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High heat alert to go into effect Monday

September 2, 2018 ?An Excessive Heat Alert will go into effect Monday, Sept. 3, 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 adv...
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Posted on: 9/2/2018 8:45 AM - Category: Media Releases

Traffic - Police to Conduct Annual Back to School Road Safety Day

Thursday, August 30, 2018 As the summer comes to an end for most of our children this Labour Day weekend, it means that school is right around the corner. This Tuesday, September 4th, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be conducting its 18th annual back to school traffic safety and awar...
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Posted on: 8/30/2018 4:02 PM - Category: Media Releases

Heat Alert Lifted

August 29, 2018 ?The excessive heat alert called for Niagara on Aug. 27, 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 905-688-8248 ...
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Posted on: 8/30/2018 9:13 AM - Category: Media Releases

Tennis Court Dedication in Memory of Bruno Agostinelli Jr.

For Immediate Release Niagara Falls, ON, August 29, 2018 - The City of Niagara Falls will dedicate the newly renovated tennis courts at Riverview Park (8175 Sarah Street) in memory of local tennis star, Bruno Agostinelli Jr. A courtside ceremony is planned for Saturday, September 8, 2018...
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Posted on: 8/30/2018 9:10 AM - Category: Media Releases

High heat alert in effect

August 27, 2018 An Excessive Heat Alert is in effect, as the temperature is expected to reach 31 °C with humidex values around 40 °C. Niagara residents are advised to take extra precautions during episodes of extreme heat and humidity. Signs of heat-related illness may include confusion, diz...
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Posted on: 8/27/2018 9:33 AM - Category: Media Releases

Increase in rabies cases in Niagara

August 17, 2018 - ?This week, two skunks in an urban area of Welland, and one raccoon in rural Lincoln have tested positive for rabies. Niagara Region Public Health has seen an increase in the number of animals testing positive for rabies in Niagara. So far, in 2018, there have been six raccoon...
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Posted on: 8/17/2018 11:06 AM - Category: Media Releases

First annual Peach Party celebrates peach season in support of Project SHARE

For Immediate Release NIAGARA FALLS, ON - August 14, 2018 - Life's a peach! The Niagara Falls Farmers' Market is celebrating peach season with their first annual Peach Party on Saturday, August 18 from 7 AM to 1 PM at 5943 Sylvia Place, behind the Niagara Falls History Museum. Everyone is w...
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Posted on: 8/14/2018 3:42 PM - Category: Media Releases

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