St. Catharines plants 100 trees to help restore the canopy
The City of St. Catharines is putting down roots with a special tree planting.
500 trees were given away during the city's highly successful free tree giveaway, but 100 trees were left unclaimed.
Those remaining trees will be planted at Walker’s Creek, Centennial Gardens, Malcolmson Eco-Park and Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm over the next few days according to Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Phil Cristi.
"We've removed more than 3,000 mature trees from our city parks and other places because of the Emerald Ash Boer and little by little, bit by bit, we're doing our part to try and recoup some of that canopy we lost."
The community is welcome to come out and lend a hand - planting starts today at 9 a.m. Walkers Creek today.
Tomorrow planting will be at Centennial Gardens and on Malcolmson Eco-Park and Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm on Thursday.
Residents looking to take part in CommuniTREE Planting Events must register in advance so City staff can ensure they have enough equipment on site to provide residents with the tools necessary to participate. Register online at www.stcatharines.ca/CommuniTREE or call 905-688-5600.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.