City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size


See City Short, ‘Apps being taken…’, below. (City of Welland graphic)

Compiled by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland.

Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to:

Apps being taken for summer positions

WELLAND – The City of Welland is currently accepting applications for 2016 summer positions in the Recreational & Cultural Division.

All positions require work hour flexibility which could include evening and weekends.

The City of Welland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.

The City of Welland is committed to accommodating people with disability. Should you require any accommodations, we will work to meet your needs.

Click here for details

 New! Children’s program guide available

childrens program guideWELLAND – The new Children’s Program Guide is now available at Welland Public Library. It features programs scheduled from January to June 2016. The March Break Program Guide will be available mid-February.

The program guide is available at both library branches, and on the library website.

Watch Trib tourney championship games on Cogeco

WELLAND – The championship games from the 61st annual Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament will be on the local cable channel Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15.

Watch the action in the consolation championship (Centennial vs E. L. Crossley) and the tournament championship (Notre Dame vs A. N. Myer, on TVCogeco Channel 10 and Channel 700 HD, at 7 p.m. both evenings.

Changes to library’s resource collection

WELLAND – For some, the New Year is a time to exercise fiscal restraint. This is the case for Welland Public Library, when it comes to electronic resources.

The Province of Ontario is no longer funding a core package of electronic materials for public libraries, and as a result, WPL has had to make some difficult decisions about which electronic resources to keep.

Beginning this year, you will notice some changes in the digital information available to you as a library member. Library staff have worked hard to come up with a solution that still includes our most popular eResources as well as essential research materials.

Although some resources were let go, staff are confident that there is something for everyone in the 2016 digital collection. Below is the updated list of eResources you can access 24/7 with your library card number and PIN, and an Internet connection. For more information about all of these resources, visit the Digital Information and Digital Media sections of our website.

 Don’t park on city streets during cleanup

trucksnowclearingWELLAND – From the City of Welland website: Avoid getting a $60 ticket during snow clearing operations.

Do not park on the roadways.

City staff are currently in full operations and clearing the streets.

Welland Library film club January 17

WELLAND – The library’s new Film Club meets on the third Sunday of the month from 2:30 – 4pm., ages 14and up.

Are you interested in exploring basic film techniques? Or maybe you have experience with creating short films and enjoy sharing your skills. Either way, join the club and meet fellow film enthusiasts. Register here.

Hoof it with the Welland mayor

WELLAND – Put your best foot forward with Welland Mayor Frank Campion.

Join the mayor’s Monday walk on Merritt Island, which commenced this past Monday, January 11.

Meet at the island’s parking lot at 7:30am for a 40-minute walk.

Alumni association seeks registrants for new website

WELLAND – Notre Dame College School Alumni Association is inviting all alumni to register on its new website in order to re-establish the association’s contact list.

Once logged in and registered you will be able to peruse over 65 years of Notre Dame yearbooks online.

Please register at

 Writers Gathering returns January 24

writersWELLAND – The Writers Gathering at Welland Public Library is a group of creative individuals who wish to openly share ideas, discuss work in progress, and ultimately, have fun! This group is open to everyone aged 14 and up.

This program returns Sunday, January 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. No registration is required.

Theatre group to stage two plays

WELLAND – Canalside Players 2016 season is coming up.

First on the playbill is Marriage is Murder, a Valentine’s Day murder mystery. It’s being staged – you guessed it – Sunday, February 14. Tickets will be available soon.

The second production, Bemused, will take to the stage in May. Auditions are being held this month.

 (City Shorts is a recurring feature on the blog appearing most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Send submissions to:


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