Premier Doug Ford and MPP Sam Oosterhoff before cameras at Beamer's Hardware, Fonthill. VOICE PHOTO



Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a quick stop in Fonthill on Thursday afternoon to announce that the Town of Pelham is the recipient of a provincial grant.

Speaking briefly before a small group of reporters assembled inside Beamer’s Hardware, Ford was joined by Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff.

The province is allocating $1.67 million dollars toward reconstruction of Pelham Street—an approximately 2.5 KM stretch from downtown Fonthill to Welland Road. The project will include sidewalks, cycling lanes, and new street lighting.

Ford spoke at greater length regarding what he asserted were his government’s accomplishments thus far.

In answer to persistent Voice questioning regarding the proposed amalgamation of Niagara into a single city or fewer cities, the Premier implied that this remained his government’s intention. See the accompanying video below, and look for an expanded story in next week’s edition of the Voice.




  1. Good to see you and Sam out and sharing your message! Thank you for moving ahead and leading this province. I know it’s not easy dealing with this debt that we all pay interest on! Thank you both!

  2. Still waiting for Sam to return my Mother’s phone call from over three weeks ago!

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