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Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 02:29 PM

The Ontario government has opened  applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown. The tightened restrictions were put in place to help stop the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

"As Ontario's employers do their part to defeat COVID-19, they are facing unprecedented...


First 322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered to long-term care residents and healthcare workers

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 03:57 PM

Today, Niagara Health (NH) and Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services (NRPH&ES) administered the first 322 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region.

Niagara Health vaccinated 108 long-term care home workers and 70 hospital staff and physicians. Meanwhile, NRPH&ES teams were deployed to two long-term care homes, one in St. Catharines and one in Fort Erie, vaccinating 144 residents and staff.

“This is a huge day for Niagara Health and our region. We’ve talked about wanting to...

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Mental Health is an ESSENTIAL Service

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 09:56 AM

As Niagara moves into a province-imposed State of Emergency, life in 2021 will be further complicated for kids and families in Niagara.

Typically, January to March is a time of year when kids and families lean on Pathstone the most for mental health support. This year, we expect to see an even greater increase in need with all students now learning online and the added stress on families with additional restrictions being imposed.

Through Ontario’s State of Emergency, the following Mental Health...


Port Colborne outlines City facility updates as stay-at-home order comes into effect tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 05:24 PM

Effective tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, the City of Port Colborne, along with the rest of Ontario, will move into a stay-at-home order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As numbers continue to rise, the City is urging residents to follow the provincial stay-at-home orders.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the Ontario government issued a stay-at-home order for the province, after declaring a second state of emergency. New provincial restrictions include the following:

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Fire & Emergency Services Fire Safety Colouring Contest

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 04:43 PM

Calling all Port Colborne students from Kindergarten to Grade 8!

Port Colborne Fire & Emergency services is spreading the word about fire safety, by inviting students to PORTicipate in their Colouring Contest. Students are invited to create posters illustrating the importance of working smoke alarms in the home. 

The contest will be broken up into two categories:

  • Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3
  • Students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 

Students are encouraged to do their research on smoke alarms along...