One of the best gifts a grandparent can give a grandchild is helping to pay for a university or college education. If you're a grandparent considering helping out with education expenses, make sure you choose the right vehicle for your contribution. This will help the money you put toward education grow faster, as well as minimize taxation.

I’m Maria Lallouet and I believe that as a community, we can  ensure the success of Welland while keeping the best interests of all residents in mind.  We need to pursue mindful development, prioritize infrastructure projects, promote responsible growth and create local job opportunities.  Together we can build a community that fosters hope, promise and a strong future for all generations.  

The Welland Downtown BIA proudly presents the 2nd Annual Feast Street Niagara, presented by PenFinancial Credit Union! Food vendors will be offering samples of their dishes with $3 tasters. There will be yummy experiences for all taste pallets, with a variety of fun for the whole family! With over 30 food vendors, tonnes of family-fun activities and children’s bouncers, culture and entertainment, there is something for everyone!

Welland's delegation to this week's Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference have returned home feeling encouraged by the responses they received and the connections they made during meetings with new provincial Ministers, Parliamentary Assistants, staff, and key stakeholder groups.  

CAA Niagara, in partnership with its sister club CAA South Central Ontario, launches the Towing Bill of Rights this morning as a part of ongoing road safety advocacy initiatives. 

Ah, water. It’s hot out there; who doesn’t love the sound of rain pitter-pattering on the roof; watering the lawn and garden; providing a little relief from a heat wave?

Over the past 16 years, I have had the privilege of serving hundreds of Wellanders every single day at my family’s bakery “Spinosa’s Bakery” and my café “The Black Sheep” both on Niagara st. Every conversation has made me fall more deeply in love with this community.

The 2018-2019 Scouts Canada registration is open now! Boys & Girls of Welland can register with one of two groups at

As humans we are conditioned to believe a lot of variety is always a good thing. We face thousands of decisions every day, each with multiple choices and within each option a multitude of descriptive factors that in some way define or categorize us as a human being. Exhausting!!!

Congratulations to Lucchetta Homes on being finalists in the Ontario Home Builder's Association Awards of Distinction for home in Hunters Ponite in Welland! Good luck in Ottawa on September 25th!


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