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Economic Rapid Response Team launches second survey of Niagara businesses

Posted on May 14, 2020 03:30 PM

From Niagara Region

As Niagara plans its recovery from COVID-19, Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) is reaching out to businesses affected by the pandemic to help inform that recovery through a brief online survey.

Over 2,500 Niagara businesses, from all sectors and municipalities, completed a previous survey in late March, which provided a strong baseline of data. A strong response to this updated survey will help create an accurate, up-to-the-minute picture of the economic impact...

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Unsure if your business can open? Bylaw services has your answers

Posted on May 13, 2020 02:12 PM

With the Province’s list of essential services receiving continuous review and revisions, many businesses are wondering where they fit into the reopening plan.

Some of the services listed may not explicitly state parameters in which businesses are to operate, while others are much clearer. If you are a business owner and are wondering if you can open your shop’s doors or start booking appointments, call the Town of Pelham’s bylaw services department.

“We want to help, not hinder,” said Fire Chief...

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Protecting against ticks

Posted on May 13, 2020 01:19 PM

As tick season arrives, please take note of a few important tips and tricks to prevent ticks on both you and your pets.

A tick is very small and can range in size from a poppy seed to a small grape (when engorged). They do not jump or fly. Ticks are normally found in forested areas or areas with long grass, where they attach themselves to humans and animals passing by.

On humans, ticks normally attach to areas such as the groin, armpits, hairline or behind the ears.

Protect You and Your Pets

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Niagara Region to lift landfill and residential drop-off depot restrictions, effective May 13

Posted on May 12, 2020 12:14 PM

From Niagara Region

Effective Wednesday, May 13, restrictions at Niagara Region’s landfill and drop-off depot sites will be removed and sites will be fully operational, although residents are still encouraged to only use the sites if necessary.

Niagara Region warns residents that longer than usual wait times should be expected as changes have been implemented to ensure physical distancing on drop-off pads. Niagara Region also anticipates there will be an increase in traffic volumes with...

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Cemeteries open for visiting - Mother's Day

Posted on May 08, 2020 01:13 PM

Recognizing the importance for many of visiting the graves of loved ones, especially on important dates such as Mother’s Day (May 10), the Town of Pelham allows access to its cemeteries during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

This access applies to cemetery business only, specifically:

  •  Funeral services
  •  Burials
  •  Visiting of graves

Visitations should be short, and gardening of grave sites will not be permitted. Access is walk in only.

While the cemetery remains accessible for the...

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