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Port Colborne announces revitalization of BIAs through partnership with My Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:04 AM

Today, the City of Port Colborne is pleased to announce that the Downtown and Main Street BIAs will be participating in the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program to help revitalize our main streets.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a $23.25-million investment to the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) to establish...

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Public Health is scaling back contact tracing in ongoing effort to expand the booster dose campaign

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 09:14 AM

Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) will be implementing changes to case and contact management in the coming days as Public Health continues to shift resources to expansive vaccination efforts.

Following-up with every COVID-19 case and their contacts to isolate them has been a cornerstone of controlling the pandemic for the past 21 months. By breaking chains of transmission, cases have been kept low, severe illness and death has been prevented, and society has been able to reopen for sustained periods...

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Port Colborne preparing for a safe holiday season

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 09:16 AM

Effective, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, out an of abundance of caution heading into the holiday season, the City’s administration buildings will return to delivering services by phone, email, virtually, or curb-side pick-up.

The City of Port Colborne is committed to ensuring the health and safety of residents and staff, while continuing to provide customer service to the community. City services will experience the following changes:

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  • Customer service representatives are available...

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Port Colborne Public Library breaks down barriers by eliminating fines

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 08:38 AM

The Port Colborne Public Library is now fine-free, joining hundreds of public libraries across North America in removing barriers to services. Fine-free libraries enjoy increased circulation, and more active and satisfied library users.

The library board has eliminated all fines on all overdue items for all patrons. Lost or damaged items will still incur a charge.

“The board made our first step in removing fines for children and on children’s materials two years ago in July 2019,” said Michael Cooper,...

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Niagara Regional Council approves 2022 budget

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 08:44 AM

At its meeting of Dec. 16, 2021, Niagara Regional Council approved a budget for 2022 that addresses the unique challenges of the past year while ensuring our residents continue to receive the high-quality programs and services they rely on.

Three components make up the Regional budget: the levy-operating budget, rate operating budgets, and the capital budget.

Council approved an expenditure increase of $23 million for 2022. With the utilization of $6 million in reserves, the net increase totals $17...