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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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St. Catharines council passes 2017 budget

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St. Catharines council passes 2017 budget

City Council has approved the City of St. Catharines’ 2017 operating budget. As a result of the approved budget, property tax bills will go up by about 2.83 per cent over last year’s property tax bill, or about $93 a year for the average property owner with a home valued at $230,000, when regional and […]

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St. Catharines to hold inter-municipal transit council meeting

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St. Catharines to hold inter-municipal transit council meeting

City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the issue of inter-municipal transit. The inter-municipal transit council meeting will be held inside Council Chambers. The public can attend in person or watch the meeting online at www.stcatharines.ca/livestream. The public can also give feedback on inter-municipal transit using an […]

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St. Catharines Hydro ends Shickluna project

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St. Catharines Hydro ends Shickluna project

St. Catharines Hydro will no longer pursue the Shickluna Generating Station, a run-of-the river hydro generating station planned for Twelve Mile Creek. At a special hydro shareholder meeting on Monday, St. Catharines City Council directed the utility to cease all work on the project and take actions to mitigate any losses. The City of St. […]

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Special council meeting set to discuss double duty

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Special council meeting set to discuss double duty

City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Feb. 6 to discuss the double duty model of council representation. The council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. inside Council Chambers, with double duty as the only item on the meeting agenda. Following speaking delegations about double duty, City Council will then vote on the […]

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Council and City staff want budget feedback

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Council and City staff want budget feedback

St. Catharines residents can have their say about the 2017 operating budget during an upcoming telephone town hall and two open houses. Mayor Walter Sendzik, Coun. Mat Siscoe, chair of the Budget Standing Committee, and City staff will answer questions about the 2017 operating budget during a telephone town hall Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 7 […]

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