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Daily Archives: May 19, 2020

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COVID-19: Niagara board supports keeping schools closed

The District School Board of Niagara says it supports the province's decision to keep elementary and secondary schools closed for the remainder of this school year. "The decision...

NOTL firefightershelping teach kids fire safety with home kits

The Niagara-on-the-Lake fire department wants to help kids learn fire safety, and safely, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The department will be delivering fire education...

PHOTO: ‘Flip Bar’ lets neighbours be social from a distance

What do friends who happen to be neighbours do when a six-foot-high fence separates them? They turn it into a "Flip Bar," of course.  Neighbours Sharon Brinsmead-Taylor,...

COVID-19: Letter: Mayor, council doing nothing to help Old Town businesses

Dear editor: The Old Town and Queen Street, in particular, are the centrepiece for tourism in Niagara-on-the-Lake and tourism is the mainstay of our economy. The...

COVID-19: Letter: Disappointed so few people wearing masks, gloves

Dear editor: On Sunday afternoon, I went downtown to pick up some groceries in Old Town. I saw at least 25 people, both in and out...

COVID-19: Letter: Kudos to PC Express team at Phil’s Valu-mart

Dear editor: I’d like to give a well-done to the PC Express team at Phil’s Valu-mart in Virgil for their excellent service during these challenging...

COVID-19: Letter: Praise for our delivery drivers

Dear editor: It’s very encouraging to read about how grateful and thankful people are toward our essential workers. I read about doctors, nurses, paramedics, PSWs, pharmacists,...

COVID-19: Letter: NOTL needs to act fast to curb ‘overtourism’

Dear editor: When will Niagara-on-the-Lake, and in particular Old Town, reach a saturation point for tourism – or are we there now? Are we, as we continue...

COVID-19: Letter: Fining store owners kicks them when they’re down

Dear editor: I just heard that one of the stores on Queen Street was fined by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for having people standing too close...

Innovation in Wine Country: Part 5: Online sales, exports help Pillitteri Estatesnavigate pandemic

From new decor to revamped barrel cellar and technical improvements, winery eagerly awaits return of tourist traffic   On a typical May long weekend, the scene...

COVID-19: Dr. Brown: Virus mutates slowly, as search for vaccine accelerates

Dr. William Brown Special to The Lake Report The genome of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-Cov-2) is small – only 30,000 bases in its single strand of...

A big leap: From smalltown Niagara to smaller town Costa Rica

How a NOTL couple is transforming their lives in a warm, tropical paradise   While vacationing in early March prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our intrepid reporter Tim...

Golf auction raises $6,000 for Newark Neighbours

What started out over lunch as an idea to raise a few dollars for Newark Neighbours has blossomed into a major fundraiser for the...

NOTL company takes over Canadian Woodworking magazine

Canada's top do-it-yourself magazine is now owned by a company headquartered in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement has come under the wing of publisher Michael Fox's Inspiring...

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