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Past articles by Beth:

A decade of finding worth, building family: Pride Niagara celebrates 10th anniversary

From humble beginnings, Pride Niagara has grown into an organization that draws thousands of LGBTQ people and allies into public spaces to celebrate how they are different and how they are the... → Read More

Parties unite in fight to protect Grimsby’s heritage

Two like-minded organizations have teamed up to advocate for the heritage protection in Grimsby amid development pressure. → Read More

Ages 25 to 90: NOTL Ukesters rock out to sweet tunes

What do you get when you put 85 ukulele players in a room together? According to Sharla Wiens, you get friendship, community and a sweet little jam session. → Read More

DSBN's first Indigenous student trustee aspires to help peers find their voice

Ness Griffin, a Grade 12 Laura Secord Secondary School student, has been appointed the first Indigenous student trustee at the District School Board of Niagara. → Read More

West Lincoln shoots zoning application back to gun club

West Lincoln staff are shooting a zoning bylaw amendment request for a gun club back to its applicant for significant review. → Read More

West Lincoln reviewing development concepts for former school sites

West Lincoln got the first peek at a development concept for the former St. Martin Catholic Elementary School and College Street Public School sites on Monday evening. → Read More

NOTL man helping kids, youth re-engage with nature

At a time when kids are becoming more interested in playing on their phones than running around outside, one Niagara-on-the-Lake man is encouraging the youth to re-engage with nature. → Read More

Niagara Seedy Saturday draws people in search of ‘little miracles’

Never mind the thick coating of snow on the ground, the first signs of spring were sprouting inside Wellandport Community Centre on Saturday. → Read More

'Everything we do is because of the volunteers': Nelles Manor keeping history alive in Grimsby

It takes a village to keep Grimsby’s Nelles Manor Museum running smoothly. → Read More

Residents identify priorities for Smithville Master Community Plan

Slow, sensible growth while maintaining small-town character was a common theme conveyed at a public information session about the Smithville Master Community Plan. → Read More

Grimsby residents voice concerns over Fifth Wheel development

Grimsby residents were given the podium at a recent public meeting about the revised proposal to develop the former Fifth Wheel Truck Stop site — and they were not shy to voice their view. → Read More

'We'll likely lose species': St. Catharines pet photographer launches Paws for Oz

While the world watches in horror as footage of animals affected by Australia’s bushfires dominates news and social media feeds, one St. Catharines woman has been spurred into action. → Read More

Grimsby's Maggie Weatherdon among ballet students chosen to compete in Switzerland

While most teenagers spend free time chatting with friends, playing video games or binge-watching Netflix, Grimsby’s Maggie Weatherdon has spent three to four hours a night, six nights a week for the... → Read More

Albert Witteveen taking proactive, collaborative approach at Niagara regional council

For Albert Witteveen, West Lincoln’s first regional councillor, the first year of this term focused highly on learning. His second year, he said, will be more proactive and collaborative. → Read More

'I am beat down, exhausted': Single mother homeless after Thorold home burglarized

A single mother is facing homelessness after her new Thorold home was burglarized before she and her daughters had the chance to move in. → Read More

NOTL tables Municipal Accommodation Tax under pressure from stakeholders

Niagara-on-the-Lake council voted Monday to table the hotly contended 4 per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) until it compiles a tourism strategy. → Read More

Province proposes easing environmental requirements on waterpower projects

The Ontario government is proposing another amendment to its environmental assessment process, this one to reduce the time and cost required to initiate waterpower projects which have little or no negative environmental impacts. → Read More

Grimsby to take development by the horns: Jordan

The eyes of Grimsby council are fixed firmly forward. Having wrapped up important unfinished business in the first year of this term – namely selling the struggling biodigester, recruiting CAO Harry... → Read More

NOTL B&B Association disputes 183% increase of short-term rental licence fee

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association is considering a class-action or a united withholding of licence renewals if the town does not reconsider its short-term rental licence fee... → Read More

NOTL takes a win in the battle for Randwood

Significant strides have been made in NOTL’s battle for Randwood. After a two-day hearing, a judge has dismissed Solmar/Two Sisters' application to quash council's decision to designate the properties... → Read More