City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size


In this photo from the 2016 Welland Tribune Boys Basketball tournament, A. N. Myer Marauders defend against Notre Dame’s Braidon Moore in the tournament championship game. The Marauders won. The 62nd annual tournament takes place January 11 – January 14. Watch for more pre-tourney coverage on the blog. (File photo)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large


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:


out-of-the-cold-2-300x200WELLAND – Here is the schedule for the Harvest Kitchen program in Welland, it started in November and runs through to March 2017. It is a hot meal program with no overnight component:

Sunday: 5 p.m. Central United Church 12 Young Street

Monday: 5:30 p.m. Sacré-Coeur Catholic Church 72 Empire Street

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

Wednesday: 5 p.m. St. Kevin Catholic Church 307 Niagara Street

Thursday: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 5:30 p.m.,2nd Thursday 6 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

4th & 5th Thursday 5 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 300 Chaffey Street

Emergency Shelter: Hope Centre – 24 hours 570 King Street 905-788-0744


WELAND – Christmas tree collection takes place Saturday, January 7 only. Christmas trees must be at the curb by 7 a.m.

Remove all ornaments and decorations. Christmas trees wrapped in plastic or buried in snow will not be collected. Artificial trees will not be picked up.


WELLAND – There are no curbside collection changes for January 2017. Garbage, Blue Box, Grey Box and Green Bin material are being collected on your regular collection day.


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – A Canada 150 celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake will feature a Welland-based band.

Kindred is on the program of ICEtravaganza, Jan. 7 at Vintage-Parks Canada skating rink.

The day gets underway at 10 with open skating, also a snowman building contest at the same time. Other highlights: Canadian Raptors bird demonstration at noon, 2:45pm and 4pm, the performance by Kindred from 2pm to 4pm followed by Howling Horns from 6pm to 8:30pm and candlelit tours of Fort George.


loudWELLAND – Loud in the Library is an exciting live music event! It will be held at the Main Branch on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 7-10pm. This event will feature the music of Ryan Guay of Street Pharmacy, The Stotts, and Jessica Wilson. Amazing performances, free food, and cool prizes – all great reasons to celebrate the end of holiday season with us.

This is not your parents’ library, so get ready to make some noise! Admission is FREE. Please bring non-perishable food items to help restock the shelves of the local food banks. Follow this on social media as staff post details about the event and use these hashtags: #loudatWPL2017 #notyourparentslibrary


WELLAND -In keeping with the Government of Ontario’s new framework for determining executive compensation at colleges, universities, hospitals, agencies and other parts of the broader public sector, the Niagara College Board of Governors has developed a draft Executive Compensation Program.

As part of that process, the Board is reaching out to the college community and the public to receive feedback. Click here for more information and to review the program. Feedback will be accepted until Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm.


WELLAND –All City Hall Departments are closed to Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive, and re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. For a comprehensive list, visit:

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