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City News & Events: April 2019

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Earth Day & Beyond

What is the City doing to protect our environment and help residents do their part? Check out our Conservation and Waste Reduction programs and initiatives at

Take advantage of our annual $5 tree seedling sale, volunteer to plant one of 60 trees at our Arbour Day tree planting event and sign up for Community Clean Sweep.
A man places a sealed box inside his blue bin. There better not be any batteries in there.
Curbside Battery Collection: April 22 to 26

Don't toss your old batteries in with your regular recycling! Please place your batteries in a sealed, clear plastic bag beside your blue or grey bin on your regular collection day during Earth Week (April 22 to 26, 2019). Not all types of batteries can be accepted in the curbside collection, but they may be dropped off at your local household hazardous waste depot. For complete details, visit
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Reminder to Homeowners & Landscapers

Underground irrigation systems and other landscaping features such as hedges, rocks and private curbs must not be installed within the City's right-of-way, including the boulevard and up to the property line. For details, visit
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Great News for Grads!

The Niagara Region Chapter of the Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario is offering a $600 bursary to local students pursuing post-secondary studies in environmental sciences or engineering. Details are posted on MYAC's scholarship page at

And remember: your $1,000 Jim Mitchinson Scholarship application is due soon (April 30)!
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Summer Company: Be Your Own Boss This Summer

The Summer Company program is open for applications through May 19! Administered by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, this program provides successful applicants with valuable business training, mentorship, and funding up to $3,000 to operate their business over the course of the summer. For details and how to apply visit
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Part of Our Community for Over 50 Years!

The Niagara Falls Farmers' Market has an amazing complement of vendors and events planned for the upcoming season with vendors representing the best Niagara has to offer: local produce, famous Niagara fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, multicultural cuisines, artisanal offerings, plants and cut flowers. Learn more at
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Register and Reserve Your Spot Soon!

When you participate in the annual Garage Sale at the Gale, you help local children participate, too. The Children's Activity Subsidy Fund helps local children pay for recreational program fees and equipment. Learn more at and @GarageSaleAtTheGale.
Recreation & Culture spring 2019 newsletter
Coming This Week!

See what's happening in the City this spring with the Recreation & Culture Spring 2019 Newsletter. From tree planting to bike rides, there's a little something for everyone. Sign up today at
Next Month
Sports Wall of Fame Nomination Deadline
Athletes, Teams, Builders and Sponsors are eligible. Nominations are due by Friday, May 3, 2019. Pick up an application form at the MacBain Centre and Gale Centre or download a copy and at
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Mental Health Awareness Week & BBQ
MYAC kicks off Mental Health Week with a free, community BBQ on Sunday, May 5 from 12 to 4 PM at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Live music, free yoga, meditation, children's activities and wellness booths will be open to everyone. Learn more at
Public Consultation Deadline
Take part in the Province's regional government review by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Take the online survey, write a letter or send an email. Learn more at
Stay in the Know: City Updates
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Holiday Notice: Good Friday & Easter Monday
Our offices will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 for the Easter holidays. Transit will run a holiday schedule on Good Friday and will follow a regular schedule on Easter Monday. Details at
Municipal Tax Notice
The next installment due date for the 2019 Interim Levy is April 30. Tax notices were mailed on February 7, 2019. For more information contact the Finance Department at 905-356-7521 extension 4309.

To access your accounts online, sign up for the MyCity Dashboard.
The MyCity Customer Service Centre at the MacBain Community Centre
MyCity Customer Service Centre
Did you know you can pay your City taxes, water bills, parking tickets and more at the MacBain Centre?

We offer extended hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, too!

Learn more at\macbain.
Volunteers carry the OPG Canada Day Banner in the 2018 parade.
Canada Day 2019: Application Deadlines
Vendors forms are due April 25
Participation forms are due May 3 
For more information about participating in the 2019 Canada Day celebrations in Downtown Niagara Falls as a volunteer, vendor or sponsor please visit
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Fire Calls: March 2019
Total Calls: 428
Fire: 99
Medical: 238
Rescue: 29
Other: 62

We're hiring
Employment Opportunities
The City is currently accepting applications for School Crossing Guards, Summer Student Lifeguards (until April 30), a Municipal Enforcement Officer, and more. Visit for details and to apply.
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Let's Talk Niagara Falls
The City's online engagement site allows for the community to contribute ideas and feedback on important City matters! We need your voice Niagara Falls! Register now online at
April 25
Arbour Day Tree Planting
April 25 | 2 PM to 4 PM
Chippawa Lions Park
Volunteer to help plant trees in celebration of Arbour Day. Register online at

April 27
$5 Tree Seedling Sale
April 27 9 AM to 12 PM
MacBain Community Centre (inside)
The Park in the City Committee hosts their annual $5 Tree Seedling Sale. Limited quantities are available. Pre-orders will be accepted until April 23. Learn more at

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