Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sportsman Of The Year Honor Was Wellander’s ‘Crowning Achievement’

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Wally Mole

WELLAND –  Accomplished Wellander  Walter “Wally” Mole died Sunday, September 24 at Tufford Nursing Home, St. Catharines. He was 91.

Mr. Mole was born in Welland and lived here his entire life. He was a well known real estate salesman for many years, eventually owning his own company.

He was high profile in the community through involvement with several  groups and organizations. According to the death notice, Mr. Mole’s affiliations included: past president of the Welland Club, Kiwanis Club, Welland Badminton Club, Welland Tennis Club, Welland and District Real Estate Board and past chairman of the Welland Sports Wall of Fame and Welland Rose Festival committee.

“He was most proud of his being enshrined on the Sports Wall of Fame for badminton, baseball, cricket and tennis. His crowning achievement was being presented with the H.L. Cudney Sportsman of the Year Award in 2012,” according to information in the notice.

Mr. Mole’s family will receive friends and relatives at the H. L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland on Friday September 29,  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Full death notice is on the website,




Incoming Mail

imagesOO8ENUCQCity Council took a step backwards, in my opinion, by cutting down trees along the canal to build a new skateboard park. The city owns land that is large enough and treeless to accommodate this park or could have purchased land cheaply to do this.
We preach day in and day out  “SAVE OUR TREES” and look what happens! Not very well thought out, City Council. Poor decision.
Ron Lemon, Welland

Take Note: Heat Warning In Effect

POSTED: 4:43 AM EDT Tuesday 26 September 2017
Heat Warning in effect for:
Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Hot and humid conditions will continue today.

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Mostly sunny skies will allow daytime temperatures to reach the low thirties, with humidex values approaching forty again today.

A cold front is expected to move across Southern Ontario through the day Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures by Thursday.
Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Culture Days Offers Free Activities, Teams Up With Feast Street Niagara


Fiddlin’ Around’s free concert opens the Culture Days celebration in Welland.

WELLAND – More than 1,500 free participatory events and activities will take place in more than 150 communities across Ontario to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Culture Days on September 29, 30, and October 1,  including activities that are planned in the City of Welland.

The festivities kick-off on Friday, September 29, at the Welland Community Wellness Complex (WCWC) when Fiddlin’ Around hits the theatre stage. This free family fun event begins at 7pm

More free activities follow on September 30 and October 1, when Culture Days teams up with Feast Street Niagara in downtown Welland. Attendees will have the chance to try hands-on crafts and activities during a weekend of culinary delights and entertainment.

“Part of what makes Welland unique is our vibrant arts and culture community,” said Cassandra Magazzeni, Welland Arts and Culture Coordinator. “Culture Days not only recognizes the artists and groups that help to weave together the fabric of this community, but it also encourages the public to roll up their sleeves, get involved, learn about their neighbours, and to interact with each other in an extremely meaningful way. There’s an artist in all of us.”

Culture Days is an annual celebration that encourages Canadians to celebrate in over 7,500 cities and towns across the country, with thousands of free events and activities from a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, craft, culinary arts and new media. Each year in Ontario alone, Culture Days attracts over 500,000 attendees and 135,000 artists, workers, and volunteers in over 150 cities and towns.

To discover more details on Welland Culture Days events visit, or to find details on Feast Street Niagara visit Some activities require pre-registration through the WCWC at 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000, or in person at 145 Lincoln Street.

(Source: City of Welland news release)