Street sweeping has started in Pelham and will be completed by approximately Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Residents are asked to please NOT park on streets during sweeping operations.

Gary Scandlan, Director of Municipal Finance with Watson & Associates, presented Council with an overview of Development Charges and how they specifically relate to indoor recreational facilities. Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued to recover the capital costs associated with residential and non-residential growth within a municipality.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, nearly 250 guests registered to attend Niagara Sustainability Initiative’s (NSI) 5th Annual Evening of Recognition. The evening’s theme was “Sustainable Governance: Collective Impacts”. The event also coincided with the release of our Annual Report of the same name. The evening featured a traditional opening ceremony, guest speakers including keynote by Elizabeth May (Leader of the Green Party), and an award ceremony recognizing the efforts of Carbon Project members, volunteers and Board Members.

On Sunday, May 22, 2016 Choral Canada awarded Chorus Niagara Artistic Director Robert Cooper the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious, national award is given in recognition of significant, transformative, long-term service in building, nurturing and promoting choral music in Canada. 

Men here’s a simple solution to shaving each and every day.

Queenston Street in St. Catharines has the dubious distinction of Niagara’s Worst Road and Ontario’s fifth worst, according to voters in CAA’s 2016 Worst Roads Campaign.

Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue (POCOMAR) crews will put their skills and training to work Saturday during a large-scale search and rescue exercise on Lake Erie.

The all-volunteer unit will be working alongside other Canadian Coast Guard auxiliary units, Canadian Coast Guard vessels and other agencies, including the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Here are 5 things you should know about your Insurance Policy. If you don’t know, contact your Broker or Property Insurance Representative.

Click here to complete an online registration form for any of the above Summer Art Camps!

Residents and motorists are advised that starting on Monday, May 30, 2016 until June 3, 2016, the Pelham Arches in Downtown Fonthill will be inspected and re-painted to freshen them up and extend their life. They will be painted a light colour that was selected by the designer.

Together we learned how to create a miniature world where things are small in scale and huge with possibilities. From the tiniest of plants and accessories this project was enjoyed by the young and old alike. Gardener Sandi Marr led this workshop. Pictured is Kallye Eckhart with her creation. 

The 2016 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games are here! Please take a moment to congratulate our Special Olympics Welland teams attending Provincials: 5-Pin Bowling, 10-Pin Bowling, Basketball C & D Teams and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

If you’re buying your first home, or moving into a different one or negotiating a new mortgage, you will probably be asked if you want to purchase mortgage insurance so that your mortgage will get paid in case you or your spouse dies. Many Canadians do buy this insurance, which is typically offered by the mortgage lender. But is mortgage insurance really such a good idea, or is there an alternative? 

Niagara VegFest has established a reputation as the perfect way to spend a day in one of southern Ontario’s most beautiful regions. Thanks to newly expanded offerings, the festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating plant-based diets and a compassionate lifestyle is fast becoming the ideal weekend getaway.

Call for artists.  Culture Days is the largest arts & culture public participation event in Canadian history! It is a Canada-wide celebration of all that makes us Canadian. The Pelham Public Library is offering free venues to local artists and cultural groups wishing to be part of Culture Days on Oct. 1 and 2, 2016.

As many of us know, the right hair colour can give life to your complexion and take years off your look. However, how many of us know that skin tone and hair shade must complement each other?

Are you ready to once again celebrate Canada’s birthday with us? Then be sure to take part in the fun on Friday, July 1st. Parade and park participant (vendor) applications are available now.


Unfortunately, due to poor manufacturing of some garmets, they do not withstand the dry cleaning process well. It is crucial for the consumer to be aware of these problem pieces and if possible, refrain from purchasing them or hand wash them. Be advised that these items will say "dry clean only" on their tags, but they have been idenified as problematic due to a manufacturers defect.



On May 24th, 2016, the Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) will host our 5th annual Evening of Recognition. The purpose of the Evening of Recognition is to celebrate the achievements of our members and the role multi-level stakeholders have in the collective action of shaping the sustainable future of the Niagara community. In attendance will be top management and executives from Niagara’s businesses as well as representatives from local, provincial, and federal government. Awards will be given out to members based on reductions in GHG emissions, completion of sustainability projects, and the leadership of individual champions within an organization.

Next Week is the Final Week of the Current Sessions.

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June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7
Wednesday’s @ 6:00pm – 8 week Beginner Yoga - $99
June 1, 8 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20

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