Is speeding a concern in your neighbourhood?

This article, from August 4, contains information related to an increase in aggressive driving in residential neighbourhoods and a message from Councillor Danko.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

One concern from residents that we hear regularly about at the Ward 8 office is speeding in residential neighbourhoods, putting many at risk.

We’ve had an increase of reports of local drivers speeding during the pandemic, as there are fewer cars on the road and it seems some are taking advantage of that fact.

Below we’ve provided information on who to call when you encounter aggressive/speeding drivers and also a message from Councillor John-Paul Danko on an initiative he has started with Traffic Operations regarding the addressing of Neighbourhood Traffic Calming.

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William Connell and Captain Cornelius Updates

This article, from August 4, contains construction and amenity updates concerning William Connell and Captain Cornelius Parks.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

We’ve received word from the folks at Public Works about some exciting developments relating to William Connell Park, in addition to some updates regarding Captain Cornelius Park from Children’s Services and Neighbourhood Development.

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Lane restrictions on downbound Claremont lanes to start on Wednesday

This article, from August 1, contains details about the upcoming lane restrictions on the downbound (northbound) Claremont Access lanes.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Lane restrictions will be coming to the Claremont Access starting this week, as construction continues on the Claremont Access as the new Keddy Access Trail is built.

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Municipal Service Centres set to reopen August 17

This article, from August 1, contains details about the reopening of Municipal Service centres around the city.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With Hamilton firmly entrenched in phase 3 of the province of Ontario’s re-opening, a number of Municipal Service Centres will be reopening around the City the week of August 17.

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Increased risk for West Nile Virus in Hamilton

This article, from July 30, contains the latest information about the risk of West Nile virus around the City of Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton is warning residents once again this summer about the risks of the West Nile virus in the city, after a batch of mosquitoes trapped last week tested positive of carrying the virus. The City has also provided tips on how residents can keep themselves and their families safe in the release below.

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Notice of Application for Cannabis Retailer: 692 Upper James St.

This article, from July 27, has information about a Notice of Application for a cannabis retailer in Ward 8 located at 692 Upper James St. The public notice period ends on August 7.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Public Notice period has started for a cannabis retailer looking to open a retail store at 692 Upper James St., Unit B in Ward 8.

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July 27: GTHA Mayors and Chairs welcome initial funding announcement

This article, from July 27, contains a statement from the Mayors and Chairs of the GTHA on the initial announcement of provincial funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Mayors and Chairs from the 11 largest municipalities comprising the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area held their weekly meeting to discuss the tentative announcement of provincial funding to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayors and Chairs also expressed concern at a number of private parties  in their statement, and are once again asking the public to continue to abide by provincial and municipal guidelines as we continue to work towards economic recovery.

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Shopping carts a plague for Bonnington neighbourhood

This article, from July 26, contains details from a previous Hamilton Spectator article describing how the Bonnington neighbourhood has become a dumping ground for shopping carts.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A pest has sprung up in gardens, front yards, sidewalks, and lawns across the Central Mountain neighbourhood affecting many, and annoying most. No, it’s not an infestation of aphids but rather an infestation of shopping carts.

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Virtual delegations to start in August

This article, from July 24, contains the latest information about virtual delegations at city committees and meetings moving forward.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Standing committees will soon be hosting virtual delegations, the Hamilton Spectator reported this week, with the expectation that delegations will start in August.

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Takeout now available across the HPL

This article, from July 23, contains details about the Hamilton Public Library’s new takeout service.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Some exciting news for book lovers and parents of book lovers from across Ward 8, as the Hamilton Public Library is set to offer “takeout” service at all branches throughout the city.

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