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Niagara lands coveted spot on list of best places for business

Niagara lands coveted spot on list of best places for business

Niagara has been recognized as one of the best locations for business in Canada. The region joins 19 other Canadian municipalities on the list compiled by Site Selection magazine, a planning and economic development publication based in Atlanta, Georgia. The top locations were selected based on project data, partnerships, proactive and innovative programming, and quality […]

Region to attract highly skilled immigrants through grants

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Region to attract highly skilled immigrants through grants

Regional Chair Alan Caslin is pleased to announce Thursday Aug. 31/2017 that Niagara Region is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and an additional $20,000 from the Local Immigration Partnership, a Federal program. These grants will fund the strategic redevelopment of the Region’s online immigration portal, a key […]

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2017 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award goes to Tom Rankin

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2017 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award goes to Tom Rankin

The Niagara Region has chosen Tom Rankin as this year’s recipient of the T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award, recognizing his dedication to community service. The award was presented at the Thursday July 20/2017 meeting of Niagara Region Council. “Tom is a strong advocate for Niagara and is very committed to making it a better place […]

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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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Region announces $234,000 investment in Welland Canal’s fallen workers memorial

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Region announces $234,000 investment in Welland Canal’s fallen workers memorial

Regional Chair Alan Caslin announced Thursday June 8 that Regional Council has approved $234,000 in funding for the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial to be constructed near Lock 3 at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal Centre in St. Catharines. The funding is provided through the Region’s Waterfront Investment Program. The memorial project, which has […]

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Unanimous Support for Inter-municipal Transit

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Unanimous Support for Inter-municipal Transit

Niagara’s local area municipalities have unanimously supported a Regional bylaw that grants the Region authority to establish, operate and maintain an inter-municipal transit system. This means Niagara Region can continue alongside St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland in creating a single, consolidated transit system for Niagara. It also means Niagara Region Transit can begin to […]

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