A Better Region for You

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Over the last 12 years as Mayor of Pelham, I have had the honour of leading and working with Town Council and the community to transform Pelham into one of Niagara’s best and brightest localcommunities and a true success story.

Niagara College’s Teaching Brewery has once again proven its brewing mettle on the world stage, netting two gold medals at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship.​ The annual competition draws more than 6,300 entries from breweries around the world, including more than 110 different styles of beer. The Niagara College Teaching Brewery won gold in the Old Ale category, for its Beer 101 Strong Ale, and gold in the Bitter category, for Beer 101 Bitter. This marks three years in a row that Beer 101 Strong has medaled at the U.S. Open. It is the tenth award in six years for Beer 101 Bitter.

Niagara Region and the City of St. Catharines have worked closely to create a Secondary Plan that proactively envisions how future development and redevelopment will occur around the future GO Station site in St. Catharines.

Niagara Region’s Public Health division in Niagara Falls is getting a brand new home at 7835 McLeod Road, across from the MacBain Community Centre, next to Lowes. The 21,500 sq. ft. facility being constructed by Villarboit Development Corporation in partnership with Niagara Region’s facilities department. The new construction will be a mixed use development with Niagara Region Public Health as the anchor tenant, who has entered into a 30 year lease with property owner Villarboit.

Come and join us for 9 weeks of camp starting the week of July 2nd.  Programs are offered to children ages 6-12.  Our staff looks forward to guiding your campers through fun-filled, wacky, adventurous days of summer!  Each day, campers will participate in a variety of different activities, such as soccer, bocce ball, arts & crafts, outdoor orienteering, just to name a few.  With a different theme each week, such as Super Hero Academy and Beach Vacation, we’ll be sure to keep your campers entertained!

Nothing says "summer" like a campfire or bonfire, but these fun activities also present a number of safety hazards. If you'll be spending the summer camping or just toasting marshmallows in the back yard, it's a good idea to educate yourself about campfire safety. Keep the following tips in mind.



With so much to do on Canada Day weekend when you live in the first capital of Upper Canada, this Saturday’s Farmers' Market is the perfect way to start it off right!  Our farmers and vendors will be showing their Canadian pride this Saturday; customers will have a chance to vote for the vendor that has the best decorated booth.  The winning vendor will receive a “SupperMarket for 2” package, to enjoy at our Wednesday night event. This Saturday @ The Market, you will find cherries, beets, lettuce, beans, garlic scapes, peas, new potatoes, radishes, herbs, and more. Forgot your shopping bag? Swing by the Market table to purchase a Greenbelt cloth shopping bag for $1, and then fill it with local goodness!  Smooth Edge Sharpening Services will be set up 8-1 on Saturday; drop your knives and scissors off with Brian, grab a coffee and some breakfast, and enjoy the music of local artist Tim Atherton.

Safety equipment can save your life. At Miller Restoration, our business is cleaning up after home tragedies – fires, floods, weather-related damage, and other incidents. We know, absolutely, that some safety equipment in your home can both prevent tragedies, and mitigate damage. Some can be credited with saving lives.

In commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Chloe Cooley incident and the Act to Limit Slavery, passed July 9th, 1793, the Adinkra Symbol Epa, “handcuffs”, is displayed in the garden at the end of Mississauga and Queen Street. This is a symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity.

There are three outdoor summer pools in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Niagara Pool is located in Memorial Park on King Street in Old Town, and St. Davids Pool is located at the St. Davids Lions Park on York Road. A Wading Pool is located in Simcoe Park (corner of King Street and Queen/Picton) and is available from mid-June to September.


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