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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 pruning to bring out the...

Arch-i-text: The NOTL Craftsman

When the British Arts & Crafts style made its entre into North America, it...

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...

Editorial: Deja vu: Make patio program permanent

It’s a bit of deja vu, seeing NOTL council extend its patio program for...

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,...

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...

Editorial: Election is done and real work starts

And now, the real work begins. Despite being written off early in the COVID pandemic by some pollsters, pundits and political analysts, Premier Doug Ford...

Letter: Grandfather designed NOTL’s clock tower cenotaph

Dear editor: My attention was caught by your front page feature of June 2, "The Monuments Men" and especially by mention in Exploring Photos of...

Letter: Rainbow crosswalk, benches and maybe a garden

Dear editor: I read the article regarding the three possible locations of the rainbow crosswalk. I read further that a rainbow garden would not be possible...

Keeping it Green: Jump in, the water’s fine. But here’s how to keep it that way

Now that warm weather is finally here, water temperatures in lakes and local water bodies are becoming more swimmable. Whether heading up to the cottage,...

Growing Together: ‘Tis the season to be pruning your evergreens and shrubs

Early to mid-June is the best time to be pruning your evergreens. Pruning seems to be one of the most frustrating and the most misunderstood...

Letter: NOTLers need to stop with derogatory ‘Toronto people’ criticism

Dear editor: This is a call out, request or beseeching Niagara-on-the-Lake residents to stop using "Toronto people" as a derogatory term. It has sadly become accepted...

Letter: Council’s noise bylaw change is cockamamie

Dear editor: Council’s rationale for its recent decision to allow recreational noise in all town parks defies logic. The issue of concern is not the noise...

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