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Correction: Rampersad is intern art director

Kimberley Rampersad is the intern artistic director of the Shaw Festival, not the interim artistic director. Incorrect information accompanied Rampersad's guest column about Man and Superman on July 11.

Letter: Signs and freedom of expression in NOTL

Dear editor: In recent weeks there have been at least two articles in The Lake Report relating to the NOTL sign bylaw. The first involved signs in Chautauqua protesting the parking problems on the area's

NOTL couple accused in $2M school board fraud

Three people face fraud-related charges after an eight-month investigation by Niagara Regional Police into financial activities at the District School Board of Niagara. The charges involve allegations of false invoicing, diverting revenue and

Museum courtyard nurtures ‘community wellness’

The Incas knew it. So did the ancient Romans and even a few monks or two: Create a courtyard to nurture and help build community wellness. Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, small driveway courtyards and patios are popping

Strawberry Festival cancelled again, others in limbo

Brittney CutlerSpecial to The Lake Report With summer approaching quickly, Niagara-on-the-Lake's annual fruit festivals are facing tough decisions on whether to hold out for a chance to open or to cancel for another year.

Gardening: Mix annuals, perennials to add colour

This is the third in a 10-week gardening column series, organized by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom committee. Janet Ennamorato Special to The Lake Report The marriage of annuals and perennials makes for a

Editorial: Church shuns its responsibility

Richard HarleyKevin MacLean The Lake Report The whole country has been taken aback by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C., last

Police detonate WW2-era artillery shell found in lake

The single loud boom some Niagara-on-the-Lake residents heard late Tuesday night was the sound of police explosives experts detonating a Second World War-era artillery shell that was found in Lake Ontario. A retired police officer

Garden of Week contest goes virtual

NOTL's Communities in Bloom committee is going virtual with its popular Garden of the Week contest. Niagara-on-the-Lake residents can now submit their gardens for consideration on the town’s Join the Conversation page in 10 categories: Container gardens, vegetable/kitchen/herb

At 85, NOTL author launches her first novel

Jean Baker’s ‘Albatross Hall’ features famous historical characters, including Napoleon and Duke of Wellington Brittney Cutler Special to The Lake Report At 85, Jean Baker is a lover of history, playing piano and classical music. And

Time to gear up for annual Town Step challenge

Brittney CutlerSpecial to Niagara Now/The Lake Report It’s almost time again for Niagara-on-the-Lake residents to get out their sneakers for the annual Town Step Challenge, which starts June 1. Terry Mactaggart is ready to get stepping and

Town allows propane barbecues in three parks

Evan SaundersThe Lake Report Propane barbecues will be allowed in three of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s parks after an outright ban of them sparked a community backlash – but some councillors feel that a prohibition on barbecues in

History in the Vineyard fundraiser returns

The Friends of Fort George, NOTL Museum and Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery are hosting another History in the Vineyard (at home) fundraiser on May 20, just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. “With this

Large white ‘coywolf’ seen in NOTL

Betsy MassonSpecial to The Lake Report A large white coyote or wolf-like animal has been spotted several times wandering around Niagara-on-the-Lake. The first known sighting took place on the morning of March 24 when homeowners who

On-demand transituse increasing, but slow tocatch on

Riders want service expanded to all of NOTL and connect with regional transit Fatima Baig Special to Niagara Now/The Lake Report Ridership on Niagara-on-the-Lake's new transit system appears to be on the rise but the on-demand

Town extends popular Queen Street patio program

Tourism sector still a long way from recovery, Chamber says Evan Saunders The Lake Report After deliberating the pros and cons of having enlarged patios pushing out onto Queen Street, town council has extended the


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