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Steffanie Bjorgan honoured with Meritorious Service Award by Governor General

Initially, Red Roof Retreat founder Steffanie Bjorgan ignored the email advising her the Governor General was bestowing on her one of Canada's highest honours.

Editorial: Play the beautiful game, without all the antics

Part of us hopes a lot of Canadian kids have been watching the Copa America and Euro Cup soccer tournaments to witness how the so-called beautiful game can be played.

Editorial: Pride, tolerance, acceptance — and hate

We naively thought, hoped, wished that last summer’s collective civic embarrassment when the new rainbow crosswalk was repeatedly vandalized might have inspired greater tolerance in some pockets of Canada’s “prettiest little town.”

Letter: Many town staff are new or inexperienced

"Unfortunately, when it comes to development issues, our town staff are either temporary or have occupied their positions for a short period of time," writes Elizabeth Masson.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sports: Barbie and her Kens hit the links for Women’s Invitational

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club was pretty in pink Tuesday as dozens of women descended on the course for the bi-annual NOTL Women's Invitational Tournament.

Heritage trail continuing second phase, but needs donations for next steps

Before the Upper Canada Heritage Trail's committee can commence work on its next phase, which will add another four kilometres to the trail, the committee hopes the Niagara-on-the-Lake community will raise more funds to support its efforts.

Pride and prejudice sparks anger: Flag vandalism turns Virgil woman into advocate

Sheri Durksen says she won’t be silenced. The Niagara-on-the-Lake resident is speaking out with a message of solidarity, love and acceptance after vandals repeatedly damaged and removed Pride flags from the lawn of her Virgil home over the span of a few days.

Ross’s Ramblings: In NOTL, it was just like ridin’ a bike

"I am certain the summer of 2024 is going to be a classic, one for the memory books. So many problems in the world, political, financial, and just plain not good. But here we are, on a parking-lot-like crowded main street," writes Ross Robinson.

Heavy rains, flooding raise infrastructure concerns in St. Davids

June’s extreme weather and torrential downpours in Niagara-on-the-Lake have created calls from residents for upgraded municipal infrastructure to protect homes and properties against flash floods.

‘Pledge It’ for The Lake Report and invest in NOTL news

"'When there’s no one there to tell the story, there’s no accountability.' This simple phrase is one of the main reasons journalism is essential to a Canadian democracy," writes Richard Harley.

Travis Seetoo takes you behind ‘Roll of Shaw’ at next Learn & Live

The newest installment of Learn & Live at the NOTL Public Library will give attendees a look at a different side of the Shaw Festival.

Donors help museum buy Carnochan house for $1.4 million

Donations from the Goettlers and Joyners, and contributions from the museum and the town, led to the  $1.425 million purchase of Carnochan's old home at 25 Castlereagh St., right next door to the museum.

Huge turnout for horticultural society’s annual garden tour

A new name and a new approach for this year’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society’s garden tour has paid off, say organizers.

The Turner Report: NOTL housing costs are in the stratosphere

Sure, it’s a nice place. Most folks would be happy living in the coach house. But is it $4.5 million nice? The latest listing on my Old Town street (one block from the flip now on sale at $3.9 million) is part of a larger local story.

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