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Dog in Wainfleet tests positive for rabies

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Dog in Wainfleet tests positive for rabies

Niagara Region press release – A dog in Wainfleet has tested positive for rabies. Niagara Region Public Health staff are investigating to determine all possible exposures. So far, in 2019, there have been one bat and one dog test positive for rabies. In 2018, there was a total of 19 animals that te​sted positive for […]

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New Chair appointed to the Niagara Parks Commission

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New Chair appointed to the Niagara Parks Commission

Government of Ontario press release – The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, has announced the appointment of Sandie Bellows as the new Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission. She will begin her four-year term immediately. Bellows is currently serving her first term on Niagara Regional Council, after representing Grantham Ward as […]

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Niagara Region continues waste, recycling and organics collection service review

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Niagara Region continues waste, recycling and organics collection service review

Niagara Region press release – Niagara Region’s Waste Management Division recently completed an extensive public consultation with various stakeholders groups (residents, businesses, business groups, local area municipalities, etc.) to obtain their input on the proposed waste collection service options being considered for Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (i.e. garbage, recycling and organics). “We are […]

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Extreme cold weather alert for Sunday

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Extreme cold weather alert for Sunday

Niagara Region press release – An Extreme Cold Weather Alert will go into effect on on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, as temperatures are expected to drop below -15 C. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert is intended to mobilize outreach workers and community agencies, recommend precautions for the general public during extreme cold weather, and offer information […]

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Workforce survey adds new section on mental health

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Workforce survey adds new section on mental health

Niagara Workforce Planning Board press release – Each year in January the Niagara Workforce Planning Board(NWPB) delivers the Employer One survey. Employer One asks Niagara-based employers to set aside 10 minutes to offer their perspectives on hiring, retirements, and hard-to-fill positions over the previous year. This year, NWPB and Niagara Region Public Health have collaborated to add a new question module […]

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Affordable housing in Niagara: situation critical

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Affordable housing in Niagara: situation critical

Housing crisis in Niagara prompts investigations of affordable housing solutions Living in Niagara is becoming a luxury that the people who currently live and work here can no longer afford. Supply and demand is causing rents to a level beyond affordability, there’s a shortage of affordable housing available and people of Niagara are losing hope. […]

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