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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 N...
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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 r...
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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 g...
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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 sc...
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Posted on: 2/7/2019 2:00 PM - Category: In the News

JIM MITCHINSON SCHOLARSHIP Presented by the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee

For Immediate Release February 5, 2019 NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee of Niagara Falls (MYAC) is seeking applicants for the Jim Mitchinson Scholarship, an annual award that recognizes the importance of leadership and community involvement among local high scho...
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Posted on: 2/5/2019 2:00 PM - Category: Media Releases

Statement from Niagara Mayors

Support for improving governance, transparency and accountability in local government February 4, 2019 Niagara’s Mayors are united in support for improving governance, transparency and accountability in local government. It has been nearly 50 years since Niagara Region was formed and our commun...
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Posted on: 2/4/2019 5:01 PM - Category: In the News

Extreme cold weather alert lifted

The Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued on Jan. 29, 2019, has been lifted, as temperatures are no longer forecast to fall below -15 C. For more information on when an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is issued and lifted visit niagararegion.ca/health (search: cold alert) or call 905-688-8248 ext. 7...
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Posted on: 2/1/2019 2:46 PM - Category: In the News

Niagara Parks to Host Annual Job Fair

One of area’s largest employers set to fill over 350 seasonal positions The Niagara Parks Commission, one of the region’s largest employers with over 1,700 full-time and seasonal employees, will host its annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 2 at Niagara Parks’ Legends on the Niagara Golf Compl...
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Posted on: 1/31/2019 4:49 PM - Category: In the News

Extreme cold weather alert issued

An Extreme Cold Weather Alert will go into effect today (Tuesday) at 5 p.m., as temperatures are expected to drop below -15 C. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert is intended to mobilize outreach workers and community agencies, recommend precautions for the general public during extreme cold weather, a...
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Posted on: 1/29/2019 1:02 PM - Category: In the News

Media Advisory: Bell Let's Talk Flag Raising

The City of Niagara Falls will be raising a flag on January 30th in support of the 9th Annual Bell Let's Talk Day. WHAT : Bell Let's Talk Flag Raising WHERE : Rosberg Family Park, 4284 Queen Street (beside Niagara Falls City Hall) WHEN : Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 12:00 no...
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Posted on: 1/29/2019 9:43 AM - Category: Media Releases

Niagara Region continues waste, recycling and organics collection service review

Niagara Region’s Waste Management Division recently completed an extensive public consultation with various stakeholders groups (residents, businesses, business groups, local area municipalities, etc.) to obtain their input on the proposed waste collection service options being considered for Niaga...
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Posted on: 1/25/2019 9:31 AM - Category: In the News

Extreme cold weather alert lifted

The Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued on Jan. 20, 2019, has been lifted, as temperatures are no longer forecast to fall below -15 C. For more information on when an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is issued and lifted visit niagararegion.ca/health (search: cold alert) or call 905-688-8248 ext. 726...
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Posted on: 1/22/2019 9:28 AM - Category: In the News

Extreme cold weather alert for Sunday

An Extreme Cold Weather Alert will go into effect on on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, as temperatures are expected to drop below -15 C. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert is intended to mobilize outreach workers and community agencies, recommend precautions for the general public during extreme cold weather...
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Posted on: 1/18/2019 3:10 PM - Category: In the News