Regional Council extends temporary face-covering by-law to April 2021

Regional Council extends temporary face-covering by-law to April 2021

Niagara Region press release – As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Regional Council voted to extend Niagara’s temporary face-covering by-law to April 1, 2021. The by-law requires masks in all enclosed public places in Niagara and was set to expire on Oct. 1, 2020. Council’s decision to extend the bylaw recognizes […]

Ontario introduces legislation to freeze residential rent in 2021

Ontario introduces legislation to freeze residential rent in 2021

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government has introduced the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth […]

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games press release – The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society, after consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, have made the difficult decision to postpone next year’s Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Games were originally scheduled to take […]

Significant funding approved for playground accessibility

Significant funding approved for playground accessibility

City of St. Catharines press release – St. Catharines City Council has approved a recommendation to match funding from the Rotary Club of St. Catharines to the tune of $95,000, towards making Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm playground the most accessible in St. Catharines. Nestled along the shore of Lake Ontario, Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm is […]

Port Cares 50-50 winner donates back to the community

Port Cares 50-50 winner donates back to the community

Port Cares press release – A local resident who won the inaugural Port Cares 50/50 draw showed even more support by donating a portion of their winnings back to the charity. Michael Mamo of Port Colborne won the pot on September 10, 2020, at 6 p.m., collecting $19,830. When Port Cares staff phoned him to […]

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