COVID-19

Niagara’s Community Coordination Task Force for Covid-19 Vaccination comes together for first meeting

Niagara’s new Community Coordination Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination held its first virtual meeting on Jan. 28, setting the stage for an collaborative effort to input into the extended rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in Niagara ...

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Niagara eateries want relief from COVID sanctions

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Restaurant owners from across Niagara are not happy with increased COVID-19 protocols instituted by Dr. Mustafa Hirji, the Region’s acting medical officer of health. The added measures, announced by H ...

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Lincoln employee at Jordan Arena tests positive for COVID-19

  Town of Lincoln officials are reporting that a part-time staff person at the Jordan Arena tested positive this afternoon (Monday) for COVID-19. The staff member is undergoing mandatory self-isolation measures and the Town w ...

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A personal message from Niagara’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Mustafa Hirji

​To the Niagara Community, Cases of COVID-19 have continued to rise in Niagara, including a daily record of 63 cases in one day earlier this week. Provincially, we are likewise seeing record numbers of daily cases. In Niagara, s ...

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Niagara 2021 Canadian Summer Games postponed due to COVID-19

The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society, have announced their decision to postpone next year’s Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games after consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and ...

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Opinion: Clear as mud

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow In the end, it took about 20 emails to get to the point of no point, really, other than to be referred on to seek a legal opinion for any business operator who wants to know what they can or should do r ...

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Mask bylaw raising anger, confusion

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Some may have heard of issues, others may have seen a confrontation first-hand, but incidents and tension regarding mandatory mask use in enclosed public-access spaces seems to be on the rise. “Many busi ...

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Niagara Regional Council adopts mandatory mask by-law to combat spread of COVID-19

Last night, July 23, as part of their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Niagara Regional Council approved a by-law making it mandatory to wear a face covering or non-medical mask in enclosed public places.     The by-law comes into ...

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Niagara gets Stage 3 green light for this Friday

Niagara Region is among the seven regions which the Ontario government will allow to enter Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery this Friday, July 26. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and is based on p ...

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Niagara Health recognizes being COVID-free for first time since March

The team at Niagara Health is recognizing an important milestone – as of Wednesday morning, there are no hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19. The final two cases of COVID-19 were declared resolved earlier today. This marks th ...

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Public Health continues to enhance data reporting on COVID-19 website with new monitoring indicators

As Niagara carefully proceeds through Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening framework, Public Health is carefully monitoring for signs of COVID-19 resurging. Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services is making available the metric ...

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No stereotyping with COVID issues: Lincoln CAO

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Like with many topics relating to COVID-19, Lincoln’s CAO is hoping people take the time to get facts before forming an opinion on issues relating to migrant workers. Migrant workers became a hot butt ...

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Lincoln opens Beach & Splash Pads

Town of Lincoln splash pads and the beach at Charles Daley park will open for the season today (June 19) as part of Ontario’s Phase 2 of COVID-19’s re-opening. Physical distancing and all other public health measures m ...

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Grimsby ReStore first to re-open for Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Niagara took the first step towards reopening its operations with a phased approach by reopening its Grimsby ReStore on June 2. “We are taking a phased approach to do this and have been working diligently to ...

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Bigs/Littles connected virtually, support needed

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of North and West Niagara is still offering mentorship services during COVID-19, services which CEO Dale Davis said are now more important than ever. To comply with regulati ...

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Shield helps youngster with ear surgery visit

Allison Burgoyne breathed a sigh of relief as she accepted a child-sized face shield for her grandson, Leo. Burgoyne, a Grimsby resident had contacted NewsNow publisher Mike Williscraft May 14 to see if such an item existed as Leo had ear s ...

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A young boy sits in the arms of his mother, both wearing clear face shields.

Lincoln initiates shield program

Town of Lincoln officials took to the streets last Friday to give out face shields to the business community with a huge response. Paul Di Ianni, Lincoln’s economic development officer, said the shields were very well received. “The res ...

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A blond woman smiles as she tries on a clear face shield.

Opinion: Face shields a small but important step

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It’s been a very tough go for many during this COVID-19 mess. Personal tragedies, mental anguish and a cryogenic business community only scratch the surface of ongoing conditions our community has exp ...

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Niagara West municipalities allow limited use of parks

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Residents of Niagara West are finally able to enjoy their municipal parks again- with some restrictions. As of last Tuesday, May 19, the following activities are now permissable in parks and outdoor sports ...

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Lincoln’s shoplincoln.ca supports businesses

With more than 100 listings at its launch, shoplincoln.ca is ready to roll. The new website – coordinated by the Town of Lincoln – will act as an online directory to help consumers find what they need. “It is a response to COV ...

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