City Picking Up Xmas Trees First Two Weeks of January

This article, from December 31, has details about discarding your real Xmas tree.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

City of Hamilton waste collection staff be picking up real Christmas trees at the curbside on your weekly collection days during the weeks of January 4 and January 11, 2021.

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City of Hamilton Plow Tracker

This article, from December 28, has information on how the City of Hamilton clears its streets and how you can track the plow.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the city receiving its first solid accumulation of snow this past week, you’ll start to see more City of Hamilton trucks, tractors, and bobcats clearing your neighbourhood in the coming months.

With that in mind, the Ward 8 Office wanted to share information about some Frequently Asked Questions residents may have when it comes to clearing streets after snowstorms, and share a site that tracks Hamilton’s plows in realtime.

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Snow Angels Seeking Volunteers

This article, from December 27, contains information about the Snow Angels volunteering program, and their call for volunteers this season.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you reliable and in good physical health? Do you have some free time on your hands to help your neighbours? Are you 14 years of age or older? The Snow Angels are looking for your help.

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Royal Botanical Gardens Seeking 1,500 “Used” Xmas Trees

This article, from December 27, has information about the annual Xmas tree collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens is once again holding its annual Christmas tree collection, a decades-long effort to shore up the banks of the Chedoke and Grindstone creeks.

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First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Launched in Hamilton

This article, from December 23, has information about the first COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Hamilton.

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The first COVID-19 vaccinations were dispatched to 30 employees who work at various long-term care homes across the city today.

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City of Hamilton Holiday Closures

This article, from December 23, has information on City of Hamilton holiday closures.

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All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed from December 25 to January 1 and will reopen on January 4, 2021.

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Keeping the Fun Going this Winter at Bruce Park

This article, from December 21, salutes the man keeping the fun going all winter long at Bruce Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 Office recently brought you an article about a fundraiser taking place in the Centremount Neighbourhood, where residents are holding a GoFundMe to raise funds for a community snowblower.

That snowblower will help ease the workload for Ted, the volunteer who keeps the rink running at Bruce Park.

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Hamilton City Council Approves 2021 Tax Supported Capital Budget

This article, from December 21, has information about the 2021 Capital Budget.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

City Council has approved the 2021 Tax Supported Capital Budget. Council’s approval supports an overall 2021 capital budget of $484.4M. The increase in capital funding from property taxes equates to an increase in the operating budget of 0.4 per cent or $3.6M, an increase of $13 per year on an average household.

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December 21: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from December 21, has the latest information on the lockdown, which went into effect at 12:01 am.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With Hamilton being moved into lockdown as of 12:01 am on Monday, December 21, the City is informing residents about those measures, restrictions, closures and limitations that the community will experience over the next four weeks.

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GTHA Mayors and Chairs Support New Provincial Measures to Protect Healthcare System

This article, from December 21, contains a press release from the GTHA Mayors and Chairs concerning the newest lockdown in the area.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton and the other 10 municipalities comprising the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, held their weekly meeting where they stand united in supporting the Province and working together with them to protect the community’s health, protect the healthcare system and supporting the economy and local business.

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