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Canada Day regatta returns to Welland

Canada Day regatta returns to Welland

The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) is welcoming more than 600 athletes to the waterway on July 1, 2017, to compete in the Canada Day Regatta. Organized by the Dominion Day Regatta Association (DDRA), the 133 year-old event attracts athletes from novice to advanced. The Canada Day Regatta is unique because it is features competition […]

Welland partners with Niagara College on landfill remediation project

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Welland partners with Niagara College on landfill remediation project

The City of Welland, Dillon Consulting, and Niagara College are embarking on an exciting year-long project together to create an Atlas Landfill Remediation Concept Plan (ALRCP) for the retired landfill site on Woodlawn Road. Commencing the project in June 2017, the college’s School of Environmental & Horticultural Studies (SEHS) will collaborate with City of Welland […]

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Welland Transit making changes to improve service levels

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Welland Transit making changes to improve service levels

Welland Transit is expanding its Saturday service and offering a new Sunday service starting June 4, to provide new extended routes to transit users. Welland Transit staff are estimating that ridership could increase to 1 million passengers this year with improved service levels. Changes were approved by Council in June 2016 when Transit Manager Alfred […]

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Celebrate Seniors’ Month: Living Your Best Life

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Celebrate Seniors’ Month: Living Your Best Life

The Mayor’s Report with Welland Mayor Frank Campion By Frank Campion – According to the 2016 Canada Statistics, 21.3% of Welland’s population consists of people 65 years-of-age or older. That’s a considerable difference to our 14 and under age group, which is 14.8%. Seniors are now surpassing our youth population. How does this affect or […]

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City using cloud-based GIS data collection for better service delivery

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City using cloud-based GIS data collection for better service delivery

The City of Welland’s Engineering and Information Services Divisions are using a mobile asset management tool to record problem areas on city sidewalks. City staff are now using a GIS-centric cloud-based data collection APP to document more than 300 km of sidewalks more accurately and efficiently. Through a tablet or mobile phone, staff are able […]

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WIFC prepares for 2017 competition season

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WIFC prepares for 2017 competition season

The Welland International Flatwater Centre is scheduled to host over 30 competition events this year, and is becoming the venue of choice to conduct workshops and coaching development programs. City staff are excited to participate in a busy 2017 competition season on the waterway, and have also implemented operational changes to support Council’s direction to […]

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