Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the farm uses some organic and inorganic chemicals on crops.
Sukyi Finn’s favourite thing to do with her farm fresh tomatoes is make fresh bruschetta with onions and cheese.
“We did a couple of dinners and lunches last month and almost 100 per cent of what was on the table came from our farm,” said her husband, Michael Watson.
Finn and Watson started Front Step Farms Inc. on Line 1 Road in 2022 to provide food to the community.
Watson is a generational farmer originally from Niagara and returned here during the pandemic....
Citizenship Judge Rochelle Ivri is no stranger to awards.
With an impressive list of honours already, including the Law Society of Ontario’s Lincoln Alexander Award, Ivri last week added the Community Impact title at Niagara's Women in Business Awards.
“I was very impressed with the level of excellence that I saw in everyone who had been nominated, in every category, not just my own,” Ivri, 48, said of the awards sponsored by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
With so many great women up for an award, the Niagara-on-the-Lake resident said she was honoured to be acknowledged.
“I was pleasantly surprised and I...
Terry Flynn was helping out at the Niagara Lions Club Christmas tree lot at Cornerstone Community Church’s town campus on Niagara stone Road when he heard the sound of breaking glass.
The front door to the church had been smashed from the inside, he thinks by a woman driving a 2019 GMC Terrain who had stopped at the lot and had inquired about purchasing a tree.
“She seemed like she wasn’t all there,” said Flynn, a former town councllior and retired paramedic.
“She looked like she needed some help. The next thing I heard was glass breaking and I called the...
John Peller is stepping down from the family business.
Peller quietly unveiled his plan to retire as president and chief executive officer of Andrew Peller Ltd. in a Nov. 9 news release outlining the vintner’s quarterly earnings.
The company operates a number of wineries in Niagara, including Peller Estates, Trius and Wayne Gretzky Estates in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Peller also operates NOTL’s Riverbend Inn as well as Thirty Bench Wine Makers in Lincoln.
“I am committed to providing leadership and support, together with the other members of the board and the Peller family, as we enter the next chapter of (Andrew Peller Ltd.’s) evolution,”...
Patience has worn thin for one business in Virgil that has spent months trying to stay afloat during the reconstruction of the village’s main thoroughfare.
“This has been going on since March. You think they would have some better organization,” said Martin Mazza, who owns Italian Pizza & Subs on Niagara Stone Road.
Businesses in the area have seen declines in sales during construction, he added,...
Niagara-on-the-Lake proved to be the perfect community for Naser Ezzati-Jivan to combine his love of history with his skills in computer science.
With the help of Sarah Kaufman, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum's managing director and curator, the associate professor of computer science at Brock University has created a new, interactive exhibit for museum patrons to enjoy.
Ezzati-Jivan likens this new, virtual exhibit to a digital kiosk one...
A new partnership between the town and an online pet licensing platform means making your furry friend legal has become easier for residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The town has enlisted DocuPet to handle the issuing of dog licences via notl.docupet.com.
When a pet is registered on the platform, a new licence is issued and mailed to the owner. For an additional cost, residents can browse hundreds...
Tourism agency seeks temporary loan to cover promotional costs
Fat stacks of room tax cash collected from the patrons of Niagara-on-the-Lake's hotels will continue to gather interest in the town's coffers for a bit longer at least.
That was the decision of council after almost three hours of discussion at town hall Tuesday morning, much of which was closed to the public.
Minerva Ward, chief executive of Tourism NOTL, came to council seeking a $226,000 loan to...
Youth is at the forefront for this year’s Candlelight Stroll.
Twelve-year-old Maya Webster and 13-year-old Dylan Dietsch will each be in carriages to lead the popular annual winter stroll, organized by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.
As usual, thousands are expected to pack the streets of Old Town for the stroll on Dec. 1.
“We are thrilled that our community can keep the tradition of their beloved Candlelight Stroll this year,” said chamber president Minerva Ward.