The Voice of Pelham November 4 2015

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Locally owned community newspaper from the heart of Niagara. Reporting on events in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville and North Pelham.




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    Vol.19 No.35 Wednesday November 4, 2015 85

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    During World War I, the Germans had a saying The British fight for glo-ry, the Canadians for sou-venirs. The Canadian soldiers had a reputation for collecting all types of guns, mortars and even the buttons off of German soldiers uniforms and anything else they could carry away from the bat-tlefield.

    NRPS- The Niagara Re-gional Police Service is reminding parents to inspect their childrens Halloween candy, after issuing a media release warning parents about the discovery of what ap-peared to be a razor blade located within a candy bar received from trick or treating in the area of Thorold. Further to this discovery, On Novem-ber 2, 2015 the Niagara Regional Police Service also attended a residence in Niagara Falls for an-other report of a metal

    RazoR Blades Found in niagaRa Halloween Candy

    The Welland Librarys Art on the Wall project will fea-ture Fonthill artist Toye Chapin from this week into the new year.

    Fonthill artist Featured in art on the wall displayby zaCH JunKin The VOICE

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    blade found within an OHenry Bar.

    During this most recent incident it was reported that on October 31st, 2015 a child resident of Niagara Falls went trick or treating in the North end of St. Catharines with friends. Upon returning home the child began to consume an OHenry bar, bit down and discovered metal. Upon removing the bar from their mouth a metal razor blade was observed within the choc-olate bar.

    PanTHeRs TaKe CanuCKs To2nd oTLast Friday nights edge-of-the-seat GOJHL Junior B hockey game between the Pelham Panthers and Niagara Falls Canucks needed five periods to finish the fan-approved play.Page 10


    Toye Chapin and some of her art on display at the Welland Library. Photo credit: Luke Carriere


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    Begun in 2007, the Art on the Wall project has featured more than fifty artists since its inception, and has become an impor-tant exhibition space for the community. Everybody that goes through city hall and the back door sees the displays, said Carol Kitchen. Its been quite well attended and people are interested.

    As a talented local artist, Toye was a logical choice for the Art Wall. I have

    been doing a number of displays in the area, said the frequent Pelham Art Fes-tival Vendor. Some people in the com-munity have come to know me and so I decided to do an exhibition here early this year.

    Toye, who started painting in 2006, not-ed the importance of local support for local artists. Local artists often gain in-spiration from local sources, she said.


    We have very beautiful scenery all around Pelham and other nearby places; local artists go out and bring back that natural beauty and put it on display.

    This will be Toyes final exhibit for 2015 and 2016. She plans to take some time to explore different subject matter and mediums, incorporating Thai heritage into the Canadian environment. She hopes to be back on display in 2017 with some new ideas and new pieces.

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    Fonthill Artist Featured in Art on the Wall Display

    Toye Chapin and some of her art on display at the Welland Library. Photo credit: Luke Carriere

    There were no injuries as a result of this inci-dent however parents are again reminded to re-main vigilant in examin-ing their childrens candy and for any tampering to the packaging prior to consumption.

    Members of the Ni-agara Regional Police Service continue to in-vestigate these criminal acts and anyone with in-formation is requested to contact police.

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    Razor Blades Found in Niagara Halloween Candy






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    and Substance Act search warrant was executed on the residence. As a result of the execution of the warrant police seized approximately $650.00 in suspected cocaine and marihuana and $3,125.00 in Canadian currency, along with various items associated with the sale

    of drugs. 3 Welland residents and 1 Toronto man were charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Traf- cking, and Possession of Proceeds of Property Ob-tained by Crime Under $5,000.00.

    The Niagara Regional Police are reminding Niagara residents of an on-going scam being perpetrated under the guise of a tax refund. Scammers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency tell victims that they are entitled to a tax refund, and then have them ll out a form that divulges personal and nancial information.

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    After the last calculation ofyour scal activity, we havedetermined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of CAD 980.99. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us9-12 business days in order to process it.

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    The police cant protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and theres nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will.

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