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St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan

St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan

St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan June 13, 2017 – The City of St. Catharines is moving forward with a housing action plan to address affordable housing needs in the city. On June 12 Council received a detailed report with 41 potential policy tools and actions the City can use to support affordable […]

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday By Karena Walter Originally appeared in the St. Catharines Standard, Feb. 17, 2017 http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/02/17/inter-municipal-transit-speeds-up-wednesday The push for inter-municipal transit is hitting a critical point on Wednesday, says St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. That’s when city council will be asked to endorse in principle the creation of a consolidated transit system […]

Moving Forward with Governance Reform

St. Catharines City Council is looking to change the way it elects regional councillors for the 2018 municipal election. The double-direct model recommended will have 6 city councillors also serve on regional council, filling a dual-councillor role. Watch this video to learn why this change matters and how it will improve communication, transparency and accountability between […]

Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson

Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson

Last night I had the privilege of presenting the St. Catharines 2016 Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson at our Council meeting. Wynne has been an invested volunteer in our city for many years including – 10 years on the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, Arts Awards Sub Committee and the SCCIP […]

Province moves forward on double – direct role for the City of St. Catharines

Province moves forward on double – direct role for the City of St. Catharines

The St. Catharines plan to change the way it elects councillors to serve double-duty as city and regional councillors is moving to the next step in the process after approval by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. On June 2 the ministry filed a provincial regulation to permit the Regional Municipality of Niagara […]

2016 Budget Highlights

2016 Budget Highlights

Budgets are important planning tools for organizations to set the course for future investment and stability. Like our new strategic plan, the city budget helps Council to plan and prioritize to make sure that the City of St. Catharines continues to provide the municipal services and facilities that make our city an attractive city to live, […]

Horizon Utilities Merger is Signed

Today St. Catharines joined with Barrie, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga and Hamilton to proceed with the merger of Hydro One Brampton with PowerStream Inc., Enersource and Horizon Utilities Corporation. St. Catharines City Council has approved this merger because they care about lowering costs for customers and increasing returns for our city. Today was a historic moment […]

Lakeside Park Picnic Pavillion

There has been a lot of talk in the community about the picnic pavillion in Lakeside Park. Fencing has been installed because the picnic pavillion has been deemed unsafe by the City’s Chief Building Officer. Several weeks ago Council received a report from Planning and Building Services, Planning Services (http://bit.ly/1nBod05) that looked at how as […]