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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Motorcycle ride raises funds for residential school justice

A long line of motorcycles descended on the Niagara Regional Native Centre on Sunday for the second annual Residential School Children's Ride for Justice. “It's been a long day. But...

Signs of trouble: Town keeps removing farmer’s roadside ads

A small sign along an empty road shoulder can make a big difference. For years, White Orchard Farms' owner David White has seen a big...

The Monuments Men – Part 5: Herbert Longhurst survived battles of Somme and Vimy Ridge

But NOTL artillery operator was fatally wounded at Battle of Arleux This year marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's...

‘Time to smell the roses,’ Arsenault drops out of council race

After briefly entering his name in the running, Coun. Norm Arsenault has decided to withdraw from the upcoming municipal election. “I found myself working on...

Return of Strawberry Social a bit of pandemic relief for seniors

Niagara-on-the-Lake's annual Strawberry Social was back in-person on Monday at the NOTL Community Centre, for the first time in two years. The social afternoon, which honours Ontario's Seniors Month in June, invites all NOTL residents aged 65 and up to come out, have lunch and enjoy fresh strawberries. Because the risk of COVID-19 isn't completely gone, the event also had a pick-up option this year. Last year it was pick-up only. “This is the first hybrid event, so we had in-person and pick up,” said Marah Minor,  communications co-ordinator for the Town of NOTL.  With the pandemic and not being able to have the...

Tennis tournament a sweltering success

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club hosted its mixed doubles tournament on June 25, a tradition going back to the 1970s and the earliest days of the club. “The event was played...

News

NOTL Canada Day roundup

Rotary celebrations at Simcoe Park 8:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast at Simcoe Park Pancake Breakfast | 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Barbecue | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cake parade | 3 p.m. Kids activities | All afternoon Live entertainment | All afternoon Fort George celebrations Free Tours | 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Food Trucks! | 4 p.m. Historical Presentations | 6:30 p.m. Live Music | On stage Fireworks Display | 10 p.m. Scavenger Hunt at the Pumphouse The Niagara-on-the-Lake Arts Collective will host a Canada Day Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes. Visit the member galleries on July 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to find the answers...

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Archeological company offers to dig up buried headstones in historic black cemetery

Jim and Marilyn Russell have done a lot of work in the Negro Burial Ground in Niagara-in-the-Lake over the last two months — but there’s still a long way to go. Russell was recently sent an email by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake asking him to desist from any further action at the graveyard until he had consulted with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario about work on the site. He did that, and quickly had the authority support his initiative and recommend an archeological company, licensed by the province, to do further work on the site. Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. have submitted a...

Local

Niagara vineyards suffer serious winter damage

Heavy rain, cool air hit vines hard, especially in lower regions   Heavy rain and cold air severely damaged Niagara's grape vines last winter, and early...

Top Gun NOTL: Dreams of a high-flying career

NOTL cadet program lauded for inspiring love of aviation   Air cadet Shay Vidal has some high-flying dreams. Being a member of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 809 Newark Royal Canadian...

Virgil Stampede sees ‘record revenue,’ business association donates $1,000 to pickleball club

The Virgil Stampede saw one of its best years ever, says Virgil Business Association president Richard Wall. “Overall, it was a resounding success. Our top...

Ladies Auxiliary returns with Junk in the Trunk

One person’s junk in a trunk is another person’s treasure in a trunk. Or, something like that. The Ladies Auxiliary Junk in the Trunk sale...

Entertainment

Exploring Photos: ‘A Birds Eye View’

This bookplate is titled, "A Birds Eye View or Map of the Country from Lake Erie to Queenston. Exhibiting the Chasm formed by the Retrograde Movement of the Falls...

Horoscope: Mars and Pluto bring energy to Canada Day holiday celebrations

Thursday, June 30: As the moon moves from its home sign of Cancer into Leo we have activity with Venus, Saturn, Neptune, Mars and Pluto. It’s a very busy...
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Opinion

Arch-i-text: Marching backward on heritage protection

Way back in 1972, UNESCO published the World Heritage Convention. This document called on countries around the world to not only protect built-heritage, but...

Editorial: Big cakes, big gestures, big impacts

It’s Canada Day again. This year we can finally reunite for some of our beloved traditions, like the activities at Fort George and the...

Letter: Disappointed in ‘Pickleball Karen’ letter

Dear editor: I’m extremely disappointed that The Lake Report chose to print the poem entitled Pickleball Karen in the June 23, 2022 issue. While I don’t...
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Entertainment

Exploring Photos: Thayendanega-Rousseaux powder horn

June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day and this week we are featuring an artifact from our collection. This powder horn is beautifully decorated with birds, leaves, plants and...

Community

St. Mark’s Cherry Festival

St. Mark's Church 41 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

St. Mark’s Cherry Festival is an annual favourite for parishioners, local residents, and visitors alike. Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating the Cherry harvest. There will be something for […]

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Obituary: Dr. Victorine Beddage

Dr. Victorine Beddage 1943 – 2022 Dr. Victorine Yogalosani Beddage (Vicki, Loshani) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2022, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, with her family at her side. Born...

Local

The Monuments Men – Part 4: Three Houghton boys went off to war. Only one returned

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's century of service through two world wars and beyond, NOTL historian Ron Dale has been...

Dear diary: Trials and tests on 4,400-km ride in honour of brother

NOTL native Kaleb Schriefer is riding the Tour Divide from Alberta to New Mexico in honour of his brother Noah, who died of an overdose. This is his first...

NOTL man swimming to highlight mental health crisis

A Niagara-on-the-Lake man is preparing to swim from the Queenston boat launch to the gazebo in Queen's Royal Park to raise awareness and money for mental health. Besides drawing attention...
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News

Strawberry Festival brings life, tradition back to NOTL

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Strawberry Festival returned on Saturday, after a two-year COVID hiatus. Across the grounds at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, people of all ages were out getting a taste of the season's first major fruit harvest in Niagara-on-the-Lake. There were the traditional strawberry crepes and shortcake, strawberries for sale by the quart and strawberry jams made by members of the church. Other activities included games for kids, a book sale and bake sale, a silent auction and live entertainment by the NOTL Ukesters. Rosemary Vysohlyd, office administrator for the church, was inside helping to run the silent auction. She said there was a...

NOTL’s 2% hotel room tax begins July 1

It's been simmering a long time on the back burner, but NOTL is finally ready to serve up its municipal accommodation tax. Niagara-on-the-Lake's long-awaited and hard-fought hotel tax is set to begin on July 1 after council unanimously approved a staff report and bylaw on the levy during a Monday, June 20 council meeting. The new levy is a two per cent tax on all accommodation...

Heritage experts say NOTL is a leader on conservation

Preserving the character of Niagara-on-the-Lake may be a tough battle for some councillors and residents but it seems the town is getting widespread recognition for its efforts. During a special council meeting on June 20, Marcus Letourneau, an assistant professor of planning at Queen's and Waterloo universities and managing principal at LHC Heritage Planning and Archaeology gave councillors a heritage training session.  Letourneau, who also teaches...

Navy’s oldest ship makes harbour in NOTL

Grand sailing vessel HMCS Oriole is part of mission to recruit 1,000 sailors Perhaps one of the greatest old sailing vessels in the world called Niagara-on-the-Lake its home this past weekend. The HMCS Oriole, the Royal Canadian Navy’s oldest ship, docked at the NOTL Sailing Club from June 17 to 20. The ship’s executive officer, Lt. James Craigie, said working on the sail-powered tall ship was possibly...

Butterfly release honours loved ones lost during pandemic

About 250 new residents moved in Saturday afternoon and each one of them represents someone who was deeply loved and lost. They weren’t people, they...

Disero focused on helping pickleball club find a new venue

The sport must go on. It has been a little more than a week since a justice of the peace placed a probation on the...

Town gives carriage operators extra space away from protesters

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has moved to improve safety and security for horse-drawn carriage operators. Council has unanimously approved licences to occupy land outside of...

Heritage trail announces fun run, unveils Canopy plaque

It’s time to put your money where your shoes are. The Upper Canada Heritage Trail committee is organizing a fun run and dog walking fundraiser...
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Museum’s Kid Curator Camp is back

Barbara Worthy Special to The Lake Report Boats, balls, bowling and the world of bees are all part of the activities included in the NOTL Museum’s popular Kid Curator Camp, back this summer to the delight of amateur sleuths, curators and aspiring Olympians. The Kid Curator Camp will be offered in two sessions: July 18 to 22 Aug. 15 to 19. The camps cost $125 per child, per week. The sessions, for kids six to 12, run from Monday...

Police launch #StopHateNiagara campaign

The Niagara Regional Police Service has launched a #StopHateNiagara campaign which  it  hopes will eliminate barriers to reporting hate incidents and hate crimes. Police have dealt with a growing number of hate crimes in Niagara over the past few years and several this year, including a recent incident when pro-Russian graffiti was used to deface a residence supporting Ukraine. The police also want people to know there is a difference between hate crimes (a criminal offence motivated...
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