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Vacant Ward 1 seat to be filled by a by-election

Posted on May 07, 2020 01:15 PM

May 7, 2020

Pelham, ON – On Monday, May 4, 2020, Pelham Council voted to fill the vacant seat in Ward 1 via by-election; the election will occur in the fall. The other option for filling the vacant seat was by appointment. Only residents within Ward 1 will be eligible to vote, while any qualified elector in Pelham can register as a candidate.

The vote to declare a by-election is permissible under Section 263(5) of the Municipal Act and must be enacted...

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Town of Pelham Events and Festivals update

Posted on May 06, 2020 09:15 AM

Staff brought a report to Council on Monday, May 4, outlining recommendations to cancel various events and festivals scheduled to occur this summer and into the fall. 

All festivals and events, outside of the Farmers Market (more to come on this year’s Farmers Market), are cancelled up until September 30, 2020. The Supper Market may operate this season, though it depends on Public Health recommendations and further reports to Council.

Below are the festivals and events that have been and are...

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Pelham’s 10th annual Summerfest cancelled due to COVID-19

Posted on May 05, 2020 12:43 PM

May 5, 2020

Pelham, ON – On the recommendation of Town staff and the Summerfest Committee, and following public health best practices and guidelines, Pelham Town Council voted to cancel Pelham’s marquee event, Summerfest, in 2020.

The decision, made Monday, May 4, during the regular meeting of Council, is a result of public health concerns and estimations of what will be prohibited in terms of gatherings and physical distancing come mid-summer.

“For the safety of our citizens...

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Town offers 72-hour emergency preparedness guide

Posted on May 05, 2020 08:45 AM

May 5, 2020

Pelham, ON – Whether a natural disaster or a global pandemic such as COVID-19, emergencies are often out of our control. How we prepare for these emergencies, however, is something you can control. 

At all times, but especially during Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9, 2020), the Town of Pelham would like to remind its residents that a 72-hour emergency preparedness guide is available for download on the Town’s website:


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Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games and PSI Niagara to present Niagara light of hope

Posted on May 04, 2020 02:35 PM

From the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games

In partnership with Niagara’s 13 municipalities (including the Regional Municipality) and Production Service Industries (PSI) Niagara, the 2021 Canada Games Host Society will be presenting the ‘Niagara Light of Hope’ in an effort to transmit a message of hope and solidarity across the region amidst the outbreak of COVID-19.

In order to brighten up the region during this challenging period, Niagara 2021 and PSI Niagara will install a beam of light that...

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