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Past articles by Steve:

Walking tours delve into history of Heritage Trail

Rick Meloen is inviting the public to take a walk back in time with him. → Read More

Late spring, long fall make for extra flavour on Niagara vines

The late spring so many bemoaned earlier this year as they awaited warmer weather might just make for some truly flavourful wine now that grapes are coming off the vine. → Read More

More family fun and immersive moments at Niagara Grape and Wine

For year 68 the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival is taking on a bold new look, with attractions to appeal to a new demographic of wine lovers. → Read More

Energy Crusher Mountain Bike Race back for year 2

The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and Energy Cycling Club are gearing up, no pun intended, to crush it along Twelve Mile Creek. → Read More

Kevin Conway uses paint to continue fight for autism funding

The fight to have appropriate support and services for students living on the autism spectrum is one Kevin Conway is used to. → Read More

Terry Fox's legacy alive and well in NOTL

Just over 39 years ago, on Sept. 1, 1980, Terry Fox ran his last mile just outside Thunder Bay. He never finished his Marathon of Hope against cancer, but since then Canadians have run every mile he... → Read More

'Amazing Race' hits the road for Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre

As 21 teams of adventurers raced across Niagara, testing their brains and brawn, they did so for the hundreds of children escaping abuse, the hundreds of children in need of a safe space to share... → Read More

Agriculture has its day at West Niagara Fair

While midway rides and cotton candy may have delighted young and old alike, for many the real draw of the West Niagara Fall Fair was the agricultural heritage of Niagara's rural communities. → Read More

Bill 108 could limit Grimsby development charge cost recovery

As Grimsby pushes forward on a review of its development charges, sweeping changes are on the horizon with how such charges may be administered. → Read More

Dave Willis remembered for legacy of community improvement

It will be a long time, if ever, before the mark left by Dave Willis on the community of Smithville will fade. → Read More

Bargain hunters unite for Thorold Community Wide Garage Sale

Old baseball cards and art-deco furniture; exercise equipment and power tools; jewelry and kitchenware; all this and more will transform Thorold into a veritable paradise for deal hunters and those... → Read More

Agriculture, water, heritage at top of NOTL AMO agenda

Niagara-on-the-Lake is pretty unique as far as communities go, so it’s no surprise it had some niche issues to bring to the table as representatives headed off to the annual Association of... → Read More

Mothers share stories of loss, and judgment in opioid epidemic

While Aug. 31 might be International Overdose Awareness Day, for the Niagara mothers who have lost children to opioid overdoses, remembering the scourge of the addiction crisis and its impact on their... → Read More

‘We are low on cash’: No town dividend from Grimsby Hydro

There won’t be any dividends pouring into town coffers this year from Grimsby Power Inc. as the local utility moves to rebuild reserves ahead of looming infrastructure investment needs. → Read More

Art sale at RiverBrink in Niagara-on-the-Lake promises variety, quality at bargain prices

From a work by Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson to pieces by contemporary artists between Niagara and Cuba, there will be a veritable smorgasbord for art lovers to feast on this weekend at bargain... → Read More

Heraki Middle Eastern Bakery serves up hot, fresh lunch fast in St. Catharines

There’s a new spot to scoop up some Middle Eastern cuisine in downtown St. Catharines, and it’s not the shawarma or falafel most are accustomed to. → Read More

Firepower and song on display at Fort George

Some big sound is coming to Fort George this weekend, and it will be more than just the firing of cannons. → Read More

19 Canadians take citizenship oath at Brock University

In total 19 men, women and children raised their right hand and swore their oath to the Queen and to Canada, they came from the world over, some seeking peace, some seeking prosperity, some both. → Read More

St. Anns youth ready to represent agriculture at CNE

In her spare time Marijke Boerefyn likes to paint. → Read More

Patio Andaluz celebrates culinary culture of Mexico, Spain

The family owners of Patio Andaluz wouldn’t serve up a simmering pan of paella, or plate of tacos, they wouldn’t place in front of their mother or grandmother. → Read More