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NOTL chamber president steps down, search is on for interim leader

After two years at the helm and being a major player in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s post-COVID business recovery, NOTL Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake president and CEO Minerva Ward has...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Roundup of NOTL eclipse photos

  Across Niagara-on-the-Lake, people had different views and experiences of Monday's total solar eclipse. Here is a gallery of photos, some taken by The Lake...

Province begins RFP process for twinning of Garden City Skyway

The twinning of the Garden City Skyway has taken a step toward becoming reality after the province issued a request for proposals for the...

Subdivision proposal for Rand Estate nothing new, Solmar lawyer tells tribunal

There's nothing new about Solmar's plan to build a subdivision on the former Rand Estate property, a lawyer for the developer told the Ontario...

Golf club staff support colleague fighting cancer

Brenda Breen has been working at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club for nearly 10 years and after a recent cancer diagnosis, her colleagues are banding together to help. “When the employees,...

NOTL Museum’s spotlight on donors: Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner

“The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum is the pride of the community,” declared Lorraine Joyner, as she discussed the future of the museum and the reason she...

Town moves 30 km/h speed limit signs put up on wrong streets

Oops. Chautauqua residents spent three years researching solutions to speeding on the community’s narrow streets and then lobbied the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to implement them. After...

Not your average community newspaper

When you’re surrounded by as much talent as I have for the last year and a half, you tend not to rest on your...

Proposed St. Davids subdivision moves forward with committee approval

A proposed subdivision for up to 28 homes in St. Davids has received the OK from the town's politicians. Councillors considered a recommendation report from staff, which supported the development of the Opulence subdivision on lands north of Hickory Avenue and west of Tanbark Road, during the committee of the whole planning meeting on Tuesday night. The proposed development on the 1.776-hectare, or 4.39-acre, parcel would consist of as many as 28 single-family homes, according to the report. “We’ve been in town for over 30 years developing and making picturesque communities such as this proposed development Opulence,” said Syrina Gatta of Gatta...

April 22’s Learn & Live focuses on heritage trail’s history

Rick Meloen is a strong advocate for learning about the history of the town. He has a lifetime of knowledge and experience with the inner workings of Niagara-on-the-Lake and on...

News

Scotsman Hotel owners seek permission to add sixth guest room

There will be more room at the inn if owners of the Scotsman Hotel get their way. Susan Wheler, who was representing Blair and Brenda McArthur, owners of the five-room in located at 95 Johnson St., said the couple wanted to add a sixth room to the establishment. The McArthurs are seeking to have zoning, which currently permits a “five-room country inn,” changed to accommodate the extra guest room. Town politicians were considering the request and an accompanying information report from staff as part of a public meeting during the April 9 committee of the whole meeting. The home has operated as...

News

Virgil residents voice concern over next phase of Konik Estates

Some residents in Virgil are worried about the impact to their neighbourhood if phase 2 of the Konik Estates project goes ahead, town politicians heard at a public meeting April 9. The public meeting was held as a part of the regular committee-of-the-whole meeting that deals with planning matters. The proposed development — located north of Line 2 Road and east of Concession 6 Road — includes 52 single, detached homes along with 102 block townhouses and six street townhomes. The latter would face onto Line 2 Road. The developer is seeking amendments to the town’s zoning bylaw “to address lot frontage,...

Local

NOTL businesses happy with economic benefits created by the eclipse

Eclipses are good for business. That’s the word from the Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Chamber of Commerce following one of the busiest off-season weekends the community can remember. “April...

Learn about the man who burned down the town

History has laid the blame for the devastating fire in the town of Newark, now Niagara-on-the-Lake, in December 1813 on Joseph Willcocks, who led...

Bird watch: Northern flicker

Lily McKinley Special to Niagara Now/The Lake Report Northern flicker: The northern flicker is a year-round resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake, marked by its vibrant plumage and distinctive markings...

NOTL’s Peter Warrack earns Meritorious Service Cross

His work targeting human trafficking honoured by Governor General Michel Maisonneuve Special to The Lake Report Niagara-on-the-Lake's Peter Warrack has been formally presented with the Meritorious Service...

Entertainment

2024 Willowbank grads all working in heritage sector

The latest cohort of students from Willowbank's heritage conservation program graduated in a convocation ceremony on the weekend — and all 10 grads are now working in the heritage...

Sam Roberts Band continues its Jackson-Triggs tradition

A familiar face will kick off Jackson-Triggs’ annual summer concert series in June. Sam Roberts Band will open the series with shows on June 7 and 8 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake...

Opinion

Editorial: The pure power of Mother Nature

It was a dull and cloudy afternoon, when day turned to night for just a few minutes. The promise of a rare total eclipse did...

Arch-i-text: The home development system is broken and should be fixed

On March 18, I attended the virtual open house regarding Konik Estates' phase two application for development of lands by Grey Forest Homes Ltd. During...

Letter: Hamas was wrong but so was Israeli government

Dear editor: I am writing to respond to Derek Collins’ letter, "Hamas must be accountable for its actions," (March 21). This letter is NOT a defence...

Entertainment

Wilson and Seeger bring ‘Taylor’ and ‘Pink’ to Corks

If you couldn’t get your hands on those Eras Tour tickets, Corks is bringing it to Niagara-on-the-Lake this weekend.  On Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, Jessica Wilson is...

News

It was a total eclipse of the heart for awestruck watchers

NOTL experience captivates people from far and wide   With oohs and ahs, cheers and applause, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s total eclipse experience was one to remember for skywatchers — despite the low-hanging cloud...

Local

Eclipse brings Toronto woman to tears at Konzelmann winery party

For the 100 or so people gathered at Konzelmann Estate Winery, it was almost a case of the solar eclipse that wasn’t. But an audible cheer went up as the...

ECLIPSED! Fans say the wait was worth it, despite cloudy conditions

Visitors and residents were scattered across Niagara-on-the-Lake Monday afternoon in hopes of catching a glimpse of the full solar eclipse.  In the hours leading up to it, spirits were low...

Witness the rare solar eclipse at NOTL’s many viewing parties

Niagara Falls may be designated the go-to place to experience the solar eclipse on April 8, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of places to experience the...

News

Town is ready for eclipse crowds, fire chief says

It will be "go time" Monday as the town prepares to welcome an expected influx of visitors to view the April 8 solar eclipse. Fire Chief Jay Plato, the town’s emergency management co-ordinator, has been meeting with counterparts from across Niagara for the past year to get a handle on what to expect in the days leading up to and on the day of eclipse. While Niagara Falls has been designated as the best place to view the once-in-a-lifetime event, crowds are expected across the region, including in Niagara-on-the-Lake. “Eclipses are predictable events,” Plato said. “We've known this has been coming...

Three years later, family is keeping Matthew Wilson’s memory alive

A lovingly crafted, homemade black cross marks the spot in a ditch along Lakeshore Road where Matthew Wilson died after he was hit by a pickup truck three years ago this week. But rather than solely being a sad reminder of the tragedy that claimed his life, for his family and surviving friends and relatives, it is a way to celebrate the 40-year-old, taken too...

How to watch the eclipse safely

Grabbing a direct look at the sun is dangerous at any time. During a solar eclipse the temptation to get even just a quick glimpse of this once-in-a-lifetime event can be a pull too powerful to resist. But safety is paramount because the affects and damages to your retinas are real. So, to remain safe and enjoy the event, keep these safety measures in mind. Total eclipse?...

NOTL hires its first economic development officer

The town has reached into the Niagara radio business to find its first-ever economic development officer. Ashleigh Myers, who has worked for more that two decades at Bell Media Niagara radio stations in St. Catharines, as a business development, marketing and advertising executive.  Myers has been with Bell Media since graduating from the Broadcast program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., in 2003. “It’s sad in a...

NOTL reaps $3.5 million from broadband network sale

The town will receive about $3.5 million of the initial proceeds from the sale of Niagara Regional Broadband Network to a subsidiary of cable...

Here are NOTL’s members of the province’s $100K club

Annual Sunshine List was released March 31   It’s that time of year again when taxpayers get a glimpse of who are some of the highest-paid...

Town appoints Vizzari to regional transportation committee

Coun. Adriana Vizzari will be representing the town on a committee to advise the region on transportation matters. The appointment follows a decision March 8...

It’s not rocket science: Outdoor play is good for kids’ mental health

Now that spring has sprung and the hibernation period of winter is slipping away, Adam Bienenstock wants parents – and the population in general...

Garden club members reveal some design secrets

Elizabeth Goldman Special to The Lake Report At their March monthly meeting, Garden Club of Niagara members shared the techniques they used to create some of the spectacular designs that were on display during the Niagara on-the-Lake Rotary House Tour in December. Their work had been displayed at the McFarland House and Willowbank. Members described how they made exotic faux desserts out of clay and dried flowers to emulate the style of entertainment that would have been held...

Simpson dismissal was wrong, U.S.-based library group says

Collections must reflect varying viewpoints, says Association of Library Professionals   A second U.S.-based group has stepped forward in defence of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library’s former CEO and chief librarian. The Association of Library Professionals is a new organization – founded only last month – and is based in Kansas. The group, which advocates for library collections offering materials reflecting differing viewpoints, said the library board was wrong to fire Cathy Simpson over the contents of an...

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