Community activist Ed Smith.

Activist counter-suing NPCA

Local activist Ed Smith is counter-suing Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and its former chairman, Bruce Timms, for $60,000.

A site plan for the proposed Lakewood Camp development

Development not in character of township

Bad planning.That’s what Wainfleet resident Andrew Watts calls the proposed development of the former Lakewood Camp on Lakeshore Road. “It totally goes against the official plan,” said Watts, a vocal opponent of the project which could see 41 condominium-style homes built on the site of the former Easter Seals camp.

Queen's Park, home of the Ontario parliament, in Toronto.

Ontario must invest in mental health: MPPs

The provincial government should allocate more money and resources for mental-health services in its upcoming budget, say Niagara MPPs.“Mental-health services were taken out of the Niagara Falls hospital and it’s put a real strain on mental health,” said Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates.“A lot of the people … that suffer mental-health issues don’t

New zoning bylaw subject of open house

Residents can ask questions or voice their concerns about Port Colborne’s newly-created draft comprehensive zoning bylaw at a public open house this week.The open house is Thursday, March 30 in council chambers on the third floor of city hall, 66 Charlotte Street, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will be a drop-in format with no formal presentation.

Welland spotlighted in Business View Magazine

Welland's business diversity making news

Welland’s success is making news across North America thanks to a recent profile in the March issue of Business View Magazine.The magazine, with 400,000 subscribers, spotlighted the city with a full-colour feature called, Welland, Ontario: Bridging the Past, Present, and Future. It was in the magazine’s city view section.