Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 08:29 AM
On December 21st, the Province of Ontario announced that from January 4th to 8th 2021, emergency child care would be provided to support essential workers with care for their school aged children. These spaces will be allocated in chronological order from application date and will only be available to those who are on the list of eligible workers for emergency child care who have exhausted all other possibilities for child care.
In addition to the Anne Hathaway Day Care Centre, the City of Stratford...
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2020 09:48 PM
No bones about it, the Skeletons of Vivian Line are very experienced with lockdown protocol. They are only allowed out of their storage closet each year during the month of October, and spend the remaining 11 months tucked away planning their rib-tickling antics.
But whispers have been heard inside the closet over the last week leading up to Christmas. And with the recent announcement of Ontario heading into a 28-day province-wide lockdown starting December 26, the Skeletons’ chatter has become increasingly...
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 02:09 PM
The Province of Ontario has made changes to the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance program that may affect local applicants. The purpose of these changes is to simplify RGI rules, improve waiting lists, and create safer communities. These changes were filed as new regulations under the Housing Services Act, 2011.
One upcoming change affects the Centralized Waiting List (CWL) for RGI assistance (sometimes called the social housing wait list). Previously, applicants on the CWL could turn down...
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 03:41 PM
Free four-hour Saturday parking in Stratford's downtown core begins this weekend (Dec. 5).
From now until April 30, 2021, motorists will receive four hours of free parking in the downtown core on Saturdays, without having to pay the meters or machines.
After the 4 hours of free parking, motorists are required to pay the respective meter or machine. All other provisions of the City's Traffic and Parking By-law, including maximum parking time limits, still apply.
For questions about parking enforcement...
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:39 AM
The City of Stratford Social Services Department, in partnership with local community organizations, has committed to the ambitious goal of ending chronic homelessness in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County by 2024. The first step in achieving this goal is to reduce the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness by 10% this year. We cannot do this alone. We require the support of the community to help our most vulnerable citizens find safe, suitable and affordable housing options.