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Niagara Region maintains ‘AA’ credit rating and ‘stable’ outlook

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 11:58 AM

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) has reaffirmed Niagara Region’s “AA” credit rating and stable outlook.

In a confirmation report released Oct. 18, 2021, the rating agency notes that although the region’s economy was hampered by COVID-19 travel restrictions and the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-commercial traffic, Canada’s strong vaccination rate has allowed the reopening of more businesses and the gradual easing of lockdown measures.

To date, Niagara’s budgetary performance...

Poppy on gages of Museum

Lest We Forget

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 08:57 AM

At their meeting on Oct.25, Council declared Oct. 29 - Nov. 11 as Poppy Week.  The Port Colborne Legion will be making poppies available at various locations across the city, including storefronts, grocery stores and schools. Poppies are provided as a symbol for people to remember. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated. The Legion is reminding residents that the proper etiquette in wearing a poppy is until the conclusion of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11, 2021.


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Business input wanted for 10-year Economic Development Strategy

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 11:07 AM

Niagara businesses and community stakeholders have a chance to help inform the creation of Niagara’s new 10-year economic development strategy through a series of digital workshops funning Nov. 3 - 12.

Through five Future of the Economy virtual workshops, businesses and other community stakeholders will join minds to generate and prototype ideas for Niagara’s economic future, and talk through the details of how the best ideas could come to fruition.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 at...

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City Hall News - November 2021 Edition

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 03:20 PM

The November 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: COVID-19 updates; Remembrance Day ceremony information; Christmas in Port Colborne, including our Reverse Lighted Santa Claus Parade; What's in the Works with Public Works?; and how you can #PORTicipate with your Public Library and Historical & Marine Museum.

Read the November edition now! 


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New online payment portal allows residents to pay with credit card

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:26 PM

The City of Port Colborne has added credit card to the list of payment options for residents to pay their property taxes, water/wastewater bills, parking tickets, and/or invoices received by accounts receivable through a one-time payment portal.

The City accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Amex (American Express) payments through the one-time payment portal via Paymentus, a third-party automated payment service. Credit card payments can only be made online, providing residents with the convenience of paying...