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Covid-19 Vaccination

Pop-up clinics coming to Niagara schools

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:36 AM

​As part of Niagara Region Public Health’s efforts to get as many eligible students as possible vaccinated against COVID-19, pop-up clinics will be taking place at upcoming schools across the region:

  • Aug. 23 – St. Catharines Collegiate
  • Aug. 24 – Beamsville District Secondary School
  • Aug. 25 – École Secondaire Franco Niagara (Welland)
  • Aug. 26 – Port Colborne High School
  • Aug. 27 – Stamford Collegiate (Niagara Falls)
  • Sept. 1 – Saint Paul Catholic High School (Niagara Falls)
  • Sept. 2 – Denis Morris Catholic...

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:23 AM

​Niagara Region Public Health is informing residents that Niagara has received its first confirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in 2021. To date, in the Niagara region, no human cases have been reported to Public Health.

While the mosquitoes that tested positive were found in Lincoln, all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent WNV. To reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and potentially exposed to WNV, residents are reminded to:

  • Wear long-sleeved...

Backpack Program

Help Port Cares Fill Kids' Backpacks for September

Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021 09:17 AM

With the start of the school year right around the corner, Port Cares is providing support to local children and families in-need through its annual Back to School Backpack Program, in partnership with Canadian Tire Bank’s Snacks n’ Sneakers program.

“For a family with limited household income, back to school support programs like ours provide a means to start off the study year with dignity,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director, Port Cares.

“We’re grateful to our community members,...

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Scam Warning - Gift Cards

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 09:27 AM

The Niagara Regional Police Service would like to warn members of the public about frauds involving people claiming to be bank representatives.

The scam works by the victims receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be a representative of their bank advising the victim there appears to be fraudulent activity on their account. The scammer then asks the victim to allow the scammer access to the victim’s computer to review their bank records. If the victim grants remote access, the victim installs...

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Free Comic Book Day at the Library

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 08:59 AM

Calling all superheroes! The Port Colborne Public Library has put out a superhero signal inviting all local comic book lovers to drop by the Library this Saturday, August 14! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate Comic Book Day and pick up a free comic book. Now’s your chance to dress up as your favourite superhero, wear a cape, or rock a classic superhero t-shirt, and get your photo taken with superheroes. You’ll also get to spin a wheel for a chance to win an extra prize to go along with your free comic...