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Public involvement sought in a number of Niagara recreation plans

Members are needed for the Niagara Region Active Transportation Subcommittee
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NIAGARA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
PRESS RELEASE
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Local: You’re invited to #PORTicipate in the Port Colborne Parks & Recreation Master Plan Public Meeting

April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Port Colborne City Hall - Council Chambers (3rd Floor),  66 Charlotte St, Port Colborne.

The City of Port Colborne is preparing its Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will guide the future operations of parks and recreation services, facilities and amenities for the city. The project team has been conducting stakeholder engagement with city residents, recreational providers, city staff and council. Consultation with community members is integral in the development of recommendations for the final Master Plan. Find out more here.

 

Local: Lincoln Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

April 24 & 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m., location details in attachment

The Town of Lincoln is developing a Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan to guide decisions over the next 10 years. Through research and public input, the Master Plan will examine service levels in all communities across the Town and establish priorities. See attachment with link for more details.

 

Regional: Public Meeting on the Future of Specialized Transit in Niagara

April 23, 5-7 p.m., Civic Square Community Room, 60 E Main St, Welland

April 24, 5-7 p.m., St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, 54 Church St.

In an effort to better meet the transportation needs of regional and municipal specialized transit users, the Niagara Region has started a study to review these services throughout the region.The Niagara Region has hired consulting firm IBI Group to complete this study. The study is looking at the following issues: a review of specialized transit service governance needs, requirements, service policies and procedures; a review of the Niagara Specialized Transit’s (NST) current operations; the creation of options to best meet the community’s needs; and the creation of a plan to fiscally responsibly guide specialized transit service improvements over the next five years. Read more here.

 

Regional: Seeking members for the Niagara Region Active Transportation Subcommittee

Niagara Region is seeking qualified persons to serve on the various committees, including the Active Transportation Subcommittee, from June, 2019 to Nov. 14, 2022. If interested, please click here. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

 

Provincial Awards/Recognition: Nominations are now open for MTO’s 2018 Road Safety Achievement Awards

For 20+ years, these awards have recognized the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organizations who work to improve road safety in Ontario.

The categories are:

·       Road Safety Achievement: Professional

·       Road Safety Achievement: Volunteer

·       Media Excellence in Road Safety

·       Corporate Leadership in Road Safety

·       Road Safety Partnership 

·       2018 Road Safety Initiative of the Year

For more information about each category, please refer to the attachment, which includes the nomination form, frequently asked questions and a checklist. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 10.

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