Council approves lighting for Buchanan Park area

This article, from July 11, has details on improvements to pathway lighting in the Buchanan Park area.

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At the July 9 Council meeting, councillors voted to approve spending $180,000 to install lighting structures along eight pathways within the Buchanan neighbourhood.

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Encampments in Ward 8

This article, from May 11, has details on the rise of encampments across Ward 8 and how the Encampment Response Team works with individuals to find them appropriate shelter or housing.

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Encampments have long been hidden from public view, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, encampments have become more publicly visible. This article has information on the City’s response to encampments.

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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.

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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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Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching Presented to Buchanan Park School Teacher

This article, from November 30, celebrates Dawn Martens – who won the 2020 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Buchanan Park School will be celebrating one of their own this week, as teacher Dawn Martens receives the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Getting Lit in the Buchanan Park Neighbourhood

This article, from November 28, has details about a new community group, as well as a festive initiative happening in the Buchanan Park neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

There are a few exciting community initiatives being put on by a new Buchanan Park Neighbourhood Group this holiday season, helping to connect neighbours to one another while making Buchanan a “lit” neighbourhood.

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Congratulations to Ward 8’s Trillium Award Winners

This article, from October 13, celebrates the 10 2020 Trillium Award winners from Ward 8.

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The Trillium Awards were run a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although we cannot celebrate the award winners with a ceremony or presentation, the Ward 8 office would like to salute all those who took the time to participate in the 2020 Trillium Awards program and we’d like to salute the winners in this space.

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Buchanan Park & Bruce Park Updates

This article, from September 28, contains updates on both Bruce Park and Buchanan Park

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Last week we brought you an update on a number of repairs/upgrades to the Westmount Recreation Centre, part of a Ward 8 priority maintenance list financed through the Ward 8 Area Rating Reserve.

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Ward 8 spray pads, pools, and rec centre slated to re-open

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the City of Hamilton starting to slowly re-open many services around the area, City staff are set to re-open numerous spray pads, outdoor pools, and rec centres to bring joy to parents running out of entertainment options and relief from the heat wave we’ve been experiencing.

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Multiple Ward 8 facilities to receive some much-needed TLC

This article contains information about upcoming priority maintenance work being done on Ward 8 parks and facilities.

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A number of months ago, the Ward 8 office received an email from a constituent concerned about the tired state of the Skating Centre attached to Dave Andreychuk Arena.

Thanks to that email, the office engaged with facilities staff about this issue, and with a funding commitment facilitated through the Ward 8 area rating reserve, came up with a Ward 8 maintenance priority list.

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Love your pet, but please remember to pick up after them.

This article details information about responsible pet ownership and a reminder to residents to pick up after one’s pet.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many of us being around the house more, we know that Max, Yogi, or Molly may be getting a little more love, affection, and attention as we all deal with the new realities of being at home.

Although our dogs may love the extra time together, it’s important to remember that some neighbours don’t enjoy stepping on Max’s leftovers in the park, something we’ve been hearing about at the Ward 8 office.

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