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Letter: A tale of two towns — and inconsistent tribunal rulings

Dear editor: The Ontario Land Tribunal renders decisions that greatly affect communities and has the power to greenlight a project rejected by a municipal council. The tribunal has the authority to...

Letter: Tribunal erred and town needs to appeal condo ruling

This is an abridged version of a letter to town council about a condominium...

Editorial: Thank a Virgil Stampede volunteer this year

It’s time again for the Virgil Stampede. The annual carnival is a sure sign of...

Letter: On council salary raise and library neutrality

Dear editor: I am fully supportive of increasing our council members salaries to $30,000, however,...

Ross’s Ramblings: Mother’s Day downtown was the kindest day of the year

Thousands of tulips were effulgent, in so many colours, and the people walking on...

Letter: Kudos to Vintage Hotels for beautiful Monet gardens

Dear editor: We would like to compliment Vintage Hotels for providing an opportunity for the citizens of Niagara-on-the-Lake to enjoy their lovely Monet-inspired outdoor space,...

Letter: Physician assistant would enhance health care in NOTL

 Dear editor: Physician assistants are comprehensively trained medical professionals who work in collaboration with physicians and other team members to provide patient-centered care. They can work...

Letter: Putting public ‘on the clock’ and do we really need another hotel?

Dear editor: I would like to comment on two aspects of The Lake Report's May 9 lead article headlined "Angry residents storm out of town...

Dr. Brown: Was Lucy an ancestor of modern-day humans?

The evolution to where we are now as a species began five to six million years ago, with the last common ancestor to what...

Arch-i-text: Flawed protocol for heritage architecture needs new vision

You are sitting in an architect’s office explaining your vision for an addition on the historic building you own. As you explain your concept...

Opinion: Ford’s Tories block program to pay family caregivers

Wayne Gates Special to The Lake Report Across Niagara-on-the-Lake and Ontario, we all know someone who has been an unpaid caregiver — and many of us...

Editorial: A fairer wage for town councillors

Being a local councillor can be a thankless job. With the reading workload, complex issues, the stress of long hours at endless meetings (and the...

Guest column: Chapter two in a journalism career

Hello, Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s a pleasure to be here. I am the latest Richard to join The Lake Report’s editorial staff. Richard Wright, to be...

Letter: Constant rezoning of properties shouldn’t be allowed

Dear editor: I am not against the King Street condominium project nor against its approval by the Ontario Land Tribunal, ("Controversial King St. condo approved...

Letter: Council was right to grant entrepreneur a reprieve

Dear editor: I am writing regarding The Lake Report's May 2 story, Council reinstates rental licence despite record of non-compliance. I came to this wonderful country...

Letter: Questions about effectiveness of region’s speed cameras

Dear editor: I read the article, "Speed cameras doing their job: Region," with interest. Full disclosure, I have not yet been ticketed nor charged with a...

Letter of the Week: Many parallels between Gaza and the Troubles in Northern Ireland

Dear editor: The letters to the editor in The Lake Report over the past several weeks regarding the tragic war in Gaza have expressed many...

Ross’s Ramblings: Not Maple Leafs forever. Time for some big changes

"Great Clips, the official hair salon of the NHL." That ad was on the Scotiabank Arena boards during Game 4 between the big bad Boston...

Arch-i-text: How the cost of upgrading our roads caught up to us

While the provincial government shovels money into "sexy" capital infrastructure projects — like the unnecessary and largely unwanted roundabout in St. Davids, which is...

Letter: Infrastructure funding gap a legacy of other governments’ cuts

Dear editor: Yes, NOTL is falling behind in updating our infrastructure as is pretty much every other municipality in Canada, ("Bumpy road ahead to fund...

Dr. Brown: Mysteries of dark energy and the expanding universe

Dennis Overbye of the New York Times is one of the best science writers in the world for good reasons: he talks to the...

Editorial: Courage in the face of death

One can only hope that if we ever develop a disease like ALS, we handle it as well as Peter Earle has. As related on...

Dr. Brown: Losing speech is one of the worst effects of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of nature’s worst diseases, up there with the dementias and some cancers. For some, cancer has become a...

Letter: Canadians should stand with Israel against Hamas terrorism

Dear editor: This is in reply to Sophia Voogt’s April 11 letter, “Hamas was wrong, but so was the Israeli government.” She claims her letter "is...

Letter: Builders should follow lead of Centennial Homes

Dear editor: I'd like to call on the members of Niagara-on-the-Lake's home building community to match, or exceed, the actions of a NOTL-based builder, Centennial...

Letter: Let’s have an informed and serious political discussion

Dear editor: While perusing vinyl flooring recently at a big-box store I innocently asked the salesperson if any flooring was manufactured in Canada. He immediately responded...

Letter: Litter and poor communication, we all need to do better

Dear editor: The announcement last week about the province spending $6.8 million to improve public transit across Niagara Region is, of course, welcome news. Now, can...

Letter: Column on Bible and science was appreciated

Dear editor: I appreciated Dr. William Brown's April 18 column ("The Bible, science and the nature of God,") in which he reflects on the subject...

Opinion: Doing more to support our wine and beer industries

Wayne Gates Special to The Lake Report Over my 10 years and four terms as the MPP representing Niagara-on-the-Lake, I have been proud to work alongside...

Letter of the Week: Cats shouldn’t be roaming our neighbourhoods

Dear editor: There has been a lot published about Zeus the cat, who was trapped and dumped in rural Niagara-on-the-Lake, but no one has addressed...

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