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Week-long activities to celebrate Earth Day

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Week-long activities to celebrate Earth Day

​Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. This year marks Earth Day Canada’s 27th anniversary, encouraging Canadians to take actions to help the environment at work, school and home. In recognition of this special day, Niagara Region is offering the following activities during the week of April 18-21, free of charge to the […]

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Raccoon with rabies found in Port Colborne

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Raccoon with rabies found in Port Colborne

A raccoon in an urban area of Port Colborne has tested positive for rabies. Since December 2015, there have been 16 animals with rabies in Niagara, and a total of 296 in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and the surrounding area. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), along with SPCAs and Humane Societies, are continuing […]

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Niagara’s drinking water treatment plants earn A+ from Province

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Niagara’s drinking water treatment plants earn A+ from Province

For the third year in a row Niagara Region’s six water treatment facilities have obtained a 100 per cent rating from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) during its 2016 inspections. A 100 per cent rating demonstrates the Region’s commitment to going above and beyond the multi-barrier, health-based drinking water quality standards mandated […]

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Volunteers needed to host Fresh Air Fund children

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Volunteers needed to host Fresh Air Fund children

Fresh Air Fund Niagara is looking for volunteer hosts this year to host visiting children from low income families in New York City for a positive summer experience. “This is the 140th year of the Fresh Air Fund existence,” Nancy Salvage chair of the organization’s Niagara Branch said. “This goes back to when TB (Tuberculosis) was […]

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Niagara to host 2021 Canada Summer Games

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Niagara to host 2021 Canada Summer Games

Niagara: We’re in! Niagara’s selection as host of the 2021 Canada Summer Games was the result of years of hard work and extraordinary effort from the local community and dedicated volunteers, according to Regional Chair Al Caslin. “I am tremendously proud of what Niagara has accomplished here today and the entire community should know our […]

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Parties recalled to bargaining table

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Parties recalled to bargaining table

The Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) and the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Niagara Unit have been called back to the bargaining table. “The provincially appointed mediator has called the parties back to the table to see if they can resolve the outstanding issues,” the update on the NCDSB website says. […]

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