Penny Coles, Niagara Advance


About 300,000 Canada 150 tulips, which echo our national flag, will be showcased in Ottawa to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017.

Province provides Canada 150 funds to Niagara

The Ontario government is spending $7 million on events to commemorate the province’s 150th anniversary, including $265,000 to fund 14 initiatives across Niagara.

A family health team merger will not affect the services and doctors' offices currently available in Virgil and at the NOTL hospital building, according to a press release, but will allow for expansion of services and more flexible scheduling.

Input sought on NOTL health team merger

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health team, formed more than a decade ago to serve NOTL residents, is merging with a St. Catharines-based team.

Chris Pontsioen and Tara Rosling look forward to this year's presentations of of Mistletoe Bride, performed by Rosling at Silversmith Brewery three nights next week. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Haunting tale to be told by candlelight at beer hall

Picture a small church that’s more than 100 years old, warm and cozy inside on a cold winter’s evening, lit only with paraffin lamps and tea lights and crowded with your friends and neighbours enjoying a pint or two of beer.

The NOTL Christmas Parade committee is making sure Santa's float is perfect when he arrives in NOTL Saturday to take his place in the parade. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Santa arrives in NOTL Saturday

Many consider Niagara-on-the-Lake the site of a unique Chrismas parade, and one of the largest in Canada.

Seven-year-old Edwin Thom will be leading the Candlelight Stroll Friday through the Old Town streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo submitted.

Young boy to lead Candlelight Stroll

When Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Annual Candlelight Stroll begins Friday, seven-year-old Edwin Thom will proudly be leading the way.

Members of Unifor Local 199 protest outside Industrial Management Group (formerly Seneca Manufacturing) on Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Striking employees are being supported by other Local 199 members as they try to keep their picket line going throughout the long days and nights as the cold weather sets in. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Employees begin strike against NOTL employer

Fourteen members of Unifor Local 199 are have been on strike since Nov. 13, frustrated over several issues in dispute with their Niagara-on-the-Lake employer.

Kathleen Clohessy, her husband Stephen Clohessy and her daugher Kimberly Dhannyram keep their eyes on their Little Free Library in Glendales' Niagara-on-the-Green. Adults and children have been exchanging books. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Glendale couple share love of books

Glendale, a community of Niagara-on-the-Lake sitting by itself on the edge of town, is the perfect location for a Little Free Library, one of more than 25,000 around the world helping to promote a love of reading and a sense of community.

Fireworks caution advised in NOTL

If you're thinking fireworks for Canada Day, you may want to head to Fort George for an organized, sanctioned display.