Wayne Campbell, special to Postmedia News

Wayne Campbell is a former longtime reporter for the Tribune.


Ben Fox, of Fonthill, now 18 and who in 2014 suffered a stroke, promotes stroke awareness of with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Wayne Campbell/Special to Postmedia News)

Teen survivor promotes stroke awareness

Fonthill’s Ben Fox hoped to cycle in the recent Ride for Heart. But the 18-year-old stroke survivor walked a five-kilometre circuit in Toronto instead.

Wayne Campbell/Special to Postmedia News Pelham district fire Chief Owen Simmons holds an engraved fire axe he received to mark his retirement after 35 years. Others who presented service medals are Terry Beckett to his left with 35 years and James Waldek, Larry Pelt, Ron Gilbert and Ben Gutenberg, each with 20 years.

Pelham council briefs

Canboro Road will be closed and covered in sod in Fenwick, a retiring fire chief has been given the axe, and roundabout plans shrink.

The choir of St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School in St. Catharines sings to Niagara District Catholic School Board trustees during a meeting at the Catholic Education Centre in Welland Tuesday. (Wayne Campbell/Special to Postmedia News)

Catholic school board briefs

Catholic school trustees this week heard the board is still on track for a balanced budget, and approved revised policies.

The Pelham community centre near Highway 20 is well underway. (Michelle Allenberg/Tribune Staff)

Pelham council briefs

The new community centre, opiods, the town pool and sewers were on Pelham council's Monday agenda.

Pelham council briefs

Pelham council Monday night agreed to hire a municipal mechanic, registered opposition to new septic tank rules and heard about Canada 150 events in the town.

Niagara Catholic briefs

Niagara Catholic District School Board planned a road trip and launched a new program name during trustees' meeting this week.

Pelham town hall

Pelham council briefs

Planning and public works items dominated this week's Pelham council meeting

The Comfort Maple in Pelham.

Pelham council briefs

Among issues before town council this week: Pelham has backed out of a plan to share a soccer field with DSBN and the Comfort Maple will be the town's Canada 150 symbol.