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Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  St. Catharines City Council has approved the re-introduction of development charges, providing a more balanced approach where growth pays for growth, rather than the burden of growth-related infrastructure falling to the taxpayer.
After extensive public engagement with the community and stakeholders – including the development industry and the City’s Development Studies Task Force, Council approved a development charges background study and bylaw Monday...
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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

It’s official, the City’s outdoor ice rink project has moved from its pilot stage into a full-fledged program.
Applications are now open for volunteer groups seeking to operate an outdoor skating rink in their neighbourhood under the Community Outdoor Ice Rink Program. Now in its third year, the program operated as a pilot over the last two winters, with Council passing amendments Monday of this week to extend the program. The project allows community volunteer...
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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Property owners and tenants across the City are reminded that failure to meet fire code requirements may not only impact their health and safety, but also their bottom line after a Friday Ontario Court of Justice conviction.
On Sept. 10, 2021 a numbered company, 1813390 Ontario Ltd., and three of its directors pleaded guilty to six fire code contraventions related to a rental residential property at 15 Queenston St. As a result of the convictions — four counts related...
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Posted Thursday, September 09, 2021

Local small businesses across St. Catharines looking to build their online presence can count on some help with Digital Main Street 3.0.
The City of St. Catharines is relaunching Digital Main Street for a third year, offering one-on-one support to small businesses in expanding their reach into an increasingly important digital marketplace. The program, made possible by to a $83,862 grant from Digital Main Street’s Ontario Grants Program (OGP), will see the City’s...
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Posted Thursday, September 09, 2021

St. Catharines’ Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force has launched a fundraising campaign to erect a public work of art in Peart’s honour in Lakeside Park, alongside the recently named Neil Peart Pavilion, a place that inspired the lyrics to a famous Rush single of the same name.
“We have seen an incredible outpouring of support since the passing of Neil Peart, including interest from across the globe inquiring as to how people could support the creation of...
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