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Old Town Christmas tree lighting this Sunday

Niagara-on-the-Lake residents are invited to celebrate the season on Sunday, Nov. 24, and watch as the huge Old Town Christmas tree is lit.

The event, accompanied by a performance from the St. Michael's Choir, will start at 6 p.m. at the cenotaph on Queen Street.

The tree was donated by the St. Davids Lions Club. Lord Mayor Betty Disero will be on hand for the ceremony.


Farm Worker Welcome Kits

Jane Andres of Niagara Workers Welcome suggests purchasing Farm Worker Kits as a way to say thank you this holiday season.

Kits can be purchased for $25 or filled with items such as heavy-duty work gloves and thermal socks, new washcloth and hand towel, toothbrush and toothpaste, roll of toilet paper, Tylenol travel pack, chicken soup packages, granola bars and band aids. She said a personal welcome note is also always appreciated. Visit for pickup locations.


Don't feed wildlife, Niagara Parks says

Niagara Parks is reminding residents and tourists that feeding wild animals is prohibited.

Illegal dumping of pumpkins and other food waste has attracted wildlife to high traffic area along the Parkway, which has created a safety issue, the agency said.

Animals already have plenty of food available for them, and feeding wildlife can change its behaviour making wild animals more aggressive and less afraid of people, according to Niagara Parks.

Uncarved pumpkins can be donated to Linc Farms, which uses food waste to feed its livestock.


Queenston Christmas bake and decor sale Dec. 7

The Queenston Residents Association will hold its annual Christmas bake and décor sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Queenston Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Again this year, the association will have tourtieres available by pre-order.

Contact Marilyn Armstrong at or by phone at 905-262-0268 to order yours.

At the sale, baked goods, coffee and muffins, and Christmas décor items also will be available.


Newark Neighbours Annual Food Drive

Newark Neighbours is holding its Annual Holiday Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m., hosted by the Niagara Area Jeep Club at Phil’s Value Mart on Niagara Stone Road.

Non-perishable Items needed are Sidekicks, Mac and Cheese, Baking needs, canned peaches, canned tomatoes, salted crackers, Kleenex, cream of mushroom soup, canned ravioli and cake mixes.