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Fire Safety Tips for the Winter

Posted on January 06, 2014 09:30 AM

Pelham Fire Services is reminding residents to please be extra vigilant as you try to keep your home warm during the current frigid temperatures. Extreme wind chills are expected in our area from minus 35 to minus 40 Celsius overnight tonight and into Tuesday morning.

“People need to be careful while heating their homes," Pelham Fire Chief Bob Lymburner said. "Heating equipment is involved in 1 in every 7 reported home fires and 1 in every 6 home fire deaths."

Because the risk of house fires increases...

Official Lighting of Pelham's Arches

Posted on December 05, 2013 09:45 AM

Residents, businesses, visitors, community groups and holiday enthusiasts are cordially invited to Pelham's Official Arches Lighting Ceremony on Friday December 6th at sunset (approximately 4:45 p.m.) in downtown Fonthill.

Community members will accompany Mayor Dave Augustyn as he publicly “flips the switch” to the newly installed lights illuminating the arches in downtown Fonthill. The lighting ceremony is part of the Town’s first ever “Under the Arches” Outdoor Christmas Market running from 4:00...

Fire Prevention Week 2013 Contest Winners

Posted on November 14, 2013 09:45 AM

Pelham Fire Services is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Fire Prevention Week contests.

For the story contest, the winners are:

1st place - Abigail Shatford
2nd place - Elizabeth Hogan
3rd place - Eryn van der Weyden

Twelve-year-old Abigail wrote her story about fire safety and babysitting. Here is an excerpt from her winning story:

“The meat in the pan was bubbling, and a small fire had started. Even more alarming was Johnny standing there, oh-so-innocent, ready to grab the pan handle. Charlotte...

First Annual Christmas Lights Competition Call for Nominations

Posted on November 06, 2013 09:45 AM

Do you (or someone you know) really get into the holiday spirit with a Christmas Light Display that would make the elves jealous? Does the tree in front of your home get beautifully decorated each holiday season? Do you and your neighbours strain the power grid with a North Pole type of display? If you answered yes to any of these questions then please be sure to nominate yourself or your friends for the Communities in Bloom’s First Annual Christmas Lights Competition!

As part of the Christmas in...

Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

Posted on October 29, 2013 09:45 AM

Do you have a favourite crossing guard that helps your children get to and from school safely each day? Are you greeted with a friendly smile and exceptional service each time you encounter one of these hardworking individuals? Then be sure to nominate your special crossing guard for the “Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard” contest!

Crossing guards play an important role in pedestrian safety by helping children make the safe journey to and from school. FedEx Express Canada and Parachute have come together...

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