LRT deal is as good as Hamilton could get

This article was originally published in the June 13 digital edition of the Hamilton Spectator.

The following is an article written by Councillor John-Paul Danko, originally published for the Hamilton Spectator’s June 13 issue.

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Hamilton celebrates Seniors Month

This article, from June 11, has details on Seniors Month, including Aging Well in Hamilton – a virtual series you can catch this week on Cable 14.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

June is Seniors Month, and the City of Hamilton will be celebrating the important contributions older adults have made and continue to make within our community, and the City will be celebrating those achievements, virtually, this week with Aging Well in Hamilton.

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Call for nominations for this year’s Hamilton Monarch Awards Program open until June 20

This article, from June 11, has information on this year’s Hamilton Monarch Awards Program, which is accepting nominations until June 20.

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Did you know that Hamilton has a unique garden award program, which recognizes a garden’s function as well as its good looks?

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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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Construction taking shape in Bonnington

This post, from June 8, has details about ongoing construction in the Bonnington neighbourhood.

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Residents in Bonnington have surely noticed the construction crews working along Monarch Avenue, who are improving traffic safety measures in the area as well as resurfacing Monarch itself.

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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+.

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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.

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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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Hamilton to green its fleet over next 4 years

This article, from June 3, has information on a recent proposal from staff to “green” Hamilton’s fleet of vehicles.

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Staff recently presented a “green-fleet” plan for the City of Hamilton’s 1,300 vehicles, which would significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and save $1.145 million in fuel and maintenance costs.

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Reminder: It’s time for the second Southam Park Master Plan Survey

This article, from June 1, has details on the second community survey regarding ongoing upgrades to Southam Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is inviting residents yet again to participate in the ongoing Southam Park Master Plan, whose focus is a re-designed concept to re-invigorate the historic site.

Ward 8 residents provided great input the first time around, and we sure hope you’ll continue to help the City meet your recreational and community needs.

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City warning residents about door-to-door scams

This article, from June 1, has details on a recent report of an individual pretending to work for the City.

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The City of Hamilton issued a release after it received a report from a resident who was approached by someone pretending to work for the City under the guise of replacing lead water pipes or service lines, and ultimately asking the homeowner for banking information.

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