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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This article, from January 22, has an update on vaccine distribution in the city from the Medical Officer of Health.

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The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, recently gave a quick update to councillors about the progress with immunizations with the COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton.

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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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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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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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GTHA Mayors Ready to Work with Province on Vaccine Rollout

This article, from January 4, contains a press release from the Mayors and Chairs of the GTHA.

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The City of Hamilton and the 10 other largest municipalities across the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area recently held their weekly meeting, where they discussed the increasing COVID resurgence across the region as well as ways for municipalities to help with the rollout of the vaccine.

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Holiday Safety Tips from Hamilton Fire

This article, from December 15, contains fire safety tips for you and your family this holiday season.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Hamilton Fire Department is reminding Hamilton residents that the Holiday season can be one of the most dangerous times of the year for a house fire. This post contains tips from the HFD on how to protect your home this Holiday season.

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