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Sunday, August 7, 2022
COVID general update: Town looking for site for vaccine rollout in NOTL

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara Region are looking for a possible location for vaccine rollout in NOTL.

One site could be Centennial Arena in Virgil, chief administrator Marnie Cluckie told councillors during a COVID-19 update Monday.

“Town staff met with the regional staff today to review the location,” she said. “We don't have any direction at this point, because they just met to review and the region will come back with what they deem is the appropriate site.”

Niagara-on-the-Lake had 94 active cases as of Wednesday and the highest ratio of active cases per 10,000 population in all of Niagara.

The Niagara region had 1,399 active cases as of Wednesday, with 289 COVID-19-related deaths. Six of those deaths were related to outbreaks at NOTL long-term care facilities.

Cluckie said no COVID-related tickets were issued over the weekend, but last week one ticket was issued “related to someone allowing people into their showroom when this is not permissible.”

She said there have been a lot of questions from the public about construction and what is permissible under the lockdown order, though the specifics are “quite extensive and it's somewhat complex.”

She recommended any councillors getting questions about construction forward the inquiries to Craig Larmour, the town's director of community and development services, so he can address each situation on a “case-by-case” basis.

Cluckie said elementary school students could be returning to class Feb. 10, pending decisions by the province.

She reminded residents that anyone looking to report contraventions of emergency orders can contact the town at