The Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, recently released a white paper for discussion of “The Ontario Wetland Strategy”.  In that paper was a proposal to consider “Biodiversity Offsetting” ( also known as “No net loss” or “conservation banking.”) It considers the possibility of development on wetlands provided that the wetland is restored elsewhere. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority gave consideration to a response to this idea. They proposed that the government consider a pilot project to scientifically determine if the concept was feasible.


What’s in a name? As with people, the name of a business says a lot about what you can experience inside. A name sets an image, and you definitely want that image to suit the business. With Salon Allegra, this is especially true. Let’s see what is behind the name of this incredible salon.


There is no getting around it – divorce is painful and it can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be a messy and financially devastating life event.  One of the available alternative dispute resolution processes is called Family Mediation.  This process is voluntary, consensual and involves a specially trained neutral professional.  The Mediator helps the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. 

Last week I wrote about the elegant design and affordable financing plan for the Pelham Community Centre. Since then, some folks asked me to report again about the projected operating costs and basis for a double arena.

We’ve all been there – choosing to ignore a troubling sound, odour or sign of wear on our vehicles. Whether it’s finding time in your schedule or funds in your checkbook, it’s easy to put off maintenance or repairs, but that can lead to more expensive work down the road. Here are five examples of when time is definitely not on your side.

Local artists are commissioned to make artwork. At the Priceless auction young professionals (YoPros) bid on art pieces by pledging volunteer hours. The YoPro with the highest pledge wins the piece after completing their volunteer hours at a local not-for-profit. Once the hours are complete the winning bidder is presented with their art piece at a NEXTNiagara event/social.

The 2016 concert season promises to be another summer of great music at the Fonthill Bandshell. The ten person volunteer group have put together a sensational line up of musicians including the incredible Jully Black, Canada’s queen of rhythm and blues, and Alex Cuba, one of the coolest talents on the Canadian music scene.  Thirteen shows starting Thursday June 16th.

A Unique Way to Support the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Donate some (or all) of your Shoppers Optimum Points to our organization and you make it possible for us to use your points at Shoppers Drug Mart toward the purchase of products and supplies we need for our ongoing operational and fundraising activities.

Niagara residents can pick their worst roads in the region during the 13th CAA Worst Roads Campaign. The 2016 campaign asks for feedback about traffic congestions, poor timing of signals, confusing road signs, potholes, as well as pedestrian and cycling safety.


You can sure tell that Spring has arrived when you have this overwhelming urge to plan your summer getaways.   With the American dollar so high and fuel prices so low, this year has the makings of a visit Canada road trip.  Planning a road trip can be an ordeal in itself.  We have included a few tips to make your planning a little easier.

The Master bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room were staged by Images Stage with Flair. The color pallette chosen to create flow in this home was lime green with white.. the results are fantastic!

Take a look at the photos here on #myPelham...See why staged homes sell faster and many times for more money!

Niagara Region Helping Green ELFS became an official organization in October of 2011 and work together with community resources to support the people in our region who need it the most. They strive to support and help in creative, caring and thoughtful ways. 


The Challenge: Complete as many classes as you can in 30 days…

The Prize: Aside from increased flexibility, a brighter outlook, greater confidence, better sleep, better digestion, stronger leaner muscles, increased calm and focus and a serious reduction in stress (among other things)…All participants entered in the Challenge who complete 30 or more classes will be entered into a draw for amazing prizes including: free yoga classes, massage therapy and more. Prizes are also awarded to the ‘runner-up’.

The Cost:  For existing members The Challenge is included in your Unlimited memberships. For all others: it is $70 for the month.



Last Tuesday, Council received several presentations about the Pelham Community Centre. The Architects presented an elegant yet very efficient design that includes adaptable and multi-purpose community spaces, a double-gymnasium (dividable into four sections), a double arena (main arena with 1000 seats; second with less than 100 seats), an indoor walking/running track, a concession area, change rooms and washrooms, and an atrium / lobby area. 

Mayor Dave Augustyn and the Mayor's Gala Committee thank you for supporting the Annual Pelham Mayor's Gala!

Proceeds from the Gala benefit Pelham community groups, charities, service clubs and not-for-profit organizations that support local programs and services.

This year, the Mayor's Gala Committee is proud to present "Night of the Dragon"! This charitable event will be another great evening to remember.

Our pelvic floor reconditioning program focuses on more than just a Kegel.  Although Kegel exercises have been around for years, pelvic floor health goes beyond just squeezing these muscles.  A pelvic floor contraction is much more complex than stopping the flow of urine.  A proper restoration program should not only focus on strength, but also endurance and neuromuscular coordination.  Pelvic floor muscles can also be too tight possibly leading to pain, incontinence and difficulty activating the muscles. 

From March 24, 2016 to April 7, 2016 ONLY  Learn the ins and outs of the equipment (reformer) at a discounted rate, and use this coupon or the code #FindYourCoreP when you register online to receive a free pair of Toesox. That’s over a $22.00 value just for using this coupon when you sign up!  Do you want to try it with some friends; a group of 5 people can train for 5 weeks for $99. each (plus HST)

9th Annual Ladies Night Out FUNraiser! Thursday May 12, 2016, 7-10 pm Riverstone Event Centre; Music, Buffet, Vendors; Fashion Show; Door Prizes, Photo Booth; MEET WELLAND FIRE FIGHTERS! TICKETS : $30.00 per person or $275 table of 10 Available at: Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre 26 East Main Street, Welland, 905.732.5337

Mens hairstyles can easily suit your lifestyle, tastes and personality

Even men are faced with endless choices and countless decisions when it comes to hair styles and care. We all want to keep that “fresh-from-the-salon” look going for as long as we can. Here are some helpful tips on products, hair colour, shampoos and conditioners especially with men in mind.

Book now and save 50%! Includes Gift Certificates over $30 if you don't know your dates yet! Also Half-Day, Full-Day and weekly rentals!

Welland's ONLY Bicycle Rentals! Enjoy the Wind in your hair as you ride along the Welland Canal Waterfront Trails, Do a self-guided tour of the Welland Murals, Stop for a picnic on Merritt Island, enjoy a scenic country cruise along the Niagara Wine Route, or go Mountain Biking in Shorthills Provincial Park! Whatever your pleasure, we have your transportation covered!!


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