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DND to use some NPCA properties for training exercises

DND to use some NPCA properties for training exercises

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and the Department of National Defence (DND) have signed an official licensed agreement that will allow for properties within various Conservation Areas to be used as training facilities. The agreement, effective until December 31, 2018, will allow the DND to enter and use property located at Chippawa Creek, Long […]

Region working with Habitat for Humanity to improve access to housing

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Region working with Habitat for Humanity to improve access to housing

Regional Chair Alan Caslin, on behalf of Regional Council, accepted a plaque from Habitat for Humanity Niagara last week recognizing the Region’s contribution to the construction of four Habitat homes in 2017. The Region provided grants to Habitat to offset development charges totaling $44,202 supporting the construction of homes in Fort Erie, Welland, Grimsby, and […]

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Niagara Region top upper-tier municipality in Canada on Open City Index

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Niagara Region top upper-tier municipality in Canada on Open City Index

Several Niagara Municipalities rank high on 2017 Index Last week, Niagara Region announced it was plea​sed to be recognized as the top upper-tier municipality in Canada on Public Sector Digest’s 2017 Open City Index. The Index, now in its third year, is Canada’s first study to benchmark the open data initiatives of Canadian municipalities, and […]

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Five Niagara paramedics receive medals for meritorious service

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Five Niagara paramedics receive medals for meritorious service

Five of Niagara’s paramedics were recognized Thursday Sept. 28/2017 with the Emergency Services Exemplary Service Medal at the Ontario Association of Paramedic conference gala in Ottawa. Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, on behalf of the Governor General, presented awards to Niagara EMS paramedics Mary Homorodean, Jeff Marshall, Jon Brunarski, Lindsay Prioriello, and Daniel Kress. The Emergency Medical […]

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Niagara lands coveted spot on list of best places for business

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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 […]

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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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