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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 […]

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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City seeks public input on Civic Square front plaza

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City seeks public input on Civic Square front plaza

The City of Welland would like to hear from residents and business owners regarding ideas on how to revitalize the outside front plaza of Welland Civic Square. Welland City Council approved a staff recommendation to seek public input on a concept plan that will design a public space to attract more people to downtown Welland, […]

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Pelham’s 2017 Residential Taxes Increase by 2.3%

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Pelham’s 2017 Residential Taxes Increase by 2.3%

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn Two months ago, I wrote about how Council approved our 2017 Operating Budget. Since the Province issued the property tax rate for Educational purposes last week, I can now provide you with an update on the total 2017 residential property tax bill. You will recall that the […]

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