During the holiday season, Canadian Blood Services is calling upon communities all across Canada to GIVE LIFE by donating blood this December.
Get involved in a blood donor clinic and encourage others to join you by sponsoring a clinic, donating blood with a team, or visiting a clinic to thank donors. Canadian Blood Services will be holding a donor clinic at the Binbrook Fairgrounds (2600 Highway 56) on Wednesday December 20th from 3pm – 7pm.

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Community Meeting & Workshop for the Elfrida Growth Area Study will be on Wednesday December 6th at Valley Park Recreation Centre from 6pm – 8:30pm.

Why you should attend this meeting:
-you can share what is important to you to help us plan for a new community in the Elfrida area
-staff will present three very different development scenarios for Elfrida and we need —you tell us what features you like/dislike, and what other elements we may need to include/consider
-small group discussions
-information will be shared about the Elevated Water Storage Facility and Pumping Station -Study for Pressure District 7 – Class EA study initiated to identify the preferred site for a new water storage facility and pumping station

Do you have accessibility requirements to participate? Contact us at 905-546-2424 ext. 4498 or elfrida@hamilton.ca. Advance requests are encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.

For more information on the project follow the link: https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/planning-community/elfrida-growth-area-study

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This Saturday, November 25th Volunteer Firefighters from Station 18 in Binbrook will be driving through the Binbrook neighbourhoods for their annual Christmas food & toy drive! They will be accepting donations from 9:30am to 2:30pm. If you miss them driving through your neighbourhood you can also donate right at the station! (2636 Hwy 56)

Volunteers from station 19 (3303 Homestead Drive) will be doing the same thing the following Saturday December the 2nd. They will be accepting donations from 9:30am to 2:30pm and will also be accepting donations at the station.

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This past Saturday was the grand re-opening of Binbrook Memorial Hall. In 2017 to commemorate the 150th birthday of Canada, the City of Hamilton was the recipient of a Canada 150 grant from the Federal Government. Funds from this grant were used to update the Binbrook Memorial hall. The hall is now fully accessible with an eleavator, central air conditioning, a new kitchen, a new open floor plan with the removal of two pillars, new flooring, new ceiling and an overall amazing facelift.

Click Here to Read More about the Grand Re-Opening

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White Church Road has been fully re-opened to vehicular traffic. The Chippewa Rail Trail approaching White Church Rd. will remain closed until new head wall installations are completed. It is anticipated the trail will re-open in a weeks time.

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The Binbrook Water Tower will be undergoing maintenance and cleaning beginning November 22 and to be completed by December 5. During this time water pressure will be maintained by direct pumping from within the water distribution system. Those in Binbrook may experience slight water pressure changes in your home until the water tower is back in service.

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The Greater Hamilton Volunteer Firefighters Association’s annual food drive will be held this Saturday November 18th.

Fire trucks will be driving through Stoney Creek neighbourhoods on Nov. 18 to pick up non-perishable food donations. Listen for the siren and horn. If firefighters don’t drive by your house, local fire halls will also be open to accept donations.

Donations can be dropped off at the following sites, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

• Station 14, 595 Chapel Hill Rd., Elfrida.

• Station 15, 415 Arvin Ave.

• Station 16, 939 Barton St.

• Station 17, 363 Isaac Brock Dr.

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Ward 11 is home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Remembrance Day Service, one of the largest in Canada. The service begins at 10:30am at the Warplane Museum (9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, ON) For those who are unable to get out to a local service, you can view this service which starts at 10:30am on CHCH, Channel 11.
For the Stoney Creek/Winona Residents, the Legion is hosting their Remembrance Day Service at the Stoney Creek Cenotaph, corner Hwy 8 & King St starting at 10:30 as well.

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White Church Road is now open from Ferris Rd. to just east of Miles Rd. Miles is also now open at White Church Road. White Church remains closed from Tyneside to just east of Miles Rd.

The entirety of White Church Rd., along with the rail trail, Should be re-opened by the end of next week, weather permitting.

whitechurch road closure update

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For more information visit www.fwio.on.ca/erland and contact Sandra Gammage at
519-497-5061 or volunteer.erlandleemuseum@gmail.com

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City Reminder for those considering building repair to their homes:

•The City of Hamilton Business Licensing By-Law protects homeowners by ensuring that the business is legitimate, has passed a police criminal check and holds third-party liability insurance

•Businesses requiring a trade licence include building repair contractors such as roofers, carpenters, bricklayers, concrete workers, window and door installers, siding, foundation and drain contractors; plumbers; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors; and fire sprinkler installers

•Always ensure a contractor has a valid trade license before hiring them by calling the City of Hamilton Building Division at 905-546-2782 to inquire; to file a complaint, call 905-546-3950

•Do not get pressured into signing anything

•Ask for a fully itemized estimate and ensure the details are written into a contract

•Get at least three other quotes if asked to make a down payment of more than 5% to 15% of the total contract price; never give a cash deposit or pay for work until it is done

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Sunday, November 5th is when daylight savings times ends. Remember to turn back your clocks one hour on this day. The Hamilton Fire Department would also like to remind all citizens to replace the batteries int heir smoke alarms this weekend when they adjust their clocks back one hour.

An operational smoke alarm will provide you and your family with the protection and early warning necessary to give you and your family the best chance to survive a fire in your home.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips:

– Replace Smoke Alarms every 10 years and vacuum annually
– Test smoke alarms once a month
– Ensure that all members of your household know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds
– Consider installing a smoke alarm inside all bedrooms

Contact the Hamilton Fire Department – Fire Prevention Division at 905-546-2424 Ext. 1380, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm for more information on smoke alarms in your home, or visit our web-site at www.hamilton.ca/fire

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Glanbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony – Sunday, November 5, 2pm
This year’s Glanbrook Service will be on Sunday, November the 5th at 2pm and the Glanbrook Cenotaph which is located at the entrance to the Glanbrook Arena (4280 Binbrook Road). Directly the ceremony there will be a reception at the 447 Wing in Mount Hope, 3210 Homestead Dr, Mount Hope, in which refreshments will be provided.

Warplane Heritage Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony – Saturday, November 11, 10:30am
One of the largest Remembrance Day services in Canada is held at the Warplane Heritage Museum (9280 Airport Road) on Saturday November 11th, 2017. This service starts at 10:30 and if you wish to attend, please arrive early to get a seat.

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Rec Programs Offered at Valley Park Community Centre

The following is a brief overview of the programs that will be offered at the Valley Park Community Centre this winter. They are listed in the new Hamilton Recreation Winter 2018 Guide that is now available in most community use buildings. Registration is from December 11 – 15th, 2017, register online at rec.hamilton.ca

Creative Playgroup (with parent) and Tumble Playgroup (with parent).

Creative Playgroup, Exploring Gymnastics, Exploring Movement, Exploring Music, Exploring Science, Exploring Sports, Learners Playgroup and Tumble Playgroup.

CHILD 6-8 Yrs
Acro, Art, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Science, Singing, Soccer and Volleyball.

CHILD 9-12 Yrs
Acro, Anime, Badminton, Basketball, Cartooning, Cheerleading, Dodgeball, Drama, Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Science, Soccer and Volleyball.

Badminton, Boot Camp, Cardio Blast, Cardio Dance, Core, Drawing, Power, Stroller Fit, Volleyball (competitive), Yoga (chair), Yoga Hatha and Yoga Vinyasa.

Rec Programs offered Winona Community Centre

Exploring Arts, Exploring Gymnastics, Exploring Movement, Exploring Music, Exploring Science and Exploring Sports.

CHILD 6-8 Yrs
Basketball, Crafts, Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, healthy Cooking, Hip Hop, Science, Singing, Soccer and Sports Blast.

CHILD 9-12 Yrs
Anime, Baking, Basketball, Dodgeball, Drama, Drawing, Floor Hockey, Healthy Cooking, Hip Hop, Science and Soccer.

TEEN 13-17

Boot Camp, Cardio Blast, Circuit Fit, Core, Kettlebell, Pilates, Pilates (level 2), Yoga Hatha and Yoga Vinyasa

Binbrook Rec Programs – offered at St. Matthews Catholic School

Exploring Movement and Exploring Sports

CHILD 6-8 Yrs
Basketball, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Sports Blast and Tap

CHILD 9-12 Yrs
Basketball, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Skipping & Soccer

Cardio Balance & Strength

Pick up a copy of the Winter Recreation Guide or go on line and get all the details for these programs and others offered at other locations https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/recreation

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