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Surfing Santa paddles the Niagara River helping people in need

Surfing Santa paddles the Niagara River helping people in need

Surfing Santa, aka, John Fulton, was on the Niagara River Monday, Dec. 23/2019, the 35th year for the event, to help people who may find themselves in need this time of year. Every year, Fulton has dressed as Santa, he used to windsurf on Lake Erie, now he paddleboards 15 km down the Niagara River […]

Agreement finalized for the future of the EJ Freeland Community Centre

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Agreement finalized for the future of the EJ Freeland Community Centre

Town of Fort Erie press release – The YMCA of Niagara and Town of Fort Erie have finalized an agreement to transfer ownership of the EJ Freeland Community Centre and land from the YMCA of Niagara to the Town. The agreement also includes a wide range of program equipment currently located at the facility. YMCA […]

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Changes to Bay Beach operations proved successful in 2019

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Changes to Bay Beach operations proved successful in 2019

Town of Fort Erie press release – This summer, the Town of Fort Erie opened the newly renovated Bay Beach with numerous operational changes, including a new beach admissions fee. As a result, town staff reported over 95,000 visitors to Bay Beach from May to September; resulting in $428,363 in admission and parking revenues. “We […]

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Fort Erie asking residents to report illegal dumping

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Fort Erie asking residents to report illegal dumping

The Town of Fort Erie is appealing to its residents to report illegal dumping noting that recently, eight 50-gallon barrels were dumped on Town property. The barrels contained toxic materials. “The Town’s operations staff is appealing to residents to report illegal dumping activities in Fort Erie,” a press release from the Town of Fort Erie […]

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Housing needs study reveals demand for more diverse housing options in Fort Erie

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Housing needs study reveals demand for more diverse housing options in Fort Erie

Town of Fort Erie press release – Town Council recently reviewed a Fort Erie Housing Needs Study (HNS) initiated by the Town’s Affordable Housing Committee. The HNS outlined the existing demographic and housing situation within the Town. Results of the study showed that the Town of Fort Erie is a community with diverse housing needs. […]

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Energy conservation efforts lead to cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint

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Energy conservation efforts lead to cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint

Town of Fort Erie press release – Efforts made by Town Council and staff to investigate new opportunities for energy conservation has not only helped the Town reduce its carbon footprint but also increase annual utility savings. “By leveraging opportunities for energy efficiency through facility upgrades, we will be making the best use of our […]

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