Niagara & Main
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February 21, 2024
Unsafe tree removal and replanting efforts underway on Merritt Island trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer
As part of a comprehensive plan, targeted tree removals are underway on Merritt Island and in other vulnerable areas identified as high-risk due to EAB infestation. City staff are preparing to replant trees in these areas, ensuring the revitalization of these spaces.
On Saturday, February 17, 2024 at approximately 2:45am, 2 District (Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the-Lake) uniform officers attended the area of Silverwood Crescent and Sinnicks Avenue, in the City of Niagara Falls in regards to a stabbing.
Established in 2021, the Regional Chair’s Niagara Impact Awards recognize community members and organizations who have made significant efforts to help build a more resilient and welcoming region.
Property taxpayers have received their initial tax bills for 2024 and the first payment for the year is due on Feb. 29.
Investigation revealed that a male had unlawfully entered a female’s residence, made threats toward the victim and refused to leave. The female was not in the home at the time of the incident and contacted the police from a place of safety. The female was not injured as a result of the incident.
The initial investigation determined that the victim and another male have been arguing inside a Dufferin Street residence. They both went outside, and the argument continued to escalate. The suspect entered a white 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and ran over the victim and left the area.
In February of 2024 the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Human Trafficking Unit developed a project to target persons using the internet to communicate and meet in person with young persons believed to be offering sexual services for money.
The City of St. Catharines reports the successful evaluation, application, and receipt of grants and funding totaling $30,356,614 for 2023.
The Mayors of the Town of Grimsby, Town of Lincoln, Township of West Lincoln and the Chair of Niagara Region have submitted a request to Hamilton Health Sciences to change the name of the new hospital to West Niagara Memorial Hospital.
2024 Interim Property Tax Bills are currently being issued by mail. Interim tax bills are calculated as 50% of the previous year’s annual levy. Payments are be due in two installments
Fort Erie Town Council approved the 2024 Budget in principle, with a 5.5 percent increase for the Town’s portion of the residential property tax. This increase translates to an additional $13.94 per year for the median household.
In Ontario, motorists are required by law to only pull over and stop for emergency vehicles such as police cruisers, fire trucks, or ambulances. Drivers are also strongly encouraged to pull over for volunteer firefighters on their way to an emergency, because every second counts.
Get ready for a few days of fun as we prepare to celebrate Family Day weekend on Feb. 19 with an exciting lineup of aquatic, skating, museum, and community centre activities.
Post-secondary students looking for summer employment opportunities with the City will want to be at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. The City will be hosting a summer student job fair that day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Lawrence and Irene Locke Room.
At the February 6, 2024, Special Council Meeting, Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Council approved the Town’s 2024 Capital Budget at $10,217,210, an increase of 5.7% (or $552,000) from the 2023 Capital Budget. The Capital Budget focuses on elevating reserves for future capital investments, such as addressing parks, the environment, new programs, and road infrastructure maintenance. A…