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Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019

Many St. Catharines residents will be celebrating Victoria Day with fireworks during the long weekend. But, Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick cautions revelers to be safe, use common sense and follow the City’s rules for using fireworks.
“From a safety perspective, if residents do plan to set consumer fireworks off themselves, I urge them to know the risks and to be safe,” said the acting fire chief.
The following safety tips will ensure that the fireworks...
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Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Free Parking Available in Port Dalhousie-MapNew wayfinding signs posted in key areas in Port Dalhousie will help visitors on their way to Lakeside Park and local businesses find available parking at nearby City lots.
Free parking for Port Dalhousie businesses and Lakeside Park is available at the Lakeside Park parking lot and other nearby City parking lots. The new signs will direct Port Dalhousie visitors to parking at Ontario Jaycee Gardens Park (543 Ontario St.) and the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina parking lot (80...
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Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wet conditions are delaying the opening of at least one attraction, but the majority of the community’s favourite seasonal activities will be open for business for the Victoria day holiday weekend.
Lakeside Park Carousel Opening Delayed
The opening of the historic Lakeside Park Carousel has been delayed due to the flooding of Lake Ontario into Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie. City staff will continue to monitor water levels at the park and hope to open the carousel...
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Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Canada Games ParkThe City of St. Catharines is making a $10-million investment, with conditions, towards the 2021 Canada Games to ensure Niagara puts its best foot forward on the national stage.
At its May 13 meeting, St. Catharines Council provided unanimous approval for up to $10 million in funding towards the Canada Games infrastructure plan, including The Sport and Ability Centre, a facility based around a twin-pad arena with a spectator rink. The legacy project, which would be located...
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Posted Monday, May 06, 2019

The east pier in Port Dalhousie is temporarily closed to the public due to high water levels in Lake Ontario.
Temporary fencing is being installed today (May 6) to ensure the safety of visitors to Port Dalhousie along the east pier in the area of the Dalhousie Yacht Club. The temporary closure is in effect as of Tuesday, May 7 and will remain until water levels return to a safe level.
Water levels in Lake Ontario are forecasted to continue to rise. The City is monitoring...
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