Niagara’s political and business leaders are hailing the province’s decision to allow local hair salons, outdoor patios and other amenities to reopen this coming Friday, saying the region is more than ready.
“I’m pumped. This is what we’ve been fighting for. It feels great,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati shortly after the announcement at Queen’s Park Monday.
Premier Doug Ford announced that Niagara will be one of the regions entering stage two of Ontario’s reopening strategy this week, allowing an easing on restrictions in place under a state of emergency.
The province shut down all non-essential services on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has gradually been re-opening amenities and services.