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Votes gathered to stop privatized health care

The Niagara Health Coalition was one of many coalitions that participated in a citizen-run referendum against new rules for health care across the province. The referendum was held nearly two...

Museum lecture takes deep dive into Niagara’s Indigenous history

The lands we refer to as the Niagara region have hosted thousands of years...

Migrant workers dispute findings of report on abuse

Jamaican government sent team to Canada to investigate claims       Members of a migrant farmworkers group...

UPDATED – BREAKING: NOTL’s rainbow crosswalk vandalized for a second time

Julia Sacco The Lake Report And it's happened again. For the second time in as many days,...

Youth Collective’s new program exploring career opportunities in NOTL

Young people in Niagara-on-the-Lake will soon have the chance to see what their professional...

‘I just want to make him proud:’ Cafe truck honours victim of Port Weller explosion

Natalia Sepúlveda-Lastra and her late fiancé's dreams of opening a cafe truck are finally becoming a reality.  Ryan’s Lounge cafe truck opens on June 3...

Rotary Club celebrates a year of success with annual Paul Harris awards

The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Paul Harris Awards Gala celebrated another year of outstanding achievements in the community and beyond. The May 23 gala held...

Backyard beauty on display in 17th annual Shaw Garden Tour

Fourteen years ago, 19 Colonel Butler Cres. was a far cry from the Tudor-style getaway that it is today.  After Brian Carberry and his partner...

Bringing the Croatian centre into the 21st century at folk arts festival

For Josipa Petrunic’s first time running the region's folk arts celebration as president of Niagara's Croatian National Centre, she took inspiration from other cultures.  “We...

High school students lend a hand at Red Roof Retreat

Students from Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls learned the value of volunteering last week at Red Roof Retreat. Red Roof Retreat is a charitable...

Chloe Cooley takes centre stage in NOTL Musem’s latest exhibit

Not everyone may be aware a momentous piece of Black history took place here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A new museum exhibit being unveiled this June, however,...

Royal Oak School takes education to the great outdoors

Royal Oak Community School is bringing down the walls of its classrooms this week.  For one week, students have left the indoors behind and are...

Construction on Glendale roundabout begins

Construction of the new Glendale roundabout at Glendale Avenue and York Road has begun this week. The work, which began June 1, will be ongoing...

McLaren supercars making a pit stop in downtown NOTL

It will be a car show unlike any that has hit the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake before. With the Monaco Grand Prix just ended and the...

Town urged to put more focus on the environment with strategic plan

If the environment fails, nothing else will matter – that was a sentiment one Niagara-on-the-Lake resident shared during one of several information sessions held...

Fire call interrupts final firefighters community breakfast

The St. Davids Firefighters' Association served up breakfast for the community one last time Saturday before taking their summer break. Last weekend's breakfast at the...

Pride and prejudice: NOTL installs its first rainbow crosswalk

Niagara-on-the-Lake is, proudly, a little more colourful as June begins.  To kick off Pride month, the town finished painting a new rainbow crosswalk on Anderson...

St. Davids Leos take charge of dog guide fundraiser

It was the younger members of the St. Davids Lions Club who led the charge in boosting a fundraiser for a worthwhile cause. Two Leos,...

Crossroads Coyotes raise money for cancer research in annual run

Like many of her teachers and fellow students at Crossroads Public School, 13-year-old Alanna Kroeker knows what it's like to have her family touched...

Old and new faces ring in farmers market season

Kathryn and Don Recourt were among a group of fresh faces at the first Market at the Village of the summer season.  Saturday was the...

NOTL Palliative Care opens new offices beside Simpson’s Pharmacy in Virgil

After five years of searching, Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care has found a new home.  On Friday, the group held an open house welcoming the community to...

Investigation launched after Jamaican farmworker dies in his sleep

A Jamaican farmworker in his early thirties died in his sleep at a Niagara-on-the-Lake bunkhouse last Friday.  The 31-year-old employee at P.G. Enns Farms lived...

Supporting Red Roof’s good work

Red Roof Retreat executive director Steffanie Bjorgan and her husband Moe receive a cheque for $1,000 from the Agape Fund, courtesy of Niagara-on-the-Lake insurance...

A grand time as Nyanyas humanitarian group hosts first post-COVID fundraiser

Tuesday night's Nyanyas of Niagara gathering was the charity group's first in-person fundraiser since the pandemic began – and they're declaring it a huge...

Purse bingo sells out in support of Community Crew

Both parking lots at Club Heidelberg were overflowing with cars for Friday’s purse bingo fundraiser.  “The woman who won the 50/50 draw won $657, that’s...

People of the Stampede: Kids, couples, carny workers and more

For 55 years, the Virgil Stampede has been a staple of life in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  With attractions from pony rides and reptile shows, to a Ferris...

Oh yes, they can bake a cherry pie

Each spring, the women of St. Mark’s Anglican Church (and a few friends) bake hundreds of cherry pies as the cornerstone of the church’s...

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers make the Ferris wheel go round

Thank you to this year's volunteers at the Virgil Stampede. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Legion raises more than $3,000 for former bartender

More than $3,000 was raised in support of former Legion bartender Sue Pauls on Saturday, says Legion president Al Howse.  Pauls suffered a devastating stroke...

Friends of Fort George gather for book signing

It's an effort four years in the making. On Sunday, the Friends of Fort George hosted a book signing for "Fort George: A History," which...

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