Increased risk for West Nile Virus in Hamilton

This article, from July 30, contains the latest information about the risk of West Nile virus around the City of Hamilton.

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The City of Hamilton is warning residents once again this summer about the risks of the West Nile virus in the city, after a batch of mosquitoes trapped last week tested positive of carrying the virus. The City has also provided tips on how residents can keep themselves and their families safe in the release below.

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Notice of Application for Cannabis Retailer: 692 Upper James St.

This article, from July 27, has information about a Notice of Application for a cannabis retailer in Ward 8 located at 692 Upper James St. The public notice period ends on August 7.

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The Public Notice period has started for a cannabis retailer looking to open a retail store at 692 Upper James St., Unit B in Ward 8.

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July 27: GTHA Mayors and Chairs welcome initial funding announcement

This article, from July 27, contains a statement from the Mayors and Chairs of the GTHA on the initial announcement of provincial funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mayors and Chairs from the 11 largest municipalities comprising the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area held their weekly meeting to discuss the tentative announcement of provincial funding to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayors and Chairs also expressed concern at a number of private parties  in their statement, and are once again asking the public to continue to abide by provincial and municipal guidelines as we continue to work towards economic recovery.

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Shopping carts a plague for Bonnington neighbourhood

This article, from July 26, contains details from a previous Hamilton Spectator article describing how the Bonnington neighbourhood has become a dumping ground for shopping carts.

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A pest has sprung up in gardens, front yards, sidewalks, and lawns across the Central Mountain neighbourhood affecting many, and annoying most. No, it’s not an infestation of aphids but rather an infestation of shopping carts.

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Virtual delegations to start in August

This article, from July 24, contains the latest information about virtual delegations at city committees and meetings moving forward.

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Standing committees will soon be hosting virtual delegations, the Hamilton Spectator reported this week, with the expectation that delegations will start in August.

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Takeout now available across the HPL

This article, from July 23, contains details about the Hamilton Public Library’s new takeout service.

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Some exciting news for book lovers and parents of book lovers from across Ward 8, as the Hamilton Public Library is set to offer “takeout” service at all branches throughout the city.

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July 22: Updates from the City of Hamilton

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The City of Hamilton held a virtual scrum today, detailing the number of cases throughout the City and updates regarding the reopening of play structures, information regarding MPAC, details about S.E.A.T. applications and details about the mandatory mask by-law.

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Discussion between two groups turned into fatal brawl: Hamilton Police

This article, from July 20, includes information related to the serious altercation that took place recently in Ward 8.

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What has been described by Hamilton Police as a planned discussion between a group from Hamilton and a group from Peel turned violent in the early hours of July 19, resulting in the death of a man from Peel.

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July 20: Statement by Mayor Eisenberger on moving into Stage 3

This article, from July 20, includes a statement from Mayor Eisenberger about the City entering phase 3 of the province’s reopening framework.

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Mayor Fred Eisenberger has issued a statement on the news that Hamilton will be entering Stage 3 of the provincial government’s reopening framework, effective July 24.

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$500 million dollar plan selected for City’s entertainment and sports facilities

This article, from July 18, contains information on the $500 million dollar plan to revitalize the Downtown sports and entertainment venues.

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Hamilton City Council announced on July 17th that it will move forward with the development plan presented to them by Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group L.P. (which includes Carmen’s Group, LiUNA, DPAI architects, Fengate Capital, Meridian Credit Union, Paletta International and Jetport Inc.).

The development calls for a $500 million plan to modernize the former Copps Coliseum, to newly renovate the convention centre and concert hall, a major investment in the AGH as well as new residential and affordable housing, and office and retail space.

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