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Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik as Niagara marks two-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik as Niagara marks two-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Today the City of St. Catharines marks the National Day of Observance for the second year, commemorating the people who have lost their lives, and the significant impacts our community has felt, because of COVID-19. As we mark this anniversary, flags at City facilities will be lowered through the weekend in honour of those who […]

Statement from Ontario’s Big City Mayors urging all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests

Statement from Ontario’s Big City Mayors urging all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests

As a member of the Ontario Big City Mayors, I join my fellow mayors in condemning the damaging actions by the convoy protestors and call on all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests and defend peace, order and good government. Thank you to Premier Doug Ford for taking action by […]

Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

‘This pandemic has created some cracks in our community as a whole’ By Karena Walter, St. Catharines Standard Reporter January 7, 2022. The past two years have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik is hoping 2022 is the year for healing. With health experts saying the pandemic could reach […]

Q-and-A: St. Catharines mayor talks city’s strengths throughout 2021

Q-and-A: St. Catharines mayor talks city’s strengths throughout 2021

Walter Sendzik discussed housing, redevelopment, and the pandemic By Abby Green, Niagara this Week  Thu., Dec. 30, 2021 The year 2021 is almost over, so Niagara This Week spoke with St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to find out what he thinks the city did well over the year, and what he’s looking forward to. What do […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

It is disturbing to see the continued harassment, and criminal acts, directed towards public officials at their private places of residence. The recent vandalism committed at the home of Coun. Karrie Porter represents not only a hateful and unacceptable act, but one that is illegal. This, along with a small group targeting the private home […]

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 […]

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 […]