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Posted Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 – From travelling the globe to getting in shape, if you offer a program or service for older adults Seniors Day is the event for you.
City staff is looking for vendors for the 2018 Seniors Day Older Adult Forum and Trade Show, the City’s annual event focused on local services for seniors.
“Seniors Day is a great way for older residents to discover products and services that will help them get the most out of life,” said Simone Phelan,...

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018 – The shift from snow to spring means crews can resume stump removal on City boulevards.
Crews remove tree stumps based on work sector, focusing on the sectors with the highest number of work orders for tree stump removal. This process allows crews to focus on particular areas at once, which reduces the amount of driving time and improves efficiency. In 2018, crews will be focusing on work sectors not visited in 2017.
Crews are beginning in work...

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018

Residents will experience temporary service interruptions this Saturday while staff upgrade the City’s network infrastructure.
Work will begin Saturday, March 24 at 8 a.m. and should wrap up late morning or early afternoon. Phone and email service to City staff and facilities may be limited or unavailable for periods of time while work is completed.
Fire and emergency services will not be affected. Residents can continue to call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New water and wastewater rates are on tap for the City of St. Catharines.
St. Catharines water bills will go up by 1.98 per cent after City Council passed the 2018 water and wastewater budget, including the new rates for water and sewer services, after a public meeting last night. The increased rates mean water and wastewater bills will be about $15 more for the average user consuming 170 cubic meters of water a year. The rate increase is comparable to the rate of inflation.

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ontario Street Parking Garage renovations will close a section of the William Street sidewalk until the end of the year.
Both stairways at the Ontario Street Parking Garage, including the stairs, landings and railings, their enclosures and the elevator lobby, on the William Street side of the building will be removed and replaced.
The first phase of renovations includes the south-east stairway and enclosure (closest to the parking garage entrance on William Street) and...

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