: Shari Harper decided to use her passion for travel to create a business called J.E. Harper and Company that offers a variety of travel gear and wear. Harper said she would like to use her business to create a travel community.

Creating a travel community

There’s nothing Shari Harper loves more than the thrill of exploring a city and experiencing a different culture.She has travelled to Bermuda, Greece, Italy, England, and Ireland and across Canada.

Swinging in support of NACAP

The Niagara Area Children’s Assistance Program is inviting golfers to hit the links for its inaugural Golf For Kids Charity Golf Classic.

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California in this June 29, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Noah Berger/Files

Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders

DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105- year-old Texas-based organization.

From left, Gord Davies, president of the Wainfleet Volunteer Fire Fighters Association; Chris Karpinchick, president of The Fire Fighters' Association of Ontario; Tim Bunz, firefighter and co-chair of the FFAO convention; and Matt DeVries, firefighter and chair of the convention, hold up the FFAO flag as Wainfleet gets ready to host this year's annual convention. (Franki Ikeman/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network)

Ontario firefighters descending on Wainfleet

More than a hundred firefighters will be arriving in Wainfleet this week as they gear up for the annual Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario conference, hosted by Wainfleet Fire Department.