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Dog waste recycling program in Ward 1!

Exciting news! Hill Street Dog Park now has a Dog Waste Container!

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Dog Waste Containers are designed to collect and store high volumes of dog waste beneath the  earth’s surface where it is cooler and out of the direct sunlight.  Odours are virtually eliminated, such that the contents can be collected when the container is full, rather than when it begins to smell!

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Rehabilitation of 4 Bridge Structures in Ward 1!

Starting in April 2019, The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be doing bridge work at Highway 403 and Old Guelph Road as well as Highway 403 and Macklin Street. 

The work includes: Pavement resurfacing, deck repairs, abutment/soffit repairs, barrier wall repairs and centre median repairs.

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Food Literacy Month!

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Hamilton’s first-ever Food Literacy Month is happening October 1st to 31st! This month long celebration of food and encourages Hamiltonians to get out, connect with others who are passionate about food, and explore their community.

Check out the Food Literacy Month Events calendar and start planning your food literacy adventure!

October 26, starting at 7pm, don't miss a special screening of Before the Plate!, Click to enlarge:

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Locke Street Construction Updates

Latest Update: A summary of Questions and Answers raised at the Public Information Meeting held on September 19, 2018 are now available.  Click here to open the pdf document. 

The road and sidewalks on Locke Street South between Herkimer and Main Street are being fully re-constructed.  Construction will begin in early Spring of 2019 as soon as weather permits with completion estimated at late Fall 2019. (click here to view construction map).  Full construction plan available below. 

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Wi-Fi on Buses - Pilot Project

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As we begin to (re)envision the HSR, we’re enhancing your experience. The first week of October, HSR is conducting a two-month pilot project that will see free Wi-Fi provided on 15 buses, operating on various routes across the city. Buses will be clearly marked to indicate Wi-Fi is available. Similar to other areas where the City of Hamilton offers free Wi-Fi, customers will need to accept our Terms and Conditions in order to access Wi-Fi on our buses.

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55+ Fall 2018 Schedule

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The 55+ It's Your Day Schedule (October 1 to December 3, 2018) is now available.

Dalewood Schedule is available here. Victoria Park Clubhouse Schedule is available here.

Highlights include:

  • The Open Social, free coffee or tea, cards and board games from 12:30pm to 3:30pm on Thursday at Dalewood Recreation Centre.
  • New Class Alert! Tai Chi Fundamentals is now being offered every Wednesday at Dalewood Recreation Centre from 10:00am – 11:00am ($2.15 per visit)
  • New at Victoria Park Club House is a Discussion Group on Thursdays from 9:30-11am.
  • And Wednesday programming is back at the Victoria Park Clubhouse – programs include Nordic Walking and Social! All programs free with Vic Park Membership of $15.00 per year.
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McMaster Student Union Door Knockers

In an effort to educate students about Tenant Rights.  The McMatser Student Union (MSU) has started placing Door Knockers on Student Houses in the Ainslie Wood and Westdale Neighbourhoods.

Below are images of what is being distributed (click to open PDF file of both sides):

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City of Hamilton Garbage and Recycling Helpful Hints!

Helpful Tips:

  • Put all your bottles, cans, cartons and jars into one blue box and put all your paper and cardboard into a different blue box.
  • Plastic coffee cup lids, Styrofoam and all black plastic are no longer recyclable. Please place these items in the garbage.
  • Paper products that are difficult to rip, or if there is visible plastic or metallic lining, are garbage.
  • Paper products that are difficult to rip, or if there is visible plastic or metallic lining, are garbage.
  • Yard waste (including grass clippings) goes in paper yard waste bags or clearly marked open top rigid containers, not your green bin.
  • Bundle and tie your brush and branches and place outside on your collection day for removal.
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Enhanced Bus Shelters at McMaster Campus!

Update: We are pleased to report, 3 shelters are in!  Thank you to the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), McMaster University and McMaster Student Union.

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New Shelter at the corner of Emerson St & Main St W

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New Shelter outside McMaster's Museum of Art.

Not pictured: the new shelter at the corner of Sterling and Forsyth.

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Safety and Security at Home

Hamilton Police continue to investigate a number of suspicious circumstances and break and enters in the Westdale area targeting students / young adults and have increased their presence in the Westdale community. 

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in the area to Hamilton Police at 905-546-4861, or 911 for a crime in progress.

In the meantime, the Hamilton Police have been out sharing safety tips with students.  While the communication is specific to students, the tips are a best practice for everyone.  Please take a moment to review.

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Churchill Park MasterPlan is Underway!

Great news!  Phase 1 of the Churchill Park MasterPlan Implementation is now underway.  Phase 1 includes the construction of rain gardens, granular walkways, and sitting area and with site furniture.  Thank you to everyone who voted for this project in the Participatory Budget Process!

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