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Snow plow namers get kudos from council

Three winners of the Niagara-on-the-Lake's new snow plow naming contest got their grip and grins at town hall Tuesday night. Winners Jordana Hernder, Laura Hollemans and Carleen LeBlanc showed up...

A brush with royal tea: March Break children’s tea party

The Friends of Fort George is cordially extending an invitation to families for a...

Feds extend winery support program with $177 million over three years. Industry applauds major cash injection

There was a lot to like about an announcement that the federal government was...

After 95 years the Niagara District Airport still has room to grow, Pilon says

The Niagara District Airport is a well-known fixture in Niagara-on-the-Lake, but many NOTLers aren’t...

Decision to continue hearing Jeleel Stewart appeal up to tribunal: WSIB

What happens now to the case of a Jamaican man who was injured on...

Green recruits gave redcoats a run for their money in historic battles

Storied scouts and skirmishers were in the limelight at Navy Hall on Friday morning.  The Glengarry Light Infantry and the Western Rangers were two regiments...

Optometrist giving away eclipse glasses, with donation proceeds to charity

Residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake have started preparing for the total solar eclipse on April 8 and optometrist Dr. Marianne Hopkins is here to help. In anticipation...

Salon celebrates 24 years with 24-hour haircut marathon for charity

If you needed a haircut last weekend, Bliss Aveda Salon was squeezing its clients in at any time of the day — from midnight...

It’s time to consider national VQA standard, Ziraldo says

Two members involved in Niagara's wine industry feel that creating a national standard will help promote Canadian vintages internationally and help winemakers and grape...

Town says no more Queen Street patios, for now

Councillors got a bit hot under the collar in a debate about temporary patios Tuesday night. The issue of seasonal patios for food establishments has...

St. Davids residents appeal Tawny Ridge decision to land tribunal

A group of St. Davids residents has appealed a controversial town planning decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal.  The residents hope the tribunal will have...

Legion bringing home flag that flew at Normandy’s Juno Beach Centre

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Legion will be flying a flag with a special origin to honour veterans past and present. The Royal Canadian Legion branch 124 has...

‘Ambassador’ Laurie Harley is NOTL’s Citizen of the Year

Laurie Harley, one of the founders and leaders of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s innovative Ambassadors program, is the town’s Citizen of the Year. Harley was among several residents...

Protections for Rand Estate won’t affect Solmar proposal, town says

The results of a study conducted last year could be used to change town policy on development in the Rand Estate. But that same study...

NOTL Pickleball Club teams up to fight Crohn’s and colitis

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport in Niagara-on-the-Lake: within a few short months, the town's club has grown to 600 members from 400 members. Using this...

Tickets go on sale March 1 for popular Red Roof pasta dinner

They’ll be dishing out the pasta for a good cause at John Michael’s Banquet & Event Centre in Thorold on Sunday, April 28. That is...

Town begins search for new chief administrator

The Town of NOTL is looking for a new Jack Sparrow to captain its ship. Right now, Bruce Zvaniga has the helm as Niagara-on-the-Lake’s chief...

Pet Valu teams up with cat rescue group for adoption weekend

Furry friends in search of a forever home were plenty to be found at Pet Valus across Canada last Saturday and Sunday – and...

Niagara College brewmasters hop to it for Pink Boots Society

Students in Niagara College's program for future brewmasters are hard at work on unique batches of beer they're brewing this winter – all to...

Willowbank unveils $200,000 bursary from Humeniuk Foundation

Niagara's Humeniuk Foundation is donating $200,000 to Queenston's Willowbank School of Restoration Arts as part of a five-year program to help students spend a...

History buffs gawk at notable Fort George hoard

The Navy Hall was a veritable dragon's hoard of historical treasure Friday morning. Site supervisor Dan Laroche shared 27 historical artifacts with almost 30 visitors...

And the beat goes on: Foot patrols bring ‘nostalgic aspect’ back to policing in NOTL

There’s a saying that everything old is new again. While it’s most commonly used to describe things such as fashion, music and even home decor,...

Restrictions on tree cuttings are unfair, councillors say

Tree protections in Niagara-on-the-Lake don’t cut it. That was the sentiment of councillors at a meeting Feb. 13 regardless of which side of the fence...

389-home subdivision nears approval on Con. 7

A proposed subdivision on the outskirts of Glendale is one step closer to becoming a reality. Niagara-on-the-Lake council rubber-stamped Modero Estates, a development proposal for...

THE LOVE REPORT: Four decades of the time of our lives

Sharon and Bob Woodley We began as coworkers, became friends, dated (long-distance), fell in love and 45 years of married life later, we think Bill...

NOTL kids try tai chi for Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year was a big draw for the NOTL Youth Collective on Monday night. Almost 20 kids came out to the old Cornerstone Church...

THE LOVE REPORT: On and off the stage, this connection is real

Terry and Donna Belleville The year was 1972, at Playhouse 66, a small theatre in Scarborough. The play was "Tiger at the Gates" by Jean Giraudoux. In...

THE LOVE REPORT: He asked me to move across the country – I said yes

Leah DeFaria and Alessandro Barreca We met working at Target together (when it was in Canada). One night we went out for our first/last hangout before...

Legends and myths loom large in Sir Isaac Brock’s story

A fabled horse and a mysterious love interest were the spotlight of a fireside talk Friday afternoon at Navy Hall. Amanda Gamble, the executive director...

NOTL pushes priority problems at municipal conference

Town leaders had an audience with the Ministry of Housing in late January and used the opportunity to ask the government to change a...

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