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Verdict of NOTL's only High School

Last evening the DSBN (District School Board of Niagara) met and decided not to close NDSS (Niagara District Secondary School). This would seem to be good news. Unfortunately the board did not offer another solution. They did offer another ultimatum which continues to keep the threat of a closure over the heads of students and the community. This is no way for the community to attract new residents ...

Horticultural Info

Thanks to Eddie Chau at Niagara This Week for his Article July 4, "Planting Cool Info on Blog", I read with interest the story regarding Mark Denee. Mark is employed locally as a horticulturalist and has taken up writing on his blog about rare and unique plants. Mark is also a publisher and producer of The Epic Gardener magazine and he is a speaker and author.   Please check out his blog ...
Tags: gardening

Waterfront Properties are Hot

Whether you are a purchaser looking for a full time residence or that perfect vacation home, waterfront and water views have always been popular for buyers. These type of properties can be difficult to search for and seem to be sold before you can act. The new CENTURY21.ca has taken great strides at reducing this problem for homes buyers. The introduction of interactive mapping allows buyers to navigate ...

MLS Statistics, 1ST quarter 2008 residential NOTL

Here are the numbers. Do not beleive what you read in the papers or see on TV. NOTL's residential resale market is keeping pace with 2007. What does that mean for homesellers and buyer? Well for seller's it means you must have a fair expectation of your selling price and make sure it is well researched and feasable in todays market. For buyers, the message is remain patient and keep looking for the ...
Tags: statistics

May Long weekend

As anyone who is familiar with NOTL will tell you that Victoria Day Weekend equals Vigil Stampede. This terrific family event is located at the grounds of the Municipal Arenas and Soccer fields on Four Mile Creek Rd just past the Municipal Buildings. The events start Sat morning with NOTL Minor Soccer hosting the 2nd annual Stampede Tournament. There is a Midway, great food, Mud ...

Save Our High School

The local school board has been in a process of accommodation review for NOTL schools. Many residents have contributed countless hours  through the process. A citizens committee struck by the DSBN ( school board) came up with the recommendation to close Queenston and move students into a renovated St. Davids School, close Colonel John Butler and Virgil Public school and combine students into a ...

Top 3 Restaurants in Niagara on the Lake

In the fashion of David Letterman's Top TEN, here is my Top 3 Restaurants in town... I'm not claiming to an accomplished critic but this is based on my enjoyment of the following establishments. #3 Riverbend Inn Restarant. This cozy Inn was developed by local businessman John Weins and the property had previously been used to house a private art collection. But know to our luck the property has ...

Get a REALTOR on your team

Thinking of buying or selling a home? If so you'll want to enlist the services of a REALTOR® to help you navigate through this complicated business transaction from start to finish. Your REALTOR® has what it takes to help you every step of the way to achieving your home ownership dreams. And, he or she will be the top player on a team of experts who will protect your interests ...

Property Tax Model is Not Working

     Property tax should not fund education or certain Regional services. The current model no longer works. It was created in the 1950’s and since then many economic and social realities have changed dramatically. Property ownership is no longer an indicator of wealth. Property tax was a tax on home equity. Today many young couples buy their first home with little equity in it. The ...