May 26: Notice of application of larvicides to City of Hamilton for West Nile Virus control

This article contains a press release from Public Health Services about potential West Nile Virus controls.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public Health Services issued a release today, stating that it is conducting ongoing monitoring of mosquito larvae (immature mosquitoes) in standing surface water within the City of Hamilton boundaries on City land. When such monitoring indicates that there is a need for mosquito control, an application of larvicide may be required in order to prevent West Nile Virus.

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Expansion Coming to Rolston’s Captain Cornelius Park

This article contains information about the installation of a new play structure at Captain Cornelius Park as well as plans for what is next in the Rolston Neighbourhood park.

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Captain Cornelius Park, located in Ward 8’s Rolston Neighbourhood, will be undergoing a facelift over the next few months, with a new play structure and accessible paths coming to the West Mountain park.

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May 18: Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant currently bypassing

This article contains information regarding the bypassing of the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant as of 9:28 AM, May 18.

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With the heavy amount of rain the City has been hit with since early Sunday morning, the Woodward Wastewater Treatment plant is currently bypassing. The City issued the following press release at 9:28 AM on May 18.

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May 8: Statement by the Mayor on the reopening of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail

This article from May 8 contains information related to the re-opening of a number of trails on May 9, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As you may or may not have heard, the City is set to open a number of trails across the City. Below is a statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger about the re-opening of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail and how residents can be mindful and stay safe while enjoying exercising in the outdoors.

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Not much change after sewage spill at Cootes Paradise: Report

This article from April 28 includes information about the latest consultant’s report looking into the Chedoke Creek spill and its findings.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 28, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) issued a Director’s Order to the City of Hamilton in relation to a combined sewage discharge from the Main/King Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) facility to Chedoke Creek that occurred between January 28, 2014 and July 18, 2018.

The Order in question included a requirement for an evaluation of the impact of the sewage discharge to Cootes Paradise. That report from SLR Consulting, which the city retained for this requirement, has now released its report.

Click here for a copy of the City of Hamilton staff report, and here for a complete copy of the SLR report.

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Local Higher Order Rapid Transit Recommended by Hamilton Transportation Task Force

The Hamilton Transportation Task Force has recommended local higher-order transit as its top priority for Hamilton.

The Task Force published its full report on April 9th.

This article contains a brief review and discussion of the Task Force’s recommendations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On April 9th, 2020 the Province of Ontario publicly released the Hamilton Transportation Task Force report and recommendations – a full copy of the report is available here.

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report:

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to ensuring that the province’s commitment of $1 billion in capital funding is invested in realistic and affordable transportation projects in Hamilton.

The Task Force has recommended a list of proposed projects that will improve access to the transportation network, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to determine which of these projects will best serve the needs of Hamilton, the Task Force has also recommended further analysis.

To this end, I am asking Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to conduct a technical review of the project options contained in the report.

In the interest of full transparency, I am also releasing the report to stakeholders and the public.

Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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Electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at City lots

This article contains information about the addition of electric charging stations across the City, with details provided via the Hamilton Community News dated March 23, 2020.

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The City of Hamilton has committed to installing 20 new electric charging stations around the City, including a station planned for Ward 8, at city-run municipal lots.

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COVID-19: Conservation Updates

The Hamilton Conservation Authority has committed to keeping all recreation areas accessible to the public for passive recreation such as hiking and bird watching. This article has the full statement from the HCA as of March 17th, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

If you are practicing social distancing during the novel coronavirus outbreak (and you absolutely should be), it is still important to get outside for some fresh air, exercise and to re-connect with the amazing beautiful natural spaces we have in the City of Hamilton.

The Hamilton Conservation Authority advises that although their offices and services are closed, all conservation areas will remain accessible for passive recreation.

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Speaking Volumes – Chedoke Creek Spill – Ward 8 Info Night

TOMORROW Thursday March 12th – DOORS OPEN AT 6:00pm. Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko will be hosting an event called Speaking Volumes – The Chedoke Creek Spill from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Terryberry Library (100 Mohawk Road West in the basement meeting room).

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City’s Largest Infrastructure Project Happening at Woodward Avenue Water Treatment Plant

With our office hosting the upcoming Speaking Volumes – The Chedoke Creek Spill event taking place soon on March 11, we thought it would be worthwhile to dig a little deeper into the largest single capital infrastructure investment in the City of Hamilton’s history.

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