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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 […]

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 […]

St. Catharines older adults invited to community forum

St. Catharines older adults invited to community forum

St. Catharines older adults are invited to the third annual Older Adults Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dunlop Drive Older Adults Centre. The forum is an interactive session for older adults to ask questions and share feedback about City programs and services. Mayor Walter Sendzik will provide an update about […]

Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017

Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017

March 8, 2017 Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017  Today is International Women’s Day – a day recognized around the world to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a day to call for action to help build a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Last week local women and […]

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 […]

Scotties Tournament of Hearts have arrived in #OurHomeSTC

Scotties Tournament of Hearts have arrived in #OurHomeSTC

We’re ready to rock! The 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts are here. Starting Saturday at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines, we’re hosting the best women curlers in this national championship. St. Catharines is very proud to host this national tournament and welcome you to our hometown. Earlier this week I had a chat […]

St. Catharines Residential Infill & Intensification Development Review – February 16, 2017.

St. Catharines is growing and we want to get it right. Come out to a public meeting about intensification and infill this Thursday night to learn more. If you are unable to make the public meeting but would like a say – please submit your comments online at:  www.stcatharines.ca/InfillReview.  The online survey will be available […]

Your City, Your Future: St. Catharines Youth Forum

Your City, Your Future: St. Catharines Youth Forum

Your City, Your Future: St. Catharines Youth Forum The first St. Catharines Youth Forum is coming up this March: Wednesday, March 22 9:30 am to 1:30 pm FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Robertson Theatre Limited spaces available! Sign up by Friday March 17 by emailing mayor@stcatharines.ca  No cost to attend   The youth forum is an event for […]

Mayor Sendzik’s putting St. Catharines on the map with state of the city address

Mayor Walter Sendzik delivered his annual state of the city address today to an audience of over 500 at an event hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines. The Mayor’s presentation highlighted many of the accomplishments of local businesses, entrepreneurs and investors over the past year. […]

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 […]