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Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History month and I encourage all members of our community to learn more and celebrate St. Catharines rich black history. Many are familiar with Harriet Tubman and that historically St. Catharines was a stop along the Undergound Railway which served as a sanctuary for those who fled for freedom and from persecution. […]

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

As industrial St. Catharines is rejuvenated with a modern edge, you’ve got another reason to visit this part of Ontario. Condé Nast Traveller – by NOAH KAUFMAN – January 24, 2020 The signs of life show early Saturday morning on an icy St. Catharines Street, in Ontario’s Niagara region. A couple of college students from nearby Brock […]

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

by Melinda Cheevers  Niagara This Week – St. Catharines As the calendar changes to a new year — and a new decade — there’s plenty on the horizon for the Garden City says Mayor Walter Sendzik. The City of St. Catharines had plenty of positive highlights in 2019, he said, including the surprise announcement and moving up […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Dan Patterson

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Dan Patterson

Mayor Walter Sendzik presented Dr. Dan Patterson, President of Niagara College with a key to the city at a special retirement celebration this weekend. “The key to the city is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions and I can think of no leader more deserving than Dan Patterson,” stated Mayor Sendzik. “Dan has […]

Mayor Sendzik delivers optimistic state of the city address

Mayor Sendzik delivers optimistic state of the city address

Feb. 13, 2019 Mayor Sendzik delivers optimistic state of the city address Compassion, optimism and momentum are the defining words for St. Catharines according to Mayor Walter Sendzik’s state of the city address. The Mayor delivered his annual speech to an audience of more than 500 business and community leaders this afternoon at Club Roma. […]

St. Catharines, Ont., builds bridges to commercial development

St. Catharines, Ont., builds bridges to commercial development

ADAM BISBY – ST. CATHARINES, ONT. SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Decades after Teenage Head played its last punk-rock show there, 201 St. Paul St. will soon be vacant no more. The corner lot on downtown St. Catharines’s main thoroughfare still sits empty, as it has done since the 1996 demolition of the infamously […]

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 […]

Steelcon announces $40 million manufacturing facility for St. Catharines

Steelcon announces $40 million manufacturing facility for St. Catharines

Steelcon Fabrication Inc. has announced a new $40 million manufacturing facility will open in St. Catharines to produce its leading SIN-beam product for the North American market. A family-owned company based in Brampton, Steelcon uses advanced technologies to produce construction beams that are lighter, use less steel, and have less of an impact on the […]