Great news for Mount Hope Village! After working closely with the Warplane Heritage Museum, Councillor Brenda Johnson is thrilled to announce that the Museum has donated a Plane for the Mount Hope Gateway Feature which will be located at the north end of Homestead Drive at Upper James Street.

“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s perfect” says Brenda Johnson.

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2017
Public input sought on new Mount Hope Gateway as City lands historic aircraft donation
from Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

HAMILTON, ON – Thanks to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the new Mount Hope Gateway is landing a new permanent fixture – an historic training aircraft, a Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer, announced the City of Hamilton Friday.

The Beechcraft will become part of the Gateway design on the outcrop of land at Homestead Drive and Upper James Street.

The public is invited to attend an Open House on Wednesday, July 26 between 4pm and 7pm at 447 Wing (3210 Homestead Drive) to review and vote on three design concepts for the new Mount Hope Gateway that will include the unique addition of this historic plane.
Quick Facts
• During their 21 years of service, Musketeers trained approximately 5,000 Canadian military pilots and served with 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School and the Canadian Forces Flying Instructor School
• The Beechcraft RCAF CT 134 Musketeer was a military training derivative of the Sundowner built by Beechcraft for the Canadian Forces. The CT-134 was a single engine, low-wing, four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear and a limited aerobatic capability.
• Reflective of the City of Hamilton’s history, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport was used as training facility during World War II.

Additional Resources
Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer
“This is amazing news for the Mount Hope Village. Through public consultation and working with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, we have created the perfect gateway feature; it’s long overdue.”

Councillor Brenda Johnson, Ward 11
City of Hamilton

“The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is pleased to contribute a RCAF CT 134 Musketeer basic training aircraft that was in service from 1971 to 1992 and part of a fleet in which over 5000 RCAF pilots were trained to fly in to this Gateway Project. We are pleased that this aircraft will be displayed in honor of RCAF Station Hamilton located at the Mount Hope Airport and home of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program No. 10 Elementary Flying School, and No. 33 Air Navigation School, and the City of Hamilton 424 “Tiger” Squadron based in Mount Hope until 1964.”

David G. Rohrer, President & CEO
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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A reminder that if you ride an ATV through rural fields and trails you MUST get written permission from the property owner before doing so. Otherwise you will be charged with trespassing. Please respect our farmers and their properties. ATV’s can ruin crops and land and threaten a farmers livelihood. A $10,000 machine can do $10,000 in damage very quickly.

Stoney Creek farmer struggles with ATV trespassers

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To safely complete the replacement of the bridge over the Red Hill Creek, the City of Hamilton will close Dartnall Road between Rymal Road and Stone Church Road East beginning July 4, 2017 for approximately four months. The construction will also include road widening, drainage and lighting improvements. Detour signs will be posted. The City of Hamilton thanks motorists for their patience as we complete these important infrastructure improvements.

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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.

If you are setting off family fireworks, we urge you to follow these fireworks safety tips to ensure that the risk of fire and burn injuries is minimized and that everyone in attendance enjoys the show safely.

• Handling and discharge of fireworks must only be done by adults. Appoint one person to be in charge, who knows about the hazards of fireworks and essential safety precautions

• You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase and set off fireworks

• Carefully read and follow the label instructions on fireworks packaging including those for required clearances and set-backs. Choose a clear, open space, away from buildings and combustible materials. Also check that there are no overhead wires or tree branches

• Fireworks are not allowed to be discharged over roadways.

• Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by

• Set up a ‘safe zone’ and keep all spectators, children and pets out of this area. The label on the firework will tell you how far it will reach – the safe zone should be at least this distance.

• Keep fireworks in a closed box, away from the activation area, taking them out one at a time

• If not equipped with a base, firmly set the firework at least half its length in a bucket of sand or dirt, angled slightly away from spectators and check the wind direction and speed before lighting

•Never lean over a firework at any time, and light it only at the tip of the fuse

•Light only one firework at a time, and never try to light a firework, or hold a lit firework, in your hand

•Use a flashlight to see what you are doing

•If a firework is a dud or misfires, approach it with caution. Never try to re-light a firework. Leave it for at least 30 minutes and then place it in a bucket of water

•Supervise the use of all sparklers, especially with children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing and cause severe burns. Children should have only one lit sparkler at a time and should not wave or point the sparkler in the direction of other people. Sparklers may remain hot for several minutes after burnout and should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury

•If someone is burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention if necessary

For additional information on fireworks safety, visit The City of Hamilton Fire department web-site at

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There are a number of amazing activities and events happening throughout the ward this Canada Day.

Canada Day Events in Ward 11:

Party in the Park Celebrating Canada’s 150: Party in the park will be held on Saturday July 1st, 2017 from 11am – 11pm at the Binbrook Conservation Area. There will be bouncy castles, food trucks, live music, and a Mom to Mom Sale which will be running from 11am – 3pm. Follow the link for more info

NPCA Party in the Park


Famee Furlane Canada 150 Party: The Famee Furlane is hosting their 3rd annual Canada Day event this upcoming July 1st. The fun starts at 12pm and will feature bouncy castles, music, games, a beer garden, vendors and food on site. There will also be a professional fireworks display starting at 9:30pm. Admission is free and The Famee Furlane is located at 3457 Hendershot Road. A shuttle bus will be running every twenty minutes from the Frescho plaza in Binbrook to transport people to the event.


Citizenship Ceremonies: To celebrate Canada Day 2017 The Government of Canada is holding 54 special Citizenship ceremonies across the country. Two of them are happening in Ward 11. The first ceremony will be held on July 1 at 11am at the Dofasco Rec & Learning Centre, 388 First Road East Stoney Creek. The second will be held also on July 1st, at 3pm at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Both events are open to the public.

Pancake Breakfasts The Winona Seniors are hosting a free sausage and pancake breakfast on Saturday July 1 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the clubs 35th anniversary. The event is being held at the Winona Seniors Club 1239 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek and will run from 10am – 1pm. All are welcome.

Canada Day BBQ at LakePointe Park Knighton Real Estate is also hosting a Canada Day Celebration happening at Lakepointe Park on Fifty Road in Stoney Creek on Saturday July 1 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The event will feature face painting, food, inflatables, a firetruck, a photo booth, live music and fireworks!

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Thanks to everyone who came to the policing meeting in Binbrook last night. A lot of great questions were asked and many important issues were discussed. Find attached the presentation given by police

Town Hall – Binbrook (Ward 11) – v2

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Winona Policing Meeting this past Tuesday evening.

Good questions were asked and lots of information was given. I have attached the presentation for those who could not make it.

I have also attached information that was provided by the police outlining how to start and run an effective community watch program. I’ve also included personal Safety Tips from Hamilton Police Services to keep yourself, your families and your property safe.

Town Hall – Ward 11 at Div 2 – Presentation

Community Watch Information

Personal Safety Tips

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Glanbrook Community Policing Meeting
When: Tuesday June 27th, 6:30pm
Where: Glanbrook Municipal Buildilng, 4280 Binbrook Road, Next to the Arena

The Glanbrook Community Policing Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 27th at 6:30pm at the Glanbrook Municipal Building, 4280 Binbrook Road. Police and Crime Prevention Staff will be in attendance to give statistics, information and respond to resident questions.

Check out the Hamilton Police crime map for up to date statistics of crime in your neighbourhood.

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Construction on McNeilly Road is scheduled to commence on June 19, 2017 and will be completed by October 31, 2017, weather permitting. The work involves constructing a new storm sewer, a new watermain and water services, and road reconstruction on McNeilly Road from Hwy 8 to the escarpment. In order to do construction, McNeilly Road will be closed to all through traffic. There will be barriers installed at the top of the escarpment and near the Bruce Trail to prevent any vehicles from going up or coming down the escarpment. Local access only will be provided from Hwy 8 up to 112 McNeilly Rd. just below the Bruce Trail.

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There are two upcoming community meetings being held in Ward 11.

Winona Neighbourhood Watch/ Policing Community Meeting
When: Tuesday June 20th, 6:30pm
Where: Stoney Creek Municipal Buillding, 777 Hwy 8 @ Jones Road

A Neighbourhood Watch/ Policing Community Meeting for Winona Residents will be on Tuesday, June 20th, starting at 6:30pm, at the Stoney Creek Municipal Building, 777 Hwy #8 @ Jones Rd.The Deputy Police Chief and Area Superintendent will be in attendance to present the statistics for the areas as well as give an overview of their enforcement. There will also be a presentation and information session that will explain how to start a Neighbourhood Watch Program in the community.

Binbrook Community Policing Meeting
When: Tuesday June 27th, 6:30pm
Where: Glanbrook Municipal Buildilng, 4280 Binbrook Road, Next to the Arena

The Binbrook Community Policing Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 27th at 6:30pm at the Glanbrook Municipal Building, 4280 Binbrook Road. Police and Crime Prevention Staff will be in attendance to give statistics, information and respond to resident questions.

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Several parking changes come into affect in Hamilton today:

1. All veterans who have been issued Ontario Veteran license plates will be able to park at Hamilton municipal carparks and on-street meters for free for a maximum of three hours.

2. On-street parking is increased from $1.00 per hour to $1.50 per hour. Hamilton City council approved these changes at the March 28, 2017 meeting of council.

Please note that after June 1 it will take a few days to update all of the parking meters – drivers are asked to pay attention to the parking rate shown inside the meter window.

For more information check out the link:

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On Thursday June 8, the City of Hamilton will be hosting a second Public Information Centre open house regarding the Fruitland Winona Secondary Plan. The first public information centre open house was held on April 4th, 2017 and discussed Block 1 and Block 2. This open house will have details on Block 1, 2, & 3 and provide information on the layout of storm water ponds, street layout, the servicing details for sewer and water infrastructure, and land use designations.

Fruitland Winona Seconday Plan Block 1,2,3 map

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm & 6pm to 7:30pm (Open House Format)
Location: Stoney Creek Municipal Centre, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek – main Level

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Please note this temporary change in bus route that will be put into effect tomorrow, May 30th from 9am-3pm

HSR Route Change

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