College Faculty Vote ‘No’, Strike Continues

WELLAND –  Nov. 16. Update: Strike continues after faculty vote ‘no’
Ontario college faculty have voted to reject the colleges’ offer of settlement and strike continues.
We sympathize with our students and share their disappointment with this result.
The colleges’ bargaining team has reached out to the provincially-appointed mediator to seek his direction to the parties.
We will continue to keep you updated as this process unfolds.

(Source: Niagara College website)


Leaf, Yard Waste Collection Delays

​Curbside leaf and yard waste collection is delayed across Niagara region this week.  Residents are advised to leave their leaf and yard waste material at the curb if it was not collected on their regular collection day.
Residents should continue to place their leaf and yard waste material at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular scheduled collection day and ensure it is visible and accessible to collection staff.
Niagara Region is working with the contractor to ensure collection does not carry over into multiple day delays. All leaf and yard waste collection for this week will be completed by Saturday, November 18.
The Region apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience.  For more information, residents may call the Region’s Waste Management Services Info-line at 905-356.4141 or 1-800-594-5542, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.​

(Source: Niagara Region)

Wanted: Winter Lights Nominations

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It’s that time of year again! Nominations now being accepted. (File photo)

WELLAND – Do you have a beautifully lit house in your neighbourhood? Nomination forms for the 24th annual Residential Lighting Contest are now being accepted at Civic Square, (60 East Main Street) and the Welland Community Wellness Complex (145 Lincoln Street).

In keeping with energy conservation best practices, all houses entered must use energy efficient lighting (Exclusively LED or fluorescent lights). Houses will be judged on the following criteria: Balance/Suitability, Colour/Special, Innovation/Creativity/Fun and “Buzz” Factor.

Download the 2017 Winter Lights Nomination Ballot.

First Place: $500.
Second Place: $300.
Third Place: $100.
People’s Choice: $100.

Welland Winter Lights Nominations
Nominations Begin: Monday, November 13
Nominations Close: Friday, December 1 @ 4:30pm
Email nominations to:, or deliver to the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street, Welland.

Welland Winter Lights Bus Tours
Enjoy the best Welland has to offer as you and your family tour the city enjoying the breathtaking lights. Christmas carols, apple cider and treats provided for all. Confirm your spot on a bus tour early to avoid disappointment. Wheelchair accessible busing available.
Bus Tour Registration Begins: Monday, November 13
Bus Tours take place: Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12
Bus Tour Bookings: 905-735-1700 Ext. 3101

(Source: City of  Welland website)