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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 […]

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to  locate in  the City of St.Catharines

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to locate in the City of St.Catharines

St. Catharines Council has opted in to permitting private retail cannabis stores to locate in the city. The decision came with unanimous support by Council at its Jan. 14 meeting. In addition to notifying the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) of its decision, Council is also requesting the province provide greater regulatory input […]

Steelcon announces $40 million manufacturing facility for St. Catharines

Steelcon announces $40 million manufacturing facility for St. Catharines

Steelcon Fabrication Inc. has announced a new $40 million manufacturing facility will open in St. Catharines to produce its leading SIN-beam product for the North American market. A family-owned company based in Brampton, Steelcon uses advanced technologies to produce construction beams that are lighter, use less steel, and have less of an impact on the […]

Mayor has priority list for next four years

Mayor has priority list for next four years

October 30, 2018 –  by Karena Walter  The St. Catharines Standard There isn’t a lot of time for St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to bask in his overwhelming re-election win. The current city council has more work to finish in November and new councillors will be inaugurated the first week of December, when they’ll hit the ground […]

Free Wi-Fi access, smart kiosks coming to Downtown St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines is partnering with Bell Canada on a pilot project to install touch-screen smart kiosks offering free Wi-Fi access, free charging stations, 9-1-1 emergency call buttons, interactive wayfinding signage, St. Catharines information and more in Downtown St. Catharines. City Council authorized an agreement last week allowing the smart kiosks to be […]

Niagara gets $149 million for transit

Niagara gets $149 million for transit

NEWS  by Allan Benner –  St. Catharines Standard With an investment of $149 million from upper-tier governments, Niagara’s long-awaited intermunicipal transit service could be much closer to reality. Calling it “the single largest investment in transit in Niagara’s history,” Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey said the eight Niagara municipalities receiving funding are free to use it […]

Unprecedented public transit investment commitments for Niagara

Largest commitment in funds in region’s history crucial for integrated transit with GO Transit commuter rail coming, officials say NEWS by Paul Forsyth – Niagara This Week – St. Catharines Massive federal and provincial investments announced for public transit for Niagara on Thursday could be the final push necessary to create a truly consolidated transit […]

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

We are another step closer to daily GO Transit in St. Catharines and Niagara.  The sign was unveiled today at the VIA Station which will now be the new station for both GO Transit and VIA Rail Canada. Thank you to St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley for your leadership and push for daily GO service and […]

GM St. Catharines visit

GM St. Catharines visit

Had a great visit with Carolyne Watts, Plant Manager and Gemma Copland, GM’s new Personnel Director Global Propulsion Systems. General Motors Canada continues to invest in the St. Catharines plant, stimulating growth, innovation and good, high-paying jobs. St. Catharines has a long and proud history as an auto city. As a member of the Auto Mayors […]