Niagara Region

Region plans heightened COVID-19 safety measures

Ontario, including Niagara, is at a precarious point in the pandemic. Average cases in Niagara, while declining, remain almost as high as at the worst of the first wave, according to officials with Niagara’s department of he ...

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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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Region commits 21% of local spend for WLMH’s rebuild

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It is official. Niagara Region has approved support for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild to the tune of 21 per cent of the $60 million local share of costs. That translates into 12.6 million r ...

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WLMH rebuild garners $12.6 million Region support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Lincoln Reg. Coun. Rob Foster in the lead-off position and Grimsby Mayor hitting clean up, Niagara West officials got 21 per cent – $12.6 million – in financial support for West Lincoln ...

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Niagara COVID numbers raise many questions

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Save for a couple of days with spiked COVID-19 positives, Niagara Region’s test results have been relatively steady in the face of surging numbers across the province. Consistently higher numbers in the last fe ...

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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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Niagara Region waste collection goes bi-weekly, begins Oct. 19

By Tristan Marks NewsNow There will be some changes to waste collection throughout Niagara come Monday, Oct. 19. Residents, take note: garbage collection will now come every other week instead of weekly, among other changes. Blue/ ...

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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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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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Creating Our Way Forward: Niagara Region’s recommendations for improving Indigenous engagement

Pride Month celebrates the diverse LGBTQ2S+ community, and advocates for equality and inclusivity. Passionate voices from mass anti-racism protests have filled the globe as the Black Lives Matter movement fights for freedom and ju ...

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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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More than 2,600 businesses respond to Region’s COVID-19 impact survey

Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) released the results of a region-wide survey of Niagara businesses Tuesday that gives an early picture of the local impact of COVID-19 on Niagara’s business community. More than 2,600 busine ...

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Niagara Region urges residents to stay home Easter weekend

With the celebration of religious holidays over the long weekend, many Niagara residents will be tempted to visit with family and friends and together in outdoor areas. However, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities ha ...

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NPCA closes Beamer, other sites

By Mike Williscraft For NewsNow On the heels of inquiries by concerned citizens and a subsequent story in the March 26 edition of NewsNow, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority took quick action closing Beamer Memorial Cons ...

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Compromise driving Lincoln: mayor

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Valentine’s Day morning’s weather was no match for the warm atmosphere of gratitude and appreciation at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Politicians at the Ramada Jordan Beacon Harbou ...

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Garbage tag price increased by Region

Niagara Region has bumped up the price of garbage tags from $2 per tag to $2.50. effective Feb. 1, 2020. This is to move towards full cost recovery of garbage collection and part of a continued effort to increase the diversion of ...

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Livingston Extension needed by 2031: consultant

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council and residents opposed to the Livingston Extension had better start boning up on how to file a Part 2 Order. That seemed to be the word from Monday night’s Public Information Centre hos ...

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Region funds new water storage system

Niagara Region has awarded a tender for a $17.7 million water storage facility expansion at Grimsby’s Water Treatment Plant. Lincoln Reg. Coun. Rob Foster shared this news while presenting to Lincoln Town Council on Monday, Jan. 20. The p ...

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