City launching Placemaking Grant Pilot Program

This article, from January 29, contains a press release form the City of Hamilton about the new Placemaking Grant Pilot Program.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is launching a new community funding program, aimed at funding community-led placemaking projects that temporarily animate public spaces.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “City launching Placemaking Grant Pilot Program”

Public Health warning residents about phishing scam

This article, from January 29, has information about a COVID email phishing scam targeting seniors.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public Health is advising the community of reports of a COVID-19 email/phishing scam targeting seniors around the city.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Public Health warning residents about phishing scam”

Seedy Saturday Goes Virtual This Year

This article, from January 25, has information about this year’s upcoming Seedy Saturday registration and schedule.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Seedy Saturday, an annual pre-spring event hosted by Green Venture, will continue to share their knowledge with local gardeners in addition to helping them stuck up on local and heirloom seeds and supplies virtually this year.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Seedy Saturday Goes Virtual This Year”

GTHA Mayors and Chairs call for Federal and Provincial Action on Sick Pay

This article, from January 25, has the latest information regarding the weekly regional mayors and chairs conference call.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Mayors and Chairs of the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area are calling on the Federal and Provincial governments to update and improve sick pay benefits for workers to help save lives and control the virus.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “GTHA Mayors and Chairs call for Federal and Provincial Action on Sick Pay”

Ward 8 Office – Now on Facebook!

This article has information on the new Ward 8 Facebook page and how to connect with us.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 Office is happy to share that we’re now live on Facebook, sharing stories and news about Ward 8 directly with you!

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Ward 8 Office – Now on Facebook!”

Notice of Application for Cannabis Retailer: 584 Upper James St.

This article, from January 22, includes details about a Notice of Application for Cannabis Retailer at 584 Upper James St (6 Brucedale Ave. W.).

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Public Notice period has started for a cannabis retailer looking to open a retail storefront at 584 Upper James St (also known as 6 Brucedale Ave. West).

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Notice of Application for Cannabis Retailer: 584 Upper James St.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This article, from January 22, has an update on vaccine distribution in the city from the Medical Officer of Health.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, recently gave a quick update to councillors about the progress with immunizations with the COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton.

For more details, please continue reading below….

Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Update”

Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health

This article, from January 21, has information on youth mental supports provided by Lynwood Charlton Centre & Hamilton Public Health Services.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Lynwood Charlton Centre, a children’s mental health centre located on the West Mountain, has partnered with Hamilton Public Health Services to create resources via a stand alone website to support youth affected in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health”

Mountain Plaza Owner Won’t Receive Extension on Development Credits

This article from January 21 contains details on the denied extension to the SmartCentres development at Fennell & Upper James.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The owners of Mountain Plaza mall will not receive an extension to hold on to credits for city fees, an amount which will save the city upwards of $840,000.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Continue reading “Mountain Plaza Owner Won’t Receive Extension on Development Credits”

Project Notice for Residents in Bonnington and Southam Neighbourhoods

This article from January 19 contains details of upcoming construction projects in the Bonnington & Southam Neighbourhood of Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Residents in parts of the Bonnington and Southam neighbourhoods will be receiving improved municipal services as part of the City of Hamilton’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure. The project is slated to begin this spring.

For more details, please continue reading below….

Continue reading “Project Notice for Residents in Bonnington and Southam Neighbourhoods”