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Arch-i-text: Marching backward on heritage protection

Way back in 1972, UNESCO published the World Heritage Convention. This document called on countries around the world to not only protect built-heritage, but to also give “heritage a...

Editorial: Big cakes, big gestures, big impacts

It’s Canada Day again. This year we can finally reunite for some of our...

Letter: Disappointed in ‘Pickleball Karen’ letter

Dear editor: I’m extremely disappointed that The Lake Report chose to print the poem entitled...

Ross’s Ramblings: Let’s make NOTL the love capital. Smile at a visitor

Laughter has no accent. After the final match of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club’s mixed doubles...

Letter: Hotel tax should apply to all accommodations

Dear editor: I read last week's article (The Lake Report, June 23) regarding the hotel...

Arch-i-text: Marching backward on heritage protection

Way back in 1972, UNESCO published the World Heritage Convention. This document called on countries around the world to not only protect built-heritage, but...

Editorial: Big cakes, big gestures, big impacts

It’s Canada Day again. This year we can finally reunite for some of our beloved traditions, like the activities at Fort George and the...

Letter: Disappointed in ‘Pickleball Karen’ letter

Dear editor: I’m extremely disappointed that The Lake Report chose to print the poem entitled Pickleball Karen in the June 23, 2022 issue. While I don’t...

Ross’s Ramblings: Let’s make NOTL the love capital. Smile at a visitor

Laughter has no accent. After the final match of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club’s mixed doubles tournament last Saturday, I rode my bike downtown to have...

Letter: Hotel tax should apply to all accommodations

Dear editor: I read last week's article (The Lake Report, June 23) regarding the hotel tax to be implemented on July 1. This tax is deeply...

Growing Together: Cedar leaf miner is another pest that can attack your garden

 Last week I wrote about a relatively new insect that has moved into town – the box tree moth. Now, I would like to introduce...

Keeping it Green: Testing the waters: New program will monitor pollution at Niagara Shores Park

Thanks to a new water-monitoring program, a much-loved Niagara-on-the-Lake beach is finally getting the care it deserves. In response to Keeping it Green columns that...

Dr. Brown: Pruning and making sense of life as we age

My father was born in England and, like one of his brothers, loved to work in his garden. That sometimes required selective and even aggressive...

Arch-i-text: The NOTL Craftsman

When the British Arts & Crafts style made its entre into North America, it generated a wave of creativity among architects. On the east...

Ross’s Ramblings: Change comes even to NOTL, usually for the better

“One of the things that never changes is that things always change.” This high level and tricky aphorism offered by Michael Clarke in the Veterans...

Editorial: Deja vu: Make patio program permanent

It’s a bit of deja vu, seeing NOTL council extend its patio program for another year — welcome deja vu. The program was established to...

Editorial: A berry important return to life as we knew it

At last weekend’s Strawberry Festival, a certain joy was in the air, almost palpable, as what is perhaps the unofficial kickoff to summer in...

Letter: Light’s out and nobody’s coming to fix it

Dear editor: There is a street light outside my home that has not worked for over three months. The area just outside the house is unusually...

Letter: Pickleball Karen and the saga of the noisy courts

  There was motion in the town, till they locked us all back down And NOTL closed their shops and tourist stores. But the numbers kept increasing,...

Growing Together: Check your boxwood shrubs for infestation by box tree moth

Last fall, I wrote about a new insect that was finding its way into Niagara – the box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis). As the name...

Opinion: Government needs to end mandatory use of ArriveCAN now

Tony Baldinelli Special to The Lake Report Our Canadian travel and tourism industry was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic first, it was hit the hardest and...

Letter: Americans, guns and the never-ending carnage

Dear editor: I’ve written numerous letters to your newspaper, but none as important as this one. As we all know, there have been more deaths in...

Letter: Commentary about derogatory ‘Toronto people’ term was spot on

Dear editor: Thank you to Beth MacDonald for speaking out about the attitude of some native NOTLers ("NOTLers need to stop with derogatory ‘Toronto people’...

Letter: Pope’s planned apology for abuse is a travesty

Dear editor: The Pope's anticipated apology for decades of clergy abuse likely will be along the lines of: "I have tortured, raped and murdered thousands...

Dr. Brown: Situational awareness and the complexities of our aging brains

Situational awareness, an ability to know precisely where you are, the terrain you’re crossing, possible landing spots in an emergency and awareness of ever-changing weather,...

Letter: NOTL Cats Rescue desperately needs foster homes

Dear editor: NOTL Cats Rescue, our only local cat rescue group, needs the community’s help. We are in desperate need of foster homes for many kittens...

Ross’s Ramblings: Dollar for dollar, how do we solve a puzzle like the exchange rate?

This economic flimflam has confused me since my university days in the U.S. way back in the 1960s. “The exchange rate” was then 1.07, with...

Editorial: Community needs to support pickleball club

In the court of public opinion, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Pickleball Club is definitely a winner. In the court in Welland, however, it lost. People love the game...

Growing Together: Flowering trees and shrubs to add a splash of colour to your June garden

When we think of flowering trees and shrubs, our minds usually turn to those early spring bloomers – magnolia, forsythia, ornamental cherries and pear...

Arch-i-text: Knobs, locks and knockers

You are a gentleman of the late 18th century who is calling upon the impressive home of Mr. D.W. Smith Esq. Mounting the stairs to...

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