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Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

It’s been just over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the community, but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik says the City is ready to forge ahead with recovery in 2022. The mayor, during his annual State of the City address at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday night, said while few generations before us […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

equalityAs we watch the justified unrest and protests in the United States after the brutal death of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, it has reignited the need for communities across Canada to take demonstrable actions to combat racism. We are not immune to racism, to the rise of white supremacy organizations, […]

St. Catharines Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $25,000 to CMHA Niagara

St. Catharines Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament donates $25,000 to CMHA Niagara

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch is pleased to accept a $12,500 donation from Mayor Walter Sendzik and the 2019 St. Catharines Mayor Invitational Golf Tournament The donation, which is part of a $25,000 commitment to CMHA Niagara, will support the region-wide provision of CMHA Niagara’s immediate and brief services at the 264 Welland Avenue, […]

Niagara creating new early mental health intervention positions

Niagara creating new early mental health intervention positions

Funding for psychosis intervention will provide full-time nurse, support worker  Bill Sawchuk The St. Catharines Standard A funding boost to create two new positions at Early Psychosis Intervention is a move St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik is calling a good news story. The region’s health and social services committee voted to create positions for a […]

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Public health to consider homelessness initiative Jun 10, 2019 by Allan Benner  The St. Catharines Standard St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik hopes to significant reduction in homelessness in Niagara within six months, if Niagara Region implements an initiative being considered this week.”I believe that by October or November of this year, based on the implementation […]