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Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Fort Erie

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 08:54 AM

Today marks the opening of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Leisureplex in Fort Erie, following successful runs in Niagara Falls, Welland and Grimsby.

This morning Niagara saw several thousand new appointments booked as the provincial booking portal opened up to Niagara residents who are turning 70 or older in 2021 (born in 1951 or earlier). As a result of this strong turnout, all Niagara area clinics are now fully booked.

To meet the demand for appointments, the following clinic dates will...

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Hop into the holiday long weekend with a Virtual Easter Challenge

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 04:30 PM

The City of Port Colborne is asking residents to PORTicipate online this holiday long weekend with a City of Port Colborne Virtual Easter Challenge.

Starting 8 a.m. on April 1, until 10 p.m. on April 5, the City of Port Colborne’s Virtual Easter Challenge will include activities that can be completed at home or outside, in a socially distance manner, using the GooseChase app. Activities include, Easter related crafts, egg hunt and more.

“The City’s events team is coming up with new and exciting activities...

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Bridge Closure - March 30

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 01:10 PM

Bridge 21, the Clarence Street Bridge, will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians. 

Please visit the Bridge Status page for more information.

Port Colborne bridge closure updates from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System site.

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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals Aged 70 and over in Additional Regions

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 08:45 AM

The Ontario government is extending booking for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals aged 70 and over through its online booking system and call centre in 11 additional public health units on March 29, 2021, following its expansion in Toronto that began on March 27, 2021.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, all individuals aged 70 and over in the following public health units will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a mass immunization clinic through...

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Regional Council extends face-covering by-law

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 02:58 PM

In recognition of the continued importance of following public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19, on March 25, Regional Council voted to extend Niagara’s temporary face-covering by-law, which was set to expire on April 1, 2021. 

The by-law requires masks in all enclosed public spaces in Niagara, and aligns with orders issued by the province under the Reopening Ontario Act. The by-law will automatically expire when those Provincial requirements are no longer in effect.

Council’s...