Niagara upgraded to Red on COVID response framework

After a two-week delay from upgrades to other Ontario regions, Niagara will move into Red – Control designation on Monday, March 1. Under that designation there are still significant restrictions on some and closure for othe ...

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With Niagara in Grey Vaccine roll out even more key

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Niagara Region being the only one left in Grey-Lockdown mode of 28 regions in Ontario to see an upgrade in the COVID response framework this week, many have turned their attention to the rollout of ...

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Much of Ontario opens, Niagara stays Grey

Much of Ontario is opening up from lockdown and going back onto the province’s COVID-19 response framework’s Red Zone, but Niagara Region is not one of them. Niagara is the lone municipality of the 27 which received an ...

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Region warns of phone scam about COVID-19 vaccines

​Niagara Region Public Health has received a number of reports of a phone scam in the area about the COVID-19 vaccine. Nobody is calling residents in any official capacity to schedule vaccine appointments at this time, and will never ask ...

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Niagara schools return to in-person learning on Feb.8

Education Minister Stephen Lecce has announced the dates for the return of in-person learning in all remaining Ontario public health units (PHUs). Elementary and secondary schools in the Niagara Region Public Health will return ...

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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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NRP investigating stabbing Lincoln

  Saturday, Aug. 8, at about 11:30 p.m., 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers attended the Bled Hall, in the Town of Lincoln, in regards to a reported stabbing. Officers attended the area of South Service Road and Sann Road, ...

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Niagara’s municipalities declare State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

Today (Friday) in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 activity in Niagara in the coming weeks, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities have jointly declared a State of Emergency. Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) ...

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Border closing leaves ag sector in lurch

Food security at risk without migrant farm workers By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow The federal government’s decision to close borders to stem the threat of the coronavirus will put Canada’s food security at risk if migrant farm ...

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Distraction Thefts – “You Dropped This Money”

Over the past several weeks, incidents have been occurring at retail stores that result in the theft and fraudulent use of credit and debit cards. Citizens have been reporting the following: After leaving a checkout and paying for ...

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Don’t look back… Municipal reform might be gaining on you

By Mike Williscraft For NewsNow With about 50 in Beamsville and 35 in Fonthill, the only two public meetings scheduled of any kind regarding regional government reform drew lack lustre attention last week. Niagara West MPP Sam Oo ...

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