Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 04:45 PM
The City of St. Catharines continues to offer ongoing supports to help strengthen the arts and culture sector, as it prepares for COVID-19 pandemic recovery.
At its June 14 meeting, St. Catharines City Council approved $289,715 in St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) funding, with $10,715 going towards 16 applicants for the Culture Days Activity Program, and $279,000 being allocated to eight organizations through the Sustaining – Core and Midsized Program funding. This is just the first...
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 01:00 PM
Businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to forgo the payment of licensing and sidewalk patio fees in 2022.
In an effort to support business recovery City Council has approved the waiving of business licensing and sidewalk patio fees in 2022 for businesses in certain sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move continues efforts that saw fees waived in 2020 and 2021.
Business licensing fees will be waived for:
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 04:15 PM
After a year’s hiatus the bleat of sheep, the crow of roosters and the other familiar sounds of animals have returned to Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm.
Animals returned to the popular Read Road attraction today, breathing life into the facility that was shuttered in 2020 in response to COVID-19. Going forward the farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Guests are reminded to maintain physical distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Happy Rolph’s holds such a special place in the...
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 02:15 PM
In response to concerns with overcrowding, and related problem behaviours, the City is moving to institute temporary capacity limits at its beaches.
As weather has warmed City beaches have become a popular destination for residents and visitors from across Niagara and beyond. Large numbers of visitors at beaches has led to overcrowding, resulting in concerns related to COVID-19 restrictions and the possible spread of the disease. Overcrowding has in turn exaggerated issues of drinking and problem...
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 02:45 PM
As Niagara joins the rest of Ontario in entering Step One of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen, some City facilities will open to the public while maintaining a focus on visitor safety.
Residents can now book appointments to access City Hall services when the building reopens on Monday, June 14. Residents can book their appointment with Planning and Building Services; Legal and Clerks Services; Citizens First and parking services online at stcatharines.ca/CitizensFirst or by calling 905.688.5600.