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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City will draft bylaw to tax vacant homes

This article, from July 5, has details on the introduction and drafting of a bylaw to tax vacant homes, pending the approval of city council.

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In an effort to increase the amount of rental properties available within Hamilton, the City of Hamilton will be drafting a bylaw on taxing vacant homes, pending the approval of city council.

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All Hamilton residents aged 18+ now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination

This article, from May 17, has details on the expansion of the COVID vaccination program, with adults aged 18+ now eligible.

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Hamilton’s healthcare partners announced on Monday, May 17 that all adults in Hamilton (born in 2003 or prior) are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination program.

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City confirms first case of bat rabies in 2021

This article, from May 13, has details on the first confirmed local rabid bat case since July 2019.

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The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services has confirmed the first rabid bat case of 2021. It is the first known case of bat rabies locally since July 2019. In light

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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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Council unanimous in its opposition of 7-Eleven serving alcohol

This post, from April 2, has details on Council’s objection, lead by Cllr. Danko, to 7-Eleven’s application for in-store consumption of beer and wine.

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In February, news broke that the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores had applied for licences to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to allow for in-store consumption of beer and wine.

As Ward 8 is one of only two wards currently hosting a 7-Eleven franchise in the City of Hamilton, Councillor Danko and neighbouring residents have objected to the reported application of the chain to the province to allow it to serve alcohol in its stores.

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City Council adopts 2021 tax supported operating budget

This article, from April 1, contains a City release outlining upcoming priorities of the budget, as well as a financial breakdown.

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Hamilton City Council will be adopting a $1.6 billion gross operating budget and a net tax operating budget of $955 million. This budget came in 04. percent lower than what was estimated this past January.

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City investing $1 million towards Rent Ready Program

This article, from March 30, has a media release on the City’s $1 million investment towards the Rent Ready Program.

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The City will be investing $1 million towards the rapid repair of out of service social housing units and increase the 2021 Housing Stability Benefit to support those at risk of losing housing due to the impacts of the COVID pandemic.

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Update: Changes to second dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccine

This article, from March 16, contains a press release from the City of Hamilton for those scheduled to receive a 2nd dose of the COVID vaccine.

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The City of Hamilton issued a press release on Tuesday, informing the public that, effective March 10, second doses for the COVID vaccine were extended to a 16-week interval.

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Community Food Centre to receive funding

This article, from February 26, contains details on a contribution from the City of Hamilton to the HCFC to help continue much needed programming.

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The Hamilton Community Food Centre, located in Ward 8’s Rolston Neighbourhood – which offers an array of community programming, supports and meal programs to the Mountain community – will continue to offer those valuable services with a $200,000 contribution from the city.

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