Ray Spiteri, The Standard

Ray Spiteri

The Standard

Niagara Falls, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ray:

Ontario gaming industry ‘cannibalizing’ itself, says Niagara Falls mayor

“We need to grow the pie and we need to focus on the U.S./international market” → Read More

City council control of downtown BIA should be ‘last resort’: Diodati

Mayor, experienced BIA member, board chair of downtown BIA say local council should not follow Windsor’s lead for all of its BIAs → Read More

Morocco says speaking for condo developer is not a conflict of interest

Niagara Falls regional councillor says while wearing her political hat she will declare a conflict of interest if issues related to company are raised → Read More

Niagara Falls city councillor resigning as representative on embattled downtown BIA

One week after saying the criticism “doesn’t bother me,” Wayne Campbell now says it’s taking a toll on his health and family → Read More

NDP introduces bill it says will address care gaps and ‘staffing crisis’ in health system

Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates participating in initiative → Read More

Gates ‘disappointed’ government votes against prostate cancer bill

Niagara Falls MPP wanted to ensure testing always covered by OHIP → Read More

NS&T railway corridor eyed for public trail in Niagara Falls

Continuous 9.3-km multi-use trail referred to future budget deliberations → Read More

Threats. Security guards. Niagara Falls council trying to determine what’s going on with ‘nightmare’ downtown BIA situation

Politicians, staff weigh in on long-standing controversy after mayor recently said city was not going to referee independent organization → Read More

Niagara Parks wants input on two heritage properties

Data collected from online surveys will be used pertains to Oak Hall, Queen Victoria Place → Read More

Port Colborne, 64, man suffers life-threatening injuries after collision in Stevensville

Niagara Regional Police detectives investigating circumstances of Wednesday’s crash → Read More

Niagara Falls community services ‘stretched thin,’ as asylum seekers increase demand

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) more than doubled the number of Niagara Falls hotel rooms being used to accommodate asylum seekers — reserving roughly 2,000 rooms, up from 687 → Read More

Person suffers life-threatening injuries in Stevensville crash

Two roads in Stevensville are closed for a police investigation following a vehicle collision that sent a person to hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday. Niagara Regional Police Const. Barry Ravenek said officers, with Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics, responded to a crash on Point Abino Road North, near Fox Road, at 11:45 a.m. He said one person has been airlifted by… → Read More

Nicknamed ‘Stormin’ Norman,’ Norm Puttick was never afraid to ruffle political feathers

Niagara Falls native, who served 41 years as a city and regional politician, remembered for his “straight talk” and impact on his community → Read More

‘This is ridiculous’: Front-line workers discuss current state of Ontario’s health-care system

Health-care town hall hosted by Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates at Gale Centre Thursday night → Read More

Positive reaction to Niagara Falls’ Valentine’s Day wedding campaign could lead to annual event

Ten couples have registered to tie the knot at city hall or Niagara Falls History Museum on Feb. 14 → Read More

Niagara Falls taking aim at ‘zombie properties’

Council directs staff to initiate vacant building registry bylaw to encourage repurposing of vacant buildings → Read More

Niagara Falls launches Adopt-a-Hydrant program

Residents encouraged to sign up to help keep devices clear of snow, debris → Read More

Niagara Falls seeking resident appointments to various city committees

Municipality encourages citizens to give back to their community by apply to various groups → Read More

Niagara Falls hotels group worried about property tax hike

President of Niagara Falls Canada Hotel Association says industry still trying to recover from pandemic → Read More

89-year-old ‘elegant’ church for sale in Niagara Falls, proceeds to benefit local charities

Victoria Avenue property on the market, part of proceeds to help in city’s effort to open hospice centre → Read More