Expansion Coming to Rolston’s Captain Cornelius Park

This article contains information about the installation of a new play structure at Captain Cornelius Park as well as plans for what is next in the Rolston Neighbourhood park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Captain Cornelius Park, located in Ward 8’s Rolston Neighbourhood, will be undergoing a facelift over the next few months, with a new play structure and accessible paths coming to the West Mountain park.

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What are you reading, Ward 8?

Please enjoy this week’s What are you Reading submissions! We’d love to see what you’re reading – send us your recommendations and we’ll include them in our newsletter!

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

You’ve shown us your wonderful art work during our #Ward8Art challenge and now we’re looking for your reading recommendations.

We have a few submissions to get the ball rolling. If you want to share what you’re reading, send your name, book title and author and a little snippet of what it is about to ward8@hamilton.ca  or #ReadingWard8 on Twitter.

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Mental Health Supports in Hamilton

May 4th is the beginning of Mental Health Week. This article contains local supports for those in need of someone to talk to during these uncertain times.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

May 4th is the start of Mental Health Week, something that affects each one of us in different ways, with this year’s theme being Social Connection.

As we all spend time in isolation, away from friends and loved ones, social connection is more vital now than ever before. So with that in mind, our office has put together a list of supports and resources around Hamilton, who are there to listen.

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Look What I Made – Ward 8 Community Challenge: May 5

Please enjoy this week’s “Look What I Made” Ward 8 Community Challenge submissions! We’d love to see what you’ve made too – send us your kids (or your) paintings, sketches, drawings, music, sculpture, skits, dance moves, Lego constructions, sewing, baking, cooking…anything creative, and we’ll feature them on our website and newsletter updates.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Please enjoy this week’s “Look What I Made” Ward 8 Community Challenge submissions!

Join the Ward 8 “Look What I Made!” Community Challenge – send us your kids (or your) paintings, sketches, drawings, music, sculpture, skits, dance moves, Lego constructions, sewing, baking, cooking…anything creative, and we’ll feature them on our website and newsletter updates. With planting season just around the corner, don’t hesitate in sending your garden pictures as well!

Just send us a photo or social media link by email to Ward8@Hamilton.ca, or use the tag #Ward8Art on Twitter – please also include a note that says that we have permission to publish your work online.

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Hamilton, the Dieppe Raid and a lasting mark on a city

This article is about the recent passing of Hamilton’s last Dieppe raid veteran and the mark that the raid left on the city for decades to come.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Ken Curry, the last Dieppe Raid survivor, passed away this past week at the age of 97. For many in Hamilton, the Dieppe Raid is a sad chapter in Canadian history, with nearly 3,000 men out of 6,000 killed on the beaches of the French coast in 1942, with a third of the 900 Royal Hamilton Light Infantrymen never making it home that day.

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April 17: Updates from the City of Hamilton (including Leaf and Yard Waste)

This article, from April 17, includes a press release from the City of Hamilton with important information regarding the new bi-weekly leaf and yard waste pick-up schedule.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton issued a press release today, updating the public on why the City issued a State of Emergency, staffing impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis as well as important information regarding bi-weekly leaf and yard waste pick-up.

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March 26: Watch the City of Hamilton’s Virtual Town Hall Here

On March 25, 2020 the City of Hamilton held a virtual town hall to answer questions Hamiltonians have about COVID-19 as well as outline steps taken by the City, Public Health, and other needed information.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton held its second virtual town hall yesterday evening, once again to answer questions Hamiltonians have about COVID-19 and stressed the importance of staying home if you can and self-distancing from others.

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City Seeking Volunteers for Everyone Counts

The City of Hamilton is putting out a call for 150 volunteers to help facilitate and participate in Everyone Counts 2020, a nationally coordinated effort to identify how many people in different communities experience homelessness across Canada at any given time taking place from April 19 to April 23.

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Redevelopment Proposals Presented for Downtown Arena

Council had its first opportunity to view two proposals for a re-imagined downtown arena, after deciding  to pass on spending $100 million dollars on a 6,000 seat mountain arena.

The two proposals, submitted by Vrancor Group and Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group were presented to council at its February 5 General Issues Committee meeting.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Council had its first opportunity to view two proposals for a re-imagined downtown arena, after deciding  to pass on spending $100 million dollars on a 6,000 seat mountain arena.

The two proposals, submitted by Vrancor Group and Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group were presented to council at its February 5 General Issues Committee meeting.

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Information Update – Novel Coronavirus

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public health officials in Hamilton and around the world are keeping a close eye on developments with respect to the ongoing outbreak caused by a Novel (new) Coronavirus first identified in pneumonia patients in Wuhan, China.

Additional cases have been reported in other countries, including Canada.

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