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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Divining political identity, blog by blog

By JIM PITT Special to the VOICE Officially, political parties are banned in Ontario municipal politics. There are moves, sometimes, by local politicians in various locales...

Municipal money is in ever shorter supply

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) had their annual conference in Ottawa last week and Niagara seems to...

COLUMN SIX: The Road Warrior

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE The best Halloween costume I ever wore was in eighth grade. This was in the autumn of 2008, just as it...

Checking in on real estate: July numbers

By JIM PITT Special to the VOICE The real estate market in Niagara Region is changing. Listings are up and sales are down. Prices are sliding...

Waiting game: Whatever happens, it probably won’t be until next year

By JIM PITT Special to the VOICE I take my dog out to do her business every night before her goodnight treat. While I’m waiting, I...

COLUMN SIX: That Summer of Love, brother

BY LARRY COTÉ Special to the VOICE The 1967 Summer of Love was a momentous happening in some major cities in the USA and UK. Large...

It’s not staff, it’s Council. A short Rice Road recap.

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE On November 18, 1973, then President Richard Nixon appeared on national television to address whether or not he was...

COLUMN SIX: The First of July

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE It’s the first of July and there is something going on in the streets. There are clumps of people shuffling...

CANADA 150: What it means to be Canadian

Commentary by Nate Smelle For the first half of 2017 the buzz about Canada’s 150th birthday steadily grew louder. Now that Canada Day has come...

A cryptic tryptich

Time passes, eternities await, memories linger BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE When I was an adolescent and still dreaming of becoming a professional golfer, I...