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Christmas Light Display Contest adds holiday sparkle to Port Colborne

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 03:34 PM

Port Colborne, ON (Dec. 23, 2020) – Local homes and businesses added some holiday sparkle to Port Colborne with the City’s Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest and Downtown Business Light Display Contest.

To add a bit of holiday cheer, the City of Port Colborne launched its first ever Christmas Light Display contest, encouraging both residents and local businesses to submit photos of their very best festive decorations. Multiple categories were created, including best balcony/front door display,...

Weather Statement

Special weather statement in effect for South Niagara

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 03:08 PM

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region

Potentially heavy rain followed by significant snow early Friday.

Rain is forecast to begin tonight ahead of an approaching low pressure system. This rain will then continue into Thursday and become heavy at times. Total rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are likely.

By Thursday evening or Thursday...

Fire Chief Cartwright

Message from the Fire Chief

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:40 AM

This year has been challenging for all of us. The pandemic has impacted the lives of citizens and emergency responders in one way or another throughout the year. Our community will, however, meet the challenge head on and always keep safety front and centre while adapting to the impacts of COVID-19. Look at how the residents of Port Colborne banded together and have made such an impact on the lives of children with their generous donations of toys and monies for Port Cares. Your fire service has...

Provincewide Shutdown

Port Colborne outlines lockdown restrictions on City facilities

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 02:01 PM

Effective Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, the City of Port Colborne, along with the rest of Ontario, will move into a provincewide shutdown.

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, the Ontario Government announced a provincewide shutdown in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases. Southern Ontario will be on lockdown for 28 days, while the province closely monitors the impacts of these measures.

“Now, more than ever, we need to do our part to keep our community safe,” said Mayor Bill Steele. “The situation is...

Holiday Waste

Niagara Region holiday changes in waste collection

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 03:16 PM

Niagara Region announced Garbage, Blue Box, Grey Box, and Green Bin collection is delayed one day due to Christmas Day in 2020 and New Year’s Day in 2021. The only collection day affected is Friday. 

Below is the schedule for curbside collection during the holidays: 

For properties with Friday collection only: Collection will be delayed one day due to Christmas Day in 2020 and New Year's Day in 2021. All other collection days remain the same.

  • Friday, Dec. 25 changes to Saturday,...