Due to chronic flooding and resultant safety & road maintenance issues, the section of Trimble Road from Hall Rd. to a point 1km north of Hall Road has been CLOSED to vehicular traffic passage. The road will remain closed off to vehicular travel in this section while further engineering alternatives are evaluated, including permanent road closure.

Access to all of the residences on the segment of Trimble Road between Kirk Rd. and Hall Rd., is only available from the northern side – Kirk Road. So that is the emergency address range of #4191 to #5046 Trimble Rd. that is only accessible from Kirk Rd., leading down to Trimble Road’s closure point 1.6 km southerly of Kirk Rd.

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A community meeting that was scheduled for tonight at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 27th at 7pm also at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre (4280 Binbrook Road).

The meeting is being held by Binbrook Resident Brett Harrington for all of those interested in participating or learning more about the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding a ten storey building proposal for Binbrook. The hearing will be held next Summer beginning on August 12, 2019.

For more information on the ten storey building proposal and the history of this case with the Ontario Municipal Board please click here for more details.

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Today, November 1, 2018 there was an Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing regarding the application for a ten storey building at 3033, 3047, 3055 and 3053 Binbrook Road (Behind Shoppers Drug Mart). For the history on this file please continue to the end of this post.

The OMB pre-hearing acts as an opportunity to establish how many people wish to become involved at the hearing and also to schedule the hearing. The hearing for this case has been scheduled for August 12, 2019 and is expected to last five days. The location of the hearing will likely be 50 Main Street East in Hamilton but a request by the Councillor was made to move it to either the Stoney Creek or Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre to allow for easy access for the residents, to date no decision has been made.

All hearings are open to the public so anyone can attend and listen, however as a resident there are two ways to become involved at an OMB hearing, you can register as either a ‘party’ or a ‘participant’. At this point it is too late to register as a ‘party’, but if you wish to still register as a ‘participant’ and give a statement at the hearing you are still able to do so. As a ‘participant’ you do not have the opportunity to give rebuttal but you are able to give a statement as to why you are opposed or in favour of this application. If you have emailed the OMB about this before you will still need to register again for this hearing.

You can register as a participant at the beginning of the August 12th hearing, however if you are interested in being a participant you are encouraged to do so in the next 48 hours as to give all parties involved a clear understanding of how much time will be needed to hear everyone’s testimonies.

For all those who are interested please email the people below in the next 48 hours. If you choose at any time after the 48 hours not to participate you can always send a follow up email pulling your application.

1. Brett Harrington – Binbrook resident who has party status at the hearing.
Email: bharrington@iagto.ca

2. Tina Kapelos – lawyer representing the City’s interests
Email: tkapelos@ritchieketcheson.com

3. Steven A. Zakem – lawyer representing the applicant’s interest
Email: szakem@airdberlis.com

4. Graham Frank – Tribunal staff representative
Email: Graham.Frank@ontario.ca

Please include in the subject line of your email the OMB Case Number: #PL170981

Binbrook resident Brett Harrington attended the meeting this morning has registered as a party which means he can call on expert witnesses and cross-examine all expert witnesses for either side. Brett is having a meeting at the Glanbrook Municipal Centre (4280 Binbrook Road) on November 15th at 7pm in the Council Chambers to discuss next steps.

History:

In early 2018 the application for a proposed ten storey building at 3033, 3047, 3055 and 3053 Binbrook Road (behind Shoppers Drug Mart) was brought to the Ontario Municipal Board (now known at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or LPAT).

This application was brought to the OMB because City Staff, along with the Councillor would have recommended denial to the application if it had been brought to Hamilton City Council. To avoid a denial decision, the developer decided instead to take this application directly to the OMB under the category of ‘no decision’.

Following this, an OMB pre-hearing was held on April 19th, 2018. At the April 19th pre-hearing regarding the proposal for a ten storey building in Binbrook, it was determined that another pre-hearing would take place on November 1, 2018 at 10am. The pre-hearing was rescheduled to give the applicant the opportunity to have settlement discussions with City staff and allow for those wishing to be seek party or participant status during the proceedings find time to organize their statements and decide which status they would most like to seek.

Since this decision in April, settlement discussions have happened between the city’s hired legal staff and the applicant’s staff and an agreement was not reached, as the city is still not supportive. As a result the second pre – hearing proceeded on November 1, 2018.

At the November 1st prehearing a hearing date was set for August 12, 2019, the location will likely be 50 Main Street East but a request by the councillor was made to move it to either Stoney Creek or Glanbrook Municipal Centres for easy access for the residents, to date no decision has been made. Binbrook resident Brett Harrington was in attendance at this pre-hearing and asked for and received party status for the August 12 hearing.

For more information on Party & Participant Status please click here:

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There are two Remembrance Day Services held in Glanbrook that you may attend:

Sunday, Nov 4th – The Glanbrook Remembrance Day Service is always the Sunday before Remembrance Day. It will be held at the Glanbrook Cenotaph, 4280 Binbrook Rd and it starts at 2pm with a reception to follow at the 447 Wing.

Sunday, Nov 11th – Warplane Museum Remembrance Day Service is held at the Warplane on Airport Rd and it starts at 10:30am. If you are attending, try and arrive early as this is a well attended televised event.

If you are unable to attend one of the services, you may be able to view the Warplane Museum Remembrance Day Service on CHCH TV starting at 10:30am. This event is televised live.

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Case United is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixings along with a live auction to follow on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 6pm at Case United Church!

Where: Case United Church, 6180 White Church Rd E Mt. Hope/Hamilton
When: Saturday October 20, 6pm

Cost:
Adults $25.00
Children 6 – 12 $10.00
Children 5 & Under no charge

For tickets please call 905-679-6184

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The 2nd annual Binbrook Spooktacular Stroll will be happening Friday October 12th from 5pm – 9pm at the Binbrook Fairgrounds. This is a free rain or shine community event! Put on your best costumes and come and get ready for an evening full of fun. There will be Trick or Treating, Halloween activities, local vendors, FREE raffles, and so much more! more information can be found at www.spooktacularstroll.ca

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the event please contact the organizers at 905-512-1846.

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Nebo Road will be CLOSED to through traffic between Dickenson Rd. and Airport Rd., from 9 a.m. on Monday Sept. 24th until or before Friday Oct. 12th for outstanding Bridge rehabilitation work.

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Starting Monday, August 27 Glancaster Road will be closed to through traffic between Butter Road East & Airport Road West, in order to complete culvert work. Local access will be provided to residents. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.

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Many trees along Homestead Drive in Mount Hope have recently been decimated. These mature trees were felled without permits or permission from the city and the developer responsible has been issued a cease and desist letter for all work on this property. Councillor Johnson is pushing for a tree replacement plan to be put in place at the cost of the developer.

The developer will be holding a meeting on August 30th at the 447 Wing starting at 7pm to explain his proposed ideas for his properties. As your local Councillor, Brenda Johnson will be attending this meeting and will continue to strongly speak out about the recent actions on this property. Please note this is meeting is being held by the developer, and not by the City.

Councillor Johnson encourages everyone to attend as well.

Where: 447 Wing (3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope)
When: August 30th, 2018 at 7pm
Purpose: Developers proposed ideas for his properties on the East side of Homestead Drive

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Programs

Please see below for a listing of what’s happening in the Binbrook, Mount Hope, Stoney Creek, Turner Park and Valley Park Libraries during the month of August !

Binbrook Library
Mon’s until Aug 20, 6:30pm, Family Story Time (0-5yrs)
Mon’s until Aug 20, 10:30am, Lego Mania (4-12yrs)
Tues & Fri’s, 1pm, Reading Buddies (gr 1 – Age 12)
Wed’s, 10am, Parent and Tot Social (birth -4yrs)
Thurs’s, 2pm Adult Knitting & Crocket
Aug 3, 10:30am, Super Smash Bros Tourny (12-18yrs)
Aug 7, 10:30am, Patio Chalk Art (4-12yrs)
Aug 9, 10:30am, Vision Board (12-18yrs)
Aug 10, 10:320am, Maker Cart: Bad Art Edition (4-12yrs)
Aug 14, 10:30, Imagination Stations (4-12yrs)
Aug 16, 10:30am, Art Rocks, (4-12yrs)
Aug 17, 10am, Incredible Machine, Lego, (8-12yrs)
Aug 21, 10am, Make a Scene with Stikbots (8-12yrs)
Aug 23, 10:30am, Build it. Fly it. (4-12yrs)
Mon’s, 2pm Adult Knitting & Crocket
Tues’s & Thurs’s, 2:30pm, Reading Buddies(gr 1 – Age 12)
Thurs’s, 10am EarlyOn Outreach (birth -4yrs)
Aug 8 & 22, 6:30pm, Get Ready for Kindergarten, Part 1 (3-5yrs)
Aug 9, 10:30am, Ham Amateur Astronomers (8-12yrs)
Aug 15 & 29, 6:30pm, Get Ready for Kindergarten, Part 2, (3-5yrs)
Aug 20, 6:30, Adult Summer Book Share
Aug 20, 4pm Fanfiction Club (12-18yrs)

Mount Hope Library
Aug 15, 2:30pm, Let’s Talk Science (8-12yrs)
More details: hpl.ca or 905-546-3200
Note: Programming is limited this summer given construction.

Stoney Creek Library
Mon’s, 2pm Adult Knitting & Crocket
Tues’s & Thurs’s, 2:30pm, Reading Buddies(gr 1 – Age 12)
Thurs’s, 10am EarlyOn Outreach (birth -4yrs)
Aug 8 & 22, 6:30pm, Get Ready for Kindergarten, Part 1 (3-5yrs)
Aug 9, 10:30am, Ham Amateur Astronomers (8-12yrs)
Aug 15 & 29, 6:30pm, Get Ready for Kindergarten, Part 2, (3-5yrs)
Aug 20, 6:30, Adult Summer Book Share
Aug 20, 4pm Fanfiction Club (12-18yrs)

Turner Park Library
Mon’s, Tues’s, Thurs’s, Fri’s & Sat’s, 10:15, Reading Buddies (gr 1 – Age 12)
Mon’s, 2pm, Reading Buddies (gr 1 – Age 12)
Tues’s, 10:15, Get Ready for Kindergarten (3-5yrs)
Wed’s, 3pm & 7pm, Reading Buddies (gr 1 – Age 12)
Thurs, until Aug 23, 10:15am, Family Story Time (0-5yrs)
Fri’s, 2pm, Maker Cart, (4-12yrs)
Fri’s until Aug 24, 10:14am Patio Play (4-12yrs)
Aug 4, 10:30am, Lego Mania (4-12yrs)
Aug 7, 2:30pm, Visit the Fire Truck
Aug 8, 2pm, Adult Digital Memories
Aug 8, 10:15, Make a Terrarium (4-12yrs)
Aug 11 & 27, 2pm, Lego Mania (4-12yrs)
Aug 13, 2pm, Adult Video Course
Aug 13, 6pm, Night Sky Storytime (0-4yrs)
Aug 13, 2pm Book Explorers (4-12yrs)
Aug 15, 10:15am, Star Wars: Jedi Training (4-12yrs)
Aug 20, 4pm, Intro to Code with Ozobots (8-12yrs)
Aug 21, 6pm, Intro to Code with Ozobots (8-12yrs)
Aug 21, 2pm, Book Explorers (4-12yrs)
Aug 22, 10:15am, Amazing Race: Ham. Edition (4-12yrs)
Aug 28, 10am, Fun with Zentangle (4-12yrs)
Aug 29, 2pm, Wii U Gaming (4-12yrs)
Aug 30, 10am, Board Games, (4-12yrs)
More details: hpl.ca or 905-546-3200

Valley Park Library
Mon’s 2pm & Thurs’s 11am, Reading Buddies(gr 1 – Age 12)
Sat’s, 2:30pm, Lego Mania, (4-12yrs)
Aug 8, 10:30am, Night Sky Storytime (0-4yrs)
Aug 14, 10:30am, Lego Mania (4-12yrs)
Aug 22, 2:30pm, Vitrual & Augmented Reality Intro, (12-18yrs)
Aug 28, 10:30am, Meet the Greyhounds
Aug 29, 10:30am, Ooey Gooey Slim (4-12yrs)
More details: hpl.ca or 905-546-3200

Movies

Please see below for a list of the Movies showing at your local library this August, 2018

Binbrook
Sat Aug 4, 2pm, A Bug’s Life (1998)
Sat Aug 11, 2pm, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Sat Aug 18, 2pm, The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Sat Aug 25, 2pm, Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Stoney Creek
Tues Aug 7, 2pm, Baby Driver (2017) (Adults)
Mon Aug 13, 2pm, Zootopia (2016)
Tues Aug 14, 2pm, The Book of Henry (2017) (Adults)
Mon Aug 20, 2pm, Cinderella (2015)
Tues Aug 21, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (Adults)
Mon Aug 27, 2:30pm, The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Tues Aug 28, 2pm, The Social Network (2010) (Adults)

Turner Park
Thurs Aug 2, 2pm, Gone with the Wind, Part 2 (Classic 1939)
Thurs Aug 2, 6pm, Molly’s Game (2017)
Fri Aug 3, 6:30pm, Coco (2017)
Tues Aug 7, 2pm, Jumanji: Weelcome to the Jungle (2017)
Thurs Aug 9, 2pm, The Innocents (Classic 1961)
Thurs Aug 9, 6pm, Phantom Thread (2017)
Fri Aug 10, 6:30pm, Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Thurs Aug 16, 6pm, Lady Bird (2017)
Fri Aug 17, 6:30pm, Peter Rabbit (2018)
Thurs Aug 23, 6pm, The Post (2018)
Fri Aug 24, 6:30pm, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)
Sat Aug 25, 2pm, Coco (2017)
Thurs Aug 30, 6pm, Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Fri Aug 31, 6:15pm, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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We are back for our 2nd year of the Binbrook Family Movie Night.

Join us on at Binbrook Conservation Area on Saturday, August 18, 2018 for an entertaining experience and screening of Peter Rabbit (Trailer).

Presented by Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation (NPCF).

A $5/pp Admission Fee (at the gate or inside the park) will include one serving of popcorn and a fun glow in the dark bracelet!

Proceeds from this event go to NPCF conservation efforts and various projects at Binbrook Conservation Area.

Waxy’s on Wheels will be on-site starting at Noon with delicious food available for purchase. Additionally, the Staycation Rentals Concession Store will have ice cream and other treats available for purchase.

Overnight camping will be available for $10/tent/site. Please call 905-692-3228 to inquire and book.

mportant Details:
•Movie will begin at Dusk
•Regular Admission Fee to Binbrook Conservation Area is $7/person, $6/every additional adult, $5/student
•Starting at 6 p.m., guests will only pay $5 Movie Admission Fee, with regular admission fee waved
•Guests who spend the day and afternoon at Binbrook will pay regular admission, with an additional $5 fee to stay for the film

Our tremendous sponsors include:
•Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation
•Hamilton International Airport

Special guests will include:
•McMaster Children’s Hospital
•Big Brothers Big Sisters Hamilton

This event is weather dependent and will be cancelled if there is a high chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.

Looking for more details? Email enavarro@npca.ca

Event Date Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 18:00

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The Hamilton Mountain Home Depot Store #7256 gave back to the Binbrook community today by volunteering their time and resources for some much needed upgrades at the Binbrook Community Garden. The team, which included Dewalt Representative Mark Cooper, spent the day building picnic tables and creating garden plots within the community garden. They also supplied the garden with new gardening tools and wheelbarrows. Thank you to Home Depot and all of the volunteers who worked so hard on this project.

The Binbrook Community garden is located at 4280 Binbrook Road and is a not for profit volunteer driven garden. The city provides the space and plots can be rented (to help with upkeep of the gardens) to grow and harvest your own produce for personal use. They also have plots dedicated to growing fresh produce for the local food bank. If you are interested in renting a plot or volunteering with the gardens please contact Keith Adams at 905-692-4000.

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HAMILTON , ON – A batch of mosquitoes trapped this week in Hamilton tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These are the first WNV positive mosquitos for Hamilton this year, prompting Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health to move the WNV risk from low to moderate.

Residents are reminded protect themselves against mosquito bites and to remove standing water from private property to prevent mosquito breeding.

The City of Hamilton continually assesses the risk for human illness as part of a comprehensive West Nile Virus surveillance and prevention program. The City is completing a third round of larviciding treatments on city street catch basins, in addition to ongoing treatment of surface waters on public land.
While most people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms (approximately 80 per cent), others including older adults or those with weakened immune systems may experience West Nile fever (~20 per cent) or they may develop more severe illness including inflammation of the brain or the lining of the brain (~1 per cent). For any infection, if symptoms do occur, they appear two to 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes:

• Avoid being bitten by mosquitoes
• Use a mosquito repellent (bug spray) containing DEET or Icaridin.
• Avoid areas where mosquitoes are known to be present, or cover up by wearing light coloured long sleeves and long pants when in mosquito areas such as wooded areas, on the golf course, or in the garden, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
• Reduce mosquito breeding sites by removing standing water at least weekly from your property

Additional Resources

• For additional information on West Nile virus visit www.hamilton.ca/westnile or call 905-546-2489.
• Hamilton’s Standing Water By-law
• Public Health Ontario – West Nile Virus Surveillance

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“This summer take precautions to avoid illnesses spread by insects including West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. Employing simple preventive measures such as using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin, and wearing loose fitting, light-colored clothing will reduce your risk while you enjoy the outdoors.”

Dr. Bart Harvey
Associate Medical Officer of Health

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Councillor Brenda Johnson has been successful in securing the monies needed to have the Fifty Road Parkette complete reconstruction done this fall with funds in excess of $600,000 having been secured for this project.
The damage to this area was extremely significant and required major upgrades and shore line work.

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Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Now is your chance! We are inviting the community to come and work on a real archaeological dig on the Erland Lee Museum property (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek) on Saturdays in August (August 4, 11, 18, and 25) . Learn how an excavation is done, how to look for artifacts, and how to document artifacts that are found.

Adults 16+ $25 per Saturday (all 4 Saturdays for $90)

Junior Archaeological dig, ages 12-15: $15 per day

Bring the kids! We will be offering a Kids Archaeological ‘Dig’ with fun activities to teach kids ages 4-12 about what archaeologists do.
Kids Ages 4-12: $10 per day

Space is very limited, so pre-register today! Call 905-662-2691 or email erlandleehome@fwio.on.ca for more information.

552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6

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