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March 2021 City News and Updates
MacBain Community Centre COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Preparation for COVID-19 Immunizations
Niagara Region Public Health is busy preparing for the launch of the COVID-19 mass immunization clinics in the coming weeks. Last week the 11 clinic locations were announced, including the MacBain Community Centre. The clinics will open and operate on a rotating basis, and will increase in frequency over the next few weeks as Public Health staff and volunteers work to get vaccines into the arms of Niagara’s 80+ residents as quickly as possible.  

Clinics for residents 80 years of age and older will be starting within the next couple weeks, and residents will be able to book their appointments through the Provincial online and phone registration system that is scheduled to launch on Monday, March 15.  As soon as Public Health has more information, including the Provincial website link for registration, phone number, and any other pertinent information, it will be shared publicly.

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination site at niagararegion.ca
 
Construction on the Niagara Falls Exchange: October 15, 2020  - March 10, 2021
Niagara Falls Exchange: Timelapse
We are so excited to see work move quickly on The Niagara Falls Exchange – Cultural Hub & Market to help transform the neighbourhood, and bring vibrancy back to Main & Ferry! Be sure to check out the project page on letstalk.niagarafalls.ca for construction updates!
 
Niagara Falls History Museum - exterior view
Niagara Falls History Museum Reopening to the Public
Over the past several weeks, the Niagara Falls History Museum have been physically closed to the public to slow the spread of COVID-19, while offering a variety of virtual programming.  In accordance with the Provincial COVID-19 Framework, the City can now safely reopen the doors of Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street, effective Monday March 15, 2021!  Hours of operation will be Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. View more information.
 
Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2 - letstalk.niagarafalls.ca
Millennium Recreational Trail - Section 2
The City of Niagara Falls is excited to be moving forward with the design and development of the final section of the Millennium Recreational Trail - Section 2 (McLeod Road to Dorchester Road). Completion of this section will effectively connect the south end of the City to the north end of the City utilizing this recreational trail route, along the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Canal Corridor. Trail construction is expected to commence late Summer 2021, subject to funding approval.

The City invites all residents to visit the project page, and learn more about the history of the Millennium Trail and this final section. We want to hear from you! Send the project team any feedback or concerns you may have. Visit letstalk.niagarafalls.ca 
 
Niagara Falls Transit bus, and driver, Mario
Transit Operator & Worker Appreciation Day
On March 18, the City of Niagara Falls will be celebrating Transit Operator & Worker Appreciation Day!  We are celebrating not just frontline operators, but also the maintenance crews, mechanics, dispatchers and others who have kept our communities running safely—and still do. Use the hashtag #thankstransit on March 18 and let’s show them how important they are to the people who rely on them every day.
Pictured Above: Mario, Driver, Niagara Falls Transit
 
Summer Company program students, and Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise staff
Students: Be Your Own Boss This Summer
The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre has opened applications for the Ontario Summer Company program. Students who are between the ages of 15 and 29 and are returning to school in the fall can qualify for a $3000 grant to run a summer business of their choice, plus benefit from advice and mentorship from local business leaders. If you’re a student interested in entrepreneurship, don’t miss this chance to bring your idea to life and be your own boss.  Learn more at www.ontario.ca/summercompany
 
Flowers, clock being sprung forward by 1 hour for daylight savings time
Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries
On Sunday, March 14 at 2AM, the clocks will spring forward by one hour as daylight saving time begins. The City is asking residents to change their smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries at the same time. With families spending more time at home due to the pandemic, now is a critical time to review home fire safety plans. 
 
We are hiring - illustration of Niagara Falls skyline
Career Opportunities at the City of Niagara Falls
At the City of Niagara Falls we are always looking to hire professional and passionate people who want to help shape their community! We are currently hiring for the following positions:
  • Planning, Building and Development:
    • Senior Building Inspector - Closing today: March 12, 2021
    • Senior Plan Examiner - Closing today: March 12, 2021
  • Transportation Services
    • Bus Cleaner - Closing March 19, 2021
    • Transit Maintenance Supervisor - Closing March 19, 2021
    • Traffic and Parking Technologist - Closing March 19, 2021
    • Bus Operator(s) - Casual/Part Time - Closing March 24, 2021
  • Municipal Works
    • Infrastructure and Asset Manager - Closing March 19, 2021
To view information on the available positions, and to apply. please visit niagarafalls.ca/jobs
 
Did you know the Niagara Region has 9 food banks that are direct members of FEED Ontario and Affiliate Members of Food Banks Canada? Illustration of the Niagara Region and the 12 municipalities.
NRPS to hold Spring Food Drive in Niagara
This Spring, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be partnering with nine local food banks and 12 local grocery stores in an effort to help support the demand for food and donations within Niagara. Many of the challenges that have come with COVID-19 have compounded the demand for food products to support families within our community. If able, residents are encouraged to provide food and monetary donations.
View more information, including the list of locations, dates and most wanted items.
 
Notice of Construction Firemen's Park
Construction: Firemen's Park
The City is currently making improvements on the Firemen’s Park Amphitheatre - including the excavation and setting of new armour stone blocks for tiered seating, a drainage system and complete restoration of the area. Disturbances to the parks amenities outside of the Amphitheatre area will be limited.
Book Online! Gale Centre Indoor Track - niagarafalls.ca
Book Online: Indoor Walking Track
The indoor walking track at the Gale Centre is now open. Use our new online booking system and book up to 10 time slots each week. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you get acquainted with the new system. The indoor walking track at the MacBain Community Centre is closed until further notice.
City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Nominations
2021 Sports Wall of Fame - Nominations Now Open!
The Sports Wall of Fame's objective is to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of Athletes and Teams whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and our community, and of Builders whose interest in and work for sport has resulted in a climate which benefited athletes and athletics.Nominations for 2021 Sports Wall of Fame are now open niagarafalls.ca/swof.

Nominations close on Friday, May 7, 2021.
contract open on a desk, with a pen
Bid Opportunities
All City of Niagara Falls Bid Opportunities can be accessed online, at niagarafalls.ca/bids.
t roy adams humanitarian of the year nominations
T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award
Nominations are now open for the 2021 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award. Learn more and submit your nomination by March 31 at niagararegion.ca
Protect yourself. Protect others. Download Canada's COVID Alert app.
Download the COVID Alert App
Get a phone alert if you have been exposed to COVID-19, and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information. Learn more.
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