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.

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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.

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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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Now is Your Chance to Weigh In On the City’s Future Growth Planning

This article, from January 8, has details about the City of Hamilton’s Land Needs Assessment survey.

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The City is asking residents to weigh in on the future of their city by providing input and feedback on Hamilton’s future growth plans; where the city is expected to welcome over 230,000 new residents and 122,000 new jobs by the year 2051.

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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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Hamilton City Council Approves 2021 Tax Supported Capital Budget

This article, from December 21, has information about the 2021 Capital Budget.

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City Council has approved the 2021 Tax Supported Capital Budget. Council’s approval supports an overall 2021 capital budget of $484.4M. The increase in capital funding from property taxes equates to an increase in the operating budget of 0.4 per cent or $3.6M, an increase of $13 per year on an average household.

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Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient with Green Venture’s Energy Audit

This article, from November 22, has details about a home energy audit workshop hosted by Green Venture.

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Green Venture, whose goal is to empower Hamiltonians to implement greener practices in their homes and communities to make our city a climate champion, is hosting an Energy Audit Workshop this Wednesday, November 25.

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Chedoke Creek spill update

This article, from November 21, has the latest details about the Chedoke Creek spill.

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 The City of Hamilton received word today of an additional Provincial Officer’s Order from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) related to the events surrounding the Chedoke Creek spill.

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City Seeking Input from Albion Falls Visitors

This article, from November 19, contains details about a City survey about Albion Falls and resident experiences visiting the site.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you an avid explorer? Do you love visiting the many waterfalls around the city? Bruce Trail addiction? The City of Hamilton is looking for individuals like you to participate in its Albion Falls survey, aimed at understanding your visiting experiences.

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Capt. Cornelius forest receiving some needed TLC from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club

This article, from November 16, has details about a special project the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club is undertaking in Capt. Cornelius Park.

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Volunteers from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club were in the Rolston neighbourhood recently, focusing their efforts on the invasive buckthorn shrubs.

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Twenty Road West Community Information Session

This article, from November 15, has information about a community information session by Corbett Land Strategies about a potential Twenty Rd. West Development

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The Ward 8 office apologizes for the late notice for those may have interest about an upcoming virtual meeting about urban boundary expansions.

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