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Region-wide curbside battery collection April 23 -27

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Region-wide curbside battery collection April 23 -27

Residents across Niagara are being asked to bring their batteries to the curb for a special one-week collection this spring. Residents of single-family homes and apartments with up to six units will be able to place their used or unwanted batteries at the curb on their regular collection day the week of April 23 – […]

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Niagara Foreign Trade Zone office opens in Fort Erie

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Niagara Foreign Trade Zone office opens in Fort Erie

Niagara Region celebrated the opening of the Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ) office in Fort Erie Monday Apr. 9/2018. Regional Chair Alan Caslin, joined by municipal, provincial and federal dignitaries, and members of Niagara’s business community, unveiled the new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 660 Garrison Rd., the NFTZ storefront gives companies that […]

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Have your say on how to ‘Shape Niagara’

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Have your say on how to ‘Shape Niagara’

Niagara Region is inviting residents, businesses and community leaders to share how they would like to “Shape Niagara” by providing their ideas and feedback about what should be included in Council’s next strategic plan. Feedback shared with the Region will form part of a background study that will inform the next term of Council’s strategic […]

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Environmental grants improve Niagara’s rural and urban spaces

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Environmental grants improve Niagara’s rural and urban spaces

Bats, blooms and shorelines are all getting a boost in Niagara this spring, thanks to a series of grants from the Niagara Community Foundation. The Foundation is awarding five grants, totaling $20,500, from the Environmental Legacy Fund. This Fund supports projects that use a collaborative approach to meet environmental challenges. “The recipients all came to […]

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Spend Good Friday at Beamer Memorial Hawkwatch open house

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Spend Good Friday at Beamer Memorial Hawkwatch open house

A great educational family event will once again take over Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, as an expected aerial show of birds of prey will soar over the skies of the Niagara Peninsula. The Annual Open House for the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH), is being held at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area on Good Friday, March 30, […]

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Survey shows Niagara’s unemployment rate hit record lows in February

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Survey shows Niagara’s unemployment rate hit record lows in February

​Niagara Region’s unemployment rate in February 2018 dropped to its lowest level in nearly two decades, newly released figures show. The latest Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada over the weekend showed unemployment in the St. Catharines-Niagara census area at 5.2 per cent, compared to 5.9 per cent in January. This is the lowest […]

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