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Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The City’s vibrant and growing arts scene will shine in the spotlight over the coming weeks, with no shortage of experiences to enjoy during Culture Days.
The City is gearing up to present more than 100 arts and culture activities as part of Culture Days, the annual nation-wide event that invites the public to participate in and contribute to the cultural landscapes of Canadian communities. For the second year in a row, Culture Days is expanding its traditional weekend-long...
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Posted Monday, September 20, 2021

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, to comply with provincial regulations, anyone aged 12 and older will be required to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of St. Catharines public facilities – unless an exemption applies. 
Checks for COVID-19 proof of vaccination, indicating visitors are fully vaccinated with two approved doses, will be performed in addition to the visitor screening process currently in place at all City facilities, including...
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Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  St. Catharines City Council has approved the re-introduction of development charges, providing a more balanced approach where growth pays for growth, rather than the burden of growth-related infrastructure falling to the taxpayer.
After extensive public engagement with the community and stakeholders – including the development industry and the City’s Development Studies Task Force, Council approved a development charges background study and bylaw Monday...
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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

It’s official, the City’s outdoor ice rink project has moved from its pilot stage into a full-fledged program.
Applications are now open for volunteer groups seeking to operate an outdoor skating rink in their neighbourhood under the Community Outdoor Ice Rink Program. Now in its third year, the program operated as a pilot over the last two winters, with Council passing amendments Monday of this week to extend the program. The project allows community volunteer...
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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Property owners and tenants across the City are reminded that failure to meet fire code requirements may not only impact their health and safety, but also their bottom line after a Friday Ontario Court of Justice conviction.
On Sept. 10, 2021 a numbered company, 1813390 Ontario Ltd., and three of its directors pleaded guilty to six fire code contraventions related to a rental residential property at 15 Queenston St. As a result of the convictions — four counts related...
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