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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Planning Committee approves Rental Housing Licensing Pilot

This post, from August 10, has details on a new Rental Housing Licensing Pilot for Wards 1, 8 & parts of 14.

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A two-year pilot project to license rental landlords around McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton has been approved by planning committee, setting the stage to start the pilot project by this fall.

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Take part in the Bay Area Climate Forum

This article, from February 23, has details on you can participate in the upcoming Bay Area Climate Forum taking place on March 9th.

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The Bay Area Climate Forum is the #1 annual event focused on climate action in the Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area. This year’s theme is “Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with others.”

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Positive COVID-19 case at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus

This article, published October 24, has details about a positive COVID-19 case at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus.

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Mohawk College is informing the general public and the campus community following a positive COVID-19 case at its Fennell Campus, concerning a student who was on campus as recently as October 19.

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Update: First confirmed case of COVID-19 at Mohawk College

This article, from September 25, includes press releases from the City of Hamilton and Mohawk College concerning the first positive COVID-19 test at the institution’s Stoney Creek campus.

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The first positive test associated with Mohawk College was announced by Hamilton Public Health officials today.

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Friends of Century Manor created to save historic building

This article, from September 1, contains information about a new group working to save Century Manor.

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After news that the Provincial government is rezoning the lands it sits on to make residential development easier, a group of dedicated heritage advocates met on August 31 to launch a new group aimed at saving the historic piece of Hamilton architecture.

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Province rezones former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital lands

This article, from August 15, contains background and a joint statement by Councillors Danko & Whitehead over the Provincial re-zoning of the former HPH lands.

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The City of Hamilton was notified that the Ontario government expanded a zoning order for the former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital Lands allowing residential development, a drastic shift from what has already been planned for the site.

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HSR facing revenue hit due to pandemic

This article, from June 6, contains information about financial burdens the HSR may face with post-secondary students learning from home.

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The HSR will face some financial issues going forward as Mohawk College’s student association has asked to suspend its transit pass agreement with the city over the summer.

The City and local post-secondary institutions, such as Mohawk, McMaster, and Redeemer University, have what is called a University/College Transit Pass Agreements (UCTP) which gives full-time students unlimited access to the HSR at a discounted rate.

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HSR Detours Impacting Mohawk College Bus Terminal

This article contains information regarding HSR detours due to a reconstruction project at the Mohawk College Terminal.

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The HSR will be detouring a number of its routes due to a reconstruction project taking place at the Mohawk College Terminal, a hub for Ward 8 riders. The construction project started on Friday, May 15 and is expected to last until May 29.

Routes 20, 21, 33, and 35 will be detoured during this time. The HSR has provided communication for those effected, which you can read below.

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Bay Area Climate Change Council Forum

The Bay Area Climate Change Council recently updated the community on its activities, shared with the group its goals for 2020, and engaged the public in understanding climate change priorities of the Bay Area community.

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