Just a reminder that Glanbrook has a local food bank. If you are interested in donated and want more details, please contact

Christ Church – Anglican – Glanbrook Community Food Bank

Phone Numbers: 905-692-3781 or 905-692-3472

Address: Christ Church, 1307 Woodburn Rd, (please call to make arrangments before going)

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Holiday Closures: what’s
Open & What’s Closed:

All of City of Hamilton administrative offices, including the Ward 11 Councillor’s office, will closed from December 25th to January 4th

For
emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and
safety issues, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).

A complete list of holiday closures is available on the City of Hamilton’s website: hamilton.ca/covidclosures.

Garbage
Collection:

If your regular garbage collection
day is Friday, pickup will occur this week on Saturday December 26th
and next week on Saturday January 2nd to account for the Christmas
Day and New Years Day holidays.

You can find the entire waste
collection schedule at the following link:

https://www.hamilton.ca/garbage-recycling/garbage-bulk-items/waste-collection-schedule

Winter in
Hamilton:

Given the
current COVID-19 situation in Hamilton, the City of Hamilton and Public Health
officials are continuing to remind residents to avoid unnecessary trips outside
the home and limit close contact with those outside their immediate household.

However, the mental health
impacts of isolation can be serious, and it’s important for residents to find
safe opportunities to exercise and get outdoors. The risk of transmission
is lower outside as long as precautions like physical distancing and
proper hand hygiene are followed.

This year, the City of
Hamilton is offering an increased variety of outdoor activities for residents
to safely enjoy throughout the winter season. For more information please visit
the following link for details and safety measures. https://www.hamilton.ca/winter-activities-in-hamilton

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City of Hamilton moves to the Grey – Lockdown category in the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework

HAMILTON, ON – After carefully reviewing the local COVID-19 data and trends over the past week, today, following discussions with Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton, Premier Doug Ford announced that Hamilton will move into the Grey – Lockdown category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework as of Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

The objective of the “Lockdown” – Grey category is to implement widescale measures and restrictions, including closures, to halt or interrupt transmission.
In Hamilton, the latest weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 population reported is 116. The average number of cases (7-day moving average) reported per day is 98. The percent positivity among tests has also risen again to 3.9%.
Moving into the Grey – Lockdown category also includes a number of closures and restrictions for municipal services. These include:
• The cancellation of all recreation programming and the closure of all municipal recreation centres (except those that provide childcare)
• The closure of all municipal museums.
• The closure of the Gage Park greenhouses.
• City Hall and all Municipal Service Centres are closed to walk-ins. Appointments are required for in-person transactions, active health screening will be required.
o Make an appointment at 905-546-CITY (2489)
o Residents are encouraged to access municipal services online where available: www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/online-city-services
o Marriage ceremonies are unavailable. Marriage licenses are available by appointment only.
• The Provincial Offences Administration Office is closed to walk-ins. Appointments are required for in-person transactions, active health screening will be required. Make an appointment at 905-546-CITY (2489).
• Animal Services service counter is closed to walk-ins. Appointments are required for in-person transactions.
• Licensing service counter at 77 James St. N. (open Wednesdays only) is closed to walk-ins. Appointments are required for in-person transactions.
As per the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework, under the Grey – Lockdown category:
• No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same households. Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation
• Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, physical distancing can be maintained is 10 people
• Indoor and outdoor service at restaurants, bars and food/drink establishments is not permitted. Take-out, drive-through and delivery are permitted.
• Most facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed.
• In-person retail shopping is not permitted.
• Personal care services are closed.
Categories in the Provincial COVID-19 Framework and changes for the city of Hamilton can be found in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Changes impacting local public places will be updated on our website shortly at www.hamilton.ca/publicplaces.

Locally, the Reopening Ontario Act will continue to be assertively enforced by the City’s COVID Enforcement Team. As the city enters the Grey – Lockdown category, the COVID Enforcement Team will be responding to complaints as well as proactively enforcing all the applicable regulations throughout the city.

In addition to the Framework restrictions, members of the public are advised of the following:
• Trips outside of the home should only be for essential reasons (work, school, groceries/pharmacy, health care, assisting vulnerable individuals or exercise and physical activity).
• Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household.
• Work remotely, where possible.
• Wear a mask or face covering when around others from another household, out in public places, or outdoors when unable to stay physically distant.
• Wash your hands often.
• If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well, stay isolated at home and get tested for COVID-19.

QUOTES
“Hamilton’s move to the lockdown stage is an unfortunate but necessary measure in order to protect the health and well-being of everyone in our community. We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and additional restrictions need to be implemented to help lower the spread of this virus. This was a tough decision made by the province. We must take the steps required to protect our hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, and every person in this city.”- Mayor Fred Eisenberger

“The decision to move the City of Hamilton into the Grey – Lockdown category wasn’t an easy one, but a necessary one. We will continue to work with our local congregate care and healthcare facilities, workplaces and essential businesses to reduce the number and severity of outbreaks and reduce transmission in the community. As always, I want to thank the residents of Hamilton for their nimbleness and cooperation.” – Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health

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Thank you to all those who have participated in our trail. If you did not get a chance to experience the trail this year, we hope to see you next year!

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We are always looking for Snow Angel volunteers to help clear snow for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities. If you have the time to volunteer and the capacity to shovel snow, we would love to try to match you with someone in your neighbourhood requiring the support!

Our Snow Angel volunteers are asked to:

• Clear snow from the sidewalk in front (and at the side, if a corner lot) of the home.
• Clear the windrow – that’s the driveway ramp where the snow plow typically leaves a pile of snow.
• Clear a path from the sidewalk to their door, including the porch area.
• Attend to the home within 24 hours of a minimum 3 cm snowfall.

Becoming a Snow Angel is a great way for families and friends to spend time together outdoors, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air. It’s also an opportunity for high school students to obtain some community service hours. Consider volunteering as a family, group or team – many hands make light work! Groups allow for people to take turns shovelling for someone and minimizes the time commitment. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, reliable and physically able to participate in snow removal. Considering the pandemic, we stress that volunteers keep themselves at least 2m distanced from others while shovelling – roughly the length of two snow shovels!

If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please contact the Snow Angels program at www.hamilton.ca/snowangels and complete the online application. We will be in touch once we have a client for you.

Thanks for your consideration and volunteerism!

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Glanbrook Community Services needs your support !!

This season’s Christmas Tree of Angels is a little different but the need is no less. Glanbrook Community Services (GCS) is looking for community support. Angels are available at Tim Horton’s in Binbrook or at the GCS office.

To reduce contact, GCS is asking for either monetary donations, gift cards or gift certificates towards GCS programs (Meals on Wheels and Transportation).

Donations can be made by calling our office at
905-692-3464. You can use a credit card,
mail a cheque or send an e-transfer).

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Please see below for update for this storm.

Roads

• City crews are finishing up on the Priority 1 and 2 roads and have started on the Priority 3 residential roads, sidewalks and bus stops.
• Operations will continue for the remainder of the day on all classes of roads, sidewalks and bus stops.
• Residents can follow our Plow Tracker to see the progress of our winter maintenance vehicles over the last few hours.

Transit
No reported delays or cancellations at this time.

Facility Closures & Program Impacts
We do not have reports of any facility closures or program impacts due to the weather.

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Hydro lines are down throughout Glanbrook.
Report any outages or fallen trees on hydro lines to 1-800-434-1235.
Hydro One crews are out !!

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779 Air Cadets is having a virtual tagging campaign.

In the fall and spring cadets are out at your local stores “tagging” and many of you drop a few bucks into the cadet’s box. Your generosity is the primary source of funds raised by the cadets.

Due to Covid 19 our cadets will not be out in-person, please consider making a virtual donation. It is simple to make an online donation.

Any donation of $3.00 or more will receive a tax receipt.
Go to www.779aircadets.com and click on donate now
or
Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/23507
or visit our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/779BlackKnightSquadron/posts/4532608816813770

779 Air Cadets is located in Mount Hope serving the youth in the Hamilton and surrounding area.

If you would like more information or have any questions, you can contact them by email at 779treasurer@gmail.com call the squadron 905-679-6485

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On Wednesday, November 4th starting at 7:00 p.m., our Community Service Team and our Youth Group will be handing out a yellow no frills bag, with an attached flyer, on to hopefully “everyone’s” doorstep.

This will also include a list of the types of food items that N2N (Neighbour to Neighbour) is in need of right now in particular.

Members of the community will be asked to place a few donations into their yellow bag, and leave it out on their doorsteps on Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m. We will then come by between 10-1 p.m. to pick up the bags/donations.

Thanking you in advance for anything you can give to assist!

Mount Hope Community CRC
3076 Homestead Drive
P.O. Box 269
Mount Hope ON L0R 1W0

289-759-3076

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At this time the Binbrook United Church has 2 fundraisers happening.

….The first one is the sale of Fundscrip gift cards which are due November 8 and December 6. Go to fundscrip.com and use code KK5GE3 . Order your gift cards for Christmas now .

….And the second is a Festive Fundraiser
We are selling poinsettias, arrangements, urn inserts, wreath and a gift card. All plants coming from Terra greenhouse in Hamilton .
Orders due on November 10, Delivery to church on December 2. People will be notified as to time of pick up. Contact Karen Friesen 995-902-0324 or church Secretary Danielle 905-692-3500.

….Refugee sponsorship. Our church is in the midst of sponsoring a family from Afghanistan. If interested in helping or donating contact Karen Friesen 905-902-0324.

….Christmas tea and shopping spree has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to have it again in 2021.

….Church doors are open on Sunday morning for service at 1045am. All are welcome . We also offer an online service , follow us on church website binbrookblackheath.org or our Facebook page.

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It’s that time of year again and if you are looking for your cookies you can get them online on in person.

Connect with:

– Mary for Online Sales at marymusson@hotmail.com or 905-516-3044
– Laura for In Person Sales at whittlelaura@hotmail.com

Grab your cookies while you can and ENJOY because they are super yummy!!!

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if you are a Community Group in Glanbrook and you are not for profit, we would like to connect with you.

Councillor Brenda Johnson can assist with promoting any upcoming fundraisers or events that you may be planning through her social media and web sites.

Brenda is also planning a fall brochure and she would like to include a section in the brochure which would promote anything that you have happening in terms of upcoming events or fundraisers.

If you could please forward us your email contact and or phone number, we will be in touch with all the details,

Email: Brenda.Johnson@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-4513

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