After what could be around $30 million in renovations to Port Dalhousie’s piers are complete, St. Catharines has agreed to take ownership from the federal government. A 9 to 1 vote put the decision through to take the piers off the feds’ hands once they’ve fixed them. Port Dalhousie Councillor Bruce Williamson says that it’s a great investment and that people being able to walk along the old piers and seeing sunsets in a safe environment is good news. Once the 2 and a half to 3 year job is complete, the piers are expected to have about another 50 years of life in them. The city says that it will put away $100,000 each year for pier upkeep and maintenance costs.

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