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Fire & Emergency Services Fire Safety Colouring Contest

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 04:43 PM

Calling all Port Colborne students from Kindergarten to Grade 8!

Port Colborne Fire & Emergency services is spreading the word about fire safety, by inviting students to PORTicipate in their Colouring Contest. Students are invited to create posters illustrating the importance of working smoke alarms in the home. 

The contest will be broken up into two categories:

  • Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3
  • Students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 

Students are encouraged to do their research on 


Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Niagara

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 04:35 PM

Needles will begin going into arms Wednesday, January 13, as Niagara Health (NH) and Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services (NRPH&ES) start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, essential caregivers, as well as residents at long-term care and high-risk retirement homes. The region’s first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in St. Catharines on Tuesday, January 12.

“This is the day we’ve all been waiting for and a turning point in Niagara’s pandemic...

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Annual community grant program now accepting applications

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:58 AM

The City of Port Colborne’s community grant program is now accepting the first-round of applications from non-profit organizations until Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

As approved at the Nov. 23, 2020 Council Meeting, the community grant program will increase by 20 per cent. This year the grant committee will distribute more than $35,000 to non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, and service organizations that benefit the citizens of Port Colborne and enhance the quality of the community, especially...

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Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 04:29 PM

A message from the Ontario Government

Province Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Reduce Mobility

TORONTO - In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system and alarming risks posed to long-term care homes as a result of high COVID-19 transmission rates, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is...


YMCA Virtual Youth Action Fun and Games

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 01:34 PM

Check out some exciting free virtual drop-in programs open to all 10 to 14 year-olds. 

YMCA Youth Action Fun and Games is all about you! This program is totally FREE to join and is open to all youth ages 10 to 14 years old. We have created a virtual space for you to hang out, to catch up with friends, and play some games. Our Youth Action staff have planned a variety of interactive activities that will both challenge and entertain. This is going to be fun, so we hope to see you there!

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