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Past articles by Zahraa:

Here's six ways Niagara-on-the-Lake is ringing in the Christmas season this year

From village parades to holiday markets and more, NOTL is all about Christmas spirit → Read More

New non-profit project looks to 'reseason' Canada's culinary world to boost Black representation

'There are not many people of my skin colour that get to these positions' says corporate chef → Read More

Niagara-on-the-Lake's new lord mayor, Gary Zalepa, wants to get town on 'a better track'

Zalepa defeated incumbent Betty Disero, getting almost half the votes → Read More

Gary Zalepa elected Niagara-on-the-Lake's new lord mayor

Zalepa won the race against incumbent Betty Disero and first-timer Vaughn Goettler → Read More

'I'm excited for the community:' Gary Zalepa elected Niagara-on-the-Lake's new lord mayor

Zalepa won the race against incumbent Betty Disero and first-timer Vaughn Goettler → Read More

Halloween fun for the whole family at Niagara-on-the-Lake's trunk-or-treat event

This year's trunk-or-treat will have candy galore, BBQ, games and a car-decorating contest → Read More

Save the date: Niagara-on-the-Lake’s holiday Candlelight Stroll is back Dec. 2

Last year marked return of in-person event since pandemic began, raised $13,000 in donations → Read More

Niagara-on-the-Lake man arrested in Guelph in connection with bank fraud scheme

Police were called to a bank over suspicions of two men trying to open a new bank account → Read More

Have a spooky-ooky time at Pride Niagara's Halloween ball with Drag Race star Gia Metric

Gia Metric became an international star with Drag Race fans after starring in the Canada franchise → Read More

Inside Niagara-on-the-Lake's election campaign and what's in store for Oct. 24

Issues like development, tourism, taxes and short-term rentals were top of mind → Read More

New video from seasonal farmworkers in Niagara-on-the-Lake calls for permanent resident status

2 anonymous workers detail subpar working conditions, say PR status would balance power with employers → Read More

Explore the homes of Niagara-on-the-Lake's history during the free Doors Open event

13 cultural and historic sites open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 22 → Read More

St. Catharines women's centre hopes to narrow Queenston's services gap with new daycare

Moms in Queenston neighbourhood were 'extremely stressed' and 'losing jobs' trying to find child care → Read More

Former Niagara-on-the-Lake lord mayor Pat Darte withdraws from this fall's municipal election

Darte's name will still appear on ballot for regional council candidate → Read More

The future of Niagara-on-the-Lake's heritage comes on the table at latest election Q&A

Candidates go head-to-head on Oct. 11 on STRs, development, and transparency → Read More

Have a fright of a good time as Niagara-on-the-Lake's theatrical cemetery tours return

The cemetery tours at back at St. Mark's Church after a pandemic hiatus → Read More

NOTL council notebook: Council’s last meeting, condo for Niagara Stone Road, and Glendale plans

'We're all so lucky to live where we do,' says Coun. Clare Cameron, during council's last meeting together → Read More

Makeover of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Old Town entranceway delayed to start in 2023

Construction originally slated to start this September — issues arose with contractor's timeline and budget → Read More

Despite a successful post-lockdown summer for Niagara-on-the-Lake, tourism concerns linger

Chamber president says U.S. tourist levels this summer were 'a trickle' compared to pre-COVID → Read More

Five movies and docs to check out for Orange Shirt Day at the Niagara-on-the-Lake library

New filmmakers strive to bring positive Indigenous representation to our screens → Read More