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St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing April 30, 2018 St. Catharines will receive $2.8 million for affordable rental housing from a new development charges rebate program. St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley made the announcement at City Hall on Friday. This is one of the priorities outlined in the Housing Action Plan to […]

Free Wi-Fi access, smart kiosks coming to Downtown St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines is partnering with Bell Canada on a pilot project to install touch-screen smart kiosks offering free Wi-Fi access, free charging stations, 9-1-1 emergency call buttons, interactive wayfinding signage, St. Catharines information and more in Downtown St. Catharines. City Council authorized an agreement last week allowing the smart kiosks to be […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Chris Bittle, MP St. Catharines

Thank you to MP Chris Bittle – St. Catharines for being a guest on YourTV Niagara – Our Home with Mayor Sendzik to provide an update to the residents of St. Catharines as our elected MP. Tune into this episode as Chris and I chat about the funding announced to rehabilitate the Port Dalhousie Piers, […]

Niagara gets $149 million for transit

Niagara gets $149 million for transit

NEWS  by Allan Benner –  St. Catharines Standard With an investment of $149 million from upper-tier governments, Niagara’s long-awaited intermunicipal transit service could be much closer to reality. Calling it “the single largest investment in transit in Niagara’s history,” Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey said the eight Niagara municipalities receiving funding are free to use it […]

Unprecedented public transit investment commitments for Niagara

Largest commitment in funds in region’s history crucial for integrated transit with GO Transit commuter rail coming, officials say NEWS by Paul Forsyth – Niagara This Week – St. Catharines Massive federal and provincial investments announced for public transit for Niagara on Thursday could be the final push necessary to create a truly consolidated transit […]

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

We are another step closer to daily GO Transit in St. Catharines and Niagara.  The sign was unveiled today at the VIA Station which will now be the new station for both GO Transit and VIA Rail Canada. Thank you to St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley for your leadership and push for daily GO service and […]

GM St. Catharines visit

GM St. Catharines visit

Had a great visit with Carolyne Watts, Plant Manager and Gemma Copland, GM’s new Personnel Director Global Propulsion Systems. General Motors Canada continues to invest in the St. Catharines plant, stimulating growth, innovation and good, high-paying jobs. St. Catharines has a long and proud history as an auto city. As a member of the Auto Mayors […]

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy Sept. 27, 2017 As the St. Catharines economy continues to evolve,  Council has approved a new six year economic development strategy to help retain, grow and attract investment and employment to the community. The 2017-2022 economic development strategy was approved by City Council on Sept. […]