Take steps to protect your trees this summer

This article, from April 30, has details on how you can protect your tree from, and recognize, invasive species this spring/summer.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton is sharing resources and tips with residents this spring, on how to care for your tree, as well as how to identify any invasive species which may emerge over the summer months.

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COVID-19 vaccination program to include licensed child care workers

This article, from April 27, has details on child care workers who will be eligible for the COVID vaccine, as of Thursday, April 29.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

More COVID-19 vaccination news, as Hamilton’s healthcare partners announced that effective April 29, child care workers in licensed child care settings will be eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.

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COVID-19 vaccination program expands to include those aged 40+ in “hot spots”.

This article, from April 27, has information for those 40+ living in community “hot spots”, who are now eligible for their COVID vaccine.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton’s healthcare partners have announced that effective immediately, those aged 40+ in community “hot spots” are eligible to be vaccinated – meaning those who reside with an L9C postal code in Ward 8.

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Path lighting on the way for Buchanan Park neighbourhood

This article, from April 26, has an initial proposal from the City for the installation of pathways lights in the Buchanan Park area.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With Buchanan residents playing a major role in bringing lacklustre lighting along its many pathways to the attention of the Ward 8 office, an initial proposal for pathway lighting is now viewable to the public, with consultation and community engagement on the way.

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Summer disruptions to impact Upper James and Rymal area

This article, from April 26, has details on upcoming traffic disruptions in the southern portion of Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A number of projects will be happening along the southern portion of Upper James Street, reducing the laneway to 1-lane in each direction at various points this summer.

Those who use the roadway for work or live in the area should take note of when disruptions will be taking place.

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COVID-19 vaccination program to prioritize Black and other racialized populations ages 18+ in priority neighbourhoods

This article, from April 23, has important information on COVID vaccinations for persons of Colour residing in the L9C “hot spot” in Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As City healthcare partners continue to make progress administering the COVID-19 vaccine, City officials are increasing vaccine accessibility to those who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Hamilton Public Health Services will start prioritizing Black and other racialized populations/people of colour beginning with serving those ages 18+ in designated “hot spot neighbourhoods”, including those who reside in the L9C postal code in Ward 8.

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Chedoke Creek remediation update

This post, from April 23, has an update from the City in regards to the upcoming dredging of Chedoke Creek and remediation of Cootes Paradise.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton provided a remediation update to the public today, as it prepares to dredge targeted areas of the Chedoke Creek and conduct remediation in Cootes Paradise and the western portion of Hamilton Harbour.

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Planning Committee backs new regulations for secondary housing

This article from April 22 has information on new regulations for sceondary dwellings across the city.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Councillors on the Planning Committee have backed the introduction of new regulations aimed to reduce red tape for property owners who want to add units in their home or detached dwellings on their land.

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Ward 8 Tree Giveaway

This article, from April 20, has updated information on the Ward 8 free tree giveaway – available until supplies last.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 office is happy to report that 300 trees are available; on a first come, first served basis, to residents who want to both beautify their household – and help the environment.

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Portion of West 5th St. to be closed starting April 26th

This post, from April 19th, has information on an upcoming road closure on West 5th between Stone Church and Carmel Drive.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A stretch of West 5th Road, between Stone Church Road and Carmel Drive, will be closed to traffic starting April 26th, with a re-opening of the roadway slated for April 30th.

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