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Kirkendall Neighbourhood Associations Fill a Bus Feed a Family Food Drive Success!

The KNA and the Fill a Bus Feed a Family Food Drive wanted to send a big thank to everyone who helped make make this year's Fill a Bus, Feed a Family Food Drive a huge success!

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Crime Mapping in Hamilton

To keep residents informed about crime in their area, the Hamilton Police Service publishes a City of Hamilton Crime Map.

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Hamilton Police Service is committed to working in partnership with our community. Citizens can now connect with the Service using an online crime mapping tool to reduce crime and improve public safety in the City of Hamilton. Crime mapping helps the public get a better understanding of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.

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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Results are in!

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On behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) I am pleased to announce the results of the 2017 forWard One process.  The following outlines a summary of participation, as well as the project results for this year’s process!

Idea Submission, Public Workshop, & Shortlist

We received 320 ideas during the submission process that was open from November 21 to December 8, 2016, following several weeks of promotion via social media, posters, mailing, and personal contact with schools, churches, synagogues, and community groups.

One of the most difficult but uplifting tasks for the Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) was to review and consolidate the ideas into a manageable and comprehensive list.  Thus, the Committee needed to go through a rigorous review process which included scrutiny for ineligible ideas, combining duplicate ideas, consolidating similar ideas and amalgamating ideas relating to a specific location or overall theme, as well as a review by City staff.  The process also included a public workshop held on February 15 attended by enthusiastic residents who assisted the committee with this task.

The end result was the 2017 Ballot of 28 ideas.

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Pickleball Courts at Westdale High School!

The Tennis Courts at Westdale High School have been modified to allow for Pickleball!  Thank you to Sharon Ricci of Westdale who suggested the modification to Aidan!

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Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.

We encourage everyone to come and experience Pickleball at Westdale.  

For more information about the sport, sign up for the newsletter or to connect with other players, please visit the Pickleball Hamilton Website  

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Monarch Awards 2017: Now Accepting Applications!

Do you garden for nature? Does your patch of earth include habitat for bees and butterflies and other pollinators? Then you are invited to apply to the Hamilton Monarch Awards!

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The Monarch Awards recognize Hamilton gardens and gardeners for their contribution to a bio-diverse, sustainable environment.

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Victoria Park Clubhouse Seniors Programming

Our Senior Clubhouse programs will begin May 1st (click the image to enlarge):

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Victoria Park Butterfly Garden

We are sad to report that plants are being stolen from the Victoria Park Butterfly Garden.

So far the plants that have been stolen include:

  • a 6 foot multi-stemmed Serviceberry
  • several Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) - pink flowering variety
  • several Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) - a very rare native perennial!
  • a Prickly Pear Cactus
  • a 5 foot Bur Oak tree (since putting up signage about the missing plants this tree has returned)
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Longwood Road Bike Lanes are coming!

We are excited to announce that bike lanes will be installed on Longwood Road, north of King Street this summer!

In order to maintain parking on the east side of the street, the northbound lane will be shared bicycle/vehicle lane with sharrows painted on the roadway.  The southbound direction will have a dedicated bicycle lane. 

Below is a diagram of the plan:

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Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Award Winners!

Aidan would like to congratulate all of the winners; Jen Baker, Graham and Emma Cubitt, Grant Linney, Stewards of Cootes Watershed, Russell Ohrt and Kathy Zadvorny. Thank you for the difference you are making in our communities and City!

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Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s Environmentalists of the Year award recipients. Established in 1979, these awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community in 2016. Three categories of awards will be presented at a community dinner during Environment Week in June.

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Locke St. Sewer Investigation

As part of the upcoming Locke St road improvements the City is completing inspections of all sewers on Locke St and subsequent side streets from Main to Aberdeen. This work will be carried out in the evenings (6pm – 6am) starting on May 8 2017 and is anticipated to last 6 – 8 weeks. (No weekends)

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