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Burn ban issued, effective July 6, 2020

Posted on July 06, 2020 12:20 PM

July 6, 2020

Pelham, ON – Effective Monday, July 6, 2020, Town of Pelham Fire Chief Bob Lymburner has declared an open-air burn ban due to a lack of significant rainfall and forecasted hot, dry conditions. 

There will be no open-air burning permitted in Pelham until further notice.

“This burn ban is for the safety of the entire community,” said Lymburner. “Fires can spread quickly and with the hot, dry weather and very little precipitation in the forecast, conditions...

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Town of Pelham facilities to reopen July 6

Posted on June 26, 2020 03:05 PM

June 26, 2020

Pelham, ON – Town of Pelham facilities will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2020, following Public Health guidelines, safety standards, and best practices. Pelham's framework for reopening can be found at

When visiting Town facilities, the public will be asked to submit to a standardized screening test including having their temperature taken. Face coverings, when unable to physically distance, are required.

Before reopening, a variety...

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Pelham Transit returns to regular rates July 2

Posted on June 19, 2020 01:25 PM

June 19, 2020

Pelham, ON – Beginning Thursday, July 2, Pelham Transit rates will return to their normal fare of $3 per ride. The uPass, used by university and college students, will no longer be accepted as a form of payment.

Since March, riders have been asked not to interact with the farebox. As the Province enters Stage 2 of reopening, and the Town of Pelham loosens restrictions based on Provincial and Public Health recommendations, transit fares resume for transit trips.

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Pelham joins other Niagara municipalities in going virtual for Canada Day celebrations

Posted on June 19, 2020 01:21 PM

June 19, 2020

Pelham, ON – The Town of Pelham’s Facebook page is the place to be for residents in Pelham on Canada Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, annual public Canada Day celebrations such as the parade and fireworks show are cancelled. Town staff, instead, are preparing to deliver a crowd-pleasing virtual experience that includes: 

  • Yoga and Zumba
  • Mad Science and TikTok dance party
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
  • Performances from Pelham talent By Design and Copper &...

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Pelham restaurants allowed to utilize a maximum of six parking spaces for ‘pop up’ patios

Posted on June 17, 2020 10:31 AM

June 17, 2020

Pelham, ON – Pelham Town Council approved  the temporary waiving of six parking space requirements for restaurants to allow ‘pop-up’ parking lot patios; the six spaces may be used for this purpose during the pandemic.

The decision to allow the parking lot patios comes as the Province announced the Region of Niagara will enter Stage 2 of reopening on Friday, June 19.

“We want all Pelham businesses to thrive and succeed,” said Mayor...

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