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Niagara launches visioning process for 10-year Economic Development Strategy

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:41 AM

Niagara businesses and community stakeholders are being asked to share their feedback to guide the region to long-term economic health and sustainability. From now until Nov. 12, businesses can take a short online survey to help inform the creation of Niagara’s new 10-year economic development strategy.

The strategy is being developed by Niagara Economic Development in collaboration with local municipal economic development professionals. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete, and asks...

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Flags lowered at Port Colborne City Hall to honour Regional Councillor Sandie Bellows

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:30 AM

Flags have been lowered at Port Colborne City Hall this morning in memory of Regional Councillor Sandie Bellows, who passed away.

Mayor Steele shares the same sentiments as the message from Regional Chair Jim Bradley:

On behalf of Regional Council, it is with great sadness I share news that Regional Councillor Sandie Bellows passed away. Councillor Bellows was a valued member of our council and her presence will be missed in our meetings, and by her friends, family and constituents.

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Regional Chair Bradley’s statement on the passing of Councillor Sandie Bellows

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:47 AM

On behalf of Regional Council, it is with great sadness I share news that Regional Councillor Sandie Bellows passed away last evening. Councillor Bellows was a valued member of our council and her presence will be missed in our meetings, and by her friends, family and constituents.

Councillor Bellows dedicated her life to the people of Niagara and was a fierce victims’ rights advocate. This advocacy saw her serve as a keynote speaker for many government and law enforcement agencies, including conferences...

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Applications now being accepted for the Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 02:37 PM

As part of Niagara Region’s efforts to hear from as many voices as possible, applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 13-19 to participate on the new Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel.

The youth advisory panel, which will meet a minimum of six times per year, will have members from all 12 municipalities in an effort to bring a region-wide perspective to the panel’s discussions. Panel members will provide advice on policies, programs and services that affect young people across...

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Compost event to support local charities Oct. 18-23, 2021

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2021 10:45 AM

From Oct. 18 – 23, Niagara Region residents can collect one to three 20-litre bags of compost per vehicle per day during regular business hours (while quantities last).

In exchange for the compost, residents are required to donate non-perishable food items or cash in support of Fort Erie COPE (Community Outreach Program – Erie), Grimsby Benevolent Fund, HOPE Centre /  Goodwill Niagara (Women's Place), and Project SHARE, to help those in our community who need assistance. Expired food items will...