Niagara Impact

Nominations open for Regional Chair’s Niagara Impact Awards

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 04:14 PM

At today’s 2021 State of the Region address, Regional Chair Jim Bradley officially launched the new Niagara Impact Awards to recognize community members who have made a positive impact on life in Niagara.

Throughout the past year, there have been numerous stories of people or organizations in our community who have risen to the unique challenges of the past 13 months. The Niagara Impact Awards highlight those who have risen to the occasion, lending a helping hand in order to make living in Niagara...


Celebrating COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Volunteers

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 04:07 PM

During National Volunteer Week, Niagara Region Public Health would like to take the opportunity to thank the 293 volunteers who have signed up to assist with our COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The ability to run all of our mass immunization clinics across the region would not be possible without the help of all of our incredible volunteers, between the ages of 18 and 72, who have already put in over 2,000 hours at the clinics.

Cheryl Morris is one such volunteer, who has  been spending her retirement...


Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services launches FARM 911

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 08:36 AM

Approved by City Council the beginning of March, Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services launches FARM 911 as part of the Emily Project initiative.

The Emily Project - FARM 911 permits address signage to be installed on rural farmlands that normally do not have civic addresses. The address signs help to provide a street address location in case of an emergency, which can lead to a more efficient and effective emergency service response. 

“There is a lot of farmland in our community and not...


New restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 03:42 PM

Effective April 17 at 12:01 a.m., additional provincewide restrictions were implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help save lives. This includes extending the stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, closing outdoor facilities like golf courses, soccer fields, basketball courts and marinas, and stopping all non-essential construction.

During the Stay-at-Home order, the City of Port Colborne will implement the following changes to City-run outdoor amenities: 

  • Skate park closed...


Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 07:10 PM

With the province announcing further restrictions today to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Port Colborne will close the following City-run outdoor amenities: 

  • Skate parks 
  • Playgrounds 
  • Boat ramp 
  • Beaches  
  • Sports fields and courts 

The City of Port Colborne will provide more information and further details regarding these new restrictions on Monday, April 19, 2021. 

Below is the official statement from the Ontario government.