Welland's keys to success are its aggressiveness, its willingness to keep potential investors engaged and not looking elsewhere, its incentive programs and having land serviced and ready to go, says Frank Campion.  "We're not shy," says the mayor. He says the president of GE Canada remarked that's one of the reasons the company decided to move to the Rose City in 2016. 

Guest Post via Joe Barkovich

WELLAND – The holy grail of Canadian football was brought to St. Kevin Catholic Church for a special visit on Tuesday December 19th.

WELLAND – The hottest ticket in town on a cold Friday in January? Soup’s On!, of course.
The popular soup luncheon-scholarship fundraiser is on Friday, January 26. Tickets for the noon sitting are SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for sittings at 11am and 1pm. But they won’t last long. Tickets are $10 per person.
Here’s the menu:
Blessed Trinity High School: Smokey Bacon, Maple and Butternut Squash Soup;
Confederation Secondary School: Traditional French-Canadian Pea Soup; Leek and Potato;

Rising demand and low inventory set the tone for a seller’s market in Niagara through 2017. As unaffordability increased in the GTA, more homebuyers expanded their search area as far as Niagara.

Speculators and investors also flocked to the area in search of real estate, further reducing inventory in the face of increasing demand. Single-story detached homes were the hot commodity in the region, contributing to a 23 per cent price increase in the year-over-year average residential sale price.

Happy New Year Welland! Council and staff look forward to rolling out the city’s 2018 Invest in Welland Budget. There are some interesting developments on the horizon that we anticipate will grow our economy, and continue to nurture social and economic growth throughout the city.

A cheerful drawing showing Niagara Health’s culture of kindness was selected as the grand prize winner of its 11th Annual Holiday Card Contest for kids. Emma Noel, the 12-year-old daughter of Physiotherapist Rachelle Noel from the Welland Site, was the talented artist behind the grand prize-winning entry.

Mayor Frank Campion signed The Walk21 International Charter for Walking this week with support from Harold Sawchuk, Welland Active Transportation Advisory Committee Chair. The Charter is a common policy reference through which cities, organizations, neighbourhood groups, and community members express a commitment to encourage everyday walking and better walkability in their communities.

Trends in healthcare can be very unpredictable. But one thing that is easy to predict is during the holiday season and winter months, flu and other illnesses spread in our community. Niagara Health, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Niagara Region Public Health and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network are working together to help the public better understand the options available for healthcare.

Garbage, Blue Box, Grey Box, and Green Bin collection will be changed by one day in the week following Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Calling all last minute shoppers!

Need a great gift idea for a loved one for Christmas?

Be a part of Trail 150 along Merritt Island.


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