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City Hall News - December 2021 Edition

Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:42 AM

The December edition of City Hall News is now available to download on our website, read as an interactive magazine, or you can find it in today's Port Colborne Leader/Niagara This Week. 

This month's edition includes: Let’s Re-Connect, Port Colborne: starting Monday, Nov. 29, the doors to our Administration Buildings, including City Hall, will open for walk-in and in-person services; Christmas in Port Colborne, including our Reverse Lighted Santa Claus Parade and the Grand Old Christmas...

Cruise Ship docked along Canal

A Port of Call - Port Colborne’s Cruise Ship Initiative

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 03:54 PM

We thought we would share with you an update on the City’s cruise ship initiative for 2022! As reported in the media during the early summer, Port Colborne will receive more than 50 stops by cruise ships starting next year. This is a significant increase compared to what Port Colborne has typically received over the past decade.

We have been actively communicating with our local business community as we understand they are eager to see the schedule of stops so they can start preparing for the 2022...

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Booking open for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for 5-11 year olds in Niagara

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 10:31 AM

With Health Canada’s recent approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds, the provincial booking system opened today (Tuesday, Nov. 23) for bookings in Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The following clinics are currently available for booking through the provincial booking system for those 5-11 years old. In particular, there is the potential for earlier clinic dates to be added, depending on how early the vaccine arrives.

  • Fort Erie, Leisureplex – Nov. 28-29,...

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Public Health is ready to vaccinate 5-11 year olds in Niagara

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 01:04 PM

Niagara Region Public Health is excited that Health Canada has approved a vaccine for age 5-11 year olds. This age group currently has by far the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in Niagara, and the vaccine will provide them with very welcome protection.

The age 5-11 version of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine approved today is a different formulation to the vaccine used in adults and children age 12 and older. The version approved for younger children is just as effective as the previous version,...

Santa and his sleigh

Santa returning to Port Colborne

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 09:05 AM

With Christmas around the corner, city staff have been busy planning safe holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Santa will be returning to Port Colborne this year, but a little differently as the city prepares to host its annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade, in reverse, at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The reverse parade route will be designed to allow vehicles to drive through and view the stationary, brightly lit floats, including the jolly...