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An Extreme Cold Weather Alert will go into effect on on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, as temperatures are expected to drop below -15 C.  The Extreme Cold Weather Alert is intended to mobilize outreach workers and community agencies, recommend precautions for the general public during extreme cold weather, and offer information on the location of shelters and additional resources.

It’s about this time of year you might hear the term Blue Monday. Typically the third Monday of January, it has been described as the most depressing day of the year. In fact, Blue Monday – created by a travel company in the early 2000s – is actually a myth because there is no scientific basis to call a day the most depressing of the year, says Niagara Health Psychiatrist Dr. Amin Muhammad.

Lots of room for the growing family in this 2.5 storey character home updated in relaxed, contemporary style.

Enjoy the quiet street scene from the spacious front porch or the upper balcony, original wood floors, doors and trim accents throughout.

Main floor addition includes kitchen, den and 2nd bathroom complete with glass shower, large main floor laundry room and formal dining room, 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor plus two rooms in attic level.

Garage is off the laneway that runs along the rear of the houses on street. Great neighbourhood close to many amenities.

Niagara Economic Development is in Mexico this week as part of a trade mission that will seek to strengthen economic ties and encourage foreign direct investment locally.

Save the date and spread the word! Saturday, February 16th 2019! We're looking forward to the 8th Annual Julia's Hope Cup, celebrating Julia Turner and raising funds for The Hope Centre.

Thank you to M.T. Bellies for being a proud sponsor of our 2019 ‘Break the Bank’ Elimination Draw & Dinner. Your support will help provide vital medical equipment for Niagara Health’s Welland Site not covered by government funding.

Did you know that when you are stressed, you have much more difficulty losing weight, among other things. That is why it is so important to learn how to relax. Learning to relax is one of the best ways to deal with stress. It gives your body and your mind a chance to calm down and recuperate. Here are just a few of the other benefits...

Each year in January the Niagara Workforce Planning Board(NWPB) delivers the Employer One survey. Employer One asks Niagara-based employers to set aside 10 minutes to offer their perspectives on hiring, retirements, and hard-to-fill positions over the previous year. This year, NWPB and Niagara Region Public Health have collaborated to add a new question module on workplace mental health to the survey.

On Saturday, February 23, be a part of the nationwide movement to fight poverty. Join with us as we walk to help the homeless, hungry and hurting across Canada. We have a goal of raising $50,000 to help hurting people in Welland. Will you register today and help us meet that goal?

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Niagara Pallet has become Niagara’s 9th certified Living Wage Employer. Niagara Pallet started in 1993 and is owned by the Vrugteveen family. They are a leading manufacturer, seller and recycler of pallets and shipping materials. Their Smithville-based operations are housed in a 23,000 square foot building with an 18,000 square foot addition opening soon. This is the first phase of a significant expansion plan scheduled over the next five years.

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