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Posted Friday, April 03, 2020

Today, in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 activity in Niagara in the coming weeks, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities have jointly declared a State of Emergency.
Declaring an emergency under  s 7.0.1 (1)  of the  Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act  provides Niagara with all options available to protect the health and safety of Niagara residents.
The Mayors and Regional Chair offer the following joint statement...
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Posted Thursday, April 02, 2020

With the Province of Ontario ordering the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, the City of St. Catharines will close all of its parks and beaches immediately.
The closure comes as the nation, province and City work in unison to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting social gatherings and practicing physical distancing. Closing the parks further limits the public spaces individuals can gather and possibly spread the virus. Limiting transmission has become increasingly...
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Posted Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The closure of City of St. Catharines facilities to the general public has been extended until further notice.
The proactive measure extends the closure beyond the original April 5 date to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure City staff can continue to safely deliver essential services to St. Catharines residents. The decision follows the recommendations and guidance of regional, provincial and national public health authorities, and is focused on protecting the...
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Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The City is making it easier for residents to support local and “PickUp” St. Catharines together.
The City’s Economic Development and Tourism Services team has recently launched PickUpSTC, a new website aimed at providing residents with links to local businesses that remain open. Consumers can visit www.PickUpSTC.ca and either browse through the list of businesses, or search for one based on business type and the service it offers, including takeout, delivery,...
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Posted Friday, March 27, 2020

St. Catharines City Council continues its efforts to support residents and businesses as they wrestle with the financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a special meeting on Friday, March 27, Council approved a series of measures aimed at supporting residents and businesses with the costs of municipal taxes and services. The approved measures, which include some previously announced, are as follows:
Deferring the April 30 interim tax instalment to June...
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