Govern in a fiscally responsible way which enhances the community’s financial health. What does this statement really mean?  To be fiscally responsible one must be prepared to manage the assets of the community in a way which results in financial strength and economic growth.

Pelham’s already stunning landscape, set in the heart of our beautiful Niagara Peninsula, comes alive in the fall.

Our roadside fruit stands filled to the brim with local produce, tree-lined streets with changing coloured leaves, and residents out and about – walking, cycling, hiking – enjoying what’s left of the warm weather.

Pelham is a community to be proud of.

The Pelham fire department is reminding residents to look, listen, and learn, during this year’s fire prevention week campaign. From October 7-13, 2018, fire departments nationwide will be meeting, informing, and engaging with residents in efforts to increase the awareness and importance of fire safety.

I wish all of you celebrating Thanksgiving a wonderful holiday , and I thank everyone for all of the business and referrals you have sent my way over the past year !

Niagara voters hoping to cast their ballot before Election Day on October 22, 2018 can do so at advance polling sites. Advance polling sites permit voters to cast their ballot regardless of their Election Day polling station as noted on voter notification card. Advance poll dates and voting options, including online and by mail, do vary based on municipality. To learn more about voting options, advance polling sites and dates in your municipality, check your voter notification card, visit, or contact your local municipal Clerk’s office.

What does this statement really mean?  To be fiscally responsible one must be prepared to manage the assets of the community in a way which results in financial strength and economic growth. The resulting financial strength will allow the Town to be responsive to the needs of its citizens. By developing appropriate policies which determine how the assets of the community are to be managed, by incorporating new technology and by exploring new ways of delivering Town services; I believe we can create stability and sustainability for the future of the Town of Pelham.

A short-term rental is often referred to as an STR, transient rental, or resort dwelling unit.  A short-term rental is a home, apartment or condo that is rented for as little time as one evening up to one month.  Usually short-term rentals are occupied for a few days at a time. An example of a short-term rental is Airbnb.

Saturday, October 20th at 7:00-10:00pm at the Meridian Community Centre (100 Meridian Way, Fonthill)

Rotary Club of Fonthill was proud to participate with 11 local Rotary Clubs to create an inaugural global cluster grant.  Each club agreed to provide $1000US to the cluster pool that would extrapolate to over $80000US with multiplier effects from Rotary International and Federal Government.  

Pirates. Lost Boys. A ticking crocodile. J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up will come to life this fall in a lively musical reimagining for kids and kids-at-heart touring Southern Ontario from October 10-28, 2018.

Based on an investigation and report by Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario, regarding the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), Mayor Dave Augustyn has put forward a motion to amend the appointment process so that qualified citizens can be appointed to the NPCA Board. The motion is to be debated at the October 4, 2018 Regional Council meeting.

Imagine a politician who listens directly to Pelham's voters this election - and it's about time!  Over the past six weeks I've been collecting votes from Pelham's residents as to Pelham's top priorities this election. This is the response to date...

It’s hard to think of a more versatile fall vegetable than sweet pumpkin. Whether you spoon it out of a convenient can or roast and mash a small sugar pumpkin, this superb squash can star in a wide range of dishes beyond your annual Thanksgiving pie. And while you can’t use big jack-o’-lantern pumpkins for recipes — they’re too watery and stringy for cooking — you can carve them up and turn the seeds into a tasty snack.

Thick hair needs some of your extra attention, and there are certain hair care nuances, you should take into account.

Meals on Wheels Association (MOWAN) announced today that October is Community Support Month. Community Support month is celebrated across Ontario and is an opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness of the value of supports available in our region. October 1 October 7, 2018 is Meals on Wheels week. The delivery of almost 3000 hot and frozen meals each week, carried out by caring volunteers, also includes a safety check on the well­being of the client. This valuable program helps clients live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. As Ontario’s population ages, community support services will become even more important.

Long-time Habitat supporter and celebrity TV personality Scott McGillivray helped build homes in Welland, Ontario today, alongside Women Build volunteers, Indigenous students and future Habitat homeowners. The Habitat for Humanity Canada ambassador was inWelland as part of Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s 25th Anniversary Build, which is building five homes that will provide local families in need of decent housing with an affordable homeownership opportunity.

If you haven't received it already, it's likely on its way.  Registered Niagara electors for this year's municipal and school board election will receive voter information notices or cards in the mail telling them when and where to vote, including advanced polling dates and locations for most municipalities in Niagara. This may not be applicable for municipalities who will vote by mail. 

Year to date, residential property transactions total 4,447 v.s. 5,381 for 2017 and 4,079 in 2013. This represents a decrease of 17.4% versus 2017 and an increase of 9.0% versus 2013.

Despite the trend of an increase in the average days to sell v.s 2017, it is worth noting that the current average of 37 days to sell is 33.9% lower versus the 56 average days to sell at this time in 2015.

The sales price to list price ratio of 97.9% versus 100% in 2017 is remains relatively steady.

Pelham resident and World War II hero Jim Summersides will be the first to drive down Pelham’s newest road: Summersides Boulevard. On Monday, September 24, at 2 p.m., Summersides, along with family and friends, will officially open the road with a ceremonial drive, ribbon cutting, and street sign unveiling.

Some have said this election is about change; I believe this election is about electing someone who has a vision; A plan to execute this vision and the experience to carry out this plan.

I have been a citizen and business man in this community for 45 years. I’ve served on numerous committees as a member and as chair. I have been a Councillor for the last 8 years. I believe I have the experience and the commitment that is needed to be Mayor of this fine community.


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