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‘This is not Disneyland’: Residents angered after two hotels approved

Some residents are feeling unsettled and upset after the approval of two new hotels in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tuesday night’s committee of the whole planning meeting made way for Benny...

Man with gun sends St. Davids neighbourhood into lockdown

An armed domestic dispute ended peacefully in St. Davids in the early hours of Friday, June 7, with a NOTL man in custody — but not before a large police and special-unit team showed up and ordered neighbours to take cover in their basements.

Town rejects White Oaks’ plan for higher towers

Councillors reached a stalemate Tuesday night regarding White Oaks Resort and Spa’s proposal to increase building heights in Glendale for a major new residential development.

Controversial Parliament Oak hotel approved in close vote

Despite pleas from residents opposed to it, Niagara-on-the-Lake councillors approved a developer's controversial plan to build a 129-room hotel on the site of the old Parliament Oak school.

Business: Four upscale NOTL hotels on Tripadvisor’s Top 25 list

Four hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake, more than almost any other community in the country, earned spots...

NOTL fire safety campaign helps get pets adopted

And everyone thinks it is only dalmatians that are a firefighter’s best friend. Turns out the profession has a love affair with other breeds as well — even cats.

St. Mark’s concert recalls Canada’s D-Day sacrifices

D-Day has been called the greatest land invasion ever, the beginning of the end of the Second World War. On June 6, 1944, some 156,000...

Walk with Lord Mayor Zalepa and get your steps in

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Step Challenge kicked off on June 2 and the town's lord mayor, Gary Zalepa, wants to help residents reach their step goals. In...

Tickets on sale for museum’s fall garden party at McArthur Estate

Tickets are now on sale for this fall's Heritage Garden Party, where guests will be able to enjoy fine food and refreshments at the...

‘Free’ is a great word when trying to drum up business

Sometimes you gotta give a little to get a little. Front Step Farms in Niagara-on-the-Lake took that adage to heart last Friday, while testing its...

Lemonade stands across town highlight the compassion of youth

If selling lemonade from a roadside stand will help another youngster go to summer camp, then Jayden and Kate Polgrabia of Niagara-on-the-Lake are jumping in with both feet.

Town seeks new inductees for Sports Wall of Fame

The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is calling on residents to submit nominations for both local athletes who've made outstanding achievements, as well as trainers, coaches, officials or executive members who have dedicated time to enhancing the sporting community.

Driver killed on notorious section of Lakeshore Road

A single-vehicle crash that took the life of one person early Wednesday on a notorious section of road in Niagara-on-the-Lake has sparked a flurry of mixed emotions from local residents.

Queenston Pottery shows off renovations during studio tour

For the first time ever, residents and visitors could take an inside look at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s artist studios and take in the creativity. Last Saturday and...

Crossover in Old Town a pedestrian nightmare, residents say

'I feel like I'm taking my life into my own hands,' Elizabeth Lewis says after another close call   Niagara-on-the-Lake residents Helen Kopec and Elizabeth Lewis...

NOTL woman assaulted by stranger — inside Niagara police station

She just wanted to report the fender-bender mishap that damaged her shiny red SUV. Instead, she ended up badly battered and bruised after she was attacked by a stranger — inside a Niagara police station.

Code Grey: Lack of urgent care options in NOTL a big concern, residents say

“Code Grey” is one in a series of stories in The Lake Report about health care in Niagara Region. In hospital parlance, “Code Grey”...

St. Mark’s cemetery tree garden hits milestone

Members of St. Mark’s Anglican Church congregation, the church's cemetery board and the public gathered on the forest-like grounds of the more than 230-year-old...

Chautauqua gardens showcase creativity of NOTLers

Last weekend, residents and visitors to Chautauqua got to take an inside look at some of the most interesting gardens the community has to...

Byland winery gets $90K from feds for tourism growth

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Byland Estate Winery is one of several tourism spots in the Niagara region receiving a slice of a $540,000 pie from the federal...

Sports: St. Davids boxer falls short in Olympic quest

For one athlete, elation and joy, a dream fulfilled. For another, heartache and disappointment as a dream was dashed. On Sunday, three rounds, nine minutes of...

Shaw Festival’s portable night club returns this season

The Spiegeltent returns to the Shaw Festival grounds for another summer of anything-goes experiences. A portable nightclub famous throughout the Weimar Republic, the Spiegeltents, or...

Shaw Guild Garden Tour primed to wow your senses

The annual Shaw Guild Garden Tour is one of the most highly anticipated calendar events of the year in Niagara-on-the-Lake for those enthusiastic about...

Strawberries and community make for a great festival

Gathering enough strawberries to supply an entire festival takes a village — or in this case, a town with dedicated volunteers. It’s strawberry season in...

Mennonite contribution to Niagara to be uncovered in museum doc project

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum is getting a boost from the federal government's library and archives group to work on a project uncovering the details of...

Pride month kicks off at the Olde Angel Inn

The Olde Angel Inn’s "Drag Me to the Beer Garden" drag performances made for a festive way to celebrate the start of Pride in...

Normandy invasion remembered in NOTL 80 years later

Niagara-on-the-Lake will be the site for a pair of events on June 6 and 7, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in...

Get your summer cool on at NOTL’s splash pad, pools and other outdoor facilities

There will be plenty of opportunities to stay cool and get active — or both — this summer in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with pools and outdoor...

Rural tragedy: NOTL man, 85, dead after minivan submerged in pond following crash

An 85-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake man is dead after the minivan he was driving collided with an SUV and landed in a pond in a rural...

Council approves Hummel plan for four-storey hotel in Old Town

Councillors passed a controversial bylaw Tuesday night to make way for the creation of an 81-room hotel in Old Town. The new bylaw permits land...

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