Increase of capacity at COVID testing centres to meet community needs

This post, from August 31, has information on increased capacity at COVID testing centres to ensure community needs are met.

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As we continue to see daily rises in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hamilton, and with schools and post-secondary institutes in the area set to welcome students back, the City’s health care partners are anticipating an increase in demand for COVID testing.

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Hamilton film office nominated for international award

This post, from August 31, has details on the Hamilton Film Office’s nomination for an international award.

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The City’s Film Office has been nominated for the Location Managers Guild International Award for its help facilitating the filming of the second season of the popular Netflix show, the Umbrella Academy.

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Medical Officer of Health strongly recommends workplace vaccine policies

This release from Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, dated August 30, strongly recommends all local employers to introduce a workplace vaccination policy.

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Speaking directly to local employers, Hamilton’s Medical of Officer of Health is urging the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine policies for businesses of all sizes to protect their employees and customers from the Delta variant.

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City Council approves Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy for all City employees

From August 26, this post details Hamilton City Council’s decision to approve a Mandatory Vaccination Verification Policy for all employees.

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In a special council session held on August 26th, councillors approved a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy for all employees.

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Have your say in the Recreation Master Plan

This August 24 post has details on the Recreation Master Plan, which will help identify needs and priorities for the next 10 to 20 years

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Are you interested in helping shape future recreation programs and services in our city? The City of Hamilton has launched a Recreation Master Plan, which will identify needs and priorities across the city over the next 10-20 years.

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Chedoke Creek Update: Ministry approves City’s remediation plan

This post, from August 24, has information on the Ministrys approval of the City’s remediation plan for Cootes Paradise

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The City of Hamilton has received Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks approval to implement its remediation workplan for work in Cootes Paradise and the Western Hamilton Harbour Area of Lake Ontario. 

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City cleaning up parts of the Hamilton Harbour shoreline between Bayfront Park and Pier 8

This post, from August 24, has information on the ongoing cleanup of algae in certain areas of the Hamilton shoreline.

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The City of Hamilton is beginning work to clean up large collections of algae along parts of the Hamilton Harbour shoreline between Bayfront Park and Pier 8, and at Windermere Basin.

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West Nile Virus confirmed within city limits

This post, from August 19, has information on the city moving the West Nile Virus risk from moderate to high.

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After a batch of trapped mosquitoes were tested this week, the City has announced that the Wets Nile Virus risk for the city has moved from moderate to high.

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Area schools to host mobile vaccine clinics

This post, from August 19, has information on mobile clinics which can be accessed at various area secondary schools over the next two weeks.

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The Hamilton health-care partners, along with the local school boards, will be making the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible to even more local residents through mobile clinics at area secondary schools.

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Expansion of Upper James A-Line as HSR introduces fall schedule

This post, from August 17, has details on improved service along the A-line corridor and the resumption of regular service on most HSR routes starting September 5.

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The HSR has announced various service improvements including the resumption of regular service levels this fall.

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