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Port Colborne outlines City facility updates as stay-at-home order comes into effect tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 05:24 PM

Effective tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, the City of Port Colborne, along with the rest of Ontario, will move into a stay-at-home order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As numbers continue to rise, the City is urging residents to follow the provincial stay-at-home orders.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the Ontario government issued a stay-at-home order for the province, after declaring a second state of emergency. New provincial restrictions include the following:

Stay-at-home order

  • Residents...

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Fire & Emergency Services Fire Safety Colouring Contest

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 04:43 PM

Calling all Port Colborne students from Kindergarten to Grade 8!

Port Colborne Fire & Emergency services is spreading the word about fire safety, by inviting students to PORTicipate in their Colouring Contest. Students are invited to create posters illustrating the importance of working smoke alarms in the home. 

The contest will be broken up into two categories:

  • Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3
  • Students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 

Students are encouraged to do their research on 

Vaccines

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Niagara

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 04:35 PM

Needles will begin going into arms Wednesday, January 13, as Niagara Health (NH) and Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services (NRPH&ES) start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, essential caregivers, as well as residents at long-term care and high-risk retirement homes. The region’s first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in St. Catharines on Tuesday, January 12.

“This is the day we’ve all been waiting for and a turning point in Niagara’s pandemic...

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Annual community grant program now accepting applications

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:58 AM

The City of Port Colborne’s community grant program is now accepting the first-round of applications from non-profit organizations until Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

As approved at the Nov. 23, 2020 Council Meeting, the community grant program will increase by 20 per cent. This year the grant committee will distribute more than $35,000 to non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, and service organizations that benefit the citizens of Port Colborne and enhance the quality of the community, especially...

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Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 04:29 PM

A message from the Ontario Government

Province Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Reduce Mobility

TORONTO - In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system and alarming risks posed to long-term care homes as a result of high COVID-19 transmission rates, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is...