HAMILTON, ON – With warm weather and rain in the forecast over the coming days, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to take steps to prevent flooding in and around their homes, and be cautious around all bodies of water.

As well, there is the potential for flooding along Hamilton’s waterfront areas due to the combination of already higher than average lake levels and significant rain in the forecast.

City crews are working proactively to clear catch basins and inspect flooding hot spots across the city, and the City is providing the following tips for residents to reduce the risk of flooding:

• Keep catch basins in front of your home clear of debris. ‎
• If your home has a backwater valve installed, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to ensure that it is functioning properly.
• Check your sump pump to make sure it is working properly.
• If your home or area is prone to flooding you may want to consider ensuring any valuables are up off of basement floors.

Conditions may result in road flooding and/or ponding in low lying areas such as backyards and drainage areas. Residents should exercise caution around all bodies of water including near creeks, bridges, culverts and dams, and to keep children and pets away from bodies of water. Motorists should be cautious if driving on flooded roads.

Please call 905-546-CITY to report sewer back-ups, flooding over roadways, fallen trees or debris in drainage ditches or culverts.

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the First Binbrook Scouts will be holding a toilet paper fundraiser from April 12-22 at the Binbrook Fairgrounds (2600 Highway 56). This is a charitable fundraiser, with a product people need and can use! Click Here for more information.

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As of April 1, 2019, leaf and yard waste – including grass clippings – is no longer accepted in your green bin.

You will now place all leaf and yard waste in a brown paper bag or in an open top rigid reusable container identified with a leaf and yard waste sticker.
Please note that the sticker is not required, but assists with clearly marking the container. If you do not have a sticker and would like one, they can be picked up at your local Municipal Centre, 4280 Binbrook Rd, next to the arena.

The reason for the changes is that yard waste can be recycled differently as a compost and for this reason you will now see a separate truck picking up yard waste. It is important that you do not put a lid on your yard waste container, the top must be open so the drivers can clearly see the content.

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Good Friday, April 19th, Mount Hope Scouts are hosting a Easter Breakfast for a nominal charge and following will be an Easter Egg Hunt hosting by the Mount Hope Lions at no cost.
Sat, April 20th, will see a Mount Hope Community Clean Up starting at 10 am. Everyone is asked to meet at the Mount Hope Library and head out from there. Bags and gloves will be provided.
Tues, Apr 23rd the Developer is hosting a Branthaven Subdivision Community Meeting at the 447 Wing, 3210 Homestead Drive, starting at 7pm with a presentation at 7:15pm. You will see the plans for the subdivision which is directly off Homestead drive and connects Marion and Spitfire.
Binbrook Little Threatre Presents the Norm Foster Comedy Play “Skin Flicks. The play will run over the weekends of April 26-28, May 3-5 and May 10 & 11 at the Binbrook Memorial Hall.
On Fri. May 3rd Sinclairville United Church is hosted their Annual Farmer’s Sausage & Homemade Sauerkraut Supper and that includes Homemade Pies.
May 4th from 11am to 2pm is Puddle Day in Mount Hope and it will be held at the Glanford Curling Club on Homestead Dr. National Puddle Day was created to honour those children whose lives have been cut short and to support bereaved families. You are asked to donated a pair of rubber boots.
On the same weekend of May 4th & 5th the Binbrook Agricultural Society is having their annual Binbrook Country Home & Garden Show and that also includes a Car Show and Swap meet on the Sunday.
And so you can get your tickets before they are gone… Glanbrook Community Service is hosting their Annual Spring Fling at Famee Furlane in Binbrook on Fri May 10th. This includes a full dinner and silent and live auction.
As a reminder, the Glanbrook Community Services offer Active Fit, Strength & Stretch, Yoga and Gentle Fit weekly for residents as well as a Euchre, Dining, Foot Care and Hearing events.
For more details on any of these items, please check our web calendar

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Come join in on a super fun day with friends and neighbours. Everyone is meeting at the Mount Hope Library at 10am and will head out from there, with all bags and gloves provided. Please remember that any time you can give is better than no time!! Working together can make good things happen !

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The annual Mount Hope Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Friday April 19th. From 8-11am the Mount Hope Scouts are hosting a pancake breakfast at the Mount Hope Community Hall (3027 Homestead Drive) for a nominal fee. Immediately following at 11am the Lions Club will be hosting an egg drop free of charge outside the Hall at the Mount Hope Community Park!

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A time for local Community Clean Ups!
If you or your group are interested in doing a community clean up or participating in one, please let us know. We can provide bags, gloves and pickup of debris so that it makes cleaning up much easier.
There is no project too bit or small, every little bit helps.

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the 2019/2020 Recycling & Waste Calendar along with 12 Blue trash tags will be mailed out over the next week. Your Green trash tags expire on March 29th and the new blue tags will start being used on April 1st.

Collection Changes This Year
– Starting April 1, Leaf and yard waste including grass clippings will no longer be accepted in the green bin. Acceptable containers include a brown paper yard waste bag or an open top ridge reusable container marked with a yard waste sticker. A yard waste sticker is included in each Recycling & Waste Calendar Envelope. Residents can pick up additional stickers at City Hall or any Municipal Service Centre or Rec Centre. For more info visit http://www.hamilton.ca/yardwaste. The Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre is located at 4280 Binbrook Road.

– Styrofoam containers and black plastic including take out trays, coffee cup lids and dark coloured flower pots are no longer accepted in the containers blue box. These items are garbage.

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Update: As of 1pm all City buildings & non essential city services are being closed due to increasingly inclement weather conditions.

Contracted Waste collection is still progressing but slower than usual. Please be patient as delays may be pushed into Wednesday. Please be aware of the high winds as well and secure your recycling and waste containers before putting them to the curb.

Due to today’s weather conditions please be advised of the following closures:

– All HWDSB & HWCDSB schools are closed
-Recreation programming in school gyms is also closed
– All booked programming at the museums has been cancelled but museums remain open to the public
– Red Hill Family Centre is open however taxi service is cancelled

Crews have been out all night in preparation for the impending storm – monitoring both road and weather conditions and focusing on applying de-icing materials to the road and preparing equipment for use. You can follow the City of Hamilton’s Plow Tracker to keep up to date with their progress. City of Hamilton Plow Tracker

Also be advised that if today is your garbage day waste pickup could take longer than usual. Please be patient as collection may take place later than normal.

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Due to today’s freezing rain conditions, the City of Hamilton is advising residents that waste collection is progressing slower than usual. Residents are asked to be patient as their collection may take place later than normal. If your waste is not collected by 6 p.m. today, please bring it in and place it back at the curb before 7 a.m. tomorrow.

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The Accomodation Meeting at Bellmoore School that was scheduled for tonight (January 29) has been cancelled. The board will inform when new date is set. stay tuned for further information.

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Kicking off on Family Day, residents who want to enjoy Hamilton’s fine museums and all the services of their local library now get to do both for free. The one year pilot program launches on Monday, February 18. Residents need to simply present their Hamilton Public Library Card (HPL) card to gain complimentary general admission to all of the City of Hamilton’s operated museums with the exclusion of paid special events, booked programs and workshops.

Family Day also kicks off the Ontario Heritage Week (February 18 – 24), which encourages Hamilton residents to celebrate our cultural, natural, architectural and archeological heritage. City of Hamilton Museums include Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton Military Museum
Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, Griffin House Museum, Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Hamilton Children’s Museum, Battlefield House Museum and Park and Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

To learn more:

About the program, go to: www.hpl.ca/museum

About City of Hamilton Museums, go to: www.hamilton.ca/museums

About Hamilton Public Library, go to: www.HPL.ca

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The annual Binbrook Conservation Area’s Hardwater Crappie Ice fishing derby is happening again this year on February 1st at the Binbrook Conservation Area. Tickets can be bought online or at the door.

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As the cold winter comes upon us, the de-icing smell from the Hamilton International Airport will rear it’s ugly head again.

Please continue to report odour concerns and note that:

1. Odour from outdoor sewers is the responsibility of the City of Hamilton, please call the city of Hamilton Spills Line at 905-540-5188

2. Odour coming from outdoor air is the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change, please call the MOECC at 1800-268-6060 and the Airport at 905-679-1999 or odours@flyhamilton.ca

3. Odour from indoors is the responsibility of the building owners, please investigate and have plumbing issues determined & fixed.

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The City of Hamilton wants to hear from you. We are looking for public feedback on private licensed retail cannabis stores in Hamilton. Please provide feedback about these establishments by completing the online survey between December 21 and January 9, 2018.

Please click Here to complete the survey.

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