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Pet care and grooming services deemed essential in Port Colborne during provincewide shutdown

Posted on Friday, January 08, 2021 01:39 PM

January 8, 2021

Due to concerns for the health and welfare of animals, the Government of Ontario has deemed this as essential.

Pet care and grooming businesses in Port Colborne can continue to provide services during the provincewide shutdown, adhering to certain rules and regulations. The Government of Ontario has outlined available services below:

Veterinary Services

  • For services that are necessary for the immediate health and welfare of the animal, provided through curb side pick-up and drop-off...

Online Learning

Ontario Extends Teacher-Led Online Learning Until January 25 to Keep Students and Staff Safe

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2021 03:52 PM

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout the province, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is extending certain measures to keep students, education staff, and residents of Northern Ontario safe. This includes extending online teacher-led learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary school students in the 27 Southern Ontario public health unit regions and extending the shutdown in Northern Ontario for...

Road Allowance

Port Colborne moves forward with road allowance study along Lake Erie’s shoreline

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2021 03:43 PM

Port Colborne is moving forward with a road allowance study along Lake Erie’s shoreline in preparation for the 2021 summer season.   

As passed by Council in early 2020, City staff were tasked with completing a review of road allowances that end at Lake Erie’s shoreline. Working with Sierra Planning and Management, a consulting firm from Toronto, a comprehensive plan was established with the goal of producing operational considerations. This includes but is not limited to, protecting residential...


Ontario Supporting Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 04:38 PM

The Ontario government is supporting home-based food businesses by providing a guide on how to start a home-based food business, which includes an overview of public health requirements that need to be followed as a food operator. To further support these entrepreneurs, the government has also made regulatory changes to allow more flexibility to sell low-risk, home-prepared foods. These supports are part of the government's continued efforts to help small, independent businesses succeed and contribute...


Low Income Housing Stability Benefit Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 04:07 PM

As of January 1, 2021, low income residents in Niagara may apply online for Housing Stability benefits to assist with last month rent or rental/mortgage arrears. Eligibility for benefits is determined by the household after tax (net) income and family size. Please see further details below regarding the expanded Housing Stability program, available for Ontario Works, ODSP participants and temporarily for low income residents. The duration of the program is based on available funding and will be reviewed...