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Community Coordination Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination comes together for first meeting

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 01:56 PM

Niagara’s new Community Coordination Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination held its first virtual meeting on Jan. 28, setting the stage for an unprecedented collaborative effort that will provide critical input into the extended rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Niagara.  

The Task Force, which w​as struck last week by Regional Chair Jim Bradley and is chaired by Dr. David Dec, brings together a wide range of community voices in an advisory role to help ensure Niagara’s Public Health-led vaccination...

Fire Fighters

Fire & Emergency Services remind residents to avoid thin ice that forms over open bodies of water

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 02:53 PM

With freezing temperatures arriving in Port Colborne, Fire & Emergency Services are reminding residents to avoid thin ice that forms over open bodies of water.  

Being a coastal community, it’s no surprise winter activities like skating and ice fishing are enjoyed annually by many residents and visitors. However, with an abnormally warmer winter so far, Fire & Emergency Services is asking residents to be extremely cautious of both Lake Erie and the Welland Canal.

“Ice that forms over...

Mental Health

Niagara EMS temporarily expanding mental health resources

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 03:54 PM

Niagara EMS is expanding Mobile Integrated Health services to support individuals who are struggling with mental health, addictions and homelessness through the Mental Health and Addictions Response Team (MHART). Adding a second Mental Health and Addictions Response Team vehicle in the community will allow Niagara EMS to provide greater mental health and addictions coverage geographically to the residents of Niagara.

This initiative is part of a creative partnership with Quest Community Health Centre. Quest...

Budget

Niagara Regional Council approves 2021 budget

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 03:44 PM

At its meeting on Jan. 21, Niagara Regional Council approved a budget for 2021 that ensures the municipality can continue to provide a high level of service while minimizing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents.

The Niagara Region budget is made up of three components: the levy operating budget, rate operating budgets, and the capital budget. The 2021 operating budget contains an overall property tax increase of 1.8 percent to the taxpayer. For the average property assessed...

YMCA

YMCA Social Society

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 03:37 PM

Welcome to Niagara’s newest social group; we can’t wait to have you join us!

The Social Society has been developed by the YMCA to combat social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Niagara adults now have the opportunity to participate in engaging social and recreational programming, allowing them to feel connected and enhance their skills. Safety remains at the forefront of all Social Society programs...