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Author: Mayor Walter Sendzik

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

The City of St. Catharines is joining a local campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness, break the stigma, and taking action to help young people struggling with addiction and overdose. The flags at City Hall have been lowered to remember community members who have tragically lost their lives to overdose and purple […]

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

The St. Catharines delegation at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference has concluded a record number of meetings with provincial ministers and officials to help move the City’s priorities forward. The AMO conference was held virtually for the second year in a row with a focus on the impacts and opportunities from […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People to Canada. The City of St. Catharines and Niagara region is the traditional home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. The land is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue […]

City unveils first Pride Crosswalk as commitment to inclusivity and diversity continues

As Pride Month celebrations get underway the City of St. Catharines is celebrating the installation of its first Pride Crosswalk, recognizing the community’s diversity and the importance of continued efforts toward inclusion. The crosswalk was installed last week at the St. Paul Street pedestrian crossover located in front of the FirstOntario PAC, with a design […]

Niagara mayors call on province for clearly defined re-opening plan

Niagara mayors call on province for clearly defined re-opening plan

A statement from the mayors of Niagara’s 12 municipalities: On Thursday Premier Doug Ford announced an extension to the Stay-at-Home order until at least June 2. The extension is needed to provide additional time to control the spread of COVID-19, bring down case counts, take pressure off already overburdened hospitals and put more vaccines in […]

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April with a theme to celebrate the everyday heroes that have made a difference over the last year. Mayor Sendzik invites St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem, based on the theme “Our Community Heroes”, for the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. All types of poetry will be accepted – […]

Statement of support for Niagara’s small businesses from Regional Chair and Niagara Mayors

Statement of support for Niagara’s small businesses from Regional Chair and Niagara Mayors

April 9, 2021 – COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our community. Lives have been lost and our most trusted systems have been challenged. This third wave and the Province’s stay-at-home order is having a massive impact on residents and businesses. Our small business community has suffered the brunt, losing billions of dollars per […]

Open Letter from Niagara’s Mayors and Regional Chair on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Open Letter from Niagara’s Mayors and Regional Chair on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

As we reflect on the anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in Niagara, we acknowledge both our community’s journey, and what still lies ahead.   We recognize those who have lost their lives as a result of this pandemic. At present, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of  369 residents, leaving a lasting impact on their […]

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city celebrates ‘everyday heroes’ throughout ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city celebrates ‘everyday heroes’ throughout ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery

We live in a community of heroes. That was the message from Mayor Walter Sendzik as he delivered his seventh annual state of the city address today. So much of the community has played a key role in supporting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery: nurses, physicians and medical support staff; emergency responders; those thrust into […]