The Provincial Government’s plan to grow Ontario’s marine transport network over the next decade entails creating new jobs and trade opportunities, building on Ontario’s leadership role in the marine transportation sector. The plan aims to draw more workers to the sector and strengthen links between ships and other forms of transportation, while steering the sector towards more environmentally sustainable technologies.
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New energy is being channeled into the Welland Canal by major government investments in Port Colborne and St. Catharines.
At the core of many of the products Canadians take for granted are the fingerprints of Canada’s largest Great Lakes shipping fleet. Algoma Central, headquartered in downtown St. Catharines, owns a fleet of 84 ships, 29 of which carry domestic cargo. Those ships carry an outsized share of cargo through Niagara’s Welland Canal. In 2022 alone, 41% of the domestic tonnage that passed through the Canal was carried by Algoma.
Heddle Shipyards is investing over $107 million to tackle complex Vessel Life Extension (VLE) projects at the company’s Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines and create 30 new, good-paying jobs.
Applications are now open for FedDev's Tourism Growth Program in southern Ontario. The program will support businesses and organizations that bring visitors to our region. By developing local tourism attractions and experiences, they are positioning Canada as an all-seasons destination of choice.
Congratulations to Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc., MJMA Architecture & Design and the entire team that designed and developed the Neil Campbell Rowing Centre in St. Catharines that was recently recognized with a 2023 Architecture Prize from the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities.
The 2024 World Rowing Championships is scheduled to take place at the historic Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course from August 18-25, 2024 and is estimated to attract thousands to St. Catharines, creating opportunities for local businesses. All Niagara businesses are invited to an information session Wednesday, November 22 in St. Catharines to learn more about how they can be a part this exciting event.
Two St. Catharines homebuilders have been recognized as leaders in the industry by the Ontario Home Builders Association (OBHA) with 2023 Awards of Distinction.