Media Releases

 

May
21

Landscape and safety enhancements continue at Chippawa Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 21, 2024

The City of Welland’s commitment to the improvement and enjoyment of its public green spaces continues with ongoing landscape rejuvenation and safety enhancements at Chippawa Park.


May
14

City of Welland launches downtown revitalization project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 14, 2024

Recognizing the importance of downtown revitalization in fostering economic growth, Welland City Council has approved hiring a consultant to update the Downtown and Health and Wellness Cluster Community Improvement Plan (Downtown CIP) as part of the 2024 capital budget.


May
08

Welland’s annual tulip giveaway blooms May 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 08, 2024

Grab your gardening gloves and trowel and get ready for Welland’s annual tulip giveaway.


May
03

Emergency Preparedness Week reminds everyone to plan for every season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 03, 2024

The City of Welland encourages its residents to take heed of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week theme and ‘plan for every season’.


May
02

Cue the drumroll for City of Welland’s Concerts on the Canal series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 02, 2024

The City of Welland is excited to announce this year’s highly anticipated Concerts on the Canal series.


May
01

City of Welland finalizes $35M sale with LIV Communities for Northern Reach development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 01, 2024

The City of Welland and LIV Communities closed the sale agreement for Northern Reach — land situated to the west of the recreational canal from Woodlawn Road and north to Merritt Road — on April 23.


April
11

City of Welland branches out to residents with free tree giveaway celebrating Earth Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 11, 2024

The City of Welland, with support from its Green Advisory Committee, is hosting a free tree giveaway event for residents of Welland. Pre-registration is required through the City’s Active Portal.


March
22

Preparing to safely experience Welland’s total solar eclipse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 22, 2024

On April 8, residents and visitors in Welland will experience an historic total eclipse of the sun, beginning at 2:04 p.m. and ending by 4:31 p.m.


March
19

City of Welland raising the flag in celebration of Francophonie Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 19, 2024

The City of Welland is preparing to commemorate International Francophonie Day on March 20, a day dedicated to celebrating the French language and Francophone culture worldwide.


March
13

Multi-sector information session hosted by Welland’s economic development office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 13, 2024

The City of Welland’s economic development office, in collaborative partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada, hosted an information session at Welland City Hall to launch Project Arrow 2.0.


March
1

City rewarded $1.72 million for exceeding provincial housing target

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 1, 2024

Today, Matthew Rae, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced the City of Welland would receive $1,720,000 in Government of Ontario funding through the Building Faster Fund. Welland broke ground on a total of 868 new housing units last year. These funds are the result of the municipality exceeding its 2023 housing target by 176 per cent.


February
5

Unsafe tree removal and replanting efforts underway on Merritt Island trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 5, 2024

The City of Welland continues to tackle dead ash and hazardous trees within City-owned recreational spaces by removing unsafe trees as a result of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).


February
1

City of Welland offers financial support for Holy Trinity Church’s temporary emergency shelter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 1, 2024

With unanimous support, Welland City Council approved $52,150 – to be funded through the operating surplus reserve fund – to offset costs incurred by Holy Trinity Anglican Church for an emergency overnight shelter offered seven days a week through February and March.


January
19

FPO Michael Atkins trends with 2023 Viddy Individual Achievement Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 19, 2024

Welland Fire and Emergency Services (WFES) Fire Prevention Officer Michael Atkins has received an Individual Achievement Award by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals’ Viddy Awards.


January
18

Council allocates $35,000 to fund a temporary eight-bed shelter for February and March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 18, 2024

In light of the increasing demand for homeless support in Welland, City Council has taken decisive action to address the immediate needs of its unhoused residents.


January
15

City of Welland welcomes two key leaders to its departmental and leadership teams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 15, 2024

The City of Welland is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Stephanie Nagel as the General Manager of Corporate and Enterprise Services/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jessica Ruddell as the Director of Community Services.


2023 Media Releases

December
6

Council finalizes 2024 budget; City’s portion of the overall tax increase set at 3.15 per cent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 6, 2023

The City of Welland's 2024 budget is set after Councillors provided and voted on their final amendments to the Mayor's proposed budget, settling on a municipal tax levy increase of 3.15 per cent after assessment growth of 3.08 per cent.


December
1

City of Welland now offers electronic entries for annual Sports Awards ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 1, 2023

The City of Welland is seeking nominations through its new electronic nomination form for local athletes, coaches, and teams with outstanding achievements in their respective sports in 2023.


November
13

Community invited to City on the Move, Transportation Master Plan PIC #2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 13, 2023

The second of two Public Information Centres (PIC) for Welland’s Transportation Master Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at City Hall.


November
3

City of Welland’s 2024 budget review kicks off November 6 with new process and timetable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 3, 2023

The City of Welland’s 2024 budget review will undergo similar deliberations as previous years; however, the process for finalizing the budget will have some modifications.


November
1

Rob Axiak appointed City of Welland’s next CAO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 1, 2023

Mayor Frank Campion and the City of Welland are pleased to announce Rob Axiak as the City's new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective immediately.


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