Niagara region moves to Red in the COVID-19 Response Framework

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 04:55 PM

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is moving nine public health regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework (the "Framework"). This includes activating an "emergency brake" in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit to move the regions to Grey-Lockdown to immediately interrupt transmission and contain community spread. Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers...


Improvements to H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park enhance visitor experience

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 08:51 AM

Improvements to H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park enhance visitor experience, thanks to a grant received from the Canadian Experiences Fund.

As part of the Canadian Experiences Fund, the City received financial support to make improvements to H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park with the goal of enhancing tourism initiatives, updating facilities, and creating new experiences for both residents and visitors. The Canadian Experiences Fund is the first dedicated tourism grant program of its kind offered by the Government...

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Port Colborne and Port Cares to sign Affordable Housing Development MOU

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 08:40 AM

The City of Port Colborne and Port Cares have formed a partnership to address the lack of affordable housing in the city. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and Port Cares has been developed to foster mutual understanding, a collaborative approach, and help guide next steps in the research and due diligence phase of the affordable housing project proposed by Port Cares.

At their meeting on December 14th 2020, Port Colborne City Council supported a staff recommendation to declare...

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Virtual Programming for Gentle Exercise & Falls Prevention

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 10:55 AM

Even through this time of physical distance, VON together with Lifemark, is continuing to offer opportunities for seniors to connect with caring individual exercise professionals by providing one hour Gentle Exercise classes through video live stream, and  45 minute Falls Prevention Education including Gentle Exercise instruction through teleconference calls over the phone. 

As part of the program each participant will have an instructor who will connect with them for a weekly Wellness...


City of Port Colborne warns residents of potential phone scam

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 03:27 PM

The City of Port Colborne has received reports of a possible phone scam happening in the area. Residents have received suspicious phone calls with caller identifications coming in as “City of Port Colborne.”

Please know the City of Port Colborne does not send out automated messages and will never ask for personal financial information over the phone. As well, the City of Port Colborne does not take payments over the phone and does not accept payment by gift cards.

If you receive a call like this,...