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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 […]

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 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 […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

It is disturbing to see the continued harassment, and criminal acts, directed towards public officials at their private places of residence. The recent vandalism committed at the home of Coun. Karrie Porter represents not only a hateful and unacceptable act, but one that is illegal. This, along with a small group targeting the private home […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People to Canada. The City of St. Catharines and Niagara region is the traditional home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. The land is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue […]