Welland, ON – The City of Welland has initiated the development of a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to provide the City with a long-term road network and active transportation strategies that will support existing needs and accommodate further projected population and employment growth.
Named City on the Move, the plan aims to:
Connect residential, commercial, and industrial areas effectively and efficiently.
Enhance active transportation and improve connectivity.
Promote safe, environmentally responsible, and accessible transportation.
Promote network links to growth areas, neighbouring municipalities, and key transport corridors.
Create a capital plan to meet the City’s transportation needs now and in the future.
“Residents and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback and ask questions at every stage of the study, said Livia McEachern, manager of engineering. “The process is meant to be both informative and interactive for participants and our goal is to reach as many people as possible and get their feedback.”
The study will be conducted following the requirements of Master Plan Approach #1 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.
This approach involves the preparation of a Master Plan document after Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA process. Public and technical agency consultation is fundamental in developing the Master Plan.
The City will hold two public open houses during the study to share information and receive input from the public. Details, including the date, time, and how to participate in each public open house will be announced in a subsequent notice and posted on the project webpage at (www.engagewelland.ca/transportation-master-plan-study).
Our next Meet & Greet will be held at 7pm Friday Sept 23 @ The Bank Art House (22 King St., Welland)
This months event will be an officially registered event as part of Canada Culture Days! We invite everyone to attend this event, and encourage artists to bring along a piece of art, or plan a short performance (roughly 5 min) to share with everyone if you like.
The schedule for our upcoming Meet & Greet events is:
-January 20, 2023
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Welland célèbre la communauté francophone en levant le drapeau pour la Journée des Franco-Ontariens
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Le 22 septembre 2022
Welland, ON – Pour célébrer la Journée des Franco-Ontariens le 25 septembre, la Ville de Welland tient à reconnaître la population francophone de la région de Niagara et hissera le drapeau franco-ontarien à l’hôtel de ville le 23 septembre à 9 h 30.
La ville de Welland est l’une des 26 communautés francophones établies en Ontario.
« La communauté francophone constitue l’identité de notre ville et nous sommes fiers de reconnaître et de célébrer leur contribution à notre vie quotidienne et à notre culture, » a déclaré le maire Frank Campion. « C’est avec grand plaisir que je lève le drapeau franco-ontarien en reconnaissance et en soutien de notre communauté canadienne-française ici à Welland. »
Le site Web de la ville Discover Welland — Decouvrir permet aux visiteurs d’accéder à une section francophone riche en renseignements sur les meilleurs endroits à voir et à visiter dans la Ville et mets en valeur les attraits de Welland, l’histoire de la culture francophone, la ville jumelle de Sorel-Tracy au Québec, et des liens pertinents vers des nouvelles et des ressources connexes.
La ville de Welland continue de renforcer ses partenariats avec des organismes comme le Centre d’emploi et de ressources francophone (CERF-Niagara), le Centre de santé communautaire, le Foyer Richelieu Welland, l’Auberge Richelieu Welland, le Collége Boréal et la Paroisse Sacré-Cœur. Ces organismes sont essentiels au soutien des familles francophones de Welland.
La ministre des Affaires francophones, l’honorable Caroline Mulroney, a également écrit une lettre d’appui à la Ville de Welland pour faire progresser les nombreuses contributions de la communauté francophone, et ce, à la Ville et à la province.
Welland celebrates Francophone community with flag raising for Franco-Ontarian Day
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September 22, 2022
Welland, ON – In celebration of Franco-Ontarian Day on Sept. 25, the City of Welland recognizes and acknowledges Niagara’s Francophone population and will raise the Franco-Ontarian flag at City Hall on Sept. 23. at 9:30 a.m.
The City of Welland is one of Ontario’s 26 designated Francophone communities.
“The Francophone community makes up our city’s identity and recognizing and celebrating their contributions to our daily lives and culture is something we’re proud to do,” said Mayor Frank Campion. “It gives me great pleasure to raise the Franco-Ontarian flag in recognition and support of our French-Canadian community here in Welland.”
Visiting Discover Welland — Decouvrir on the City’s website allows visitors a French-language section rich with information on the best places to see and visit in the City as well as highlights Welland’s attractions, history of Francophone culture, sister city Sorel-Tracy in Quebec, and relevant links to related news and resources.
The City of Welland continues to strengthen partnerships with organizations such as Francophone Employment and Resource Centre (CERF-Niagara), Centre de Santé Communautaire, Foyer Richelieu Welland, l’Auberge Richelieu Welland, Collége Boréal, and Paroisse Sacré-Cœur. These organizations are vital in supporting Welland’s French-speaking families.
Minister of Francophone Affairs, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, also wrote a letter of support to the City of Welland for advancing the Francophone community’s many contributions to the City and the province.
Alternate voting options available for voters to cast their ballot
Niagara voters unable to cast their ballot on Election Day (Oct. 24, 2022), or attend an advance poll, have another options such as voting by mail (available only in participating municipalities) or assigning a voting proxy.
A voting proxy is someone who will cast a ballot on another’s behalf in their absence. The person acting as a proxy must also be an eligible elector.
A voting proxy can be appointed to multiple people if they are relatives or only one person if they are non-relatives. Relatives include spouses or sibling(s), parent(s), child(ren), or grandparent(s) and grandchild(ren).
Visit Niagara Votes, or contact your local municipal Clerk’s Office or website to learn more about alternate voting options and voting requirements
Alexis Higginbotham Executive Director
60 East Main Street