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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 and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference

Mayor Sendzik and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference

June 7, 2019 Mayor Sendzik and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference With rising water levels and climate change on the minds of many, an international gathering of mayors and cities was held this week at the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. St. Catharines […]

CBC Ideas: Paul and Ed’s Excellent Adventure in #OurHomeSTC

CBC Ideas: Paul and Ed’s Excellent Adventure in #OurHomeSTC

January 2019 Earlier this year, world-famous environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky and Ideas on CBC Radio host Paul Kennedy – both born and raised in St. Catharines, made the trip down the QEW to visit their hometown. The trip was planned around a visit to the old GM plant on Ontario Street and also includes stops to places from their childhood […]

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for shared economic prosperity Mayors pledge to protect urban natural spaces, contribute to national target Ajax, ON, June 14, 2018 – At the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference in Ajax, Canadian and US mayors celebrated the strong, integrated relationship on environment and economy […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Chris Bittle, MP St. Catharines

Thank you to MP Chris Bittle – St. Catharines for being a guest on YourTV Niagara – Our Home with Mayor Sendzik to provide an update to the residents of St. Catharines as our elected MP. Tune into this episode as Chris and I chat about the funding announced to rehabilitate the Port Dalhousie Piers, […]

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 […]

Unprecedented public transit investment commitments for Niagara

Largest commitment in funds in region’s history crucial for integrated transit with GO Transit commuter rail coming, officials say NEWS by Paul Forsyth – Niagara This Week – St. Catharines Massive federal and provincial investments announced for public transit for Niagara on Thursday could be the final push necessary to create a truly consolidated transit […]

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

We are another step closer to daily GO Transit in St. Catharines and Niagara.  The sign was unveiled today at the VIA Station which will now be the new station for both GO Transit and VIA Rail Canada. Thank you to St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley for your leadership and push for daily GO service and […]

Sendzik revisits plastic water bottle ban in city facilities

Sendzik revisits plastic water bottle ban in city facilities

Feb 07, 2018 by Melinda Cheevers  – Niagara this Week – St. Catharines Despite multiple motions passed by previous councils in St. Catharines looking to ban plastic bottled water in all municipally owned and operated facilities, an actual ban has yet to be implemented. Mayor Walter Sendzik is hoping to finally change that with a motion […]