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Posted Friday, May 07, 2021

As the weather warms residents are heading out into the backyard for some much-needed fresh air, but, while they enjoy the open air, they should remember a fire must not be added to the mix.
Getting outdoors to spend time with family and other household members is a great way to stay healthy and active. However, St. Catharines Fires Services (SCFS) would like to remind residents that a backyard fire can be both a fire safety risk and a nuisance to neighbours. Outdoor fires...
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Posted Friday, May 07, 2021

The parking lot at Lakeside Park will be closed to vehicles from May 10 to 21 for resurfacing.
With the reconstruction of the west pier in Port Dalhousie, at Lakeside Park, nearing completion; the contractor working for Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is rectifying minor deficiencies and completing final works, including the restoration of the park and associated parking lot, prior to completing the project.
Due to the general poor condition of the parking lot...
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Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2021

St. Catharines Fire Services is reminding residents to practice caution when it comes to home electrical fire safety after a Monday-night fire sent one person to hospital.
Fire crews were called to a two-storey home on Park Avenue just before 8 p.m. on Monday night. The fire, which was quickly extinguished, started in a bedroom on the upper floor of the home after electrical equipment overloaded a circuit and caused the bedding it was against to ignite. The home’s only...
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Posted Monday, May 03, 2021

St. Catharines residents can now apply for their 2021 Resident Beach Parking Pass, providing for free parking at City beach lots with no time limit.
On April 26, City Council approved a beach strategy outlining a number of actions to be taken this season, and in years ahead, to improve the experience of beachgoers at beaches, while offsetting issues such as overcrowding, illegal parking, inappropriate behaviour and littering.
Last summer City beaches saw a dramatic influx...
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Posted Friday, April 30, 2021

The City is looking to residents for their input as planning continues to offset the impacts of global climate change.
With a draft being finalized for a new Climate Adaptation Plan (CAP), the City of St. Catharines is hosting an online open house from April 30 to May 14, allowing residents the opportunity to review the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.
“While we are working as an organization to do our part in preventing climate change through emission...
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