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Hamilton's Waterfront Trail to Re-Open!

The City of Hamilton is taking steps to re-open the section of Waterfront Trail between Princess Point and Bayfront Park that has been closed since April 30 when major rainfall and high water levels caused significant damage.  Staff are hoping to open it during the week of August 21, 2017.

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McMaster Welcomes New and Returning Students

Welcome week 2017 at McMaster takes place from Saturday, August 26 to Saturday, September 2. There are over 100 events planned this year.  For a full list of events please click here.  Majority of events are taking place on campus but there are a few like the annual PJ Parade and Shine Day (donation link below) where the community will have the opportunity to meet and welcome the students.

All events end by 11pm.

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On-campus move in days are Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27.  McMaster is expecting approximately 3,600 students to arrive.

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Victoria Park's Pollinator Garden Needs You!

Can you spare a couple hours a week? The Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project needs volunteers to help weed and water the beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens at Victoria Park.

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It's important!

Pollinator populations are declining due to major factors such as habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. The dwindling numbers of bees, butterflies, moths, small birds and beneficial insects are negatively impacting plant diversity, including vegetable and fruit harvests. This impacts all of us as one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on pollinators.

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Roadway Safety for all Users

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Over recent months, Traffic Operations & Engineering has been partnering with Hamilton Police Services and Corporate Communications to promote a number of roadway safety initiatives. These initiatives are all part of the Hamilton Strategic Road Safety Program and center around educating motorists, cyclists and pedestrians about roadway safety in Hamilton. The initiatives also support the principles of Vision Zero.

Below we have highlighted 3 main areas to share.  Pedestrian Crossovers, School Zones and Safety Tips as well as Bicycle Traffic Signals (Contraflow Signals) and Bike Boxes.

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Temporary Road Closure - Chatham St.

Due to emergency water repairs Chatham Street between Locke Street and Dundurn will be closed on Friday August 11th beginning at 9am until 3pm.

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Can you Green your Routine? Take the Pledge.

Make the commitment to “Green Your Routine” and take ownership of your food scraps and other organic waste. Together, as residents of Hamilton we have the power to make a difference in our beautiful city. It starts with you! 

It is easy to #GreenYourRoutine; change your waste disposal habits, use your green bin, and get gold!

Take the pledge online or pledge in person at one of our local events (see below for dates and locations).

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Sustainable Mobility Programs Annual Report 2016

The City of Hamilton has several programs relating to sustainable mobility including Hamilton Bike Share, Smart Commute Hamilton Workplace and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). 

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Traffic Lights coming soon to Chatham and Dundurn!

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We are happy to announce that traffic lights will be installed at Dundurn and Chatham.  Residents can expect to see City Work Crews onsite in the next few weeks.  The traffic lights will be fully installed and operational by early Fall 2017!

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Volunteers Needed for 2017/18 Participatory Budget Advisory Committee!

Attention all Ward 1 residents!

You are invited to apply to become a member of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC).  The Committee oversees the process and engages residents in developing and selecting infrastructure projects in the Ward, as well as it advises the Councillor on Participatory Budgeting Issues.

There are specific skills needed on the Committee including but not limited to social media, coordination, minute taking, word and excel, advertising and communication skills.  Candidates will need to commit up to 7-10 hours per month to dedicate to meetings and tasks. Previous community committee experience is an asset.   

If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit an application, link below. Deadline to submit applications is August 25. An interview process will follow in early September.

Download electronic application here (fillable online form)

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Construction is underway at Canadian Martyrs School!

We are excited to announce that construction has started on the natural playground at Canadian Martyrs School located at Leland and Main Street W.  This project was made possible through the 2016 forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process where it was the 7th top project of the year.  Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea and voted for it! 

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