$400 Million Investment into Hamilton’s Digital Infrastructure

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The largest digital investment in the City of Hamilton’s history by Bell Canada will bring with it expanded broadband access in urban and rural areas of the city.

Bell announced on January 23 that the company will invest $400 million dollars over a period of 5 years, including the installation of fibre network connections in 200,000 homes and businesses throughout the city, including business parks and commercial areas.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “$400 Million Investment into Hamilton’s Digital Infrastructure”

Rapid Transit, Elimination of Area Rating Can Help Improve Mountain HSR Service

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On January 24, HSR Director Debbie Dalle Vedove gave council an update on plans for bus service improvement this year, as well as the results from the HSR’s most recent citizen survey, “Re-envision”.

Dalle Vedove shared with City Council that “frequent, reliable service” was the overwhelming improvement needed for Hamiltonians to make transit their first option when it comes to transportation.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Rapid Transit, Elimination of Area Rating Can Help Improve Mountain HSR Service”

Information Update – Novel Coronavirus

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public health officials in Hamilton and around the world are keeping a close eye on developments with respect to the ongoing outbreak caused by a Novel (new) Coronavirus first identified in pneumonia patients in Wuhan, China.

Additional cases have been reported in other countries, including Canada.

For more details, please continue reading below… Continue reading “Information Update – Novel Coronavirus”

Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday Back for Another Year

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Green Venture‘s Seedy Saturday, a staple of the Hamilton community since 2002, is back for another year of workshops, educational opportunities and fun for young and old! Gardening is a wonderful hobby which gets you out in the sun and active…not to mention it also brings calmness and beauty to your home!

For more details on Seedy Saturday, please continue reading below… Continue reading “Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday Back for Another Year”

Temporary Road Closure coming to Stone Church Road West

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Upgrades to the current pumping station at the Garth Street/Stone Church Road Reservoir will be taking place starting February 3rd until the end of April. During this time, westbound traffic on Stone Church Road West (near Garth Street) will be impacted.

For more details, please continue reading below… Continue reading “Temporary Road Closure coming to Stone Church Road West”

New Traffic Signals a Welcome Addition on Blossom Lane

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

You may have noticed recently along your travels on Upper James that the intersection at Blossom Lane/Chapman Avenue has been undergoing some modest changes to improve the safety of pedestrians and drivers alike.

We’re happy to report that the lights at Blossom Lane/Chapman Avenue and Upper James (south of the LINC) have been fully functional since January 15 and will hopefully add a sense of safety for the many residents in this growing area of our ward.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “New Traffic Signals a Welcome Addition on Blossom Lane”

Monitoring Wastewater Overflows and Bypasses

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the Chedoke Creek spill reminding us how precious our Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise watersheds are, and with residents voicing their frustration at the lack of information available, the City of Hamilton has introduced a monitoring site  to inform the public of when a bypass is required and has happened.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Monitoring Wastewater Overflows and Bypasses”

Photo Radar Coming to Hamilton

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton city council is taking another step to address aggressive drivers and speeding across the city this year.

At the January 13 Public Works meeting, councillors voted in favour of a photo radar pilot project in school zones, to help curb a growing trend of speeding in certain neighbourhoods.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Photo Radar Coming to Hamilton”

Calling all Artists!

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you an artist? Do you know someone who has a love and passion for public art? Do you believe that art enhances your city’s beauty? Well, the City of Hamilton is looking for you!

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Calling all Artists!”

Introducing the Hamilton Master Parking Plan

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has initiated the Hamilton Parking Master Plan to examine existing public parking operations and provide direction for future policy, planning, and enforcement that align with other city-wide transportation and planning policies.

Continue reading “Introducing the Hamilton Master Parking Plan”