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Smoke alarms save lives

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 […]

Free prescription medications for children and youth through OHIP+

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Free prescription medications for children and youth through OHIP+

This post was originally published on this siteOntario to provide the first universal drug program of its kind in Canada in 2018 As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is giving children and youth a better start in life by moving to make prescription medications free. Premier Kathleen Wynne was joined today by Dr. Eric […]

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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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Families in the Town of Pelham choose to boost veggies and fruit

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Families in the Town of Pelham choose to boost veggies and fruit

The Town of Pelham’s Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching the Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives. Whether fresh, frozen or canned, fruits and vegetables help […]

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Helping Ontario families access affordable child care

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Helping Ontario families access affordable child care

This post was originally published on this siteProvince to provide 24,000 more children with access to care in 2017-18 Ontario is helping more children access affordable, quality licensed child care to give them the best start in life and support families across the province. Quality child care is essential for families. Parents want peace of […]

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