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Preparation for COVID-19 Immunizations for Residents 80+

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 06:21 PM

Niagara Region Public Health is busy preparing for the launch of our COVID-19 mass immunization clinics in the coming weeks.

Last week the 11 clinic locations were announced, and Public Health continues to work with these community partners to be ready once vaccine supply is available. The clinics will open and operate on a rotating basis, and will increase in frequency over the next few weeks as Public Health staff and volunteers work to get vaccines into the arms of Niagara’s 80+ residents as quickly...


Free beach passes for Port Colborne residents this summer

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 02:22 PM

As the City of Port Colborne continues to navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council voted at Monday night’s meeting to move forward with a new strategic plan for beach operations, which includes implementing free beach passes for Port Colborne residents this summer.  

For the 2021 season, Nickel Beach will be open to both Port Colborne residents and non-residents, while Centennial-Cedar Bay Beach will accommodate Niagara residents only. This decision was approved...


Bridge Closure - March 10

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 04:14 PM

Bridge 21, the Clarence Street Bridge, will be closed to all traffic on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The community bus travelling across the canal will be offered at no cost to passengers during this time. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians. 

Please visit the Bridge Status page for more information.

Port Colborne bridge closure updates from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System site.


Niagara Health to begin vaccinating hospital patients 80 years and older against COVID-19

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 03:36 PM

In the coming days, Niagara Health will begin booking appointments to vaccinate patients who are 80 years of age and older and are currently admitted to a hospital bed or have been admitted and stayed overnight in the last six months. This will include patients at all sites of Niagara Health and at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

“We are taking this interim measure, while Niagara Region Public Health completes planning for mass vaccination sites, to get vaccines into the arms...


Free Food Giveaway Saturday, March 6

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 09:40 AM

This Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m., Bethel United Church is hosting a free food giveaway on Princess Street between Catharine Street and King Street. 

Princess Street is one way, and vehicles must enter from Catharine Street.

Bethel United Church has partnered with Forks Road United Church in Wainfleet and the City of Port Colborne to host this event. 

People must stay in their vehicles, and all volunteers will be wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.

There will be a separate...