Nominations are online for the 2021 Senior of the Year Awards

This post, from March 2, has details on the 2021 Senior of the Year Awards nominations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Seniors play such a crucial role in our community. From volunteering at schools or food banks, to giving invaluable experience as mentors, seniors can be found out and about giving back to Hamiltonians of all walks of life and all generations.

With that in mind, it’s time to nominate Hamilton’s Senior of the Year.

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March 1: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article contains the latest update from the City of Hamilton, including information about the COVID vaccination hotline for those 85+. This article was posted March 1.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton held a COVID-19 briefing today, with updates on registration for the COVID vaccine for those aged 85+, mobile COVID testing, and information on the City’s shelter system.

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Community Food Centre to receive funding

This article, from February 26, contains details on a contribution from the City of Hamilton to the HCFC to help continue much needed programming.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Hamilton Community Food Centre, located in Ward 8’s Rolston Neighbourhood – which offers an array of community programming, supports and meal programs to the Mountain community – will continue to offer those valuable services with a $200,000 contribution from the city.

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Rising temperatures creating flooding risks

This article, from February 26, has details about what you can do to prevent flooding in your home and what to watch out for when out on trails near bodies of water.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the recent spurt of warm and rainy weather, following a few weeks of above average snow accumulation, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to take preventative steps to stem flooding in or around your home and to be cautious should you be near the City’s various bodies of water.

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Council approves independent board for Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC)

This article, from February 24, has details on the relaunched Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

City Council has recently approved the 13-member board of the relaunched Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC).

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Caledon Community Collaborative to host first community webinar February 25

This article, from February 23, has details about an upcoming webinar hosted by Caledon Community Collaborative regarding the lands at 60 Caledon Ave.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Caledon Community Collaborative, the collaboration between Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes and Victoria Park Community Homes, are holding their first webinar about the 60 Caledon Ave. lands on February 25th at noon.

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Take part in the Bay Area Climate Forum

This article, from February 23, has details on you can participate in the upcoming Bay Area Climate Forum taking place on March 9th.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Bay Area Climate Forum is the #1 annual event focused on climate action in the Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area. This year’s theme is “Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with others.”

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7-Eleven applying to AGCO to allow for in-store liquor sales

This article, from February 23, has details on 7-Eleven locations, including one in Ward 8, applying for in-store liquor licences.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With recent news that over 60 7/11 stores across the province have applied for licences to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to allow for in-store consumption of beer and wine, the Ward 8 office wanted to inform residents in Centremount and across the ward about these new developments.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update

This article from February 19 has updated information on local vaccination rollout.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, updated the Board of Health Committee with the updated vaccination plan for vulnerable residents and front-line workers.

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COVID one-stop “concierge service” launched to help Hamilton businesses

This article from February 18 has details on the new COVID concierge, designed to help local small business owners.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With COVID-19 continuing to impact small businesses across the city, the Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Flamborough Chambers of Commerce have come together, with the City of Hamilton, to create the Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business.

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