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Riding for little brothers and little sisters

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Riding for little brothers and little sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters South Niagara are making a move to get back into the communities of Port Colborne and Wainfleet, Port Colborne councillors heard Monday night. “They haven’t been here for some time now,” said Larry Boggio. To help the organization bring Big Brothers and Big Sisters to Little Brothers and Little Sisters, Boogio […]

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Council cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014

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Council cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014

Port Colborne councillors and residents on city committees cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014. Former mayor Vance Badawey came in the highest at $44,539.43, with a base salary of $31,941.20, fringe benefits of $7,953.10, car allowance of $2,310, and expenses of $2,335.13. Under the Municipal Act, a report must be prepared annually by March 31 of […]

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Habitat for Humanity to renovate donated home

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Habitat for Humanity to renovate donated home

There’s no shortage of families in need of affordable homes in Niagara, and Port Colborne, Habitat for Humanity Niagara chief executive officer Alastair Davis said Monday night. He told Port Colborne council that one in every five rental households in the region pays more than 50% of their income on shelter costs, and there are […]

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Soos seeking Green Party nomination

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Soos seeking Green Party nomination

Localizing health care, dealing with child poverty, and reforming the voting system would be some of the top priorities for Steven Soos if he’s successful in securing the nomination as the federal Green Party candidate for Niagara Centre. Soos, who ran in Welland’s Ward 6 in the 2014 municipal election and sought the federal NDP […]

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Minimum wage set to increase

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Minimum wage set to increase

The province announced it is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1. It made the announcement Thursday and said minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories — liquor servers, homeworkers, students, etc. — are also increasing at the same time. In a release, it said the increase is the […]

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Infrastructure levy added to Wainfleet’s budget

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Infrastructure levy added to Wainfleet’s budget

With an estimated $10 million infrastructure gap in Wainfleet, council approved adding a 2% infrastructure levy on its 2015 budget Tuesday night. The extra 2%, to be added every year, will raise $6,405,183 million over 10 years. Those funds will be put towards aging bridges, roads, buildings and other critical infrastructure. “If we pass this […]

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