The Town has a new CAO. Last Wednesday, following a closed session of council Monday night, the Town announced Marnie Cluckie has been appointed to the job, effective Dec. 9. She brings years of experience working in a variety of senior-level roles, at municipalities much larger than Niagara-on-the Lake, says Lord Mayor Betty Disero, as well as having extensive education … [Read more...] about Learn about CAO, to start Dec. 9
The Town is proposing changes to the short-term rental bylaw that would require all short-term rental properties to be principal residences. The intent of the changes to the bylaw is to address some of the issues that have been experienced by NOTL residents who live near short-term rentals. However, we believe that the principal residence requirement is excessive, … [Read more...] about Short-term rental principal residence requirement: helpful or not?
The United Way is witnessing the devastating effects of the pandemic pushing more people to the breaking point at a time, when our community’s ability to answer the call is in jeopardy. Frances Hallworth, executive director of the United Way, says the gap between those who live in need every day and those who do not has always existed. “Times of crisis only deepen that … [Read more...] about United Way ‘needs help like never before’
By putting the region in what Lord Mayor Betty Disero is calling the orange-and-a-half category, or a “reddish orange,” the Niagara medical officer of health is harming businesses that are unable to access provincial COVID-19 funding relief available to those in lockdown or the red zone. Businesses in orange, yellow and green zones are ineligible for funding relief, while … [Read more...] about Lord Mayor discusses outdoor mask bylaw with council
Toronto and Peel residents, living in a lockdown stage with restaurants and non-essential stores closed, could be flocking to Niagara this weekend to enjoy activities not available to them at home. Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Niagara’s acting medical officer of health, says even those living in red-zone regions, such as Halton and Hamilton, “where dining is curtailed,” could find … [Read more...] about Restaurant restrictions stay, with weekend concerns looming