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Economic Rapid Response Team completes first survey of Niagara businesses

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Economic Rapid Response Team completes first survey of Niagara businesses

Niagara Region press release – On Tuesday, Apr. 14/2020, Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) released the results of a region-wide survey of Niagara businesses that gives an early picture of the local impact of COVID-19 on Niagara’s business community. Over 2,600 businesses from all of Niagara’s municipalities completed the online survey, administered between March […]

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Region making service changes to focus on curbside waste collection during COVID-19

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Region making service changes to focus on curbside waste collection during COVID-19

Niagara Region press release – Niagara Region is making further changes to curbside waste collection this week to allow collection staff from Emterra and Canadian Waste Management to continue to focus on core services. The changes are to prioritize the weekly collection of garbage, recycling and organics and to help our collection staff who are […]

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Number of house sales dipped in March, prices holding steady

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Number of house sales dipped in March, prices holding steady

NAR press release – Residential home sales activity recorded through the MLS® system for The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) totaled 535 units in March 2020. This was a decrease of 9.63% from March 2019. “Although the last week of March saw a 38% drop in the number of units sold, the average sale price […]

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Branscombe Family Foundation supports United Way Niagara’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

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Branscombe Family Foundation supports United Way Niagara’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

United Way Niagara press release – The Branscombe Family Foundation generously answered an appeal from the Niagara Community Foundation and matched their $25,000 gift to United Way Niagara’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund efforts. The Niagara Community Foundation announced their gift quietly to the Niagara Funder’s Alliance, sharing the news of their $25,000 gift, and asked […]

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NCF issues grants to support organizations dealing with COVID-19

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NCF issues grants to support organizations dealing with COVID-19

Niagara Community Foundation press release – The Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) is providing nearly $300,000 in funding to support our most vulnerable citizens amid the rapidly changing situation created by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The Foundation will be issuing an emergency Strategic Initiatives Grant of $25,000 in response to the United Way Niagara’s COVID-19 Emergency […]

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Public Health enhances data reporting on COVID-19 website

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Public Health enhances data reporting on COVID-19 website

Niagara Region press release – Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services has enhanced the data section of its COVID-19 website​. Visitors will now see a number of additional statistics, including demographic information like age, the proportion of cases in retirement and long-term care homes, and number of deaths related to COVID-19. Public Health will continue […]

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