Last modified: 2000-05-24 by phil nelson
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by Chris Pinette
On October 21, 1995 the Regional Municipality of Niagara was granted arms. The flag of the municipality is a banner of those arms. The green background represents the rich agricultural lands and abundant parks of the region. The blue and white band in the centre represents both the Niagara Escarpment and Niagara Falls, as well as the Welland Canal with its locks represented in the chevrons. The twelve blue chevrons also represent the twelve area municipalities linked together in the region. The gold lines represent the wealth which flows from the attributes of regional Niagara. The Royal Crown, in gold, symbolizes the first parliament in Ontario in Newark and the strong loyalist tradition.
Chris Pinette - 5 April 1999