James Culic, The Standard

James Culic

The Standard

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

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Past articles by James:

Port Colborne to get big welcome sign on Main Street

Price tag pegged at $37.5K for purchase, installation of sign → Read More

Port Colborne still having no luck regaining Sherkston Shores access for nearby residents

Traffic issues also on city’s radar at Sherkston Shores → Read More

Port Colborne's $1M parking lot for Nickel Beach raises eyebrows at city hall

Concern that long walk from parking lot to beach may deter some visitors → Read More

Province imposes on-beach parking ban at Nickel Beach in Port Colborne

Building new parking lot comes with $1.3M price tag for city → Read More

Massive bike donation wheeled into Broken Spoke in the nick of time

Bikes arrived one day before start of second semester → Read More

New alcohol guidelines spell disaster for Niagara

2 or 15, the answer lies somewhere in the middle, writes James Culic → Read More

The best Niagara restaurants you won’t find on a ‘best of’ list

Forget about that other list, here are the real best places to eat, writes James Culic → Read More

‘Reality over morality’: the case for safe injection in Port Colborne

Advocates say safe injection would curb the problem of discarded needles → Read More

Swapping storm stories and stills at Pie Guys in Port Colborne

Cafés and coffee shops have historically been places where the community can gather to swap stories and shoot the breeze about the latest goings on in town. The Pie Guys Bakery and Cafe in Port Colborne fits that bill, which means ever since Christmas Eve, the shop has been ground zero for a particular local topic. “One thing I’ve come to realize these past few weeks is that everyone has a storm… → Read More

Sophia’s Sweets opens with trial by blizzard amid Port Colborne storm

New family bakery specializes in pastries and homemade Italian dishes → Read More

Athletic training program coming to Port Colborne's Vale Centre

TPH Academy accepting applications, launches in spring → Read More

How the pandemic changed even the most benign social interactions

Let’s try and get back to low stakes locker-room small talk, writes James Culic → Read More

Seedy Saturday comes to Chippawa

Chippawa has a need for seed. Seedy Saturday events have long been hosted in other parts of Niagara, but the next month the event will sprout into Chippawa for the first time. People can bring seeds, seedlings, and information about the seeds and share their knowledge with other like-minded seed seekers. The informal, family-friendly event will feature free seeds for those looking to get… → Read More

Licensing cottage rentals too expensive for Port Colborne, says staff report

Cost of regulating short-term rentals pegged at $175,000 per year → Read More

Is anyone building housing for Niagara residents?

It feels like every housing development is aimed squarely at out-of-towners → Read More

No ‘immediate plans’ to close urgent care centre in Port Colborne

Following the news that Niagara Health had closed the urgent care centre in Fort Erie, many in Port Colborne were nervously watching for news about th... → Read More

Cheryl’s Subs’ secret to success is simply being the best in Niagara Falls

New sub shop uses fresh ingredients to keep customers coming back → Read More

Broken Spoke expands to wheelchair repair

Bicycle repair program at Port Colborne High will soon be sending wheelchairs to Port Cares → Read More

Port Colborne author tackles teen mental health struggles in debut novel

West Street shop to host author signing after book launch → Read More

Fort Erie is Niagara’s healthcare crumple zone

The town doesn’t deserve to be the region’s health care afterthought, writes James Culic → Read More