. A Predators ousted in first round of playoffs

In the end the difference was just one shot in a shootout thriller that could have gone either way. The Jr. A Niagara Predators gave everything they had, but without...

‘Ambassador’ Laurie Harley is NOTL’s Citizen of the Year

Laurie Harley, one of the founders and leaders of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s innovative Ambassadors program, is the town’s Citizen of the Year. Harley was among several residents...

Legion bringing home flag that flew at Normandy’s Juno Beach Centre

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Legion will be flying a flag with a special origin to honour veterans past and present. The Royal Canadian Legion branch 124 has...

St. Davids residents appeal Tawny Ridge decision to land tribunal

A group of St. Davids residents has appealed a controversial town planning decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal.  The residents hope the tribunal will have...

Protections for Rand Estate won’t affect Solmar proposal, town says

The results of a study conducted last year could be used to change town policy on development in the Rand Estate. But that same study will have no impact on...

Town says no more Queen Street patios, for now

Councillors got a bit hot under the collar in a debate about temporary patios Tuesday night. The issue of seasonal patios for food establishments has...

It’s time to consider national VQA standard, Ziraldo says

Two members involved in Niagara's wine industry feel that creating a national standard will help promote Canadian vintages internationally and help winemakers and grape...

Salon celebrates 24 years with 24-hour haircut marathon for charity

If you needed a haircut last weekend, Bliss Aveda Salon was squeezing its clients in at any time of the day — from midnight...

Signature chefs back to tempt taste buds at Niagara College

With the return of Niagara College's annual Signature Chef Series this March, guests will have a chance to sample the unique culinary delights from the East Coast of Canada. The series, which is hosted by the Benchmark restaurant on the Daniel J. Patterson campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, kicks off its 2024 edition on March 16 with chef Timothy Charles from the award-winning Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland. “The series provides a great opportunity to invite in our community to experience these chefs from places and famous operations that they might not get a chance to experience and enjoy the campus and our...

Green recruits gave redcoats a run for their money in historic battles

Storied scouts and skirmishers were in the limelight at Navy Hall on Friday morning.  The Glengarry Light Infantry and the Western Rangers were two regiments that fought in the War...

News

Optometrist giving away eclipse glasses, with donation proceeds to charity

Residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake have started preparing for the total solar eclipse on April 8 and optometrist Dr. Marianne Hopkins is here to help. In anticipation of the rare eclipse, Hopkins is handing out almost 2,000 pairs of eclipse glasses in exchange for donations to support Newark Neighbours. “We always try to run a fundraiser once a year and now we have a perfect opportunity,” Hopkins told The Lake Report.  She added that lots of people are expected to be coming into town to view the eclipse and having the glasses on hand will be one less thing for NOTLers to worry about. For...

News

NOTL Pickleball Club teams up to fight Crohn’s and colitis

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport in Niagara-on-the-Lake: within a few short months, the town's club has grown to 600 members from 400 members. Using this popularity to benefit a charity organization is a no-brainer, says Shie Gorman, a member of the NOTL Pickleball Club and a development co-ordinator for Crohn's and Colitis Canada. “We’re looking for new and innovative ways to raise funds for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis and also amplify all the great things going on in our community,” Gorman said.  With pickleball’s immense attraction, a tournament supporting Crohn's and Colitis Canada makes for a “fun way to play and raise...

Local

Tickets go on sale March 1 for popular Red Roof pasta dinner

They’ll be dishing out the pasta for a good cause at John Michael’s Banquet & Event Centre in Thorold on Sunday, April 28. That is...

Town begins search for new chief administrator

The Town of NOTL is looking for a new Jack Sparrow to captain its ship. Right now, Bruce Zvaniga has the helm as Niagara-on-the-Lake’s chief...

Pet Valu teams up with cat rescue group for adoption weekend

Furry friends in search of a forever home were plenty to be found at Pet Valus across Canada last Saturday and Sunday – and...

Niagara College brewmasters hop to it for Pink Boots Society

Students in Niagara College's program for future brewmasters are hard at work on unique batches of beer they're brewing this winter – all to...

Entertainment

Arts: Whole school plays a role in annual Laura Secord musical

Lucy Hopkins Special to Niagara Now/The Lake Report Students at Laura Secord Secondary School are working 9 to 5 — or more — to prepare for their annual musical. This year, the...

Arts: Niagara artists showcased at Ontario Legislature

Works by artists Deborah Whitehouse of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Elaine Bryck of Fort Erie are now being featured in a special exhibition at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto. The 2024 Art...

Opinion

Your Community Newspaper: You don’t know what you’ve got till they’re gone

As a veteran of more than 30 years spent working in newsrooms of varying sizes, it’s always hard to watch as newspapers — even...

Arch-i-text: The ins and outs of choosing a colour palette for your home

So, you’ve decided it is time to paint the exterior of your house and are feeling a little trepidatious.  That's OK – since everyone knows...

Editorial: That’s the Spirit, NOTL

We have marvelled many times over the years about the effort and selflessness that people in our town exhibit when it comes to helping...

Entertainment

Arts: Edison Singers herald the Christmas season in NOTL

Like almost all professional musicians, Jim Bourne wears many musical hats.  It’s a hard-won life, fuelled by passion more than money. It is just what he does.  Organist, choir master, private...

News

Willowbank unveils $200,000 bursary from Humeniuk Foundation

Niagara's Humeniuk Foundation is donating $200,000 to Queenston's Willowbank School of Restoration Arts as part of a five-year program to help students spend a summer at a top European...

Local

History buffs gawk at notable Fort George hoard

The Navy Hall was a veritable dragon's hoard of historical treasure Friday morning. Site supervisor Dan Laroche shared 27 historical artifacts with almost 30 visitors who attended the latest in...

And the beat goes on: Foot patrols bring ‘nostalgic aspect’ back to policing in NOTL

There’s a saying that everything old is new again. While it’s most commonly used to describe things such as fashion, music and even home decor, policing can now be added...

Restrictions on tree cuttings are unfair, councillors say

Tree protections in Niagara-on-the-Lake don’t cut it. That was the sentiment of councillors at a meeting Feb. 13 regardless of which side of the fence the tree fell on. After two...

News

389-home subdivision nears approval on Con. 7

A proposed subdivision on the outskirts of Glendale is one step closer to becoming a reality. Niagara-on-the-Lake council rubber-stamped Modero Estates, a development proposal for 389 housing units, at a meeting Feb. 13. The project by Hummel Properties Inc. and Marz Homes will be brought back for a final endorsement at a future meeting. A report, signed by three senior staffers including the planning director and chief administrator, recommended the project on 38 acres on Concession 7 between York and Queenston roads be approved. The project includes 55 single-family units, 128 on-street townhouses, 178 block townhouses and 28 units above commercial spaces, according...

THE LOVE REPORT: Four decades of the time of our lives

Sharon and Bob Woodley We began as coworkers, became friends, dated (long-distance), fell in love and 45 years of married life later, we think Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes summed it up best (from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack) when they sang: "Cause I've had the time of my life … And I owe it all to you."

NOTL kids try tai chi for Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year was a big draw for the NOTL Youth Collective on Monday night. Almost 20 kids came out to the old Cornerstone Church location on Niagara Stone Road to learn about the annual Chinese New Year celebration. Those who made the trip got to try out the Chinese martial art of tai chi and taste some homemade Chinese cooking as well. Dorothy Soo-Wiens, one of...

THE LOVE REPORT: On and off the stage, this connection is real

Terry and Donna Belleville The year was 1972, at Playhouse 66, a small theatre in Scarborough. The play was "Tiger at the Gates" by Jean Giraudoux. In the story, a Trojan prince named Hector – played by Terry – has just returned from the wars only to discover that Andromache – played by Donna – was with child. What the audience didn’t know is that Donna, the actress,...

THE LOVE REPORT: He asked me to move across the country – I said yes

Leah DeFaria and Alessandro Barreca We met working at Target together (when it was in Canada). One night we went out for our first/last hangout before...

Legends and myths loom large in Sir Isaac Brock’s story

A fabled horse and a mysterious love interest were the spotlight of a fireside talk Friday afternoon at Navy Hall. Amanda Gamble, the executive director...

NOTL pushes priority problems at municipal conference

Town leaders had an audience with the Ministry of Housing in late January and used the opportunity to ask the government to change a...

Police warn of increase in ‘driveway scammers’ across Niagara

Niagara Regional Police are alerting residents across the region to the rising incidents of scammers bilking consumers out of payments for driveway repairs or...

One-woman show will bring country divas to the Legion

If you’re at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 124 on March 9, you’ll have the chance to see Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton all in one room.  Vancouver’s Bonnie Kilroe has performed her one-woman comedy shows across the world for the last 24 years but has yet to perform in Ontario – until now. She'll be bringing her show "Country Queens" to the Legion, a musical tribute to the brightest stars in country music,...

Harlequin John MacBeth brings smiles to Pancake Day dinner

If you stopped by St. Mark’s Anglican Church for Shrove Tuesday, chances are you ran into resident harlequin, John MacBeth. Dressed in a patterned costume and mask reminiscent of the commedia dell’arte in Italy, MacBeth’s job for the evening was waltzing around with a tambourine and keeping guests coming through the church hall for pancakes and sausages.  “They’re trying to turn tables over, so I’m here to annoy people that have eaten already,” MacBeth joked.  Shrove Tuesday,...

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