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Landlord fined $7,700 for fire code violations

Landlord fined $7,700 for fire code violations

A downtown St. Catharines property owner must pay $7,700 in fines for fire code violations relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms after a recent ruling at the Ontario Court of Justice. Lane Luck pleaded guilty on Friday, March 24 to five Ontario Fire Code violations at 144 Church St.: two counts of not […]

City water bills going up two per cent

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City water bills going up two per cent

New water and wastewater rates are coming down the pipe. St. Catharines water bills are going up by 1.98 per cent after City Council passed the 2017 water and wastewater budget, including the new rates, after a public meeting Monday March 27. The increased rates mean water/wastewater bills will be about $15 more for the […]

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Be fire safe this Earth Hour

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Be fire safe this Earth Hour

Are you planning to celebrate Earth Hour Saturday night? Fire Chief Dave Wood urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind when the lights go out. The City of St. Catharines will join communities around the world in shining a light on climate action Saturday, March 25. The City is turning off non-essential lights at […]

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New process for waiving special event fees

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New process for waiving special event fees

The City or St. Catharines is rolling out a new process to make it easier for local groups to apply to have fees waived for special events held in St. Catharines. Groups can now apply to have up to 50 per cent of City fees waived associated with running a single or multi-day event in […]

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Hefty fines for fire code violations

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Hefty fines for fire code violations

All homes must be protected by working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms says St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Wood after a local landlord was fined $4,300 by the Ontario Court of Justice. Nick Atalick pleaded guilty to Ontario Fire Code violations for not having working smoke alarms in the basement and on the second […]

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S’No Parking lifted in St. Catharines

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S’No Parking lifted in St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines has lifted S’No Parking which was in effect earlier this week due to a major snowstorm across Niagara. The City uses S’No Parking to urge residents to not park on the road during and after winter storms so crews can clear snow away more quickly. Stay in the know, not […]

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