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Regional Government Review

I had a chat with a familiar voice on Niagara airwaves – Tom McConnell from 610 CKTB about the Province’s Regional Government review.   The Province is reviewing the governance, decision-making, and service delivery functions for regional governments and member municipalities. The Mayors of Niagara have given our input and met with advisors from the Province.  […]

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

March 2019 Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action This week at Regional Council the Community Services Committee received an update on the Niagara homelessness strategy. This includes work that Niagara Region has been doing with community partners to respond to the growing need for shelter and housing. You can read more about the […]

Black History Month – Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines

Black History Month – Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines

As we are in the middle of Black History Month – I wanted to share this TVO piece on Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines. Harriet was a woman of strength, dignity and honour. She had extraordinary courage while leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. We celebrate Harriet and her connection to St. […]

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. […]

Walter Sendzik: 2019 is about reaching out and building up

Walter Sendzik: 2019 is about reaching out and building up

St. Catharines mayor looks ahead to first year of new council term by Luke Edwards  Niagara This Week – St. Catharines As St. Catharines grows and welcomes new residents, its mayor says the city must also continue looking after its own. Fresh off a successful run for a second term as mayor, Walter Sendzik is looking […]

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 […]

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

More than $31 million will be invested in the City’s infrastructure following City Council’s approval of the 2019 Capital Budget.  St. Catharines City Council passed the $31.3 million capital budget at its Jan. 28 meeting. The capital budget funds improvements and upgrades to important infrastructure assets in neighbourhoods across the City, such as roads, bridges, […]

Weekend update – featuring Mayor Walter Sendzik

Weekend update – featuring Mayor Walter Sendzik

It’s been a busy week with City Council meeting on Monday Regional Council last night, where we approved funding for safety barriers and mental health support. Thank you to Niagara United for speaking powerfully about the importance of taking action on this issue. You are doing important work to advocate for mental health and addictions […]

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 […]