Media Releases



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).


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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