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.

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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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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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Mountain Plaza Owner Won’t Receive Extension on Development Credits

This article from January 21 contains details on the denied extension to the SmartCentres development at Fennell & Upper James.

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The owners of Mountain Plaza mall will not receive an extension to hold on to credits for city fees, an amount which will save the city upwards of $840,000.

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January 11: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article has a number of local updates regarding COVID-19 cases increasing across the city and an extension of emergency child care.

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The City of Hamilton issued a recent update on the community, focusing on the overwhelming rise of new cases across the City and updated the public about an extension of emergency child care and information about Winter in Hamilton.

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