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In Case You Missed it There Was a Municipal Election!!

Don’t look now, but another municipal election has come and gone.  In case you missed it, as 3 out 4 eligible voters did, St. Catharines has a new mayor and three new members of Council.  Congratulations are certainly in order for the returning incumbents as well as the newbies.  And regardless of your political bent, … Continue reading In Case You Missed it There Was a Municipal Election!!

The Good Guys – Terra Viva Montessori

Meet the environmental champions in our community. Check in with us every month as we highlight the work and accomplishments of various organizations and individuals – The Good Guys. Terra Viva Montessori is a Forest School – the first of its kind in Niagara. It is a unique program, committed to educating children through an innovative and creative … Continue reading The Good Guys – Terra Viva Montessori

Last thoughts on the Grantham Rail Trial

City Hall doesn’t want to hear from anyone who doesn’t share their point of view. The Grantham Rail Trail (GRT) project is a prime example.  The St. Catharines Environmental Alliance (SEA) requested the opportunity to discuss with City Council the surface treatment for the proposed trial.  SEA was agreeable with the need for improvements and, … Continue reading Last thoughts on the Grantham Rail Trial

City Studies Plan to Plant 100,000 Trees in the Next Ten Years

Hats off to St. Catharines City Council who passed a motion requesting staff to prepare a work plan for planting 100,000 trees over the next ten years. The motion was brought by Coun. Kevin Townsend on April 25th and passed unanimously. The plan was to be developed with a corporate-wide focus and include costing and … Continue reading City Studies Plan to Plant 100,000 Trees in the Next Ten Years

Bike Racecourse approved by NPCA is an environmental disaster

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is the provincial government agency tasked with the protection and management of watershed domains in the Niagara Region.  They are most notably responsible for best practices for climate resilience and sustainability, source water and species protection and the conservation of natural green infrastructure within the Niagara Peninsula watershed.  The … Continue reading Bike Racecourse approved by NPCA is an environmental disaster

The Good Guys – BCAC

Meet the environmental champions in our community. Check in with us every month as we highlight the work and accomplishments of various organizations and individuals – The Good Guys. Biodiversity and Climate Action Collective Niagara (BCAC) is a collective of Niagara’s 18 environmental groups, plus more than two dozen unaffiliated citizens who advocate for proven municipal best … Continue reading The Good Guys – BCAC

Another Asphalt Pathway for the Garden City

Lets face it – we’re not big fans of asphalt.  Especially asphalt pathways.  And certainly not asphalt pathways through greenspaces.  We are for active linkages that connect neighbourhoods and that support recreational and active transportation opportunities.  And we would like to believe that trail improvements to existing pathway systems can provide those opportunities at reasonable … Continue reading Another Asphalt Pathway for the Garden City

Regional Natural Environment System

On Thursday May 20th, Regional Council met to decide which variation of its Natural Heritage System Niagara will have in its years to come. Alongside our Water Resource System, the Natural Heritage System (NHS) constitutes our region’s Natural Environment System, a portion of the Niagara Official Plan which is to be followed for 30 years. … Continue reading Regional Natural Environment System

No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental Action

A proposed roadway through the former Fairview Golf Course property has been removed the City of St. Catharines Transportation Master Plan and the St. Catharines Environmental Alliance played a significant role in that process. SEA members Della Trojan, Charlotte Chan and Mike Anderson engaged City Council on the environmental impact the roadway would have on … Continue reading No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental Action

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