Students could use your support

This article from May 31 contains a message from the Industry Education Council of Hamilton about supporting high school co-op students.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With COVID-19 shutting down schools and co-op programs, the Ward 8 office received a message from the Industry Education Council of Hamilton.

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May 29: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 29, includes a press release containing information about “Hamilton Reopens” and a recommendation from Public Health re: face masks in public.

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The City of Hamilton released an update on its COVID-19 response today, with information about “Hamilton Reopens” and a recommendation from Public Health to to use a face mask when out in public.

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COVID-19 Losing Track of the Days, Taxes & Budgets: A Message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

A message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko about the COVID-19 pandemic in Hamilton – latest trends, framework for recovery and interview with the Chamber of Commerce.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Well, it finally happened. I had a day last week where I completely forgot what day of the week it was – just when I thought I was starting to get into the groove of this working from home thing!

At the time of writing (9:30am on May 29th, 2020) there are now 664 cases of COVID19 in Hamilton with 35 deaths (5%) and 132 hospitalizations (20%).

The number of new daily cases of COVID19 in Hamilton is continuing to remain flat – and we’re seeing close or casual contact (ie. family members of infected people) taking over from community transmission as the leading risk factor.

This week, Hamilton City Council also received a detailed COVID19 update from Public Health Services and the City’s preliminary roadmap to re-opening.

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May 27: City launches “Hamilton Reopens: A Roadmap to our New Reality”

This article, from May 27, contains information with respect to “Hamilton Reopens”, the City’s plan for a gradual, safe and measured reopening of municipal facilities and restart of City services and programs.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

City councillors were presented at their May 27 City Council meeting with an outline on the Hamilton’s COVID-19 recovery plans, calling for a gradual, safe, and measured reopening of municipal facilities and services.

Hamilton Reopens is the City’s plans for the next phases in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Westbound lanes of the LINC to be closed Friday night

This article, from May 26, contains information on an upcoming closure affecting the westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, going in to effect May 29 at 8 p.m.

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The Westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway will be closed for maintenance this coming Friday, May 29,  between the hours of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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May 26: Notice of application of larvicides to City of Hamilton for West Nile Virus control

This article contains a press release from Public Health Services about potential West Nile Virus controls.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public Health Services issued a release today, stating that it is conducting ongoing monitoring of mosquito larvae (immature mosquitoes) in standing surface water within the City of Hamilton boundaries on City land. When such monitoring indicates that there is a need for mosquito control, an application of larvicide may be required in order to prevent West Nile Virus.

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May 25: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 25, contains updates from the City of Hamilton in regards to the resumption for regular leaf and yard waste pick-up, the community response to the ongoing heat wave and other reminders for residents.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City updated residents on the City’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This release contains information about the resumption of regular leaf and yard waste pick-up, the community’s heat response as well as other reminders for Hamiltonians.

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Love your pet, but please remember to pick up after them.

This article details information about responsible pet ownership and a reminder to residents to pick up after one’s pet.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many of us being around the house more, we know that Max, Yogi, or Molly may be getting a little more love, affection, and attention as we all deal with the new realities of being at home.

Although our dogs may love the extra time together, it’s important to remember that some neighbours don’t enjoy stepping on Max’s leftovers in the park, something we’ve been hearing about at the Ward 8 office.

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Community Energy Plan Needs Your Input

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050 and it is looking for your input.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050.

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May 22: City and its partners make outbreak management recommendations to Province

This article contains a press release from the City of Hamilton about submitting recommendations to the Province regarding COVID outbreak management in congregate care settings.

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Local health partners and the City of Hamilton have submitted a number of recommendations to the Province regarding the prevention and management of COVID-19, following a serious outbreak at the Rosslyn Retirement Home.

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