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Changes to fees at Regional Disposal Sites

?On February 28, 2019 Niagara Regional Council approved a revised fee structure that better reflects the true cost of the Region’s waste management services. The following changes to the fee rates will take effect April 1, 2019: Garbage, construction and demolition material The fee for garbage,...
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Posted on: 3/20/2019 4:31 PM - Category: In the News

Government Invites Feedback on Regional Government Review

Ontario Launches Online Consultation for Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting people first by seeking local input on how to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery for regional governments and member municipalities. All people who...
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Posted on: 3/13/2019 11:46 AM - Category: In the News

Send a shout out to your favourite Crossing Guard during School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

The Municipal School Crossing Programs of Niagara is encouraging residents to show their support and appreciation for their neighbourhood Crossing Guards on School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day: March 20, 2019. Join us by celebrating the School Crossing Guards across the Province of Ontario in t...
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Posted on: 3/8/2019 3:30 PM - Category: Media Releases

Confirmed case of measles in Niagara

?Niagara Region Public Health is investigating a laboratory confirmed case of measles in an adult who acquired their infection while travelling outside Canada. Any person who visited the following public locations are being asked to watch for signs and symptoms and to ensure their vaccination is ...
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Posted on: 3/8/2019 8:46 AM - Category: In the News

Niagara Region showcasing potential new coach-style bus for regional transit

MEDIA ADVISORY ?WHO: Niagara Region Transit will park a new accessible coach-style bus on Academy St. at the St. Catharines terminal, in an effort to garner feedback from the community on a potential new bus. WHEN: Wednesday, March 13 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: 62-66 Car...
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Posted on: 3/7/2019 2:05 PM - Category: In the News

Niagara Region Council Approves 2019 Budget

?Niagara Regional Council has approved a budget for 2019 that will result in an overall property tax increase of 3.8 per cent in 2019. Challenged with aging infrastructure and increased demands related to growth, this budget focuses on funding programs and services that are priorities for Council...
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Posted on: 3/1/2019 12:33 PM - Category: In the News

New report shows tourism impact on Niagara’s economy

?Tourists visiting Niagara pumped $2.4 billion into the local economy, says a new report from Niagara Economic Development. Using data compiled in collaboration with Statistics Canada, the inaugural Niagara Tourism Profile report? shines a light on the significant economic benefit of tourism to ...
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Posted on: 2/26/2019 3:39 PM - Category: In the News

Dog in Wainfleet tests positive for rabies

?A dog in Wainfleet has tested positive for rabies. Niagara Region Public Health staff are investigating to determine all possible exposures. So far, in 2019, there have been one bat and one dog test positive for rabies. In 2018, there was a total of 19 animals that te?sted positive for rabies (10 ...
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Posted on: 2/19/2019 8:51 AM - Category: In the News

Niagara Region Council Approves 2019 Water, Wastewater and Waste Management Budgets

During a special meeting of council held Thursday, Feb. 14, Niagara Region Council approved by-laws authorizing a combined net operating budget increase for 2019 of 5.1 per cent for water and wastewater services and 2.1 per cent for waste management. Water and Wastewater The approved water and wa...
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Posted on: 2/15/2019 8:23 AM - Category: In the News

Niagara Region lauded for its financial reporting

?For the 14th consecutive year, Niagara Region has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting in recognition of its 2017 Annual Financial Report. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). To receive this distinction, a ...
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Posted on: 2/12/2019 8:32 AM - Category: In the News

Waste collection schedule changes as a result of inclement weather

?Waste collection is delayed by a day for the rest of the week due to yesterday's weather. If your regular collection day was yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 6), your waste will be collected today. Thursday collection moves to Friday, and Friday collection moves to Saturday. Potential for additional s...
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Posted on: 2/7/2019 2:00 PM - Category: In the News