Baldinelli sees 2022 as ‘lost opportunity’ for Niagara’s No. 1 industry

Baldinelli sees 2022 as ‘lost opportunity’ for Niagara’s No. 1 industry

When Niagara Falls Conservative MP Tony Baldinelli looks back at 2022, he sees a “lost opportunity” for his riding’s No. 1 industry, tourism — and he blames it on the Liberal government. “From the very beginning of this year, we’ve been advocating on ending the ArriveCan app and the continued use and value of having … Read more

Gates ‘very humbled’ by support in 2022, disappointed with direction government taking Ontario

Gates ‘very humbled’ by support in 2022, disappointed with direction government taking Ontario

It has been a year of mixed emotions for Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates. The New Democrat said he’s “very humbled” to have been elected for the fourth time to represent constituents in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie. But Gates said the actions of the province under Premier Doug Ford since June’s election has … Read more

The Musical a riot of ridicule

The Musical a riot of ridicule

I think we can all agree that the world did not need this programme. And yet if you watch it, the sheer silliness of it may just win you over. That, and the strength of the lyrics and music written by Kieran Hodgson, who also stars as Andrew. During lockdown, Hodgson went viral on social … Read more

Kilmore golf club celebrates scholarship graduates

Kilmore golf club celebrates scholarship graduates

Kilmore Golf Club president Bea Lay, left, and club professional Nathan Roberts, back, celebrate the club’s 2022 junior scholarship graduates, from left, Sienna Clarke, Chloe Creedon, Natalie Tippet, Charlotte Gannon and Madeleine Ryan. ​ FIVE Mitchell Shire girls celebrated the completion of their 2022 junior scholarships at Kilmore Golf Club with a presentation ceremony on … Read more

Press Preview: Boxing Day's papers – Sky News

Press Preview: Boxing Day's papers – Sky News

Press Preview: Boxing Day’s papers  Sky News

The Human Voice – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Composer: Francis Poulenc Writer: Jean Cocteau Director: Alejandro Bontatto Alejandro Bonatto directs this new production of Poulenc’s last opera The Human Voice for five performances at the Charing Cross Theatre. Jean Cocteau’s original play, La Voix Humaine, written in 1928, has long fascinated directors – witness Pedro Almodóvar’s 2020 film version starring Tilda Swinton. Cocteau … Read more

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” gives Whitney Houston fans a glimpse of her life

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” gives Whitney Houston fans a glimpse of her life

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The release of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” comes more than a decade after the death of Whitney Houston at just 48 years of age. The bio-pic was made with the cooperation of the late singer’s estate, so her fans will get a chance to hear plenty of her music, … Read more

At the Library: “Fairy Tale” by Stephen King

At the Library: “Fairy Tale” by Stephen King

“Fairy Tale” by Stephen King, Scribner, 2022, 608 pages Charlie, a teenager who’s had a tough childhood, befriends his isolated, elderly and very cranky neighbour, Mr. Bowditch, after a fateful meeting. Feeling a debt owed to the universe for the recovery of his alcoholic father, Charlie takes it upon himself to help Mr. Bowditch any … Read more

Liberals’ election post-mortem blames COVID-19, scandals and faction warlords for loss

Liberals’ election post-mortem blames COVID-19, scandals and faction warlords for loss

An internal Liberal Party review of the Coalition’s devastating election defeat has found Scott Morrison was a decisive factor in the result and has recommended an overhaul of the party organisation to end factional infighting and improve candidate preselections. Key points: The review noted the Liberal Party now had the lowest number of women in its … Read more