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Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to trailblazing long-distance runner Mohammed Ahmed

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to trailblazing long-distance runner Mohammed Ahmed

Canada’s most successful long-distance runner, Mohammed Ahmed, has been presented the Key to the City by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. A highly accomplished track star, Ahmed has broke several Canadian records, and won countless medals while representing Canada on the world stage, including a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2015. In […]

Sandie Bellows recognized for contributions to Canada Games at Walker Sports and Abilities Centre

Sandie Bellows recognized for contributions to Canada Games at Walker Sports and Abilities Centre

In a private ceremony held Aug. 24, a plaque honouring Sandie Bellows was unveiled at the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park. The event, attended by Sandie’s sons Spencer and Colton, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik, Regional Chair Jim Bradley, along with other City and Niagara Region officials, saw the unveiling of […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Doug Hamilton

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Doug Hamilton

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to Doug Hamilton, Chair of the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games. “The Key to the City of St. Catharines is bestowed upon those whose significant contributions have reflected positively on our community. Doug Hamilton has been a key catalyst for the Canada Summer Games, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]