In this edition:
- Three Niagara councils hold meeting on future of governance structure in region
- New company at Thorold’s multimodal hub to bring 40 to 50 jobs
- Integrity commissioner considering investigation into staffer’s role in Greenbelt land swaps
- Provinces may have to agree to Ottawa’s 2035 clean power target to access funding
- United Way Niagara offers 2023 Food Support Grant for charities delivering food security initiatives
- Reading Recommendations: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Three Niagara councils hold meeting on future of governance structure in region
The Councils of the Township of West Lincoln, Town of Lincoln, and Town of Grimsby held a Joint Special Meeting on August 9, 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to engage in a collaborative and proactive discussion concerning the potential future governance structure in the West Niagara Region.
The joint special meeting, held at the West Niagara Agricultural Centre & Fairgrounds, took place as a closed session, exclusively focusing on municipal council discussions of governance matters in the region. Due to the sensitive nature of the subjects discussed, the session was not recorded and is not available to the public.
New company at Thorold’s multimodal hub to bring 40 to 50 jobs
A company that processes and distributes high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel is opening an 8,545-square-metre production facility to expand its capacity at Thorold Multimodal Hub.
It will be the third facility for High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. (HSPP), founded in 1985, with locations in Mississauga and Sudbury.
Once complete, it’s expected the company will bring 40 to 50 jobs to the city of Thorold.
Integrity commissioner considering investigation into staffer’s role in Greenbelt land swaps
Ontario’s integrity commissioner is considering a request from Premier Doug Ford’s government to investigate if the housing minister’s chief of staff broke any ethics rules connected to the province’s choice of Greenbelt land to open for development.
A spokesperson for J. David Wake’s office said Thursday that if an investigation is launched, it would determine whether political staffer Ryan Amato “acted contrary to the requirements of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006,” which include conflict of interest rules.
The request, which was made by Ford’s office, is “under review,” the spokesperson said.
Provinces may have to agree to Ottawa’s 2035 clean power target to access funding
The federal government is considering restricting billions of dollars in tax credits and grants for electricity projects to provinces that commit to the 2035 target for an emissions-free electricity grid.
The federal budget already made clear the restriction would be in place for the new refundable 15 per cent clean electricity investment tax credit, which is for investments in non-emitting electricity production, storage and interprovincial transmission.
But there are several other new investment tax credits for hydrogen production, clean technology and carbon capture and storage systems, worth tens of billions over the next 12 years. There is also at least $3 billion in grants for renewable electricity projects and technology upgrades to make the grid more efficient, and the federal government has promised to consider helping fund transmission lines inside provinces in certain situations.
United Way Niagara offers 2023 Food Support Grant for charities delivering food security initiatives
United Way Niagara is pleased to offer a 2023 Food Support Grant to provide immediate relief to community partners working in food security that are struggling due to increased demand, coupled with the rise in food prices.
The Food Support Grant is a funding opportunity available to solely support the purchase of food for any registered charity delivering food security initiatives in Niagara.
Registered charities that are experiencing and/or anticipating a budget shortfall to purchase food for food related programs and services are encouraged to complete the Food Support Grant application.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
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