Holiday fire and safety tips from Hamilton Fire

This post, from December 14, contains information from Hamilton Fire on fire and safety tips for the holidays.

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With many of us looking forward to safely gather and reunite with friends and loved ones, Hamilton Fire is reminding residents about fire safety this holiday season.

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Join Cllr. Danko for an information session on rental licensing

This post, from November 23, has information on an upcoming information session on the upcoming rental licensing by-law.

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Whether you’re a tenant, landlord or a curious mind, join Councillor John-Paul Danko as he hosts an information session on what rental licensing is, how it will work and timelines for its implementation.

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City Council votes against urban boundary expansion

This post, from November 19, has information on City Council voting “no” on urban boundary expansion.

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Hamilton City Council, in a 13-3 decision, voted against expanding Hamilton’s urban boundary voting.

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Rental Licensing By-law given final go-ahead

This article has information on the Rental Licensing By-Law, which was given the final go-ahead by the planning committee on September 21.

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A two-year pilot project to license rental landlords in Wards 1, 8 and 14 has been approved by planning committee, setting the stage to start the pilot project.

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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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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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Councillor John-Paul Danko