It’s not about you. It’s about us. This is a manta all successful municipalities, sports teams, businesses, & relationships accept. When I look out for what best for me and you look out for whats best for you we only sometimes get what we want because we are pulling opposite sides of the rope. 

As the municipal election fast approaching Maria Lallouet, a candidate to represent Ward 4 is canvassing tirelessly trying to meet constituents at the door. Nevertheless, if you have a question or issue you would like to discuss it with Maria, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail her.

Fall has arrived and with the cooler temperatures upon us I have begun my door to door campaigning. This has been a very busy week since I received all of my flyers. The residents of Ward 2 have been receiving me in a very positive and friendly way. The week was made more hectic with the wedding of my Nephew and I was requested to make 400 of my famous pizzelles for the wedding.  Congratulations to Tara and Rodney. 

Welland needs investment.  We have many infrastructure needs in the community.  I feel strongly that we should be looking at our budget and ensuring every dollar spent will have a maximum impact on the community.  We have over 270 kilometers of water mains.  30% of our water mains are cast iron which are between 50-100 years old. We leak 23% of the water purchased from the Niagara Region.  This leaked water is billed to Welland residents in addition to the water each household is billed.  

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. 

Niagara College associate director of Athletics and Recreation Michele O’Keefe was awarded the Leadership in Sport Award on September 20 at the Canadian Sport Awards in Ottawa. The country’s premier event for national sport achievement and leadership recognition, the 41st edition of the event took place for the first time since 2012.

Affordable housing is the issue of our day in Welland.  Housing prices rose 12% from June 2017 – June 2018.  The wait time for a social housing unit for an individual between the age of 16 and 54 in Welland is now 15 years. Rents are increasing steadily as well.  Welland needs less talk and more action from their elected officials.  

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.

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.

If you can exercise regularly, you’ll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of “fitness” to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio? And to help maintain a healthy portfolio, you can draw on some of the same principles that apply to keeping your body in good shape.


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