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Unifor donates $25,000 to Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial

Unifor donates $25,000 to Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial

Unifor workers on the Welland Canal have donated $25,000 to the memorial honouring the men who built the canal nearly a century ago. Members of Unifor Local 4212 and family members of lost workers presented a cheque to Mayor Walter Sendzik and the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force at a ceremony marking National […]

Education the focus at National Day of Mourning

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Education the focus at National Day of Mourning

The education of the workers of today and the workers for the future was the subject in focus Friday Apr. 28 at the National Day of Mourning service held at the monument for fallen workers at Merritt Park in Welland. “A lot of people think that accidents and fatalities only happen in the big factories,” […]

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Smoke alarms save lives

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Smoke alarms save lives

Working smoke alarms have saved 18 people in two separate overnight fires this week, including one last night at an apartment building on Carlton Street. Careless use of smoking materials was the cause of a mattress fire in the basement apartment at 43 Carlton St. just after midnight Wednesday, April 26. The fire chief said […]

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Fun-for-all at Jumpstart Games day

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Fun-for-all at Jumpstart Games day

It was a fun-for-all Thursday Apr. 27 at the Jumpstart Games day put on by Canadian Tire Financial Services for over 300 public school kids at Youngs Sportsplex in Welland. Jumpstart is a national charity that helps Canadian kids age 4 – 18 from financially challenged families get into sports. Jumpstart Games day allows children who […]

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Arbour Day tree planting event in Pelham

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Arbour Day tree planting event in Pelham

Pelham residents are invited to help plant six trees in Woodstream Park on Friday, April 28, in celebration of Arbour Day, the globally recognized initiative that promotes the growth and caring of trees. This year’s free community event is hosted in conjunction with Forests Ontario, Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge and Ontario Wood and will take […]

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City of St. Catharines funding to help community gardens take root

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City of St. Catharines funding to help community gardens take root

The City is offering a new funding program to help more community gardens take root in St. Catharines. Groups looking to start up or expand community gardens can now apply for funding from the City to cover materials, equipment and other start-up costs. The City is offering matching funds for up to 50 per cent […]

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