The two major rivers in Niagara are the Niagara River and the Welland River. The Niagara River flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and is a source of considerable hydro electricity. The Welland River flows from Hamilton to Niagara Falls but manmade construction changes its path. When the water from the Niagara River is diverted to the hydro canal for electricity production, the Welland River flows backwards upstream as far as Wellandport.

I haven’t written here lately because my family and I travelled to Europe for a couple of weeks on a long-planned trip. While there, we attended some special commemorations.

Going to get your haircut can be quite an intimidating experience, especially it it’s your first time in that particular salon or barbershop. Many men struggle to decide how they want their hair cut and for an easier life often give the stylist one of two responses, which are: “whatever you think would suit me”, or “a shorter version of what I’ve got”.

Fonthill Lions Club members were honoured at the 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Gerry Berkhout 50 yr pin, Tom Boyce 30 yr, Doug Gaylor 25yr pin and Fred Arbour 40 yr pin.

Photo gallery from the Fabulous Fenwick Lions Carnival 2015.  Photos courtesy of Gwenn Alves.

Graduates from Canada’s first Teaching Winery had reason to cheer at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Niagara College not only won an award but celebrated the success of many of its graduates currently working as winemakers in the Ontario wine industry.

Canada Health Day, May 12th, commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightingale known for her commitment to improve the health and welfare of all people. This day gives us an opportunity to express our gratitude to all staff and volunteers who provide excellent care and compassion to all those we serve at Hotel Dieu Shaver.

On Thursday, May 21st, the Pelham Farmers Market participated in the Kids Can Grow Program when each child planted a sunflower seed to take home and grow. The flowers will be returned on September 17th to be judged in several categories. There were 75 children who participated ranging in age from 9 months to 12 years. Pictured above is Lola and Will Cottingham after planting the seeds.

If you're an investor, you know the impact that volatility can have on your portfolio. Ups and downs in financial markets, individual securities and even mutual funds can have you smiling one day, worried the next.  However, it is possible to manage volatility so price fluctuations won't be such a concern. When you understand volatility and how it works, you can take steps to manage its impact.

During the May 4, 2015 meeting, Council requested that staff consult with the Town's Insurer and Legal Counsel to advise how the Town's liability is impacted during Bandshell Concerts that occur in an unlicensed area of Peace Park where alcohol is known to be consumed. Both the Town's Insurer and Legal Counsel opined that since the Town is aware of these facts it has a responsibility to take proactive steps to ensure compliance with applicable laws and by-laws to help reduce liability.

Executive director Liz Palmieri on the stories we want to share.

For clients of oncology massage we carefully look at the health history form and create a treatment plan in which we modify the clients treatment around. A few examples are bone & vital organ involvement and lymph node removal. The treatment goals are usually to decrease fatigue, pain, nausea and create a calmness to allow clients to sleep better.



When I discuss researching and translation with people, a lot of the time they assume that my research is minimal.

They think that I simply let computer software translate the text and that I go in afterwards and fix the incorrectly translated parts and that’s the extent of my research. I’ve mentioned a few times how that approach to translation would be more time-consuming and generally less efficient than doing the translation by hand. So how does a person prepare to research a translation properly?

Anyone can become a sponsor – residents, business owners and professionals may become a “Friend of Pelham Summerfest” or enroll in the “Corporate Sponsorship Program.” Any and all levels of financial contribution will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged on the Summerfest website.

I know many of you have purchase spin shoes and are enjoying them in class!  I have given my "using your spin shoes on your outdoor bike" speech in several classes...  I want everyone to read this as it's important advice as we take our spin shoes from our stationary bikes to our outdoor bikes....please read these important tips :  Enjoy and Be Safe !!



Due to widespread travel and limited pesticide uses now in effect, almost every city in the world has bed bugs. Adult bed bugs can reach up to five millimeters long, or the height of three stacked pennies. You can identify if you have bed bugs in the following ways...

Mill Street Brewery, an award-­‐winning Ontario craft brewery, has been named the official beer sponsor of the 2015 TD Niagara Jazz Festival.  Mill Street beer will be poured at all of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival free stages, all smaller venues over the festival weekend, and at fundraisers leading up to the main event. 2015 marks the festival’s second year and will be held July 23-­‐26, 2015 at various indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Niagara Region.

Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir – Be Part of It! CNCC Director Amanda Nelli invites Children aged 7 to 17 to audition for this Dynamic Group of Children who Love to Sing. Join now to perform in the opening season of the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.


Join now to Perform in the Opening Season of the New St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre!

Sing Great Choral Classics, Innovative New Works, Broadway and Operatic Hits, and more.




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