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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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: 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: 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: or 905-546-3200


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

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

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 or call 905-546-2489.
• Hamilton’s Standing Water By-law
• Public Health Ontario – West Nile Virus Surveillance


“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 for more information.

552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6

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You may have seen some of these completed already or in the works and if not, they will be completed by September 7th, 2018, weather permitting:

Road Resurfacing on Airport Road and Homestead Drive, along with curb and sidewalk work.

Surface Treatment for…..
Seventh Rd East, from Highland Rd E to Mud St. E.
Jones Rd from Hwy #8 to End
Hall Road from Westbrook Rd to Woodburn Rd
Berry Road from hall Rd to Bell Rd
French Road from Dickenson Rd to the end
Walker Road from Tyneside Rd to the end
Fletcher Road from Binbrook Rd to Kirk Rd

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There are many different types of wildlife that live near or in urban centres and quite often we don’t even notice them. If you do see them or the evidence that they have been around you might want to remember to try not to leave your garbage or pet food outside overnight, as this is their peak foraging hours. Other tips can be found at

If you see any sick or injured animals, please call 905-574-3433 and let our Animal Services Officers know.

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Formerly known as Glanbrook Home Support, has a lot happening over the summer months. Some of the services provided are listed below:

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It has come to my attention that there is an application for a 6 storey building submitted for the property on the South West corner of Binhaven Blvd. and Binbrook Road, Binbrook Village.

As you know I have always opposed any application that exceeds the 3 story limit. After extensive research in the archives it was discovered that in 2007 (prior to my becoming Councillor), this property received approval for “special permission” to exceed the 3 storey height limit and Council approved it in 2007.

I have approached both our legal staff and planning staff to see if we can have the 6 storey approval reduced back to the 3 storey maximum height restriction as per the secondary plan, but unfortunately, we cannot legally reverse the “special permission” without the property owner’s approval.

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The summer schedule at the Winona Community Centre includes the following adult programs, check them out!
Boot Camp, Cardio Blast
Cardio Dance Cardio, Balance and Strength
Core Kettleball
Pilates Power
Stretch Yoga
For more information on these and other programs, go to

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The Binbrook Conservation Area FunSplash will open on June 16th! They will also be having an official Opening event on June 23rd! The Binbrook Conservation Area is located at 5050 Harrison Road in Glanbrook.

FunSplash starting June 16

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The Winona Community Centre will offer 8 individual weeks of summer camp this summer starting the week of July 3rd, 2018. There are 2 different programs being offer “Camp Kidaca Lite” and “Camp Kidaca”.
Camp Kidaca Lite is our most popular day camp program geared to 4 and 5 year olds without a trip. This program is designed to introduce campers to a full-day camp experience with a lower staff to camper ratio (1:8). Preschool campers will participate in age appropriate activities, with a focus on cooperative games, friendships, gross motor skill development, songs, circle time, stories and crafts and outdoor water play (sprinklers and wading pools).
Camp Kidaca for kids 6-11 years of age is the most popular day camp program for this age group. Campers will participate in a variety of age appropriate activities, including daily swimming, active games, sports, songs, cooperative games, crafts, creative time, songs, special events and a weekly trip. Staff to camper ratio is 1:10. This camp includes a trip by school bus to a local attraction. Trip locations: Wild Water Works, African Lion Safari.
If you are interested in these or any other camps, don’t wait long as they fill out quickly. Call 905-546-3747 or email

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