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City News & Updates: December 2018

Season's Greetings: A couple walk their dog down a snowy trail
Holiday Hours at the City of Niagara Falls

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Our administrative offices will be closed and Niagara Falls Transit will operate a holiday schedule on the following dates:
Monday, December 24
Tuesday, December 25
Wednesday, December 26
Tuesday, January 1

Did you know our Finance Department has extended hours all year long at the MacBain Centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays? Learn more at 
NYE 2018 at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls
Live Music! Fireworks! Food + Drink!

Ring in the New Year 2019 in Niagara Falls and join one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve celebrations in Queen Victoria Park! The outdoor celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. Learn more at 
A pair of figure skates next to the Tim Hortons logo
Free public skate presented by Tim Hortons

Enjoy some family time at the rink this holiday season! Tim Hortons has generously donated free skating for everyone at the Gale Centre and Chippawa Arenas. See you there!
Gale Centre
Saturday, December 22 — 6 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, December 23 — 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, December 29 — 6 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, December 30 — 2 PM to 4 PM
Thursday, January 3 — 1 PM to 3 PM

Chippawa Arena
Saturday, January 5 — 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Please note: Schedules are subject to change. Call 905-356-7521 ext 5600 to confirm dates and times. 
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Get Involved in a City of Niagara Falls Board, Commission or Committee

Whatever your area of interest there may be a board, commission or committee that would benefit from your input and involvement. Residents of Niagara Falls are encouraged to apply for the following Boards, Commissions and Committees via the Application for Citizen Appointments online form at 
A cannabis leaf
Let's Talk Niagara Falls: Cannabis Use and Retail Stores

What do you think about cannabis retail stores and the use of cannabis in public spaces like streets, sidewalks, parks, and transit stops in Niagara Falls? City Council has until January 22, 2019 to pass a resolution to opt out of the retail sales, and we want to hear from you. Learn more and share your comments at
A child bundled up for winter smiles over the shoulder of her father
Extreme Cold Weather Relief

Anyone seeking relief from the extreme cold is welcome to keep warm at City facilities and all branches of the Niagara Falls Public Library, during regular business hours. Details and additional resources are listed at 
Father and son shovel snow together.
Winter Maintenance Tips & Reminders

Whether this is your first winter in Niagara Falls or you've been through a few, be sure to check out our winter maintenance tips and reminders about where you can and can't dump your snow, park your car, and set out your garbage bins at 
Smiling cartoon Santa Claus
Looks like we've made Santa's Nice List again!
The 2018 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade was a great success and we couldn't have done it without our many generous sponsors, volunteers—and you! Watch the broadcast courtesy of YourTV Niagara and Niagara College's Broadcasting Program at

Share your favourite moments and shout out to Santa on Facebook where even more videos and photos are posted: @NFSantaParade!
Stay in the Know: City Updates
Christmas Tree Collection: Niagara Region
From January 7 to 11, place your tree at the curb on your regular collection day by 7 AM. Be sure to remove ALL decorations. Do not bag your tree and, for the safety of collection workers, do not stick it inside or on top of any snow banks. For more information, please visit
Niagara Falls History Museum lit up at night
Thursday Nights @ the Museum
Are you free on Thursday? The Niagara Falls History Museum is. Bring a date and fall in love with our free programs. See the full line-up and make us a habit at
Exhibit: Road to Freedom and the Civil War by Tod Ainslie
Exhibit: Road to Freedom and the Civil War
Tod Ainslie's pinhole camera documentary. On display until December 31, at the Ontario Power Generation Temporary Gallery at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Visit
Looking for a career with the City?
Sign up for our new Job Posting Notifications and we'll send you an email or text message when we're hiring. Just tell us what categories you're interested in. Learn more and sign up today at
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We're Recruiting! School Crossing Guards
What is better than working up to three hours a day while enjoying the fresh air and being physically active? And doing those things while making a difference in your community! Apply today at
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Extended Hours at MacBain Centre
As of Saturday, July 7, 2018 the City's Customer Service extended hours at the MacBain Community Centre have changed as follows:
Saturdays        9 a.m. to 12 noon        
Wednesdays    8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays        8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Our regular hours remain the same, Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit
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