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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The City is set to celebrate fall with free family activities at the 31 st annual Pumpkinville.
The City’s longest-running free family event takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd. Hay diving, face painting, crafts, games, family photos and more highlight this year’s Pumpkinville.
The first 500 families will receive a free pumpkin to use to enter the pumpkin carving contest. Carving tools will be...
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Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Be guaran-treed a native tree by coming early to the City’s Free Tree giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 a.m., at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.
Four hundred trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for residents to plant on their property. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies last at the centre’s parking lot.
Trees will be distributed in three-gallon pots and are about three-feet tall. They...
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Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019

St. Catharines Fire Services is urging landlords and businesses to comply with the Ontario Fire Code to protect tenants, employees and visitors following three Ontario Court of Justice convictions for safety violations.
“Every resident, tenant or employee should feel safe in their home or place of business,” said Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick. “Property owners have a responsibility to make sure buildings and rental units meet the Ontario Fire Code prior...
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Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019

St. Catharines Council has approved a blueprint that defines the priorities the City will deliver for the next decade.
On Oct. 7, councillors approved a 10-year update to the St. Catharines strategic plan, a document originally developed in 2015 to identify critical priorities and goals based under four pillars of sustainability – economic, social, environmental, and cultural. This is the second update to the strategic plan, which is intended to guide Council for its...
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Posted Wednesday, October 09, 2019

More than $47 million will be invested in the City’s infrastructure following City Council’s approval of the 2020 Capital Budget. 
St. Catharines City Council passed the $47.8 million capital budget, along with the four-year forecast and asset management status update, at its Oct. 7 meeting. The capital budget funds improvements and upgrades to important infrastructure assets in neighbourhoods across the City, such as roads, bridges, storm sewers, sidewalks...
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