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Makeover of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Old Town entranceway delayed to start in 2023:Construction originally slated to start this September — issues arose with contractor's timeline and budget
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:55:00 GMT
The Queen and Mississauga entranceway project is being delayed by around six months or so, due to scheduling and budget issues with the contractor the town originally planned to hire.

A few kinks have come up in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's plans to start building its new gateway at the entrance of Old Town, pushing the construction start back from this September to 2023.

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‘Without water, none of us would be here’: Great Lakes protection project kicks off in Niagara-on-the-Lake:‘The Great Lakes mean everything to me,’ says environmental lawyer
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:00:00 GMT
 From left: Meredith Brown, Linda Manitowabi, and Kelly Cooley, rowing a canoe in the waters of the Niagara River outside Niagara-on-the-Lake's Fort George Historic Site Navy Hall. This is part of the launch of the Biinaagami Project, focused on preserving the Great Lakes for future generations. Manitowabi is returning some water used in a traditional water ceremony back to the river.

Indigenous leaders in North America, environmental and geographical experts, and volunteers are collaborating on the Biinaagami Project, a planned three-year initiative focusing on how to protect the five Great Lakes.

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WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?: Glendale Avenue in Niagara-on-the-Lake:Construction crew working on new off-ramp for Glendale's new diverging diamond
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:00:00 GMT
A portion of Glendale Avenue in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be closed starting the evening of Friday, Sept. 23, going to Sunday, Sept. 25, for work on a ramp part of the new Glendale traffic interface.

Traffic is set to close for three days on part of Glendale Avenue in Niagara-on-the-Lake for construction work on a new, permanent off-ramp, with plans for detouring traffic. This is part of the construction of a diverging diamond interchange in the Glendale area.

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Youth take over Niagara-on-the-Lake for Scout Brigade of Fort George:Learning opportunity focused on War of 1812
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:00:00 GMT
During the Scout Brigade of Fort George event, youth learned how to march, practised properly loading cap gun muskets, and participated in battles against other groups.

Youth from across the Niagara Region, Ontario, and from as far away as British Columbia travelled to Niagara-on-the-Lake to participate in the 39th annual Scout Brigade of Fort George event.

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Seniors need the right kind of housing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, says wellness committee chair:Cindy Grant says there are 'few, if any' appropriate homes for local older people looking to downsize
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:00:00 GMT
 Niagara-on-the-Lake's community wellness committee chair Cindy Grant, speaking to the town's committee of the whole about the need for alternative housing options for older people, like high-quality apartments and smaller townhouses.

The head of the town’s community wellness committee and manager of the local food bank says the town’s aging population is having trouble finding quality homes that can accommodate their needs and abilities as they get older.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake's new community plaza with doctor's office, LifeLabs hopes to open by Christmas:Doctors, LifeLabs services from the old hospital will move to new medical centre
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:00:00 GMT
 Josh Hawley, who is leading the development of the Garrison Village Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, says the team hopes to have the centre open with a new medical centre by Christmas 2022.

The team behind a new community plaza coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake is in the home stretch of their project: they hope to open the doors to this centre in an Old Town neighbourhood by Christmas, which will have local shops and a medical centre, including doctors and a LifeLabs.

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Niagara farmers adapt to the modern way of growing:Doing more with less in tender fruit country
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:00:00 GMT
John Thwaites shows off one of the pears produced by a newer Asian variety of tree he's growing on his Niagara-on-the-Lake farm.

Sometimes, even when you’re a farmer, you have to appeal to the younger crowd.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake's elections candidates to go head-to-head at debate night:Debate taking place at Royal George Theatre starting at 6 p.m.
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Candidates in Niagara-on-the-Lake's municipal election will participate in a debate night at the Royal George Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

This debate night is being hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce, which is inviting its members in the business community to submit their questions they'd like included in the debate.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Pedal Pushers power palliative care support:As need grows, donations become more important
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:55:00 GMT
The NOTL Healing Cycle Ride, which for 10 years has brought in much-needed funds for NOTL Community Palliative Care Service, returns on Sept. 25. In the photo is executive director Bonnie Bagnulo and board chair Patricia Whitwell.

Opening the curtains is free. What comes next can sometimes be up to a committed crew of staff and volunteers, and the support of the community.

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Greenbelt program starting to bear fruit in Niagara:More than 212,000 tender fruit trees have been planted with help of foundation funding
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:55:00 GMT
Ed McDonnell, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation, discussing the process made with the Ontario Tender Fruit Tree and Vine Program at an event held Sept. 15 at Thwaites Farms in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

More than 212,000 tender fruit trees have been planted with help of foundation funding.

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