Community News

Claremont Access Reopening December 4

This article, from November 30, has details about the reopening of the Claremont Access and the opening of the Jay Keddy Trail.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

After months of work, the Claremont Access and the new Keddy Access Trail will be open to traffic on Friday afternoon, allowing residents to use the upbound lanes for the first time since July.

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Ward 8 Community Safety Meeting Available Here

This article, from November 30, contains a recording of the Ward 8 Community Safety Meeting held on November 26, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 26, Ward 8 residents from the Rolston neighbourhood took part in a virtual safety meeting with Councillor John-Paul Danko and Acting Sgt. Rodgers of the Hamilton Police.

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Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching Presented to Buchanan Park School Teacher

This article, from November 30, celebrates Dawn Martens – who won the 2020 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Buchanan Park School will be celebrating one of their own this week, as teacher Dawn Martens receives the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Cycle Hamilton 2020 Survey

This article, from November 28, includes information about a survey being conducted by Cycle Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Cycle Hamilton wants to understand how COVID-19 has impacted that transportation of Hamiltonians, and are asking cyclists from across the city for their input, which will help them understand what to focus on over the next year.

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Getting Lit in the Buchanan Park Neighbourhood

This article, from November 28, has details about a new community group, as well as a festive initiative happening in the Buchanan Park neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

There are a few exciting community initiatives being put on by a new Buchanan Park Neighbourhood Group this holiday season, helping to connect neighbours to one another while making Buchanan a “lit” neighbourhood.

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Connecting with Calvin Christian School

This article, from November 28, contains a video of Cllr. Danko answering questions from the Grade 2 class at Calvin Christian School

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Councillor Danko recently connected with some inquisitive Grade 2 students from Ward 8’s Calvin Christian School, where students had the opportunity to ask the councillor a number of questions, including “do you like your job?”, “do you like the people you work with?” and “has your job since COVID-19?”.

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Statement from Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health

This article, from November 27, contains the latest release from Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health and a plea to shop local and avoid busy malls or big box stores.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the holidays quickly approaching, residents will no doubt be searching for gifts this month. In addition to the statement below from Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, the Ward 8 Office is encouraging residents to avoid busy malls and big box stores, and to shop local instead – to ensure your and your community’s safety and well-being.

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St. Elizabeth Village Webinar Now Available Online

This article, from November 26, contains an update on the St. Elizabeth Village webinar which was held on November 24.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Zest Communities, who acquired St. Elizabeth’s Village in 2014, have shared a video of the proposed development and have made public their webinar from November 24, with the Hamilton News reporting that the resident group president claiming 90% of residents support the project.

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Storm Water Management Gaps to be Identified

This article, from November 26, has details about a motion to identify gaps, needs, and risks to the City’s stormwater maintenance programs.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A motion was recently introduced at City Council, aimed at identifying existing gaps in Hamilton’s system, its immediate needs and risks as well as vulnerabilities created due to ongoing Climate Change.

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Community Safety Meeting this Thursday

This article, from November 24, contains details about an upcoming Community Safety Meeting hosted by the Ward 8 Office.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 office, along with members of the Hamilton Police, will be hosting a virtual community meeting for residents of Ward 8, most notably the Rolston area, who have seen an increase in criminal activity over the past few months this coming Thursday.

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