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Ontario Easing Some COVID Restrictions January 31

Ontario Easing Some COVID Restrictions January 31

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With key public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, today released details of steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on January 31, 2022. In the absence of concerning trends in public health and health care indicators, Ontario will follow a cautious and phased approach to lifting public health measures, with 21 days between each step.

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Applications Now Open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

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Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity due to the current public health measures put in place to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can now apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program starting today.

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City participating in the My Main Street program

City participating in the My Main Street program

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The My Main Street Business Accelerator program will play an important role in supporting new and existing businesses in the downtown and Merritton neighbourhoods. In particular, this program will support BIPOC, women-led and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and businesses to ensure that our main streets remain vibrant and reflect our City’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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City launches Design District and related website

City launches Design District and related website

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The City of St. Catharines is partnering with home design, construction, retail and manufacturing businesses to launch the Design District, a one-stop destination for design, building and renovation needs in the city.

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Community Improvement Plan wins national award

Community Improvement Plan wins national award

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The City earned top honours for excellence in Legislation, Policy and Program Incentives at the 2021 Brownie Awards. Founded in 2001 by the Canadian Urban Institute, the annual event celebrates the innovative efforts of individuals and organizations dedicated to remediating and redeveloping brownfield sites across Canada.

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The Globe and Mail: Achieving carbon neutrality and true sustainability with executive buy-in

The Globe and Mail: Achieving carbon neutrality and true sustainability with executive buy-in

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"Knowing the vast impact of carbon on air quality and the climate crisis, it’s been a very important focus for us," says Geordie Walker, president and CEO of Walker Industries. "We aim to create positive long-term impacts on our people, communities and the environment.”

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Financial Post: Niagara is attracting world-class companies that are priced out of larger centres

Financial Post: Niagara is attracting world-class companies that are priced out of larger centres

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“We’re a people business, so talent was at the heart of the decision,” said Jeffrey Russell, president of Accenture in Canada. “The quality of life and the quality of talent is a nice coexistence.

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National Post: Affordability helping Niagara attract young families, professionals

National Post: Affordability helping Niagara attract young families, professionals

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Niagara’s population is projected to rise by 40 per cent over the next two decades, thanks in part to its affordable real estate, excellent school systems, vibrant arts community and an alluring urban-rural mix that provides big-city amenities with small-town charm.

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Condé Nast Traveler: The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

Condé Nast Traveler: The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

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St. Catharines, the largest city in the Niagara region of Ontario, though only the 16th largest city in the province, occupies an unusual space—literally, its geography is a bit odd. It cleaves the wine country of the Niagara Peninsula in two, separating the lake region of the east with the steeper slopes of the bench region of the west. It’s a longtime industrial city, home to a General Motors propulsion plant, that’s been plopped down in the middle of thousands of bucolic acres of grapevin...

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Good Times Magazine: Canada’s Top Retirement Destinations: St. Catharines, ONCanada’s Top Retirement Destinations: St. Catharines, ON

Good Times Magazine: Canada’s Top Retirement Destinations: St. Catharines, ONCanada’s Top Retirement Destinations: St. Catharines, ON

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Located on the edge of the Niagara peninsula, the Garden City is relatively small and yet offers plenty of amenities. And while they’re higher than in some centres, real estate prices in St. Catharines could allow someone who sells a house in Toronto to either upsize or bank a healthy sum. In October of 2018, the average selling price for a detached home in the GTA was $914,179, versus a 2018 average of $414,293 in St. Catharines.

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