A Message of Thanks

Posted by Mayor William C. Steele on Thursday, November 7th, 2019

A MESSAGE OF THANKS |

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the evening of Oct. 31, 2019, into the early morning of Nov. 1, 2019, the residents of Port Colborne experienced a wind storm that brought gusts of up to 130 km per hour, resulting in a loss of power, a loss to essential infrastructure, and devastation across our city.

I would like to express thanks and gratitude to all our city crews clearing brush and debris from roadways and parks, removing wood, monitoring and cleaning out our municipal drains, sweeping streets of debris on our road allowances, dispatchers, and communications staff, all of whom worked around the clock to get Port Colborne up and running.

Thank you to Canadian Niagara Power and all contracted crews for their assistance in restoring power to our city and keeping us updated throughout the process.

A thank you to Safe Tree for their round-the-clock assistance to both Port Colborne staff and Canadian Niagara Power with the removal of trees across our city.

Sincere gratitude to Port Cares and the Reach Out Centre for opening their doors for our Reception Centre to service residents impacted by power outages. Thank you to the Niagara Region Community Services and The Canadian Red Cross for assisting in mobilizing, outfitting, and volunteering at the Reception Centre.

Thank you to staff across departments at the Niagara Region for assisting in response to damages and communicating updates to residents.

Thank you to the Port Colborne YMCA for opening their shower facilities to residents impacted by power outages.

Thank you to District 6 of the Niagara Regional Police Service for patrolling our streets during the power outage to ensure the safety of our residents and business owners.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers of Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services for responding to multiple calls during the event.

To our local media outlets, thank you for assisting us in keeping our residents informed.

Thank you to the Port Colborne Lions Club for their cooperation in re-scheduling their annual food drive to Saturday, November 9.

Our city came together, resulting in no injuries, and a stronger sense of community pride as neighbors extended a hand to one another, offering help where needed.

Thank you for your continued supPORT and patience as we worked, and continue to work, to re-build your community.

Sincerely,

Mayor William C. Steele

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Public Notice | Property maintenance in Port …
As the spring weather arrives, we know that maintaining Port Colborne remai…
Corporate CommunicationsFri May 1st, 2020
Dogs of Port Colborne
If there is a member of the household happy about the amount of time we are…
Corporate CommunicationsThu Apr 30th, 2020
Contact tracing and case management: A corner…
Contact tracing and case management has been one of Niagara Region Public H…
Niagara RegionWed Apr 29th, 2020
Ontarians asked to Shine a Light for All They…
Ontarians asked to Shine a Light for All They Do May 1 in a province-wide s…
Ontario Medical Association Wed Apr 29th, 2020
Port Colbornes 42nd annual Canal Days Marine …
At their meeting on Monday, April 27, 2020, based on recommendation of the …
Corporate CommunicationsTue Apr 28th, 2020
National Day of Mourning
Today we will lower the flags at City Hall and H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park in …
Corporate CommunicationsTue Apr 28th, 2020
Public Notice | Limited access to the entranc…
The City of Port Colborne will be limiting access to the entrance of the Po…
Corporate CommunicationsMon Apr 27th, 2020
Volunteer Appreciation Week | Meet Clara Huda…
Clara has volunteered with the City for the past six years! Her main role …
Corporate CommunicationsSat Apr 25th, 2020
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Next »