December is one of the most exciting and anticipated months of the year because it’s the month that releases winter fun, brings families together, and offers festive events throughout the city. December gives us the opportunity to get back on the ice, take the family tobogganing or, simply enjoy an afternoon with hot chocolate. It’s also a time to reflect on the past year that we’ve shared together as a community, and enjoy time with good neighbours and friends.

When looking to replace your vehicle, there are many different costs that you have to consider. One cost you should consider is the mandatory insurance on the vehicle. One way to save money is to purchase a car that costs less to insure!

Developing the next generation of leaders is quickly becoming a top issue for many small business owners. How are you developing your future leaders?


Win a return trip for two! Valid on any WestJet regular scheduled destination Value up to $2900. Only 500 tickets printed.  Draw Date: December 21st, 2018 @ 12 noon, BBBSSN office, Seaway Mall, Welland.  Tickets: $10 EACH / 3 FOR $25.  

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is looking forward to learning more details regarding the changes to social assistance announced today.  ​ Ontario’s social assistance programs needed improvement, but it is unclear what informed the changes announced today. Earlier this year, the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network shared recommendations for poverty reduction. A key recommendation was the need for social assistance reform based on core principles informed by more than twenty years of reviews and reports that include the perspectives of experts, community members and advocates. 

Giving Tuesday is a special day held to kick off the giving season, and we’re hoping you’ll consider a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara. This Giving Tuesday, what if you could give a child the gift they want and need most for the holiday season?

Welland’s annual Santa Claus Parade held on Saturday November 17th began at Canadian Tire Financial Services and travelled west through the city on East Main St, ending at Civic Square. Photos courtesy of Paul Duncan.

Niagara families who face long wait times for Occupational Therapy services to assist their children with fine motor skills now have a brand new option in their community. Niagara College has opened a new clinic, called Performance, which is now home to a new pediatric Fine Motor Skills Development program for community clients. The new program will benefit Niagara residents by helping to alleviate wait times for those seeking assistance for their child’s fine motor skills challenges, and by offering the in-demand services at a reduced cost.

Move in by Christmas. Custom built bungalow with double garage & double concrete drive located in mature North end neighbourhood.

3+1 bedrooms and 2 baths open concept layout featuring vaulted ceilings & Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors throughout; upgraded custom kitchen with granite counter tops and patio doors to large private deck overlooking fully fenced yard.

Formal DR, large master w/ double closets closet & ensuite privilege to luxurious bathroom with whirlpool tub and seperate tile shower.

With the holidays approaching, the focus seems to be on food; in particular, desserts. How does one manage the holiday season and still eat a more healthy diet?  Well, here is a little bit of help… I want to share a delicious recipe for Pumpkin Pie, that does not include all the sugar and grains that often leave us feeling bloated and uncomfortable.


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