Railings finished at Captain Cornelius Park

This post, from July 18, has information on the newly completed railings at Captain Cornelius Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 office is pleased to announce that the new railings along the concrete stairs connecting the Rolston Community Forest and Accessible Trail to Rolston Drive and Captain Cornelius Park is now complete.

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Are you interested in outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park? Let us know!

This article, from June 12, is asking if you would like to see outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park, and which Ward 8 park you think best serves that need.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many residents now choosing to do their workout routine outdoors, the Ward 8 office would like to know if there is resident appetite for outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park – and which park do you feel suits this equipment?

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Art-wrapped traffic signal boxes honouring healthcare workers installed across Hamilton

This article, from June 8, has details on artwork celebrating and honouring Hamilton’s healthcare workers.

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Fifteen artworks honouring and supporting Hamilton’s healthcare workers have been installed on select traffic signal boxes at major healthcare facilities across the city.

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Mobile pop-up vaccination clinics for youth ages 12 +

This article, from June 5, has details on mobile vaccination clinics for those aged 12+.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In an effort to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for youth across Hamilton, the Hamilton Public Health Services issued a press release this morning informing the community that the mobile vaccination team will be holding mobile pop-up vaccine clinics in various locations across the city from June 8 to June 14, 2021.

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Update on second dose intervals for those 70+ or who received a first dose before April 18

This article, from June 4, has details for those aged 70+ or who received a shot before April 18.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Effective June 7, 2021, adults ages 70+ and individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 18 and would like to move up their second doses to earlier than the 16-week interval are eligible to do so.

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Be ready for anything!

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

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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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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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