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City not selling water filters door-to-door

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City not selling water filters door-to-door

Residents should be on alert for door-to-door salespeople claiming to be authorized by the City to install water filters. The City of St. Catharines does not authorize organizations to sell or install water filters on its behalf. “Residents should always ask to see ID when someone presents themselves as being from the City,” says Mark […]

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Mayor Sendzik attends national poverty reduction summit

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Mayor Sendzik attends national poverty reduction summit

Mayor Sendzik attended the national Cities Reducing Poverty Summit in Hamilton last week to learn about community approaches to poverty reduction and connect with city leaders from across Canada who are working to address poverty and homelessness in their communities. “This is the third year in a row I’ve been able to attend this conference […]

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Landlord fined $7,700 for fire code violations

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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 […]

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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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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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