A global Awards of Excellence ceremony ‘Down Under’ catapulted Niagara College straight to the top when it comes to applied research and innovation. On October 9, the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) announced Niagara College as the winner of its 2018 Gold Award of Excellence in Applied Research and Innovation. The Awards of Excellence were presented at the WFCP 2018 World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. 

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month, however it’s important to remember that every day and every month should be child abuse prevention month. Keeping kids safe is a community responsibility and ongoing education is key.

Donate your scrap metal or old electronics to the Niagara Habitat for Humanity ReStores between October 15 – 20 you’ll receive a special coupon to save money on your next ReStore purchase!

On October 9th the Visual Artists of Welland met at Chippawa Park to discuss 2019 plans for the arts community. This organization, headed by co-presidents Deedee Alexandre and Pam Duncan hopes to organize and showcase local artists and get them opportunities to network and develop professionally.

The City of Welland is proud to receive the highest level of open data certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD). Welland now joins ten other Canadian cities in compliance with the ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life international certification. The WCCD is the only global organization building ISO-standardized independently verified and globally comparable data for cities that helps to create sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities. 

Meals on Wheels Association (MOWAN) would like to sincerely thank community partners, volunteers and families for their support and dedication to seniors and adults living with disabilities within the Niagara Region.

Every couple of years it’s another election. Signs start popping up, everyone starts wearing suits, and as quickly as it started it’s all over and back to normal. This is how we have been doing politics for decades and it’s incredibly ineffective.

Come January, many “snowbirds” will be heading south. If you plan to escape Canada for the winter, be certain your financial life is in order before you go. There are two critical elements to ensuring you’ll be in good financial shape: Make sure your affairs at home can be managed in your absence, and arrange access to cash and financial services while you’re away. 

This wagon was hidden in a barn for 55 years until the day we found and bought her for the sole purposs of donating this piece of Welland history to our very own Welland Historical Musuem!

I often hear from residents wondering what the Niagara Region does and why Welland needs them. While not always obvious, the Niagara Region provides critical services and investment into Welland.


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