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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

August 7, 2018 - ?Niagara Region Public Health has received its first report of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in 2018. To date, Niagara has no human cases of WNV. While the mosquitoes that tested positive were found in Pelham, all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to ...
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Posted on: 8/7/2018 5:14 PM - Category: Media Releases

Changes to Vacant Unit Rebate & Vacant/Excess Land Subclasses property tax discounts

Niagara Region, August 3, 2018 - ?Further to engagement sessions held in May 2018, a report was presented to Regional Council on July 26, 2018 to review recommended changes to the Vacant Unit Rebate and the Vacant / Excess Land Subclasses property tax discount programs. Regional Council has reque...
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Posted on: 8/7/2018 8:59 AM - Category: Media Releases

Heat alert lifted

August 7, 2018 - ?The excessive heat alert called for the Niagara region on Aug. 5, 2018 has been lifted, as the temperature is no longer forecasted to be over 31° C. For information about heat alert criteria visit the Region’s website ?. ??Contact Anthony Habjan Niagara Region 905-688...
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Posted on: 8/7/2018 8:57 AM - Category: Media Releases

Heat alert to go into effect Sunday

August 3, 2018 ?An Excessive Heat Alert will go into effect Sunday, Aug. 5, as the temperature is expected to exceed 31 °C with humidex values over 40 ?°C. Overnight low temperatures will only fall to the mid twenties, providing little or no relief from the heat.? Niagara residents are advised to...
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Posted on: 8/3/2018 12:32 PM - Category: Media Releases

BURNING BAN IN NIAGARA FALLS LIFTED

For Immediate Release Niagara Falls, ON, July 25, 2018 – With the recent rainfall in the city, Fire Chief Jim Boutilier has lifted the burning ban that has been in effect since July 12. “The weather conditions we were experiencing presented too great a risk to life safety which is the ...
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Posted on: 7/25/2018 1:57 PM - Category: Media Releases

Open Letter to the Community from Mayor Jim Diodati

Many of you have heard that I have been in hospital since Sunday, July 8th. I have been overwhelmed by people reaching out with their good wishes for a speedy recovery, and felt it important to provide an update on my condition. After several weeks of fighting pneumonia and developing pericar...
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Posted on: 7/23/2018 9:16 AM - Category: Media Releases

Niagara Parks Hosts Centenary of the Iron Scow Rescue

Ceremony to include guest speakers, an historical address, rescue demonstration, special presentation and plaque and panel unveiling Niagara Falls, ON – In celebration of the 100-year history of the iron scow, which to this day, remains remarkably lodged in the powerful upper rapids of the Nia...
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Posted on: 7/19/2018 12:45 PM - Category: In the News

Niagara Region updates administrative processes, as recognized by Ombudsman

July 18, 2018 ?Niagara Region is in receipt of the report of the Ontario Ombudsman issued today in respect of the Ombudsman’s investigation into the events of the December 7, 2017 council meeting. Niagara Region cooperated fully in the Ombudsman’s investigation and intends to thoroughly revi...
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Posted on: 7/19/2018 8:34 AM - Category: Media Releases

Excessive heat alert issued for Niagara

Niagara Region, July 12, 2018 - An Excessive Heat Alert has been issued by Niagara Region Public Health as the temperature is expected to reach or exceed 31 ?°C on Friday, July 13, with the overnight lows near 20 ?°C and may continue through the weekend. Niagara residents are advised to take ex...
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Posted on: 7/12/2018 4:50 PM - Category: Media Releases

FIRE CHIEF ENACTS BURNING BAN IN NIAGARA FALLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Niagara Falls, ON, July 12, 2018 – With the prolonged hot and dry weather, and in the interest of public safety, the City of Niagara Falls has issued a ban on all open air-burning until further notice. Fire Chief Jim Boutilier called for a ban due to the recent hot an...
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Posted on: 7/12/2018 9:41 AM - Category: Media Releases

Call for nominations: Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Wall of Fame

For Immediate Release July 11, 2018 Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to arts and culture in our community and has brought recognition to the City of Niagara Falls? The City’s Recreation and Culture Department is accepting nominations for the Arts Culture Wall of Fam...
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Posted on: 7/11/2018 9:12 AM - Category: Media Releases

Maple Leafs Announce Training Camp Visit to Niagara Falls

Training Camp will take place from September 14-16 at Gale Centre Arena July 10, 2018 - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the team will return to Niagara Falls, Ontario for three days at the start of their 2018-19 training camp. The club has previously held its 2017-18 training cam...
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Posted on: 7/10/2018 2:57 PM - Category: Media Releases

Niagara voters encouraged to check voters’ list

July 9, 2018 - ?With just over 100 days until the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections, voters are encouraged to visit voterlookup.ca to ensure they are on the voters’ list and their information appears correctly. By visiting voterlo?okup.ca individuals can verify that their name, address...
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Posted on: 7/9/2018 4:24 PM - Category: Media Releases

Heat alert lifted

Niagara Falls, ON, July 6, 2018 - ?The excessive heat alert called for the Niagara region on June 28, 2018 has been lifted, as the temperature is no longer forecasted to be over 31° C. For information about heat alert criteria visit the Region’s website?. ? Contact Peter Jekel Niagara R...
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Posted on: 7/6/2018 9:10 AM - Category: Media Releases

Niagara Region Enhancing Front line Services through new Public Health Facility in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, ON - July 5, 2018 - Niagara Region’s Public Health division in Niagara Falls is getting a brand new home at 7835 McLeod Road, across from the MacBain Community Centre, next to Lowes. The 21,500 sq. ft. facility being constructed by Villarboit Development Corporation in partnership ...
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Posted on: 7/5/2018 4:46 PM - Category: Media Releases