News

2024

May
13

Victoria Day Hours

Posted | May 13, 2024

Stay up to date with what’s open and closed this Victoria Day Holiday, Monday, May 20, 2024.


April
03

Welland street sweeping program ready to begin

Posted | April 3, 2024

The City of Welland is starting a city-wide street sweeping program of municipal roadways on April 4. Although this program has the potential to pause due to weather-related conditions, staff anticipate the sweeping will take approximately four-to-six weeks to complete.

Street sweeping will start at the south end of the city and continue systematically to the north end; curb lines within cul-de-sacs will be swept.

Sweeping creates a healthier environment by reducing dust and other airborne mixtures of solid particles and liquid droplets. The program also reduces the amount of material that washes away into the storm sewer system, ultimately leading to the canal, river, and creeks.

How can you help?
  • Avoid parking your vehicles on the road during this period
  • Do not sweep your driveway and sidewalk debris onto the roadway
  • Do not sweep the gutter or edge of road material into a pile
  • Remove hockey and basketball nets from the edge of the road

For inquiries regarding the City’s street sweeping, please contact the public works department at 905 735-1700 x3000.


April
02

All of Niagara preparing to host thousands of visitors to view total solar eclipse

Posted | April 2, 2024

On April 8, all of Niagara will be one of the best places in Canada to view the total solar eclipse, and thousands of visitors are expected to come to our region to see it. In order to make sure Niagara is prepared to accommodate this once-in-a-lifetime event, and out of an abundance of caution, Regional Chair Jim Bradley proactively declared a State of Emergency for Niagara Region under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), effective today, March 28.


March
04

Easter Hours

Posted | March 4, 2024

Stay up to date with what’s open and closed this Easter Holiday, Friday, March 29, 2024, and Monday, April 1, 2024.


January
30

Family Day Hours

Posted | January 30, 2024

Stay up to date with what’s open and closed this Family Day, Monday, February 19, 2024.


January
23

Emergency watermain repair of the 106 to 191 block of Ridge Road and all of Rusholme Road

Posted | January 23, 2024

Please be advised that the City of Welland is conducting an emergency watermain repair on the 106 to 191 block of Ridge Road and all of Rusholme Road on Wednesday, January 24, beginning at 1 a.m.

Water service will be interrupted, so please consider filling clean jugs for drinking and cooking purposes during that time frame. Please refrain from laundry and using your dish washer until after the flushing operations are complete.

Once the testing is complete, you may temporarily experience discoloured water; this is common and can be quickly rectified by running your cold water only at the lowest point in your home (basement laundry tub, washroom sink). This may take five to 15 minutes. If after 15 minutes you have not seen improvement, please contact the City of Welland Public Works division.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this operation or your water quality, please contact Public Works at 905-735-1700 x3000, and your call will be directed accordingly.


January
15

Mayor Frank Campion addresses governance review during province’s trip to Niagara

Posted | January 15, 2024

Welland’s population is expected to grow from 55,750 to 80,844 by 2031, which includes an increase of 11,805 new dwelling units and over 4.8 million square feet of new commercial space. Welland is home to state-of-the-art factories, world-class sports facilities and events, innovative food manufacturers, and cutting-edge medical institutions.


The following proclamations, listed alphabetically, have been issued.

2024

Amyloidosis Awareness Month

The month of March 2024, has been declared as Amyloidosis Awareness Month in the City of Welland.


Apraxia Awareness Day

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 will be proclaimed as “Apraxia Awareness Day" in the City of Welland.


Canadian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Day

Thursday, May 9, 2024 will be proclaimed as “Canadian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Day" in the City of Welland.


Crime Stoppers Month

The month of January 2024 will be declared as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the City of Welland.


International Women’s Day

March 8, 2024 will be declared as “International Women’s Day" in the City of Welland.


National Day of Mourning

Sunday, April 28, 2024 will be declared as “National Day of Mourning” in the City of Welland.


SAID Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024 will be declared as “SAID Day” in the City of Welland.


World Autism Day

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 will be proclaimed as “World Autism Day" in the City of Welland.


World Parkinson's Day

Thursday, April 11, 2024 will be declared as “World Parkinson's Day" in the City of Welland.