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Posted Friday, March 05, 2021

With an eye towards improving the experience of beach goers, and bolstering public safety, the City is engaging residents on their preferences and habits when it comes to visiting the waterfront.
Specifically, the City has launched an online survey to better understand the needs and experiences of residents and visitors as they pertain to City beaches. The input will help inform the development of a beach strategy aimed at improving beach experiences and offsetting issues...
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Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021

The City of St. Catharines is looking to artists for their insights and expressions of how the community has come together, demonstrated resiliency and adapted through a year of change and challenge brought on by COVID-19.
The City is calling on artists to submit works for the 2021 City of St. Catharines Annual Juried Art Exhibit. This year’s exhibit, which will be displayed at City Hall in the fall, is titled The Art of Resilience. This year’s exhibit aims to...
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Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021

In November 2020 St. Catharines City Council approved budget for a new washroom to be included in the 2021 capital budget after requests from the community for more public facilities. Now, the City is asking for input from residents on their preferred location and design of the washroom.
“COVID-19 has meant a re-prioritization of projects that create opportunities for residents to enjoy the city’s open spaces and address social needs in the community,” said...
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Posted Friday, February 26, 2021

The Province announced today that the Niagara region will enter the Red ‘Control’ Zone of their COVID-19 framework on Monday, March 1. In response to this, the City of St. Catharines will be re-opening several facilities with restrictions in place. 
“Niagara residents and businesses have stepped up to help stop transmission of the virus. Combined with the vaccination of long-term care facilities and higher-risk retirement homes and the ongoing expansion...
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Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In an effort to lead by example, the City of St. Catharines is moving forward on a commitment to become a Living Wage Employer through the Ontario Living Wage network.
On Monday City Council approved a motion that will see the City certified as a living wage employer. St. Catharines already meets the support level of requirements, meaning all its full-time employees are paid a living wage of at least $18.12 an hour. As part of this certification the City has pledged to meet...
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