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Posted Tuesday, July 07, 2020

After a special council meeting examining the use of masks as a means to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, St. Catharines City Council will vote on a by-law dictating the requirement of mask use in enclosed public spaces.
On July 13, Council will vote on the by-law that will require both patrons and employees at indoor public spaces such as stores, entertainment venues and government buildings to wear face masks while inside. With evidence mounting that masks can help curb...
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Posted Friday, July 03, 2020

The proposed 2021 rates and fees will be up for discussion at the Council meeting on July 13, 2020, which will start at 6 p.m. and public input is welcome.
Before the new rates and fees can be approved, a public open house is typically held at Council. As a result of COVID-19, however, people now have new ways to engage. The public can provide their input by email, mail or virtual delegation.
In April, the Budget Standing Committee approved that Rates and Fees for 2021...
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Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Update, July 3, 2020: Since the initial closure of beaches at dusk the City has provided further clarification of beach operation times, and control measures. Beaches will only be open 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., including parking lot gates. Social distancing requirements, maximum groups of 10 and parking where prohibited will be enforced with tickets being issued.
The City is moving to address ongoing issues at its beaches with several actions, including overnight closures...
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Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020

Millions of dollars will pour into the City’s transit infrastructure in the years ahead, flowing from Federal, Provincial and municipal streams.
On Thursday morning, politicians from across Niagara gathered virtually to announce investments totalling more than $78 million dollars into 31 public transit projects across the region. Eleven of those projects, representing an investment of more than $41.2 million, will be directed to transit in St. Catharines.
More than...
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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020

As the City of St. Catharines is now in Stage 2 of its STC Framework for Recovery, beaches will open to the public on Friday, June 26. The reopening will coincide with a new safety initiative to protect swimmers from personal watercraft, which will be rolled out at St. Catharines’ beaches during the next few weeks.
Up until this point, beaches were officially open only for walking through. Starting Friday, everyone will be able to soak up the sun at Lakeside Park and...
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