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Grandparent Scam Warning

Posted on Friday, February 04, 2022 03:46 PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service are warning the public about the “Grandparent Scam”.

This scam usually involves a phone call from someone claiming to be a family member (possibly a grandchild or child). The caller asks for help stating that they have been arrested. The caller may possibly hand the phone over to another person pretending to be a police officer who then demands money or gift cards to bail them out of jail.

If you receive a call like this, be prepared as the scammer may already...

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Applications open for Niagara’s new Community Emergency Response Team

Posted on Friday, February 04, 2022 10:17 AM

Niagara Region is searching for volunteers from across Niagara to join a newly minted Community Emergency Response Team.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of trained, certified volunteers who help their community in a time of disaster or crisis. Having an emergency response team in place helps increase Niagara's safety and resiliency, and is a critical part of emergency response employed by communities throughout North America.


The team is trained to provide a personnel...

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Port Colborne to receive $267,630 from province for corporate projects

Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2022 10:18 AM

The City of Port Colborne will receive $267,630 from the province’s Municipal Modernization Program (MMP) to implement several projects that improve service delivery and administrative operations.

City staff submitted eight applications to the third intake of the MMP and were approved for the following six projects:

  • telecommunications system modernization;
  • fire and emergency services digitization and records management;
  • digitizing public works permit process;
  • implementing route patrol software;


SnowPORTant Update: February 2-3, 2022

Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 08:24 PM

February 2, 2022 – 8 p.m.

Port Colborne remains under a winter storm warning. Rain showers will transition to snow this evening, with a total of 20 to 30 cm of snow accumulation expected by Thursday night. Snowfall rates may reach up to 2 cm per hour at times with reduced visibility due to the snow.

Our Operations Crews will begin winter control operations at midnight to focus on keeping priority roads clear. A full complement of snowplows will be deployed at 7:30 a.m., weather dependent.

See snow?...

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Regional Chair’s message on Black History Month 2022

Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 04:06 PM

Today, we mark the start of Black History Month, a time to honour, celebrate and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians here in Niagara and across our country.

Niagara is fortunate to have an especially rich history that intersects with that of the Underground Railroad and key figures in Black history, including Harriet Tubman, Anthony Burns, Richard Pierpoint and others. Niagara’s connection to Black history is of importance, and I invite everyone to take the...