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Public Service Announcement - Canada Day in Lincoln

2020-06-30 Public Service Announcement - Canada Day in Lincoln

Lincoln ON - (June 30, 2020) - The Town of Lincoln’s operations will be closed on Wednesday July 1 for Canada Day. Services will resume on Thursday, July 2. 

We remind residents to celebrate responsibly and to continue following Public Health guidelines and restrictions. Groups more than 10 people are not permitted.  

Fireworks

Public Notice - Part of the North Service Rd. to be Closed for Rehab

2020-06-29 Public Notice - Part of the North Service Rd. to be Closed for Rehab

Temporary daily road closure:  Weekdays Starting Monday June 29, Tuesday June 30, Thursday July 2, Friday July 3, & Monday July 6, 2020

Motorists and the general public are hereby advised that Regional Road 39 (North Service Rd.) from the Bridge East of Charles Daley Park to Regional Road 26 (Jordan Road) in the Town of Lincoln will be temporarily closed to through traffic from 6 am to 6 pm., weather permitting.

Public Service Announcement - Opening of Beach & Splash Pads

2020-06-18 Public Service Announcement - Opening of Beach & Splash Pads

Lincoln ON - (June 18, 2020) - Town of Lincoln splash pads and the beach at Charles Daley park will open for the season tomorrow (Friday June 19). Physical distancing and all other public health measures must be followed at all times in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all residents and users. 

Public Health measures to follow:

Practicing 2 meter physical distancing

Public Service Announcement - Town of Lincoln Heat Alert Cooling Centre

2020-06-09 Public Service Announcement - Town of Lincoln Heat Alert Cooling Centre 

Lincoln ON - (June 9, 2020) - A heat alert is in effect in Niagara. While COVID-19 restrictions has all of our facilities closed, the Fleming Centre will be operating as a cooling centre for the duration of the heat alert. 

Anyone seeking shelter from the extreme heat is welcome to visit the Fleming Centre located at 5020 Serena Dr., Beamsville. Visitors may enter the facility on the south side of the arena at the doors to the left of the main entrance. Please ring the bell for entry.

Public Service Announcement - Basketball Courts to be Resurfaced

2020-06-08 PSA - Basketball Courts to be Resurfaced

Lincoln ON - (June 8, 2020) - Starting this week the playing surfaces of the following basketball courts will be undergoing resurfacing:

St. Volodymyr Park Rittenhouse Park Jack Simpson Park

Resurfacing will commence tomorrow June 9, 2020 and is anticipated to continue into next week. 

Public Service Announcement - Hydrant Flushing Underway

2020-05-28 Public Service Announcement - Hydrant Flushing Underway

Lincoln, ON - (May 28, 2020) - Hydrant flushing is underway and is required to:

Maintain our hydrants Meet health & safety of good working condition for fire services

Residents may experience temporary low-water pressure during flushing and/or cloudy or discoloured water conditions after flushing is completed. Running your taps for approximately 10 minutes will typically clear any cloudiness or discolouration.

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Media Release - West Niagara municipalities united in strong support of new hospital

2020-05-27 West Niagara municipalities united in strong support of new hospital

Lincoln ON - (May 27, 2020) - The Councils of Lincoln, Grimsby and West Lincoln have voted unanimously to commit to the local share of funding for the new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The Province of Ontario will fund most of the $200-million hospital, but local communities must fund about 30 per cent of the project. In order to move to stage three of the redevelopment, Infrastructure Ontario set a May 31 deadline for letters of commitment from the three municipalities to fund the local portion.

Public Notice - High Heat Alert in Effect

2020-05-26 Public Notice - High Heat Alert in Effect

Lincoln ON - (May 26, 2020) - Temperatures will soar again to near the thirty degree mark today and Wednesday. Indications suggest above normal temperatures near thirty again on Thursday. Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties will prevail each afternoon. Some relief is expected near the shorelines of the Great Lakes.

Coronavirus Update - May 18, 2020

2020-05-19 Media Release - Some restrictions lifted on outdoor spaces and amenities

Lincoln, ON — (May 18, 2020) — The Town of Lincoln is allowing residents greater access to some outdoor spaces, as the Province of Ontario cautiously embarks on its plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions. While restrictions are still in effect limiting groups to no more than five people and requiring a two-metre physical separation, residents can use parks and outdoor sports fields, with some limitations. Activities that are now allowed in these areas include:

Public Service Announcement - Fireworks During Victoria Day Holiday

2020-05-15 Fireworks During Victoria Day Holiday - A Message from the Fire Chief

Lincoln ON - May 15, 2020

To all residents of Lincoln,

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic across Niagara, I would like to provide you with an update about how your fire department is managing this event with changes to our operations.  

Fireworks

With Victoria Day approaching on May 18, 2020, the Town of Lincoln will not be issuing permits for the sale of fireworks for the holiday weekend.

Media Release - Launch of Shop Lincoln, Supporting Local Businesses

2020-05-05 During Economic Development Week, ShopLincoln.ca is supporting local businesses

Initiative aims to assist local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond Lincoln ON – (Tuesday, May 5, 2020) – The newly launched ShopLinlcoln.ca will help Lincoln’s businesses to continue providing their goods and services during COVID-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus Update - May 4, 2020

2020-05-04 Coronavirus Update - May 4, 2020

Lincoln ON - (Friday, May 4, 2020) – The Town of Lincoln continues to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including enhanced enforcement in specific areas.  While enforcement and education around restrictions will continue, the Town is planning and preparing for a potential lessening of restrictions. A focus on recovery will begin this week as the Town of Lincoln strikes an internal recovery team. 

Coronavirus Update - April 14, 2020

2020-04-14 Extension of the Provincial Declaration of Emergency

Today, Premier Ford officially announced extending the Declaration of Emergency until May 12, 2020. The extension is an effort to continue to use every tool necessary to protect Ontario citizens.

Message from Mayor Sandra Easton

2020-04-08 Celebrate Holidays in a Different Way

Today Passover begins, followed by Good Friday & Easter Sunday this weekend. A time we usually spend with family & friends, eating meals together, doing outdoor activities, and attending places of worship for some. Lincoln is in a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we have to celebrate in a different way.

Coronavirus Update - FAQs for Lincoln Citizens re: Closures & Restrictions

2020-04-06 Mandatory Closures, Restrictions & Enforcement FAQs for Lincoln Citizens

A reminder to all residents, Lincoln is in a State of Emergency. This means we do not go about our regular daily activities. We ask that You Do Your Part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The nice weather is upon us and it's tempting to get outside. However, as per our Public Heath officials we are at a critical stage in fighting COVID-19, and the most important measure is staying home. 

Statement to Citizens - Lincoln declares State of Emergency

2020-04-03 Town of Lincoln declares State of Emergency

Mayor Sandra Easton, in consultation with Council and with input from CAO, Mike Kirkopoulos and the Emergency Operations team, has enacted the declaration of emergency to protect Lincoln citizens. This comes as municipalities across Niagara, joined to declare a broader emergency.

Media Release - Niagara’s municipalities declare State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

2020-04-03

For Immediate Release                                                                                         April 3, 2020

Niagara’s municipalities declare State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

Today, in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 activity in Niagara in the coming weeks, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities have jointly declared a State of Emergency.

Coronavirus Update - April 2, 2020

2020-04-02 Enforcement of Mandatory Closures & Restrictions

The Government of Ontario has closed non-essential businesses, outdoor recreational facilities, & has prohibited gatherings of more than five people, on order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Restrictions may be expanded or modified by the Government of Ontario. Check their website for the latest updates and detailed information.

Coronavirus Update - March 31, 2020 - Media Release

2020-03-31

For Immediate Release

Lincoln continues to respond to Coronavirus

Lincoln, ON – (March 31, 2020) – The Town of Lincoln continues to place the health and safety of our community and staff as a priority. Our emergency operations control group meets daily to assess new information and respond accordingly to keep our community healthy. We will continue to monitor and adjust as required in real-time.  

Coronavirus Update - March 30, 2020

2020-03-30 Coronavirus Updates March 30, 2020   Update to yesterday's support for small & medium sized businesses

The federal government announced another increase to the Federal Wage Subsidy program, from yesterday. Previous announcement:

Coronavirus Update - March 25, 2020

2020-03-25 Don't forget to sign up to our Latest News to get this delivered directly to your inbox! Coronavirus Update - March 25, 2020 Coronavirus Website

The Town continues to update the Coronavirus website with new information regarding Lincoln's service disruptions or with information that helps support you through this unusual time.  Updates to the website:

Media Release - Town Implementing Grace Period for Payments

2020-03-20

For Immediate Release

Town implementing grace period for payments

Lincoln, ON – (March 20, 2020) – The Town has implemented the waiving of late fees and penalties until June 30, 2020. Many municipalities are working collectively on addressing concerns of our citizens and adapting to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This means that late payments and interest penalties will not be applied for property taxes, water payments, and accounts receivable during this specified time.