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Port Colborne Public Library breaks down barriers by eliminating fines

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 08:38 AM

The Port Colborne Public Library is now fine-free, joining hundreds of public libraries across North America in removing barriers to services. Fine-free libraries enjoy increased circulation, and more active and satisfied library users.

The library board has eliminated all fines on all overdue items for all patrons. Lost or damaged items will still incur a charge.

“The board made our first step in removing fines for children and on children’s materials two years ago in July 2019,” said Michael Cooper,...

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Niagara Regional Council approves 2022 budget

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 08:44 AM

At its meeting of Dec. 16, 2021, Niagara Regional Council approved a budget for 2022 that addresses the unique challenges of the past year while ensuring our residents continue to receive the high-quality programs and services they rely on.

Three components make up the Regional budget: the levy-operating budget, rate operating budgets, and the capital budget.

Council approved an expenditure increase of $23 million for 2022. With the utilization of $6 million in reserves, the net increase totals $17...


Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 05:30 PM


Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron

Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout

December 17, 2021
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TORONTO — In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits. These measures...

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Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 10:17 AM

NOTE: The Port Colborne location currently does not have any rapid tests. More information about LCBO's take-home rapid test kits can be found in this message from the LCBO's Media Centre.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Toronto – The LCBO supports the provincial government’s announcement related to the availability of free take-home rapid test kits at select retail stores and is pleased to provide more information...

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City Hall News - Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022 Edition

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021 02:58 PM

The December 2021/January 2022 edition of City Hall News is now available on our website .

Or, you can read it in today's Port Colborne Leader/Niagara This Week. 

This month's edition includes: Our Christmas Card winners and holiday greeting; Let’s Re-Connect, Port Colborne: connecting with Customer Service, Holiday Hours, applying for Community Grants, Shop Local, and a reminder about changes to Transit; Re-connect with Recreation; #PORTicipate with your Public Library; and some SnowPORTant...