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Fort Erie Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

On April 3, 2020, along with all 12 area municipalities and Niagara Region, Fort Erie has declared a state of emergency. The Town of Fort Erie continues to take COVID-19 seriously. In an effort to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town will be making significant changes to services and programming to help protect the health and wellbeing of the community.

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This day in our history
Provided by the Fort Erie Museum

1889 - An organizational meeting is held to form a congregation of the Knox Presbyterian Church. The church was to be formed in International Bridge to accommodate the growing population of the hamlet. Services would be held at the Odd Fellows Hall on Courtwright St. The church later amalgamated with St. Andrew's Presbyterian to form St. Andrew's Knox Presbyterian Church. (FEHM Files, Presbyterian Church; Many Voices II, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Historical Museum, 2004, p. 177 & 178)

1909 - Rev. Hugh Murray acquires land on Gilmore Road in Fort Erie for a rectory from which to celebrate Mass on special days (now Gilmore Lodge). (Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 198)

1921 - Meeting at Spears house, Stevensville “for the purpose of organizing a Horticultural Society for Bertie Township.” (R. M. Disher, The Bertie Town Hall Story 1874–1974, Ridgeway, Ont.: Robert Disher, 1974, p. 25)

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