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COVID-19 Risk of Infection, Economic Recovery and Mixed Messages (May 13): A Message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

A message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko about the COVID-19 pandemic in Hamilton – where is the risk of contracting COVID19 highest, staying home and economic recovery in Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

After nine weeks working from home, I’ve officially lost my car keys. I have no idea where they are – its been so long since I drove somewhere I can’t even re-trace my steps. I’m sure they’re around here somewhere, they’ll turn up…

At the time of writing (10:30pm on May 12th, 2020) there are now 490 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton with 24 deaths (5%) and 66 hospitalizations (13%).

The number of new daily cases of COVID19 in Hamilton is continuing to remain flat – although community infection remains to be by far the highest risk for new cases (41% in the last 10 days).

Physical distancing is working – but if you are in public for any reason, you still must take all necessary precautions to avoid infection and stay safe.

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Westbound lanes of the LINC to be closed Friday night

This article, from May 26, contains information on an upcoming closure affecting the westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, going in to effect May 29 at 8 p.m.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway will be closed for maintenance this coming Friday, May 29,  between the hours of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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May 26: Notice of application of larvicides to City of Hamilton for West Nile Virus control

This article contains a press release from Public Health Services about potential West Nile Virus controls.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public Health Services issued a release today, stating that it is conducting ongoing monitoring of mosquito larvae (immature mosquitoes) in standing surface water within the City of Hamilton boundaries on City land. When such monitoring indicates that there is a need for mosquito control, an application of larvicide may be required in order to prevent West Nile Virus.

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May 25: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 25, contains updates from the City of Hamilton in regards to the resumption for regular leaf and yard waste pick-up, the community response to the ongoing heat wave and other reminders for residents.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City updated residents on the City’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This release contains information about the resumption of regular leaf and yard waste pick-up, the community’s heat response as well as other reminders for Hamiltonians.

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Love your pet, but please remember to pick up after them.

This article details information about responsible pet ownership and a reminder to residents to pick up after one’s pet.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many of us being around the house more, we know that Max, Yogi, or Molly may be getting a little more love, affection, and attention as we all deal with the new realities of being at home.

Although our dogs may love the extra time together, it’s important to remember that some neighbours don’t enjoy stepping on Max’s leftovers in the park, something we’ve been hearing about at the Ward 8 office.

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Community Energy Plan Needs Your Input

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050 and it is looking for your input.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050.

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May 22: City and its partners make outbreak management recommendations to Province

This article contains a press release from the City of Hamilton about submitting recommendations to the Province regarding COVID outbreak management in congregate care settings.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Local health partners and the City of Hamilton have submitted a number of recommendations to the Province regarding the prevention and management of COVID-19, following a serious outbreak at the Rosslyn Retirement Home.

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May 22: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 22, contains information regarding what is open and closed as Hamilton continues to reopen.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City released a number of updates today. Included in the update is information concerning “Hamilton Reopens” and useful reminders for what is still closed within the city.

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May 19: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 19, contains information regarding “Hamilton Reopens”, information related to parking enforcement and details about municipal facility closures.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City released an update today with information relating to “Hamilton Reopens” and important information related to parking enforcement, which will resume citywide with businesses reopening.

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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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May 18: Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant currently bypassing

This article contains information regarding the bypassing of the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant as of 9:28 AM, May 18.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the heavy amount of rain the City has been hit with since early Sunday morning, the Woodward Wastewater Treatment plant is currently bypassing. The City issued the following press release at 9:28 AM on May 18.

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