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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

Free quit smoking patches are available to Niagara residents for a limited time. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt. WHAT: Free patches for adults in Niagara to quit smoking WHERE: […]

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Minister Garneau unveils Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative

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Minister Garneau unveils Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau unveiled details of the Government’s new Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative Tuesday July 4/2017, which seeks to increase the efficiency of Canada’s transportation systems in order to ensure that goods are better able to reach domestic and international markets. $2.1 billion dollars will be invested in order to support the […]

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Regional council approves 2018 budget guidance of 2%

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Regional council approves 2018 budget guidance of 2%

At the July 6 budget committee meeting, Council directed staff to undertake 2018 budget preparations with tax levy increase guidance of 2 per cent. The budget guidance provided tonight is below the average target of many other regional and municipal governments in Ontario. When broken down, this guidance corresponds to a 1.5 per cent increase […]

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Niagara Region and NRPS roll out eTicketing Initiative

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Niagara Region and NRPS roll out eTicketing Initiative

Since the last week of June, some Niagara Regional Police Officers traded in their hand-written traffic tickets for an advanced “eTicketing” system. The new pilot system offers many benefits, including reducing the margin of human error as well as the amount of administrative burden involved in the process for both Niagara Regional Police staff and […]

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

Niagara Region Public Health is offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to the infection at a Toronto restaurant. Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O’Grady’s on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they […]

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Celebrating new affordable rental housing in Niagara Region

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Celebrating new affordable rental housing in Niagara Region

An official groundbreaking was held Tuesday June 27 for a new affordable housing complex coming to 527 Carlton Street in St. Catharines. The St. Catharines development received more than $11 million in funding from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. This Niagara Regional Housing facility will […]

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