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Opportunity to help shape Niagara’s growth and prosperity

Niagara Region is looking for volunteers to serve on a new Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) that will provide input into the development of Niagara Region’s new Official Plan.  Eight spots on the committee are available. The new Official Plan is a policy document that will play a key role in how Niagara grows and prospers. It will […]

Niagara Regional Council approves 2018 budget

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Niagara Regional Council approves 2018 budget

On Thursday Dec. 7/2017, Regional Council approved its balanced 2018 budget of $1.1 billion, ensuring the continued delivery of high-quality program and services, as well as funding to maintain our infrastructure and assets. As with all budgets approved by this term of council, the focus for 2018 is on balance. The budget approved last night strikes […]

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

Earlier this week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative. This funding is part of the $70.5 million of new funding that was earmarked in Budget 2017 for freshwater protection. The funding from this weeks’ announcement […]

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

GLRI-type process proposed to Environment and Climate Change Minister Mayors, businesses and NGOs gathered in Ottawa on Wednesday Nov. 22/2017 to call for a collaborative process to amplify and accelerate Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection and restoration, at their second annual Parliament Hill Days. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence advocates requested that Environment […]

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Moving toward more affordable housing in Niagara

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Moving toward more affordable housing in Niagara

National Housing Day explores streamlining processes for new development This year National Housing Day has been dedicated to encouraging local developers to help with Niagara’s shortage of affordable housing. On Nov. 22/2017, Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) partnered with Niagara Region Community Services and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to recognize National Housing Day […]

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Niagara Paramedic recipient of inaugural award

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Niagara Paramedic recipient of inaugural award

Niagara Emergency Medical Services International Trauma Life Support Team (ITLS) recently competed at the ITLS competition, taking second place, only six points behind Toronto EMS. This prestigious international trauma conference and competition is judged by trauma care specialists from around the world, and scoring is extremely detailed for each simulated trauma scenario. The Niagara EMS […]

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