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Five Port Colborne schools successfully completed their SnowPORTant Mission

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021 09:12 AM

In mid-October city staff asked local elementary schools to help them with a SnowPORTant Mission: to cheer up our snowplows as they prepare for a long, cold, and snowy winter ahead by painting them.

 Five elementary schools accepted the mission: St. Therese Catholic Elementary School, Oakwood Public School, St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, DeWitt Carter Public School, and École Elementaire Catholic Saint. Joseph. Students were asked to paint original artwork on the plows with a theme:...

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Approved 2022 operating budget aligns with strategic plan

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:29 AM

Port Colborne city council approved the 2022 operating budget at their meeting on Nov. 8, completing the city’s budget process as the capital budget was approved at the Sept. 27, 2021 meeting.  Both the operating and capital budgets focus on supporting the community and corporate pillars identified in the new strategic plan that is guiding the city’s operations into 2023.

In 2022, the combined impact of the City’s operating and capital budget is an increase of 2.8 per cent (1.7 per cent operating...

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Niagara Region maintains ‘AA’ credit rating and ‘stable’ outlook

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 11:58 AM

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) has reaffirmed Niagara Region’s “AA” credit rating and stable outlook.

In a confirmation report released Oct. 18, 2021, the rating agency notes that although the region’s economy was hampered by COVID-19 travel restrictions and the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-commercial traffic, Canada’s strong vaccination rate has allowed the reopening of more businesses and the gradual easing of lockdown measures.

To date, Niagara’s budgetary performance...

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Lest We Forget

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 08:57 AM

At their meeting on Oct.25, Council declared Oct. 29 - Nov. 11 as Poppy Week.  The Port Colborne Legion will be making poppies available at various locations across the city, including storefronts, grocery stores and schools. Poppies are provided as a symbol for people to remember. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated. The Legion is reminding residents that the proper etiquette in wearing a poppy is until the conclusion of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11, 2021.

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Business input wanted for 10-year Economic Development Strategy

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 11:07 AM

Niagara businesses and community stakeholders have a chance to help inform the creation of Niagara’s new 10-year economic development strategy through a series of digital workshops funning Nov. 3 - 12.

Through five Future of the Economy virtual workshops, businesses and other community stakeholders will join minds to generate and prototype ideas for Niagara’s economic future, and talk through the details of how the best ideas could come to fruition.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 at...