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Sunday, February 5, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: St. Davids boxer Mckenzie Wright wins Canadian championship; Next stop Olympic qualifiers in Chile

NEWS UPDATE: Saturday, Feb. 4 – Mckenzie Wright of St. Davids won the Canadian amateur boxing championship Saturday night, scoring a third-round technical knockout over her opponent. With the win, Wright earns the right to...

Temporary patios to return as town debates making them permanent

More than 30 restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake have temporary patios thanks to emergency legislation that was passed during the pandemic. The NOTL council plans to grant...

PHOTO GALLERY: A fresh snowfall blankets NOTL

While Wednesday's snowstorm didn't live up to the forecast some weather watchers had predicted, a few Niagara-on-the-Lake residents still got outside to make the...

Niagara-on-the-Lake ranks second in Canada as Tripadvisor destination

And the people have spoken.  Niagara-on-the-Lake has been honoured with Tripadvisor's 2023 Travelers’ Choice "Best of the Best" Popular Destination in Canada award.  This award doesn’t...

Sports: NOTL softball registration to begin Feb. 10

Parents will be able to sign their kids up for NOTL softball soon. On Feb. 10, online registration is scheduled to open for kids ages three through 14, and, if there's enough interest, for ages 15 to 18.  “We're basically a starter league in Niagara-on-the-Lake just so kids can get started in baseball,” said program organizer Peter Flynn. This is the third year Flynn has run the summer softball program. Last year, about 120 kids signed up and he expects about the same number this year.  The Learn to Play division will be for children aged three to six and will run once...

Finale nears for Harp’s Battle of the Bands

The end is near for Battle of the Bands at the Irish Harp Pub and the last battle before the finale featured rocking performances from the Black Sheep and...
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News

Pre-pandemic crowds return to NOTL Icewine Festival

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival's return to Old Town this year was an epic comeback, Chamber of Commerce chair Andrew Niven says. Planning for this year's festival began in September and with many NOTL wineries returning to pre-pandemic visitor numbers, Niven was optimistic the festivities would draw a crowd. “We had high hopes for this festival in terms of traffic and visitation and it really did not let us down,” said Niven.  With new additions including a lesson on icewine history from Andrea Kaiser, an events stage and a designated VIP area (with fire pits and a private cocktail bar), the two weekends...

News

BarrelHead’s peachy concoction wins icewine cocktail competition

Icewine isn’t exactly known as a cocktail mixer, but Saturday night’s Icewine Cocktail Competition could convert a nonbeliever. After the day’s icewine festivities, about 150 ticket holders met in the ballroom of the old Court House for an evening of music, dancing, food and, of course, cocktails.  “We really wanted to showcase how modern icewine is, that it’s not just a sipping wine,” said Jessica Taylor, events manager for the NOTL Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the festival.  The versatility of the drink shone through in each of the unique creations offered throughout the night, but one cocktail stood out to voters...

Local

Niagara Community Foundation invests $43,000 to improve NOTL health services

Niagara-on-the-Lake is in need of a health care makeover and the Niagara Community Foundation wants to help. The organization received $460,000 in assets from the...

What’s under the hood? A look at NOTL’s new ‘net zero’ property

Listed at $4.6 million, the house on 28 Cottage St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake is not exactly a candidate for the pageant of Canada’s most affordable...

Native centre’s former manager says he was silenced by board boss

Turbulence and unrest continues to plague the Niagara Regional Native Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake after multiple resignations turned its board of directors into a skeleton...

‘Free February’ is back at NOTL Museum

Barbara Worthy Special to The Lake Report While February can sometimes be the coldest month of the year, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum is offering the warmest of...

Neighbours unhappy with revised plan for 41-unit apartment building

Height, character and traffic are among residents' concerns   Residents of a Niagara-on-the-Lake neighbourhood say they are alarmed to see a development proposal being reconsidered after...

Thousands of seasonal agricultural workers arrive in Ontario

Migrant workers hired under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program have started to arrive from the Caribbean and Mexico to help Niagara farmers. About 3,000 seasonal...

Residents get a glimpse of Glendale’s future

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. And Glendale won’t be either. Residents of Glendale are still a long way from seeing a fully...

Entertainment

Horoscope: Financial and romantic luck might be on the way

Thursday, Feb. 2: Today luck comes in both financial and romantic ways. A little self-control goes a long way to success today. Happy birthday to Shakira, who turns 46 today. Friday,...

Ross’s Ramblings: NOTL Scots and wannabe Scots devour haggis at Robbie Burns Night

Often, haggis is a hard sell, but not last Friday evening in our town.  The stars must have aligned, because many of us, fans of Robbie Burns, asked for...

Opinion

Letter: Apartment building has no place in midst of bungalow homes

Dear editor: Applications have been received for an official plan amendment and zoning bylaw amendment to permit an apartment building containing 41 residential units with...

Letter: Whistleblower faces legal persecution

Dear editor: I urge every Canadian to read the overview summary of events by a very sincere clerical whistleblower, whose research into the horrors of...

Letter: Four-storey apartment plan is alarming

Dear editor: I am writing regarding your story about a plan for a four-storey apartment building on Mary Street, "Neighbours unhappy with revised plan for 41-unit...

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