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BREAKING: Thorold mayor declares state of emergency

Terry Ugulini tells residents to ramp up self-isolation to help stop the pandemic
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Terry Ugulini during his special address. Photo: Screengrab

Thorold has declared a state of emergency.

In a special mayor’s address broadcasted online, mayor Terry Ugulini urged Thorold residents to stay home.

“We need to stay home Thorold, other than essential trips to the grocery store, pharmacy or for take-out food orders. We should minimize these trips and only send one family member who takes all the necessary precautions,” Ugulini said.

The declaration came on the same day that Niagara Region, as well as other municipalities in the province declared a state of emergency.

A news release, sent out along with the address said:

ALL municipal buildings, parks, boardwalks and playgrounds will be closed for public access until further notice. This includes the following:

  • City Hall
  • Operations Centre
  • Cemetery
  • Fire Stations (No public access)
  • Thorold Community Arenas
  • Thorold Public Library
  • Ontario Paper Thorold Senior Centre
  • Lock 7 Viewing Centre, including Museum
  • Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Community Centre
  • Allanburg Community Centre
  • Port Robinson Ferry
  • All City parks, boardwalks and playgrounds

Despite these closure, the City Staff will remain available to assist and serve the community by email (, or phone (905-227-6613) during regular business hours.

Please see City website ( for other contact information. Niagara Region Public Health is the lead agency in the Region monitoring COVID-19. For
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