Location for proposed splash pad near the Port Weller Community Centre in St. Catharines Tuesday October 17, 2017. Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network

Splash pad coming to north end

Children in northeast St. Catharines will be able to cool off closer to home with the approval of a new splash pad at Port Weller Community Centre.

Welland budget deliberations to start

Welland residents could see a tax increase of nearly two per cent, as the city starts its 2018 budget deliberationsStaff made a presentation to the city’s budget review committee Monday night and said the tax-supported operating budget will be nearly $58 million, equating to a 1.91% tax increase.

In this file photo, volunteers, at Christian Life Assembly, sort food collected during the Port Colborne Lions Food Drive. Food drives for both Port Colborne and Welland will take place on Saturday, November 4 this year. Greg Furminger/Welland Tribune

Food drives fill food banks

The annual Port Colborne-Wainfleet Lions Food Drive is absolutely vital to supporting the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre Food Bank throughout the winter months, said Port Cares executive director Christine Clark Lafleur.