There will be a number of exciting events happening in Binbrook this upcoming weekend.

The Binbrook Little theatre is back in action after a short hiatus during Binbrook Memorial Hall Renovations. Check out their production of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney in the newly upgraded Binbrook Memorial Hall 2600 Hwy 56. Dinner shows will be held on Saturday October 21 & Saturday October 28. A Sunday matinee performance will also be shown on Sunday October 22 at 2pm. Call the box office at 905-692-5076 for prices, times and to purchase tickets!

On Saturday October 21st the Women’s Institute will also be hosting a roast beef dinner, silent auction and Heritage Fashion show at the Binbrook Ag Hall at the Binbrook Fair grounds. Doors will open at 5pm & dinner will begin at 6pm. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by calling Edith Colling at 289-286-1143

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Last week the water at the Glanbrook Arena was posted “do not use” due to a poor result on the water quality test. Please note that this water is tested regularly as it comes from a well.

As of this past Saturday at 6pm, Arena Staff received two clear tests of the water at the Glanbrook Arena and it has been cleared for use and consumption.

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On Monday, October 16th, 2017 the City will be starting the construction of a pathway on Hwy 8 from Ed Smith to Tim Hortons, just west of Winona Road.

This project will be completed this fall.

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The White Church road bridge removal/road works are currently on-going. The anticipated completion date and reopening of White Church road is November 30th, 2017, weather permitting.

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(Victoria Ave. to Barton St. E.) On Monday, October 2nd (07:00 – 17:00)
In order for CN Rail to perform urgent repair work at its level crossing on Winona Road northerly of Barton St., Winona Road will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic at the rail track crossing between Victoria Ave. and Pettit St. for one day , Monday October 2nd between 7 a.m. and approximately 5 p.m.

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UPDATE:
The concrete viewing platform at Fifty Road Parkette that was closed to the public was demolished in June 2017, some salvageable components were removed and stored offsite.
Councillor Brenda Johnson has been working with staff and staff will be submitting a funding request through the 2018 Capital Budget process for the design of the remedial work. Staff are currently determining the best approach to fund the reconstruction of the parkette since all available funds are currently allocated to other projects.
Repair and replacement of the parkette is estimated to cost between $500,000 and $600,000.

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Join us this Saturday in Gage Park for a low cost rabies vaccine clinic
HAMILTON, ON – City of Hamilton Public Health Services and Animal Services are hosting a low cost rabies vaccine & microchipping clinic on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gage Park (1000 Main St. E). Cats and Dogs can be vaccinated against rabies and/or microchipped for $25 each, cash only on a first come, first served basis.
The low cost clinic is organized by the City of Hamilton in response to raccoon rabies being established in the wild animal population in Hamilton. The City encourages pet owners to ensure their cats and dogs over three months of age are immunized against rabies, not just because it is the law, but because it protects the entire family from rabies. Additional services available for dogs and cats include cat registration, and the sale of dog licences for an additional fee. Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier, and cats must be in a carrier.
The low cost clinic was made possible with the support of four local veterinarians from VCA Canada including Eastside Pet Vet, Spencer Creek Animal Hospital and Glanbrook Veterinary Services, and registered veterinary technician volunteers.
Quick Facts

• September 28 is World Rabies Day. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention.

• The total number of animals found positive for raccoon rabies in Hamilton from 2015 to date: 266
• Protect your pets, and prevent spread to people by vaccinating pets against rabies, and keep rabies vaccinations current for dogs and cats.
• Prevent a rabies exposure by avoiding contact with live or dead animals including raccoons, skunks, bats, as well as unknown dogs and cats. Do not feed, help, or relocate any wildlife of keep them as pets.
• Report animal bites and scratches to public health by calling 905-546-CITY (2489). Wash wounds with soap and water, and seek medical attention.
• Report sick, injured, or strange behaving wildlife to City of Hamilton Animal Services by calling 905-546-CITY (2489)

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The Traffic Light at Airport Road & Upper James has been repaired. An investigation was done and it was found that the vehicle detection devices on the traffic light at Upper James & Airport were faulty causing longer than normal greens through Upper James. It has since been repaired and will continue to be monitored.

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As you know, construction at Mount Hope Community Park is currently ongoing, and we are pleased to announce the completion in late 2017. The 1 million dollar plus project was partially funded by a generous Canada 150 Grant, which covered one-third of the project cost. Mount Hope Community Hall is being renovated to become a more accessible building, enhancing the usability and experience for the residents. It’s easy to see why this funding opportunity was not one to pass-up.

I’m excited to share that City staff has committed to having a fully operational spray pad and new playground equipment at the park for Spring/early Summer 2018. I’m continuing to receive updates from staff and am confident that the improvements coming to the park will be worth the wait.

Even though there have been some adjustments to the schedule, these changes have been made with purpose. The intention is to accommodate all of the projects and maximize the amount of supplementary funding we are eligible for. We want to ensure the community has a safe, accessible, and pleasant area to meet and enjoy. I’m really looking forward to the completion of the work at Mount Hope Community Park – I think it will be a true centrepiece for our community. Stay tuned for grand opening celebration dates during early Summer 2018!

Features at Mount Hope Community Park

Addition and renovation to Mount Hope Community Hall.
The new addition will house a new accessible elevator and vestibule, new barrier free washrooms, upgrades to the existing washrooms, new interior stairs, upgrades to the existing kitchen, a new mechanical room and elevator machine room. Completion date: Late 2017

Spraypad and Park creation
The park will have a spray pad, and new creative play structure with pathways, increased seating and lots of new plants and trees. Completion date: Spring/early Summer 2018
Future additional amenities include a looped multi-purpose asphalt pathway with exercise stations and multi-purpose court for basketball and dry land hockey. We will be asking for approval in the 2018 budget for this.

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Kirk Road between Hwy 56 & Trimble Road is scheduled to be CLOSED to through traffic from Monday Sept. 25 to Friday Sept. 29 for the replacement of a cross culvert.

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Due to the unseasonably warm weather we are experiencing this September, City staff have decided to Re-open Winona Park Splash Pad for a period of two weeks or when temperatures become more seasonable.

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Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made the 163rd Binbrook Fall Fair an amazing success! The weather, the contests, the exhibits and the food was all amazing! Cheers to many more years of the Binbrook Fair!

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Fall fall season is almost upon us and we are just two weeks away from this year’s Binbrook Fair. The fair will be held this year on September 15-17th at the Binbrook Fairgrounds 2600 hwy 56.

The fair features a midway, petting zoos, a demolition derby, various exhibits and multiple local vendors, along with many agricultural demonstrations and presentations.

Admission to the fair is $8 per adult and free for children ages 12 and under. Parking is also available directly on the fairgrounds, free of cost. For more information, check out the Binbrook fair website at www.brookfair.org.

Click the Link to watch a video featuring all of Hamilton’s Fairs and Festivals!
Click Here to Watch Video of Hamiltons Fairs & Festivals

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This year’s 50th annual Winona Peach Festival was an amazing success! Thank you to all the incredible volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to put on this fantastic event. Thanks also to everyone who stopped by to say hello, I hope you all enjoyed the festival and hope to see you again next year!

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A reminder that the wonderful Winona Peach Festival starts TOMORROW at 4pm! The Peach Festival will run from Friday August 25 until Sunday August 27 at Winona Park, 1328 Barton Street.

Come and help celebrate as the Peach Festival marks it’s 50th anniversary this year! As always the Festival has something for everyone. Come and enjoy handmade products from multiple local vendors, live entertainment for kids and adults, a classic car show, a midway with rides and games, and also watch out for special 50th anniversary events to take place throughout the weekend.

Check out the Peach Festival website www.winonapeach.com as well as their social media pages for more information on the event. I hope to see you at this awesome community event, created for the community by the community!

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