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Building success in Niagara

Wainfleet’s Chief Building Official, Randy De Guire, recently took part in an information sharing session set up by the Chief Building Officials of Niagara (CBON) and the Niagara Home Building Industry. The session, hosted by the Niagara Region took place Feb. 6/2018. A mid-year growth report prepared by the Region identified that 2017 experienced positive […]

City funding available to start up community gardens

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City funding available to start up community gardens

Looking to start up a new community garden or grow an existing one? The City of St. Catharines is offering funding to help community gardens take root. Incorporated charities and not-for-profit groups looking to build or expand a community garden can apply for matching funds from the City to cover up to half of eligible […]

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Fort Erie Town Council approves 2018 Operating Budget

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Fort Erie Town Council approves 2018 Operating Budget

The Town of Fort Erie Budget Committee recently approved the 2018 Operating Budget with an increase of 3.15 per cent and an overall residential property tax increase of 1.10 per cent when combined with Niagara Region and the boards of education levies. “The primary challenge is ensuring that there are sufficient funds to replace the […]

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Local builders finalists for housing excellence awards

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Local builders finalists for housing excellence awards

Three builders from St. Catharines have been recognized as finalists for their work by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence. Rinaldi Homes, Windrush Hill Construction and Silvergate Homes were announced as finalists in the detached homes and whole house renovation categories, joining a prestigious list of builders from across the […]

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Pre-Budget consultation with province

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Pre-Budget consultation with province

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Last Monday, I had the honour of welcoming Yvan Baker, MPP (Etobicoke Centre), and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance as I presented first at the Province’s “Pre-Budget Consultation” in the Niagara Peninsula. Mr. Baker was joined by Jim Bradley, MPP […]

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City offering property tax relief for ethno-cultural organizations

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City offering property tax relief for ethno-cultural organizations

Charitable or non-profit ethno-cultural organizations that own their own property but are struggling with rising operating costs can apply for property tax relief from the City of St. Catharines. The City’s new transitional grant program offers ethno-cultural organizations that own property in St. Catharines a grant equal to 50 per cent of the City’s portion […]

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