City submits proposed remediation workplan for Cootes Paradise to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks

This post, from July 23, has an update on Chedoke Creek’s remediation.

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The City of Hamilton submitted its proposed remediation and mitigation workplan for work in Cootes Paradise and the Western Hamilton Harbour Area of Lake Ontario.

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July 5: Heat warning in effect for Hamilton

This article, from July 5, has details on a heat warning notification for the City as of July 5.

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The City’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat warning for the City, as temperatures are expected to reach close to 40 degrees Monday and Tuesday.

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Heat warning in effect for Hamilton

This article, from June 28, has details on the City issuing a heat warning as of June 28. The article also includes information and links to locate the nearest splash pad/rec pool.

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The City has issued a “heat warning” until further notice, with temperatures feeling close to 40 degrees celsius with the humidex. The City and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go during all stages of a heat event.

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Province conducting rabies control operations in Hamilton

This article, from June 22, has details on the ongoing rabies control being conducted in Hamilton by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has provided an update to the City, and will once again be conducting rabies control operations across the province; including in Hamilton over the next few months.

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City celebrating Pollinator Week

This article, from June 22, has details on Hamilton becoming a “bee city”, as well as information for those looking to start their own pollinator garden.

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The City of Hamilton, in celebration of becoming the 39th Bee City in Canada during Pollinator Week, will be turning the Hamilton Sign yellow this week to encourage residents to join in on creating pollinator friendly habitats on their property.

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Chedoke Creek Remediation update

This article, from June 18, has information on the recent approval by the Ministry of the Environment on Hamilton’s planned remediation of Chedoke Creek.

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The City of Hamilton has received word that the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) approved the City’s remediation workplan for targeted dredging in Chedoke Creek.

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Call for nominations for this year’s Hamilton Monarch Awards Program open until June 20

This article, from June 11, has information on this year’s Hamilton Monarch Awards Program, which is accepting nominations until June 20.

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Did you know that Hamilton has a unique garden award program, which recognizes a garden’s function as well as its good looks?

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Hamilton to green its fleet over next 4 years

This article, from June 3, has information on a recent proposal from staff to “green” Hamilton’s fleet of vehicles.

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Staff recently presented a “green-fleet” plan for the City of Hamilton’s 1,300 vehicles, which would significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and save $1.145 million in fuel and maintenance costs.

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Notice of application of larvicides to City of Hamilton for West Nile Virus control

This article, from May 26, has details on the City’s ongoing monitoring of mosquito larvae and possible control measures to help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.

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The City’s Public Health Services is monitoring mosquito larvae (immature mosquitoes) in standing surface water on City land within the municipality’s boundaries, if if control measures dictate, will apply larvicide in order to prevent the development of the West Nile Virus.

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Spring cleanup tips from the City

This article, from May 20, has details and tips for those who will be spring cleaning over the next few weeks.

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For those looking to get busy this long weekend – or in a few weeks time – the City has some helpful tips and reminders on what to do with your yard waste, plant pots and trays, and other recyclable/non-recyclable items.

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