Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 02:52 PM
St. Catharines is leading the way for local area municipalities as a new emergency call-handling system called Next Generation 911 (NG-911) is introduced in Niagara.
The new system will bring innovative new technology to replace Ontario’s 30-year-old 911 voice-based infrastructure once it is fully operational. The first steps are getting underway today with this year’s focus on installing the necessary infrastructure and staff training.
911 callers will have a new experience when connecting with...
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 03:23 PM
On Jan. 17, 2024, St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle announced an investment of $25.7 million to boost housing supply in St. Catharines. The funding is through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF), a $4 billion initiative that offers financial support to local governments for expediting the development of new homes.
“This is fantastic news for the City of St. Catharines. The Housing Accelerator Fund is set to support the City in implementing a range of...
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 03:39 PM
The City has added the Ontario Street Parking Garage to the list of cashless parking facilities in St. Catharines as the City works towards streamlining parking operations.
Effective immediately, patrons using the popular garage will experience the efficient and user-friendly method for parking payments without the need for cash.
“We have the opportunity to use our existing HonkMobile system as a cashless option for patrons as we explore alternatives for a new system,” said Kathryn Hannah,...
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2024 03:53 PM
January 4, 2024 – Mayor Mat Siscoe has released his 2024-26 Multi-Year Budget, which includes a 1.49% City tax levy increase for 2024, starting the 30-day amendment period for Council under the new Strong Mayor legislation. The amendment period allows City Council the opportunity to make changes to the budget and propose service level changes that could further impact the City portion of the levy.
Mayor Siscoe pointed out that, while the new system for the Budget is different from the process...
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2023 11:59 PM
St. Catharines Mayor Mat Siscoe and the St. Catharines Public Library (SCPL) are teaming up for an annual, year-round reading challenge, to help people of all ages fall in love with reading, beginning January 1st, 2024.
“I am a lifelong reader and I firmly believe that readers are leaders. The importance of reading cannot go unnoticed. It gets your mind working across different areas, boosts communication skills, diversifies our knowledge set, enhances creativity, and most importantly –...