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SUNDAY SUMMARY: A recap of this week's top Local stories

Every Sunday we compile the most widely-read stories from the NOTL Local during the past week.
A memorial has started at the tree on Lakeshore Road has been there since last year. There was another fatality when a car hit that same tree Monday, June 3.

Editor's Note: Each week in this space we compile the most widely -ead stories from the past week. The week started out with tragic news of another fatal collision on Lakeshore Road. On the good news side, is the work to be done by Niagara Parks, including new pickleball courts. Residents are also interested in the audio instalment of an Indigenous Audio Tour of the Niagara Glen. As well, residents are concerned about the impact of hospital closures and the three-model hospital model. Another tragedy, an Indigenous woman who died at the St. Catharines hospital site, has resulted in a coroner's inquest. Also read about a moving service to recognize D-Day, and a rat infestation stalling heritage designation of a Chautauqua house.

Another collision with tree, another fatality on Lakeshore Road

A young man died early Monday after hitting a tree on Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake — the same tree that was the site of a collision and death of a 49-year-old woman a year ago, the morning of June 9, 2023 - the memorial in her name is still there. Residents are hoping the region ha plans for safety measures along that stretch of road.  Read more here.

Tree on Lakeshore road

Niagara Parks working on NOTL projects, including pickleball courts

In addition to restoring the tennis courts at Queenston Heights and adding pickleball courts, the Ontario Power Generation station will be restored, and the Queenston boat launch area will be improved. Read the story here.

Queenston Hts pickleball

NOTL residents express concerns at Niagara Health info session

President and CEO Lynn Guerriero promises the three-site hospital plan will create more connected care opportunities and further update many antiquated systems. To read the story click here.

Niagara health

D-day anniversary recognized with raising of flag that flew on Juno Beach

The Niagara-on-the-Lake branch of the Royal Canadian Legion marked the 80th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy Thursday, recognizing a momentous occurrence in history that is considered to have led to the world as we know it. Read the story here.


Winterstein family relieved inquest has been called

The family of an Indigenous woman who died in the emergency room at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health back in 2021 hope that a coroner’s inquest will prevent other families from having to go through a similar experience. .Read about the tragic story here.

winterstein woman

Rodent infestation hampers designation of heritage home

There is no doubt that a home on Vincent Street in the Chautauqua neighbourhood, which has been well-cared for on the outside, deserves heritage designation, but there is some work to be done before that can happen, says the NOTL municipal heritage committee. Read the story here.

Vincent Street home

About the Author: Penny Coles

Penny Coles is editor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Local
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