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Posted Friday, November 27, 2020


The holidays are a time of giving and warmth, two things the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre hopes to extend to those in need with the return of the annual Mitten Tree campaign.
Heading into is seventh year, the holiday tradition will return Sunday, Dec. 6, with a tree set up at the museum where the public can come and decorate the display with donations of new and gently-used winter wear such as mittens, gloves, scarves and toques. The campaign will...
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Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020


New City fleet investments aren’t just delivering savings for taxpayers, they are saving the environment.
This fall the City purchased its first fully electric vehicles, three 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. The purchase of the vehicles, which replace the trucks that were utilized by Municipal Works supervisors, comes as the City continues efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change. Having declared a Climate Emergency, the...
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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020

St. Catharines is rolling ahead with its Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and is now seeking public input.
A Transportation Master Plan is a long-range strategy that will ultimately guide the future of transportation within St. Catharines to support community growth. Designed as a strategy to assist City staff to proactively plan for the future of the City, the TMP supports infrastructure implementation, behaviour change and policy directions.
“The TMP will guide...
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Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Culture Days 2020When it comes to culture, St. Catharines has it in droves.
So much so that when Culture Days — a national celebration that every year sees communities across the country coming together to host cultural events in the fall — announced its rankings for 2020, St. Catharines came out at the top of the list as the number one City in Canada. The move to the top of national rankings is a sizeable jump from the number 10 spot just for mid-sized cities achieved in 2019.
“This...
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Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

City Council has approved St. Catharines 2020 Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to provide funding for redevelopment projects that include the provision of affordable housing, commercial buildings and heritage preservation, in addition to brownfield sites to ensure contaminated land is cleaned up and restored.
The first St. Catharines CIP was launched in 2004 in order to offer financial incentive programs to the private sector to stimulate projects that support local community...
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