Province Celebrates Successful 2016 Rural Ontario Summit

Province Celebrates Successful 2016 Rural Ontario Summit

Moving Forward To Build a Bright Future for Rural Ontario Youth, municipal leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, community organizations and representatives from First Nations and Métis communities came together in Stratford last Wednesday at the Rural Ontario Summit, to discuss one of the most important issues affecting rural communities: attracting and retaining youth to rural Ontario. […]

Imagination at Work in Welland

Imagination at Work in Welland

The Mayor’s Report with Welland Mayor Frank Campion By Mayor Frank Campion – Welland has made a few splashes in the media pool recently that has positioned this City on the global stage with one of Canada’s most respected industrial companies. GE has selected Welland to build a multi-model “Brilliant Factory” not only because of […]

Welland Transit enhances services and increases monthly pass

Welland Transit enhances services and increases monthly pass

Welland Transit Riders will see a few changes after the Canada Day weekend. For those riders who purchase a monthly pass, an increase of $9.00 for adults and students will be added to passes, along with a $7.00 increase to senior passes. This is the first increase in monthly passes since 2008, even though Transit […]

Ontario Taking Steps to End Human Trafficking

Province Investing in Strategy to Improve Services, Help Survivors Ontario will invest up to $72 million in an anti-human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and coordination, enhancing justice-sector initiatives and improving survivors’ access to services. Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 65 percent of police-reported cases nationally.  Drawing on feedback from […]

Welland partners with Habitat for Humanity

Welland partners with Habitat for Humanity

The City of Welland is once again partnering with Habitat for Humanity Niagara (HFHN) and transferring a serviced lot in the City to HFHN for the amount of $10,000 to assist the organization with its next build. The City of Welland is also entering into an agreement with HFHN to provide exemptions to development charge […]

Ontario Ensuring that Vulnerable Families Keep Child Support Payments

Province Ends Child Support Clawback As part of Ontario’s ongoing work to reform income security and combat child poverty, the province is ending the clawback of child support payments from social assistance. Starting in early 2017, child support payments will be fully exempt from social assistance benefit calculations to help increase incomes for families who […]