St. Catharines

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hit music

Hamilton (CKLH-FM), and St. Catharines (CHRE-FM) would be competitors to the lone station in Toronto playing that format, CHFI-FM, because of their strong signals. Also, CKFM adopted the slogan "Toronto's New #1 Hit Music Station", to more likely compete with CKIS-FM and CIDC-FM, which support the mainstream top 40 format, as well as CFXJ-FM, which airs the urban contemporary format. However, in terms of strictly hot AC, it continues to compete directly

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and Area Arts Council was a not-for-profit organization working to facilitate communication, collaboration and programs among artists, arts organizations and the community with the goal of enhancing cultural life. Art galleries Rodman Hall runs a diverse program of exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the work of local, national and international artists. It also houses a permanent collection of over 850 works including paintings, photographs

, sculptures and outdoor installations. Rodman Hall was a public-run gallery from 1960 to 2003 when financial issues provoked Brock University to purchase the building. Today, it is affiliated with the Brock School of Fine and Performing Arts and continues to serve and welcome the public. The CRAM Collective was established in March 2006 by Founder and Director Tobey C. Anderson with an inaugural group exhibition in the CRAM Gallery - Canada's smallest art gallery. CRAM artists fund the art


had four different canal systems, whether modified or newly constructed, carved into its geographical landscape. The fourth and present-day canal forms the majority of the city's eastern boundary. The first three of the city's canals have largely been buried, portions of it beneath the present-day Highway 406 (Ontario Highway 406) and Queen Elizabeth Way. Other remnants of the original canals can still be seen in various locations throughout the city; many remains are hidden within forested

, located behind St. Paul Street and abutting Highway 406. http: News st-catharines-approves-new-spectator-facility Council's commitment to build the facility resulted in IceDogs' owner Bill Burke promising to sign a 20-year lease with the city after he threatened to move his team if the city chose not to build a new arena. http: ArticleDisplay.aspx?e 3391586&pg 4 The city has made other

of its locks are within city boundaries. The canal allows shipping vessels to traverse the 99.5 metre (326.5 ft) drop in altitude from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The main access routes into and out of St. Catharines are served by two major freeways. The Queen Elizabeth Way runs east (at 15-Mile Creek) to west (at Garden City Skyway) and Highway 406 (Ontario Highway 406) runs north (at QEW) to south (at St. David's Road). Prior to the construction of these freeways, St

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Stompers , and was subsequently sold and relocated to Queens, New York City in late 1999, where they became the Queens Kings. Rugby league St. Catharines Bobcats were the first team to be announced in a re-launched Canadian rugby league. http: news article.php?id 10036 Soccer The Canadian Soccer League (Canadian Soccer League (current))'s St. Catharines Wolves are one of the most successful professional soccer

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in Welland, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Maid of the Mist Campus in Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Ontario), home of the Tourism Industry Development Centre, and the Ontario Street Site in St. Catharines. With 8,000 full-time students, including more than 500 international students from more than 60 countries, the College offers over 90 post-secondary diploma, baccalaureate degrees and advanced level programs. The Continuing Education Division attracts approximately 15,000 registrants to more than 400 courses each year. The '''Brock Badgers''' are the athletics teams that represent Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. To date the Badgers have won 27 National Championships and 48 Ontario Championships, and are members of the OUA, CIS, CUFLA and CURC. very first Canadian unit was founded in 1908 in St. Catharines , Ontario. In 1925, a Longueuil teacher called Georges-Henri Sainte-Marie started his own unit in the Saint-Antoine de Longueuil parish and decided not to affiliate with the Boy Scouts (Scouting in Canada). In 1928 a group of five troops located in Montreal created a separate association, the Wikipedia:St. Catharines, Ontario

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was the only large city in Ontario to not have at least one government member representing the city, as the Progressive Conservative (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario)-held ridings of Lincoln (Lincoln (electoral district)) and St. Catharines—Brock were eliminated as a cost-saving measure. Robert Welch (Robert Stanley Welch), a long-time Deputy Premier of Ontario, represented the now-eliminated Lincoln and St. Catharines—Brock ridings throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s

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hours price content Urban Vietnamese Fare. Originally intended as a tapas bar they expanded into full meals as well. This is dining done right. Run by a very friendly Vietnamese family that has incredible knowledge in food and restaurant service. The atmosphere is modern and relaxing. The prices can be described as mid to slightly higher range however no one has ever been disappointed by the food. Overall a great value considering the experience you will have. Great wine list and good

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-enthusiasts of Niagara. It runs a series of diverse exhibitions throughout the year involving abstract paintings, sculptures, new media installations and film screenings. Recently, the Niagara Artists' Centre moved out of its former location on Bond St. to a newly renovated storefront building on St. Paul Street in the city's downtown. Festivals right thumb 200px The Market is a venue for events like SCENE (Image:St Catharines Farmers Market.jpg) The Folk Arts Festival was first

deep open

of Ontario made a tunnel infeasible, and a deep open-cut canal was dug instead. The '''Queen Elizabeth Way''', commonly abbreviated as the '''QEW''', is a 400-Series highway in the Canadian (Canada) province of Ontario linking Buffalo, New York and the Niagara Peninsula with Toronto. The freeway begins at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario) and travels around the western shore of Lake Ontario, ending at Ontario


Creek at the extreme west end of the what was known at that time as Main Street. This was an extension of the old Iroquois Trail and was renamed St. Paul Street by the settlers and descendant by the mid-19th century. Several mills, salt works, numerous retail outlets, a ship building yard, distillery and various other businesses were developed next. The first Welland Canal was constructed from 1824 to 1833 behind what is now known as St. Paul Street, using Twelve Mile and Dick's Creek

St. Catharines

'''St. Catharines''' (2011 population 131,400; metropolitan population 392,184) is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region (Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario) and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.11 square kilometres of land. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal. Residents of St. Catharines (List of people from St. Catharines) are known as ''St. Cathariners''.

St. Catharines carries the official nickname "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres (4 km 2 ) of parks, gardens and trails.

St. Catharines is situated in an area for commerce and trade since it is located between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario) - US Border. Manufacturing is the city's dominant industry, as noted by the heraldic motto, "Industry and Liberality". General Motors of Canada, Ltd. (General Motors Canada), the Canadian subsidiary of General Motors (General Motors Corporation), was the city's largest employer, a distinction now held by the District School Board of Niagara. TRW Automotive operates a plant in the city, though in recent years employment there has shifted from heavy industry and manufacturing to services.

St. Catharines lies on one of the main telecommunications backbones (internet backbone) between Canada and the United States, and as a result a number of call centres operate in the city.

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