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Environmental Sustainability

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 […]

Mayor Sendzik joins Compact of Mayors working together to address climate change

The City of St. Catharines has joined a global initiative to address climate change through the Compact of Mayors. At its meeting on Nov. 30, City Council endorsed a motion for Mayor Sendzik to join the Compact of Mayors and pledged the City’s intent to be a part of the global solution to address climate […]