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Arch-i-text: With high costs, we’re not seeing ‘more homes built faster’

This week I’d like start off by borrowing a page from my colleague, Ross Robinson’s playbook, and do a little “rambling” about things which arguably challenge folks who own...

Editorial: More ways needed to skin a catnapper

As reported in this week’s issue, and widely circulated on social media, a neighbour...

Growing Together: Let’s explore the world of magnolias

What would spring be without seeing the first of the magnolias bursting forth into...

Exploring History: The ice jam of April 1909

This photograph shows the ice jam pressing against the wharf and range light house...

Sports: An inspirational pilgrimage to Augusta and the Masters

For many golfers, a visit to the place that bills itself as the Home...

Exploring History: Fort Niagara, 1758

This piece is titled, “A mounted view of Niagara fort taken by Sir William Johnson on the 25th of July 1759.  Drawn on the...

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...

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...

Dr. Brown: The end and beginning of the human species

Last week’s review of the present and future revolution in genetics returns us to the question of whether the human species will continue as...

Growing Together: Spring has sprung – let’s get your lawn in shape

This past Sunday I spotted the first ones of the season … that’s right: the first dandelions of the year. I know most of...

Get Off Of My Cloud: Tunes to sum up the eclipse

Wasn’t That A Party? At least no one was Blinded by the Light from Staring at the Sun. Monday’s Total Eclipse of the Heart had...

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...

Ross’s Ramblings: Say what? Niagara Region uses emergency power to postpone eclipse to Wednesday

The promotion of our time in the Path of Totality has been impressive and I have admittedly been a wet blanket. I haven't shied away...

Exploring History: 107th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, April 9-12, 1917

Many historians consider the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge to be a defining moment for our country. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize...

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...

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...

Arch-i-text: Ford flak aside, mandated fourplexes could mean trouble

On March 8, Premier Doug Ford held a press conference in Milton. During his remarks, he ruled out allowing fourplexes "as of right" across...

NOTL Cats spring fundraiser plants seeds of compassion for felines

While many families scurried about last Saturday making last-minute preparations for Easter, the volunteers behind Niagara-on-the-Lake Cats were making sure their feline families are...

Growing Together: A rose by any other name should be pruned

How may of you just can’t wait to get out in your garden every spring and prune your roses?  It probably isn’t on the...

Dr. Brown: Will humans soon take evolution into our own hands?

In week three of this five-part series on the Middle Land, we examined how life began and evolved and the life cycle of stars,...

VIDEO: Kids go wild for Easter eggs at annual Bunny Trail

Hundreds of youngsters flocked to the Niagara Nursery School and Kinsmen Club's annual Bunny Trail and Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. There were plenty...

Part 4: A Clean Sweep: Selling some of your unwanted ‘stuff’ is an option

From junk drawers to overstuffed basements, many of us have a lot of "stuff" we no longer need. This four-part series will help you...

Ross’s Ramblings: Sometimes not conforming to ‘norm’ is the way to go

Swimming against the current can be a good thing, with positive results. Stay the course with me as I put my thoughts to paper...

Mulroney funeral a chance for NOTL couple to say goodbye to an old friend

For Derek and Judy Insley, attending the state funeral for former prime minister Brian Mulroney was an opportunity to honour a man who played...

Arch-i-text: The long and winding road to recognizing our town’s heritage

The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has been described as having the greatest concentration of surviving British Colonial architecture built between 1813 and 1860 of any...

Dr. Brown: Origins of life — from single cell to complex creations

In this third instalment in a five-part series on "Middle Land: worlds beyond our senses," our attention shifts. Beyond the dazzling worlds of physics...

Sports: Defenceman Kaleb Dietsch making an impression with Ottawa 67’s

NOTL native works out and practises with OHL club daily   A year ago at this time, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Kaleb Dietsch was winding up his minor hockey...

Exploring History: Walnut Tree Cottage

Shoemaker George Flynn built this house circa 1860 at 22 Johnson St., on land given to him by his mother, who operated a recess...

Arch-i-text: How architecture holds the history of its inhabitors

At the corner of King and Mary streets stands a large white building that recalls the early days of the Town of Niagara. In 1800,...

Exploring History: Palatine Hill

In the late 1600s, the Servos family was living in the German Palatinate area. The patriarch of the North American family arrived in the...

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