Be ready for anything!

This article, from May 2, has details on Emergency Preparedness Week; which is taking place between May 3 – 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

From May 2-8, the City of Hamilton is taking part in Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual education campaign that focuses on being prepared for any type of emergency.

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FAQ on Cannabis Dispensaries and an Update on Locations

This article, from March 16, has updated information on cannabis retail locations in Ward 8, the process behind them and an in-depth link to FAQ about cannabis retail locations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As you know, the Ward 8 Office works to continuously update residents about proposed cannabis locations, and the impact that they may potentially have on surrounding neighbourhoods; especially when they are within distance of schools, parks or community centres.

Recently, Council received an update on the status of applications for cannabis retail stores in Hamilton as well as questions asked by members of Council about the review process for applications. The Ward 8 Office thought it would be helpful for residents to understand the process of the AGCO process and provide answers to frequently asked questions.

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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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7-Eleven applying to AGCO to allow for in-store liquor sales

This article, from February 23, has details on 7-Eleven locations, including one in Ward 8, applying for in-store liquor licences.

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With recent news that over 60 7/11 stores across the province have applied for licences to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to allow for in-store consumption of beer and wine, the Ward 8 office wanted to inform residents in Centremount and across the ward about these new developments.

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Hamilton Public Health Services prepared for COVID variants

This article, from February 11, includes a statement from Hamilton Public Health on its preparedness for the emergence of the UK COVID variant in the community.

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With the COVID-19 variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil spreading across the province, Hamilton Public Health Services is reiterating its preparedness for the eventuality of these variants cases emerging here in Hamilton.

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Province urging Feds to aid in funding LRT

This article, from February 10, has details about the Province urging the Federal Government in helping to fund Hamilton’s LRT.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With news that the Federal Government is pledging almost $15 billion dollars over the next 5 years on transit across the country, the Province has identified Hamilton’s LRT project as one of 5 provincial initiatives that are “shovel ready” for that funding.

The statement from the province comes on the heels of the technical analysis of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report, which was released to the public this past week. The original Task Force Report, issued last April without the analysis, also recommended LRT for the city.

With the province declaring that it is still committed to its $1 billion dollar commitment to the LRT project and in light of many recent developments, Councillor Danko was invited onto the Scott Radley Show to discuss this topic further.

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Latest COVID-19 Update

This article, from February 8, provides the latest COVID-19 updates regarding the Stay at Home Orders.

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Councillors were provided with a short update from the City Manager following Premier Ford’s recent announcement about extending Stay at Home Orders.

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Planning and Economic Department report record highs in construction activity

This article, from February 4, has highlights from the Planning and Economic Department after a record setting year.

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With Hamilton City Council in the midst of finalizing 2021 budget numbers, the Ward 8 office wants to share some of the highlights and record-breaking work that was accomplished during 2020 and upcoming initiatives for 2021 while Councillor Danko will serve at Chair.

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Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy seeking public engagement

This post, from February 1, contains details about the upcoming virtual meeting for the Urban Forest Strategy.

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Engage Hamilton is launching the Urban Forest Strategy, a plan to ensure the long-term health of Hamilton’s urban forest. It will be a community-developed vision and actions in maintaining and growing the urban forest.

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Ward 8 Office – Now on Facebook!

This article has information on the new Ward 8 Facebook page and how to connect with us.

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The Ward 8 Office is happy to share that we’re now live on Facebook, sharing stories and news about Ward 8 directly with you!

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