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Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity Mayors pledge to protect urban natural spaces, contribute to national target Ajax, ON, June 14, 2018 – At the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference in Ajax, Canadian and US mayors celebrated the strong, integrated relationship on environment and economy […]

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 […]

Sendzik revisits plastic water bottle ban in city facilities

Sendzik revisits plastic water bottle ban in city facilities

Feb 07, 2018 by Melinda Cheevers  – Niagara this Week – St. Catharines Despite multiple motions passed by previous councils in St. Catharines looking to ban plastic bottled water in all municipally owned and operated facilities, an actual ban has yet to be implemented. Mayor Walter Sendzik is hoping to finally change that with a motion […]

Protecting our water resources in Niagara

Protecting our water resources in Niagara

On Thursday, August 31st, I hosted John Dickert, President and CEO of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to meet with Niagara mayors. We had a great conversation about issues impacting our communities in Niagara and throughout the Great Lakes: protecting our drinking water,  addressing climate change and restoring the lakes. The flooding we’ve […]

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change June 15, 2017  – Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference in Montreal this week. Hosted by outgoing Chair Mayor Denis Coderre, the group of mayors discussed policies […]

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 […]

Improving transit for Niagara

Public transit is critical for city-building to move people, to access work, school and social services and to attract business, investment and support economic development. Improving inter-municipal transit is one of City Council’s key strategic priorities in our Strategic Plan. Now, a working group of mayors from St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland, with support […]

Transit Progress Report

Transit Progress Report

Inter-municipal Transit Working Group Progress Report Sept. 12, 2016 – Since January 2016, a working group of Niagara Mayors has been working with a team to develop options for an integrated inter-municipal transit system  for all of Niagara. Over the summer months the team has consulted with the business community and top regional employers, as well […]

St. Catharines receives $700,000 from Canada 150 Infrastructure Program

Today the federal government announced details of funding for the Canada150 Infrastructure Program for three St. Catharines projects at West Park, Rotary Park and Lakeside Park. I’d like to thank the federal government for investing in St. Catharines and the Rotary Club of St. Catharines for their leadership and dedication to the community. This program […]