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The two major rivers in Niagara are the Niagara River and the Welland River. The Niagara River flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and is a source of considerable hydro electricity. The Welland River flows from Hamilton to Niagara Falls but manmade construction changes its path. When the water from the Niagara River is diverted to the hydro canal for electricity production, the Welland River flows backwards upstream as far as Wellandport.

I haven’t written here lately because my family and I travelled to Europe for a couple of weeks on a long-planned trip. While there, we attended some special commemorations.

Show your Canadian pride and showcase community spirit through parade participation & costumes!  We're accepting applications for the 2015 parade now, so please click here to fill out the application today and show us your spirit on July 1st!




During the May 4, 2015 meeting, Council requested that staff consult with the Town's Insurer and Legal Counsel to advise how the Town's liability is impacted during Bandshell Concerts that occur in an unlicensed area of Peace Park where alcohol is known to be consumed. Both the Town's Insurer and Legal Counsel opined that since the Town is aware of these facts it has a responsibility to take proactive steps to ensure compliance with applicable laws and by-laws to help reduce liability.

In The Orchard Programming for the Arts is a grassroots charity located in downtown Fonthill dedicated to providing quality art programs to our immediate community and outreach programs to our neighbouring communities in need.


Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers for the new Fonthill store. 


Together with Healthy Living Niagara, The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce is giving you more reasons to shop local, and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle while doing it. On June first, the Chamber is excited to launch the Welland Bike Friendly Business Network. For the Months of June, July and August 2015, Select Businesses throughout Welland and Pelham will be participating in this trial initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage citizens to eat and shop locally.

Town Council has again this year proclaimed the month of June as Seniors’ Month in an effort to honour seniors, their knowledge, experience and the contributions they make to Pelham.