The 2021 Census is here!

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 09:59 AM

In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Census has been redesigned to ensure Canadians and census employees are safe by limiting the amount of contact needed to participate in this important exercise. In the case of in-person visits, enumerators will be required to wear personal safety equipment (provided by Statistics Canada) as well as maintain proper physical distancing, and follow all guidelines from public health authorities. 

Completing the census questionnaire online is the best and fastest...


Appointments available at Niagara Region Public Health vaccination clinics as eligibility expands

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 04:30 PM

As eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to expand, more and more Niagarans, approaching 38 per cent as of this morning, are getting vaccinated. We encourage everyone who is eligible, including residents from earlier eligible age groups who have not yet gotten their vaccine, to register for an appointment very soon.

This morning, the provincial booking portal and call centre opened to the following groups

  • Individuals turning age 50 in 2021 or older
  • Individuals with high-risk health conditions....


COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Wainfleet now available through the provincial booking portal

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 03:10 PM


The provincial booking portal is currently open to:

  • Niagara residents who are turning 55 or older in 2021
  • Those 18+ with a postal code starting with ‘L2G’
  • Pregnant individuals and an essential caregiver
  • Highest-risk individuals with health conditions and an essential caregiver. For details on who is included in this group, visit  




Expanded online activities for second year of the Virtual Niagara Children’s Water Festival

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 03:08 PM

Niagara Region, in partnership with the City of St. Catharines, Ontario Power Generation, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, and Brock University, will host the 18th annual Niagara Children’s Water Festival, the second virtual festival, from May 10-14, 2021.

The Niagara Children’s Water Festival is a unique opportunity for grade three and four students from all municipalities across Niagara to engage in a variety of activities to educate students about the importance of our most valuable natural...

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Port Colborne launches the #PORTicipate Pass

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 04:11 PM

With the 2021 beach season fast approaching, the City of Port Colborne is excited to launch the #PORTicipate Pass, allowing residents to access both Nickel and Centennial-Cedar Bay Beach for FREE this summer. Residents can register online for the #PORTicipate pass. More information, including policies and procedures can also be found online. The #PORTicipate Pass will be available for pick up starting next week, and residents will be required to show proof of address which could include...