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Claudette Richard

Claudette Richard new Ward 5 councillor

Welland’s new Ward 5 new councillor will have to sit in the audience for another two weeks before taking her seat at the council table. Claudette Richard was chosen during an in-camera meeting Tuesday night and will take over the seat declared vacant after the death of Ward 5 Coun. Rocky Letourneau earlier this year.

The City of Welland will have a Phase 2 environmental assessment and risk assessment carried out on the former Atlas Steel lands on East Main Street. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

City will seek funding for Atlas lands assessment

An environmental site assessment and risk assessment on eight acres of former Atlas Steel property will tell the City of Welland where potential contaminants are located and how much may be in the soil and ground. The vacant property, at 400 East Main St., is in Welland’s downtown core and has been identified as a potential site for a new fire hall.

Wainfleet Ald. Richard Dykstra, left, operations manager Richard Nan and Mayor April Jeffs stand beside the new digital sign unveiled Tuesday, in front of Wainfleet township hall. Supplied photo

Welcome to Wainfleet

Welcome to Wainfleet. That was the message greeting drivers on Highway 3 in front of Wainfleet township hall and the first message from a new digital sign unveiled Tuesday.

The City of Welland will receive $57,178 in funding through Ontario’s Ministry of Seniors Affairs to help with maintenance and operating funding for the Rose City Seniors Activity Centre inside the Welland Community Wellness Complex

Funding for seniors centre in Welland

The City of Welland will receive $57,178 in funding through Ontario’s Ministry of Seniors Affairs to help with maintenance and operating funding for the Rose City Seniors Activity Centre.