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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Voting!

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Voting opens this coming Monday March 27 and ends April 20. 

All homes in Ward 1 will be receiving a paper Ballot in the mail the week of March 27.  The Voting Booklet will be available at the Drop Box locations listed below and can also be downloaded (1.6MB) by clicking here.

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Road Closures - 2017 Around the Bay Road Race

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Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton's natural harbour!

This years race is taking place on Sunday March 26. We would like to wish all runners a smooth, successful race!

As a result of the race, Bay St, York Blvd, 403 Ramp and Burlington St EB, Parkdale to Woodward will be closed for the day.

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Earth Hour, March 25!

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The City of Hamilton will show its support for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, 2017 by turning off all nonessential lighting in corporate facilities, which includes City Hall and the Lister Block, between 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Street lighting will remain operational for safety reasons.

Hamilton Water will also participate in the initiative by taking steps to minimize the use of electricity without compromising the delivery and quality of Hamilton’s water supply. Security lighting will remain on, inside and outside of buildings, to ensure public safety.

This worldwide campaign promotes the recognition of global warming by turning off lights for one hour to take action against climate change. Hamiltonians are encouraged to take action to show their support for the cause.

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World Water Day 2017

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In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day.  This years theme is 'Wastewater'. Why wastewater? Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.

In honour of World Water Day, we would like to highlight a few of the programs and resources the City of Hamilton offers including Source Water Protection, Pollution Prevention and Water Conversation Tips.

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Hamilton Seeing Mumps Activity

Hamilton Public Health Services is seeing increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario. Currently, fewer than 5 cases of mumps have been confirmed in Hamilton, but more could be expected with the outbreak in Toronto and other areas in Canada.

City of Hamilton Public Health is reminding individuals to ensure their mumps vaccine is up to date. People born in 1970 or later should have received at least one-dose of mumps-containing vaccine, with children, adolescents, health care workers and military personnel having 2-doses of vaccine. The mumps vaccine is available as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) or measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (MMRV) vaccine given according to age. Parents of children attending school are reminded that two doses of mumps vaccine are required under the Immunization for School Pupils Act.

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Team Up to Clean Up 2017!

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Team Up to Clean Up is a year-round city-wide community clean up program. This program provides all the tools you need to run a community clean up including gloves, recycling bags and specially marked garbage bags.

Huge thank you to the 25,000+ volunteers who participated in the 2016 Team Up to Clean Up. They collected 6,645 bags of garbage, 2700 bags of recycling and invested more than 45,000 volunteer hours to help clean up our community.

 

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The City of Hamilton's New Transgender Protocol

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On Wednesday March 8, Hamilton City Council unanimously ratified a decision made at City Council's Audit, Finance and Administration Committee to approve Aidan's Motion titled 'Protocol for Gender Identity and Gender Expression; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons.'   

Aidan was instrumental in the creation of the protocol and coordinating the discussion of it at Committee.  He would like to thank members of Hamilton's community of people who identify as "transgender and non-binary, Two Spirit communities for their contribution and publically sharing their stories.  He would also like to thank the countless others who contributed or supported the work through presentations and letters to Council.

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To Read the Protocol for Gender Identity and Gender Expression; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons, click here.

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Crime Reporting and Alert from Hamilton Police Service

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There has been a rash of mischief and vandalism in the Westdale neighbourhood, specifically along Dromore Crescent, Marion, and near Churchill Park.  Police patrols have been increased to try and catch the perpetrators.

The public is being asked to report any vandalism, no matter how minor or one-off it may seem (in all neighbourhoods). Police need to know where incidents are happening. If you see or hear something, call 911. If you discover the damage later, please report it to the non-emergency police number, 905-546-4925, or online: https://hamiltonpolice.on.ca/how-to/report-crime/online-reporting. You can also reach her by e-mail at agill@hamiltonpolice.on.ca

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2018 Country Music Week in Hamilton!

The City of Hamilton was confirmed as the host City of Country Music Week 2018 on March 9, 2017.

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The nationally broadcast show will be held at FirstOntario Centre on September 9, 2018.  Festivities will begin September 6, 2018 featuring country music talent from all over Canada.

Country Music Week’s projected economic impact is between $8-and-10 million. 

 

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2016 Census - Population and Dwelling Counts

The 2016 Census Population and Dwelling Counts for Canada was recently released by Statistics Canada.  Hamilton City Staff have reviewed the information and compiled a report specific to Hamilton.

Full report from City Staff is available but please note: **File size is large and is approximately 7MB**. It can be downloaded here. 

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