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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 […]

Niagara mayors thank residents and businesses for efforts to contain COVID-19

Niagara mayors thank residents and businesses for efforts to contain COVID-19

With the Ontario government in a position to move Niagara into the red level of its provincial framework that guides regions through the reopening of the economy on Monday, March 1, 11 of Niagara’s 12 mayors are supportive of the move to red – control measures. Niagara Health and Niagara Region Public Health have done […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik on push for provincial supports for Ontario’s wine industry

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik on push for provincial supports for Ontario’s wine industry

February 18, 2021 – As we mark National Drink Wine Day across Canada, I am calling on the province to heed the call of Ontario wineries to implement a series of reforms that will allow our well-rooted Ontario wine and grape industry to become even more competitive and flourish. I introduced a motion at Niagara Region’s Planning […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik in support of Dr. Hirji

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik in support of Dr. Hirji

It is disturbing to see the threatening behaviour towards Niagara’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Mustafa Hirji over the last 24 hours since the provincial government announced Niagara would be in a grey – lockdown stage of reopening on Feb. 16. Working with the rest of the Niagara Region Public Health team, Dr. Hirji, the […]

Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

One year after Neil Peart’s passing on Jan. 7, 2020, momentum continues to build in the establishment of a commemorative work of art that will honour the legendary Rush drummer from Port Dalhousie. This past year, St. Catharines City Council, with the support of the community, voted to name the newly rebuilt pavilion at Lakeside […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

The announcement of the tentative agreement between Unifor and GM Canada is great news for St. Catharines, and Ontario’s automotive manufacturing industry. Clearly both sides worked hard to reach a deal that is both fair to the employees of GM in our community, and in strengthening GM Canada’s position within a highly competitive global environment. […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik: Be safe and responsible this Halloween

Statement from Mayor Sendzik: Be safe and responsible this Halloween

First, I want to thank St. Catharines residents and businesses for stepping up their efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our community has done an outstanding job following the guidelines from health officials throughout this pandemic. Now, Halloween is on Saturday. It will look and feel different, and it should because the COVID19 […]