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Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Get in the pool this Saturday and learn about water safety during April Pools Day activities at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre.
The Lifesaving Society and the City of St. Catharines will promote water safety and swimming as a life skill with fun activities as part of April Pools Day at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre Saturday, April 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
According to the Lifesaving Society, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional deaths...

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New water and wastewater rates are coming down the pipe.
St. Catharines water bills are going up by 1.98 per cent after City Council passed the 2017 water and wastewater budget, including the new rates, after a public meeting last night. The increased rates mean water/wastewater bills will be about $15 more for the average customer consuming 174 cubic meters of water a year. The rate increase is below the rate of inflation.
"Water use in St. Catharines has declined significantly...

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A downtown St. Catharines property owner must pay $7,700 in fines for fire code violations relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms after a recent ruling at the Ontario Court of Justice.
Lane Luck pleaded guilty on Friday, March 24 to five Ontario Fire Code violations at 144 Church St.: two counts of not having working smoke alarms and three counts of not having a working carbon monoxide alarm outside of each sleeping areas as required by the Ontario Fire Code.

Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 – Are you planning to celebrate Earth Hour Saturday night? Fire Chief Dave Wood urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind when the lights go out.
The City of St. Catharines will join communities around the world in shining a light on climate action Saturday, March 25. The City is turning off non-essential lights at City Hall and some other City buildings from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to show its support for Earth Hour 2017.
The City encourages residents...

Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The pools at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre will close Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 for scheduled maintenance.
The Guest Services counter, program rooms and the St. Catharines Public Library’s Dr. Huq Family Library Branch will remain open. There are no leisure swims or aquatics programs scheduled during the closure.
The pools will reopen Friday, March 24 with leisure swims and aquatics programs running as scheduled. Visit

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