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National Housing Day: Downtown City property to become affordable housing

National Housing Day: Downtown City property to become affordable housing

Downtown City property to become affordable housing Nov. 22, 2019 This week, for National Housing Day, St. Catharines City Council has voted to transform an under-utilized downtown City property into affordable housing to help tackle the affordable housing crisis. At its Council meeting on Monday night, City Council voted unanimously to surplus a city-owned property […]

Spotlight on St. Catharines Residents

Spotlight on St. Catharines Residents

During the month of June prior to St. Catharines City Council we have put a spotlight on some individuals here in St. Catharines to recognize their great achievements in sport, education and leadership. Congratulations to Matthew Ryan, Kevin Strooband and Dheiksha Jayasankar for your accomplishments. Matthew Ryan We congratulate Matthew on winning the gold medal […]

Regional Government Review

I had a chat with a familiar voice on Niagara airwaves – Tom McConnell from 610 CKTB about the Province’s Regional Government review.   The Province is reviewing the governance, decision-making, and service delivery functions for regional governments and member municipalities. The Mayors of Niagara have given our input and met with advisors from the Province.  […]

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

More than $31 million will be invested in the City’s infrastructure following City Council’s approval of the 2019 Capital Budget.  St. Catharines City Council passed the $31.3 million capital budget at its Jan. 28 meeting. The capital budget funds improvements and upgrades to important infrastructure assets in neighbourhoods across the City, such as roads, bridges, […]

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to  locate in  the City of St.Catharines

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to locate in the City of St.Catharines

St. Catharines Council has opted in to permitting private retail cannabis stores to locate in the city. The decision came with unanimous support by Council at its Jan. 14 meeting. In addition to notifying the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) of its decision, Council is also requesting the province provide greater regulatory input […]

Mayor’s Report – December 11, 2017

Mayor’s Report – December 11, 2017 Greetings, St. Catharines. Here’s the latest Mayor’s Report, highlighting community events and congratulations in #OurHomeSTC   First, we share our condolences with the family of Karl Kaiser, grandfather of the Canadian wine industry and co-founder of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program at Brock University. Congratulations to local businesses opening […]

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Mental Health and Community Support Nov. 14, 2018 This Council term continued with two more meetings before the Inauguration of the new Council in December. On Monday we discussed a number of issues: developments, community consultation on recreational cannabis stores and we heard from community members about mental health issues affecting our city. Mental health […]

Mayor has priority list for next four years

Mayor has priority list for next four years

October 30, 2018 –  by Karena Walter  The St. Catharines Standard There isn’t a lot of time for St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to bask in his overwhelming re-election win. The current city council has more work to finish in November and new councillors will be inaugurated the first week of December, when they’ll hit the ground […]

‘St. Catharines is going in a great direction’

‘St. Catharines is going in a great direction’

Oct 22, 2018 by Karena Walter  The St. Catharines Standard Mayor Walter Sendzik says he received a clear mandate from St. Catharines residents after winning almost 72 per cent of the vote in Monday night’s election. “Very, very excited,” Sendzik said, after the majority of results came in. “It’s a feeling of relief and, also, I’m humbled […]

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie Aug. 28, 2018 Last night City Council approved a new development for Port Dalhousie: the redevelopment of the iconic Lincoln Fabrics building. The plans will see this heritage building converted into apartments with ground floor commercial space, patios, enhance the public space along the waterfront and […]