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Port Cares Executive Director, Christine Clark Lafleur hands Mayor Bill Steele a loonie to symbolize the City transferring Chestnut Park to #PortCares for $1 loonie to symbolize

City partners with Port Cares to create more affordable housing

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 08:52 AM

In a unanimous vote at Monday night’s Council meeting, the City plans to donate Chestnut Park to Port Cares to build affordable housing units for the community.

According to a recent study by Brock University, Niagara needs 20,000 more affordable housing units and the wait times are significant. Identified as a priority, Council asked staff to explore innovative approaches and strategic partnerships to address affordable housing shortages. After reviewing several options, it was determined that Chestnut...

Picture of street bridge

Bridge Closure

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 01:04 PM

Bridge 21, the Clarence Street Bridge, will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, January 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The community bus travelling across the canal will be offered at no cost to passengers during this time. Please visit the Bridge Status page for more information.

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

Niagara Region receives masks donation

MedSup Canada partners with Niagara Health and Region to donate five million masks to Niagara

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 11:16 AM

Five million non-medical masks are making their way to Niagara communities today, thanks to a generous donation from MedSup Canada to the Niagara Health Foundation, and supported by Niagara Region.

The project is the result of fruitful collaboration between the donor MedSup Canada, Niagara Health and all of Niagara’s municipalities. Ryan David, MedSup’s Senior Vice-President of Sales, North America, is a lifelong Niagara resident, and wanted the donation to benefit his community.

The nearly 80 pallets...

Fire at Grace United Brethren Church

Emergency Services respond to early morning fire at Grace United Brethren Church

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 05:39 PM

At 3:12 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire at Grace United Brethren Church on the corner of Empire Road and Sherkston Road. No one was injured and the cause of fire is currently under investigation.

Emergency services activated mutual aid, bringing in tanker trucks from Fort Erie, Niagara Falls and Welland, with Wainfleet Fire Services on stand-by at the Port Colborne Fire Station. At the peak of the fire, there were more than 30 Fire Fighters...

Niagra Region taking a Big Step Addressing The Issue of Homelessness Locally

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 11:57 AM

Niagara Region is taking a big step toward addressing the issue of homelessness locally.

Built for Zero Canada, a national campaign to work toward an end to long-term, complex homelessness, has recognized Niagara Region for meeting all the requirements needed to achieve a Quality By-Name List. A By-Name List provides up-to-date information on people experiencing homelessness across the region.

This list provides data on clients to support coordinated access to housing resources available through...