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Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

‘This pandemic has created some cracks in our community as a whole’ By Karena Walter, St. Catharines Standard Reporter January 7, 2022. The past two years have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik is hoping 2022 is the year for healing. With health experts saying the pandemic could reach […]

Q-and-A: St. Catharines mayor talks city’s strengths throughout 2021

Q-and-A: St. Catharines mayor talks city’s strengths throughout 2021

Walter Sendzik discussed housing, redevelopment, and the pandemic By Abby Green, Niagara this Week  Thu., Dec. 30, 2021 The year 2021 is almost over, so Niagara This Week spoke with St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to find out what he thinks the city did well over the year, and what he’s looking forward to. What do […]

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 […]

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

With an aim of increasing affordable housing stock in the City, Council has approved the sale of City-owned land at 320 Geneva Street. On Monday, Council approved the sale of roughly 3.8 acres previously occupied by the City’s Community, Recreation and Culture Services administration building, provided it is used in part for affordable and social […]

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

The City of St. Catharines is joining a local campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness, break the stigma, and taking action to help young people struggling with addiction and overdose. The flags at City Hall have been lowered to remember community members who have tragically lost their lives to overdose and purple […]

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

The St. Catharines delegation at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference has concluded a record number of meetings with provincial ministers and officials to help move the City’s priorities forward. The AMO conference was held virtually for the second year in a row with a focus on the impacts and opportunities from […]

City unveils first Pride Crosswalk as commitment to inclusivity and diversity continues

As Pride Month celebrations get underway the City of St. Catharines is celebrating the installation of its first Pride Crosswalk, recognizing the community’s diversity and the importance of continued efforts toward inclusion. The crosswalk was installed last week at the St. Paul Street pedestrian crossover located in front of the FirstOntario PAC, with a design […]

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 […]

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 […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

December 15, 2020 – After more than almost four months of work, I am proud that City Council reached a historic moment during these challenging times. On Monday night, Council approved both the 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets, the first time in modern history that the City has approved both budgets on the same night. […]

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council had a productive zoom council meeting last night and wanted to share some highlights with our community. Beaches: ⛱☀️ Hot topic here in St. Catharines and Niagara. Last night council made the decision to restrict access to city owned beaches to Niagara residents only. Since we opened our beaches earlier this summer […]