Creating memorials of lasting beauty in Southern Ontario since 1929

Leslie Alexander Kirkpatrick was apprenticed to his stonemason uncle who emigrated from Scotland at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie eventually migrated to Welland, where he met and married widow, Beatrice (Misener) O'Brine. In 1929 he started L.A. Kirkpatrick and son in a tiny shop in Fonthill with his then 14-year-old stepson Earle. Many a tale was told about taking potatoes and other goods in exchange for monuments in the lean years of the Great Depression.

Are you interested in travelling, learning a new language and meeting new people? If you are, the Rotary Youth Exchange program might be something for you! In this program local students are selected to travel to a host country for a few weeks to a year. The student will live in the chosen country with a host family, vetted by Rotary, attend the local high school and travel to various points of interest in their spare time. This program sends over 8000 students a year to various countries around the world, fostering global understanding and personal growth.

The 48th Annual CFUW Book Sale was a great success! Many thanks to our communities who donated their books and then returned on Saturday to buy more. Your generosity and the CFUW members hard work have insured that we will be able to continue to provide scholarships to a female student from each of our 8 Secondary Schools who plan to pursue post-secondary education. As well we will continue to provide monetary support to local initiatives which support women and children.

Visit Enviro-Niagara for our Truckload of Deals Sale! Fireplace blowout, save on high efficiency furnaces and fall furnace and fireplace maintenance packages.

Welcome to 347 Silverthorne Crt. E, Welland $429,900

A rare find on .68 acre lot, this fully updated Sidesplit boasts a chic open concept main floor.

Updated kitchen with centre island overlooks the living room and dining room area, stylish glass tile backsplash, LED potlights, newly refinished hardwood flooring, sliding patio doors to private, park-like backyard

Spacious Master bedroom retreat with sitting area and built in wardrobe closet; lower level has rec room, Guest bedroom, bathroom and walk up to rear yard (Could be separate in-law suite),

For grandparents, there can be more than one way to give offspring a helping hand. One of these might even far outlast the grandparents themselves.

When we were children Thanksgiving was a day of great food, family, and fun. As adults, we know there’s more to Thanksgiving than a great meal and time spent with family. A Thanksgiving feast calls for plenty of preparation, creativity, and perseverance. I’ve grown to be thankful because I’m able to see all the hard work and dedication put into one day.

The Estate of David S. Howes has granted the Niagara Community Foundation one of the largest monetary gifts in Niagara history. The over $18 million gift from the David S. Howes Foundation will form the endowment of the NCF's new David S. Howes Fund. Per Mr. Howes' directions, grants from this Fund will support post-secondary education, health care services, education or facilities and humanitarian issues throughout Niagara.

It’s a shocking statistic. Nearly half of all patients admitted to Canadian hospitals are malnourished. Niagara Health dietitians Andrea Digweed and Lina Vescio have seen firsthand the preventable health impacts malnutrition can have on patients.

Over 1,500 free participatory events and activities will take place in more than 150 communities across Ontario to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Culture Days on September 29, 30, and October 1, 2017; including activities that are planned in the City of Welland. The festivities kick-off on Friday, September 29, at the Welland Community Wellness Complex (WCWC) when Fiddlin' Around hits the theatre stage. This free family fun event begins at 7:00 p.m. 


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