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Alexander Park Spray Pad is Open!

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We are happy to report the new splashpad at Alexander Park is open!  The splash pad is a project in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary!  We would like to invite everyone to come and see the updates.

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55+ Summer 2018 Schedule

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The 55+ It's Your Day Schedule (June 12 to September 2, 2018) is available by clicking here. 

  • Don't miss the Open Social, free coffee or tea, cards and board games from 12:30pm to 3:30pm on Thursday at Dalewood Recreation Centre!
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Victoria Park Pool Renovation Update!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for Victoria Park Pool Improvements through our Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Process. We are pleased to report that the project is complete!  Just in time for summer!

We would like to invite everyone to come and see the updates.  Click here for swim times and other facility information.

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Rainbow Crosswalks in the City of Hamilton!

We are excited to share that 2 intersections in the City will be getting rainbow crosswalks!  Main at Summers Lane in front of City Hall and Forsyth and Sterling in front of McMaster University.

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Congratulations to all Ward 1 Graduates!

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Pictured above: Aidan with his niece Lily at her Grade 5 Graduation from Earl Kitchener School.

Aidan would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all graduating students of 2018.  He was honoured to share in the excitement of several of the Ward 1 school graduation ceremonies.

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Enhanced Bus Shelters coming to McMaster Campus!

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Aidan's motion for enhanced Bus Shelters was passed by City Council on Wednesday June 27, 2018.  Larger bus shelters previously located at Limeridge Mall (one is pictured above) are being refurbished and re-located to McMaster University Campus!

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Summer Supie Program starts July 4, 2018!

The City of Hamilton’s Recreation Division offers free morning and afternoon drop-in programs in City parks throughout July and August. The Supie at your neighbourhood location is trained in all types of activities from sports to crafts and is on site to program for kids ages 6 to 12. Parents are always welcome to come and participate in activities with their children. Exciting activities are different every day, so visit often and don’t miss out!

 

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Outdoor Pools Open this Friday June 29, 2018!

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Beat the heat this weekend - Outdoor pools are open Canada Day!

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Stay Safe Near Waterfalls This Summer

Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls, and with one of the highest number of waterfalls of any urban area of its size, has been called the Waterfall Capital of the World. Many of the waterfalls are found along the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail, and can be easily accessed from groomed trails and viewing areas.

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Raccoon strain rabies is circulating in Hamilton

Raccoon strain rabies is circulating in our raccoon & skunk populations.  The overall risk remains low to the general public but there are measures you can take to minimize your risk.

Positive tests in City of Hamilton break down by species and year

The number of animals that have tested positive for raccoon rabies virus each year in the City of Hamilton found throughout all media areas.

Year Raccoon Skunk Fox Cat TOTAL
2018 14 4 0 0 18
2017 48 23 0 1 73
2016 123 72 1 1 199
2015 9 0 0 0 11
TOTAL 194 99 1 2 301

 

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Family Fireworks Safety Tips!

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The Hamilton Fire Department advises that as Canada Day approaches, many people will be purchasing family fireworks to celebrate the holiday. The public is reminded that Fireworks can only be set off on your own property, and only on Canada Day or the two days immediately before or following Canada Day

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Community Clean-up Trailer!

The Community Clean Trailer and the Clean & Green Trailer provide volunteers with the tools they need to beautify our city parks, alleyways, trails and neighbourhoods. Each year, thousands of volunteers collect litter, remove graffiti, and weed flower and shrub beds, plant and mulch trees in an effort to keep our parks and our community clean and green.

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