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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Increased investments in multi-modal transportation infrastructure proposed for 2021 budget

This article, from March 25, has details on proposed multi-modal transportation investments in the 2021 budget.

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The City of Hamilton is making increased investments to multi-modal transportation infrastructure around the city, with an investment of $2.74 million in cycling infrastructure and an increased investment in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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Missed the Bay Area Climate Forum? Watch it here.

This post, from March 11, has the full video from last week’s Bay Area Climate Change forum.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Bay Area Climate Forum, an annual event focused on climate-action in the Hamilton-Burlington area, whose theme this year was “Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with others.”

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City of Hamilton to Fuel Ontario’s First Carbon-Negative Bus

This article, from March 5, has details on the first carbon-negative bus in the HSR fleet – as well as the first in Ontario.

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The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Enbridge Gas Partners, have announced that the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario has hit the streets.

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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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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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Upper Wellington St. Environmental Assessment taking shape

This article, from February 9, has details about an upcoming environmental assessment to be conducted on a stretch of U. Wellington b/t Stone Church and Limeridge.

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The last remaining section of Upper Wellington Street that has not been upgraded or urbanized will be undergoing an environmental assessment looking for improvements between Limeridge Road West & Stone Church Road East.

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City Asking for Resident Input for Community Energy and Emissions Plan

This article, from January 18, has details about the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan – which is seeking resident input.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton is asking residents to voice their ideas on a Community Energy and Emissions Plan, a long-term plan to meet improve Hamilton’s energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy Released

This article, from January 16, has details on the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy and ways you can improve canopy coverage in your neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In the past few weeks, a draft of the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy was released on the City of Hamilton’s website. Compared to the rest of the City’s wards, Ward 8 falls into last place in terms of canopy coverage. This post will cover what exactly the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy is, why it’s important, and what you can do to change that.

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Royal Botanical Gardens Seeking 1,500 “Used” Xmas Trees

This article, from December 27, has information about the annual Xmas tree collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens is once again holding its annual Christmas tree collection, a decades-long effort to shore up the banks of the Chedoke and Grindstone creeks.

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