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NRP services board thanked for support of NPC police

Janice Thomson, chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, took the opportunity of having the Niagara Region Police Services board meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake last week to thank members for their support of the Niagara Parks

Candidates square off in Queenston

The all-candidates meeting held in Queenston Wednesday, the first opportunity for the public to directly question those running in the Oct. 22 municipal election, remained polite, with no hint of the disrespect or

Town Classic raises $37,000

The 20th Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Classic, held Thursday at the Royal Niagara Golf Club, has raised about $37,000 for the Voices of Freedom Park. The annual Town tournament was moved to the Glendale course

Council flip flops on development issue

Some confusion over information given to councillors at Monday's council meeting led to a contentious end to the final meeting of this term of council. With no chance to deal with routine business

Council gives thanks

Before the tough work of the last council meeting of this term began Monday, councillors took some time to celebrate their four years working together and to recognize those who have decided to

Medical centre gets nod to move ahead

Despite being unable to solve traffic problems plaguing the neighbourhood around the site of a new medical centre, councillors voted Monday at their last meeting of the current term to rezone the property

Council passes the buck on tree bylaw

After four years of discussing a an urban tree bylaw, Niagara-on-the-Lake town councillors have passed the buck to the incoming council, who will have the responsibility of balancing tree preservation with property rights. Several new

Region working on plan for Glendale district

To prevent “piece-meal development” in the Glendale area of Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Niagara Region has completed the first phase of a “better plan” for the district to councillors last week. Thomas Villella, manager of special projects

Cadet program creates leaders, good citizens

To Cpl. Thomas Forsyth, the best part of being an air cadet is the camaraderie. Yes, the weekly meetings and training programs are about work and discipline, but they also about having fun,

Request for Bee City designation denied

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a bee-friendly town, but not a Bee City. When Renee Delaney asked that Niagara-on-the-Lake be designated a Bee City during an April council meeting, her request was sent to the Town's

Team Pillsy aiming for $100,000

There is nothing that feels better for the soul than laughter – except, possibly, sharing it with more than 500 friends and neighbours, under a summer sky, knowing that it's for a really great

Garbage pick-up delays ‘unacceptable’

Something needs to be done about garbage pick-up delays, and it needs to be done now, says Niagara-on-the-Lake regional councillor Gary Burroughs. The repeated non-compliance of Emterra collections, sometimes late into the evening and

NOTL Terry Fox runs to surpass $600,000

Joan King took on the organization of the Terry Fox run in Niagara-on-the Lake in 2007, to ensure the run continued locally. This is the 38th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, with

Council puts off decision of tree bylaw

Although Niagara-on-the-Lake residents have said they overwhelmingly support a tree bylaw that would apply to private property in urban areas, a decision before council last week was deferred. A consulting company hired to

Village hotel approved

A compromise on height has allowed a boutique hotel and assembly hall to move forward along the entranceway to the Old Town. The Village Square, a commercial centre on the border of the


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