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Message from the Fire Chief

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:40 AM

This year has been challenging for all of us. The pandemic has impacted the lives of citizens and emergency responders in one way or another throughout the year. Our community will, however, meet the challenge head on and always keep safety front and centre while adapting to the impacts of COVID-19. Look at how the residents of Port Colborne banded together and have made such an impact on the lives of children with their generous donations of toys and monies for Port Cares.
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Provincewide Shutdown

Port Colborne outlines lockdown restrictions on City facilities

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 02:01 PM

Effective Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, the City of Port Colborne, along with the rest of Ontario, will move into a provincewide shutdown.

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, the Ontario Government announced a provincewide shutdown in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases. Southern Ontario will be on lockdown for 28 days, while the province closely monitors the impacts of these measures.

“Now, more than ever, we need to do our part to keep our community safe,” said Mayor Bill Steele. “The situation is...

Holiday Waste

Niagara Region holiday changes in waste collection

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 03:16 PM

Niagara Region announced Garbage, Blue Box, Grey Box, and Green Bin collection is delayed one day due to Christmas Day in 2020 and New Year’s Day in 2021. The only collection day affected is Friday. 

Below is the schedule for curbside collection during the holidays: 

For properties with Friday collection only: Collection will be delayed one day due to Christmas Day in 2020 and New Year's Day in 2021. All other collection days remain the same.

  • Friday, Dec. 25 changes to Saturday,...


Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 03:11 PM

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The Provincewide Shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

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New restrictions for visitors at Niagara Health Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 12:34 PM

Niagara Health is implementing new restrictions for visitors at our Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres, effective today (Monday, Dec. 21) at noon.
Niagara Health regularly reviews and updates its safety measures based on COVID-19 activity to ensure the hospital remains a safe environment. Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres are busy areas of the hospital and these additional measures are necessary to maintain proper physical distancing. These changes have been made in collaboration...