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Port Colborne generates over $600,000 from first phase of real estate initiative

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022 08:31 AM

Port Colborne generated $602,284.42 in net proceeds from phase one of the city real estate initiative, according to the Jan. 25 staff report to council from the economic development and tourism services division. This phase included the sale of one commercial lot and five residential lots owned by the city and declared surplus.

The staff report also indicated that the financial legacy from the sale of these properties is not just in the net proceeds of sale but rather the future contribution to the...

Small Business

Ontario's small business relief grant is now available

Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 07:35 PM

A Message from the Economic Development Department

Dear Port Colborne Stakeholder,

The Ontario Small Business Relief Grant provides a one-time payment of $10,000 to eligible small businesses that have been required to close indoor operations as a result of the province’s modified Step 2 restrictions that came into effect on January 5, 2022.

The Ontario Small Business Relief Grant application portal is now open until March 11 for eligible applications from: 

• Newly established businesses

• Businesses...

Black History Month 2022

February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and everyday!

Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 09:15 AM

Niagara region has a rich history, which deeply intersects with the Underground Railroad and many significant figures in Black history such as but not limited to: Harriet Tubman, Burr Plato, Oliver Parnell, and Nathaniel Dett. In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by Dr. Augustine, President of the Ontario Black History Society. The House of Commons carried the motion unanimously. This year, the Government...

COVID-19 vaccination clinic locations added across Niagara

Posted on Monday, February 07, 2022 11:34 AM


Walk-ins and appointments are now available for Niagara Region Public Health vaccination clinics taking place across Niagara. Eligible residents can walk-in, or book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination either online through the provincial portal at or by calling the provincial booking system at 1-833-943-3900.



Niagara Region Public Health is now hosting clinics in a variety of locations in Niagara, replacing the mass vaccination clinic at the Niagara...

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Port Colborne advocating for marine strategy in pre-budget submission to province

Posted on Monday, February 07, 2022 11:22 AM

Port Colborne joined other Ontario cities and towns, and key stakeholder groups including the Chamber of Marine Commerce, in recommending that the province create an Ontario Marine Transportation Strategy and establish an Ontario Marine Secretariat to develop a policy and funding framework.

The Province of Ontario does not have a marine strategy or related funding for cities and towns with ports. Competing for limited federal funds with major city ports including Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto, municipalities...