More Hamiltonians want to recycle

This article, from August 29, has details about a study conducted for the 2020 Solid Waste Management Master Plan update.

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According to a recent online study of over 5,500 people and focus groups representing local businesses, multi-residential residents and single-family homeowners this past January and February found that Hamiltonians would recycle more if additional materials were included in blue boxes, such as styrofoam and black plastic, and if the entire process was simplified. The study also found that the city needs to educate its citizens better when it comes to recycling.

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Public health nurses will help local schools to reopen

This article, from August 28, contains information about the hiring of 19 public health nurses to help reopen local schools.

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Hamilton’s medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, announced on Thursday that the city will be looking to hire 19 nurses with its share of the provincially-funded money slated for nurses to help reopen schools across the city.

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Staff look to ban plastic water bottles at municipal facilities

This article from August 27 contains information about a proposed study to look at reducing single-use plastics within the City of Hamilton.

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The City of Hamilton will be looking into a potential ban on the sale of plastic water bottles at city facilities as a way to reduce Hamilton’s waste stream, amongst other initiatives presented at the latest Waste Management Advisory Committee.

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City considering price increase on single-use plastics to encourage more recycling

This article, from August 26, has details about a draft strategy which could charge higher prices for single-use plastic containers or cups at city facilities.

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A draft strategy, which could charge higher prices for single-use plastic containers or cups at city facilities, will be part of a study on ways the City can reduce waste and the flow of those products to municipal waste facilities.

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August 25: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from August 25, contains an announcement from Mayor Eisenberger as Hamilton enters Phase 3 of “Hamilton Reopens”.

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Today, Mayor Eisenberger announced that Hamilton is officially entering Phase Three of Hamilton Reopens.

Although at the provincial level Hamilton has been designated as being in “Stage 3” focusing on businesses and public spaces, Hamilton’s plan focuses on the municipal level, ie. municipal spaces and services.

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Major redevelopment proposed for St. Elizabeth’s Village

This article, from August 22, contains information about a planned residential development, including retail space, at the Village of St. Elizabeth Mills on Rymal Road West.

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A comprehensive master-plan has been put forward by Zest Communities, who have been the owners of the former St. Elizabeth’s Village, now known as the Village of St. Elizabeth Mills, since 2014.

The major redevelopment at the 393 Rymal Road West community, for ages 55 and up, will bring with it a host of new residential units and retail space to the southwestern Mountain.

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Help select public art in honour of Hamilton’s healthcare workers

This article, from August 21, includes information about the City of Hamilton seeking the public’s help in voting for the final public art submission.

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The City is appealing to the public for help as they work to select the final public art submissions aimed at honouring the healthcare providers who work tirelessly and thanklessly in our community.

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150 new residential units slated for Ryckman Neighbourhood

This article, from August 21, contains information about a new residential development in the Ryckman Neighbourhood.

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A new residential area is finally slated for development, as the Jamesmount Gardens is slated to add 150 new residential units to the Ryckman neighbourhood in Ward 8.

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Service changes to HSR starting September 6

This article, from August 20, includes a news release from the HSR about service changes to their service, which will take effect on September 6.

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The Hamilton Street Railway will be returning to weekday service at a summer level with 100% seating capacity.

The HSR stated it its news release  on August 20 that they are increasing capacity from the current 2/3 seating to a 100% seating capacity and is expecting to meet riders’ needs based on current and near-term projected ridership levels.

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Investigation after shots fired in Rolston Neighbourhood

This article, from August 18, contains information regarding the recent shooting in Ward 8 and a message from the CEO of CityHousing Hamilton.

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Police are investigating an incident in the area of Elgar Avenue and Limeridge Road West, after Hamilton Police received reports of shots being fired in the area on Sunday evening.

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