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Working Group established to develop marketing campaign to address youth substance use and abuse

Working Group established to develop marketing campaign to address youth substance use and abuse

As a grieving parent who had just lost his 21-year-old son to an accidental overdose, Steve Borisenko felt lost when he tried to find information and assistance available for both youth using drugs and for parents who were looking for help for their children who were showing signs of using drugs. An emotional conversation with […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to award-winning musician Tim Hicks

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to country music star Tim Hicks. The St. Catharines resident, an award-winning singer and songwriter, was recognized on April 27, prior to Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games’ Rise with Glowing Hearts concert at Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines. Hicks has earned many prestigious […]

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 Mayor Sendzik regarding Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine

Today, I am joining leaders across the globe in strongly condemning Russia’s violent attack on Ukraine. As a community, we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and the many Ukrainian Canadians who call St. Catharines home. This unprovoked military aggression against an independent and peaceful country is a violation of international law, including the […]

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 […]

Statement regarding act of vandalism against Councillor Porter

Statement regarding act of vandalism against Councillor Porter

On behalf of City Council, staff and our community, I want to state that acts of violence against anyone – including elected officials – will never be tolerated in our community. Last night, while Councillor Karrie Porter and her family slept, a person threw a rock at their front window. This was a deliberate act […]

City partnering with community groups to build labyrinth, offering public space for self-healing and reflection

City partnering with community groups to build labyrinth, offering public space for self-healing and reflection

Visitors enjoying the green space and trails at Fairview Park and John Page Park will soon be able to enjoy a quiet space to reflect and meditate. Signage has recently been erected to note an outdoor walking labyrinth will be constructed in the coming months at Fairview Park, formerly home to the Fairview Golf Course […]

Statement regarding Mat Siscoe being appointed to Niagara Regional Council

Statement regarding Mat Siscoe being appointed to Niagara Regional Council

Last night at a special meeting of Regional Council, Council ratified the decision made by St. Catharines City Council to appoint Mat Siscoe to fill the St. Catharines Regional Council seat vacated by the late Sandie Bellows. Immediately following the vote of Council, Mat Siscoe was sworn in as a Regional Councillor. He had provided […]

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

While an in-person event was still not possible this year, the long-standing holiday tradition of the Civic Christmas Carol Concert continues. The 31st Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert will return this week through a broadcast on YourTV Niagara, prerecorded for the second year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While residents were once again unable […]

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Dec. 8, 2020 – Tonight was a great night for the City St. Catharines and our Council, as we made a historic decision to pledge our support to one single, integrated transit commission to serve all of Niagara. Thank you to the St. Catharines Councillors who supported this progressive decision to enhance transit across our […]

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 […]