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Flags lowered at Port Colborne City Hall to honour Prince Philip

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2021 02:47 PM

Flags have been lowered at Port Colborne City Hall in memory of Prince Philip, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away this morning.

Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning the passing of Prince Philip at the age of 99, stating the Duke of Edinburgh, “passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” Prince Philip was widely respected for his devotion to serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

The City of Port Colborne offers its...

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PORTicipate virtually with your public library this April Break

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2021 02:07 PM

With April Break just around the corner, the Port Colborne Public Library is reminding residents it’s not too late to PORTicipate and register for some virtual fun.

“The library is proud to offer free virtual programs to our residents during April Break,” said Susan Therrien, Director of Library Services. “Although the physical doors to the library may be closed, we’re still here to support the community and offer various programs. We encourage kids of all ages to PORTicipate in these great activities.”

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Niagara Health ramping down, postponing some surgeries starting April 12

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2021 01:12 PM

Niagara Health is ramping down and postponing some surgical cases beginning on Monday, April 12, amid extreme pressure on critical care capacity across the province. This comes in response to direction from Ontario Health.
“These are extremely challenging times for everyone, and we are deeply disappointed that the current situation requires hospitals to take these emergency measures to protect capacity for life-saving critical care,” says Niagara Health President and Interim CEO Lynn Guerriero. “We...

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Vaccination clinics to continue during provincewide state of emergency & stay-at-home orders

Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 07:22 PM

The provincewide state of emergency and stay-at-home orders announced by the provincial government went into effect this morning; however, it’s important to note that Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics will continue to be open.

With the clinic today in Pelham, Public Health has now hosted at least one clinic in all parts of the region. As a result of strong response, all Niagara Region Public Health clinics currently scheduled through April 18 are fully booked. Public...

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NRPS Would like to Remind Public about Historical Scam

Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 07:18 PM

The door to door driveway contractor scam has been a scam that the Niagara Regional Police has seen historically.  Due to the nice weather approaching, the Niagara Regional Police Service would like to remind the public about the scam in relation to "hiring" a contractor to complete work at their home and paying in advance prior to the work being done.

In the past, complaints have stemmed from contractors who are unsolicited by any consumer, travelling from door to door selling driveway paving...