The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in the past, has hosted the largest indoor Remembrance Day service and the second largest attended service in Canada. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to hold an indoor event this year.

Instead we will be holding a “Virtual Service” on November 11th 10:30 am to 11:30 am, live on CHCH-TV or streaming at

Additionally the Warplane Heritage Museum plans to touch thousands of people in the Golden Horseshow area with an increased number of vintage warplanes (including our Lancaster), flying over multiple community cenotaphs in the area– weather permitting. For further information refer to our website page

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In the spirit of Halloween, we are challenging our Ward 11 residents to a Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Gather up the family for a walk around your neighbour to see how many Halloween items you can find!

Click the link below to find the full list of spooky Halloween items to find throughout your neighbourhood.

Please remember to practice safe social distancing and take proper Covid precautions while scavenging!

Send your completed list along with your name and phone number to or drop off your list at the Glanbrook Service Centre (4280 Binbrook Road, next to the Glanbrook Arena) by October 30th.

Councillor Johnson will be doing a draw on October 31st, the person whose list is drawn will win a Halloween prize pack!

Happy Halloween!

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Proudly Presented by Mountainside Church

October 30th @ 7pm


at the Binbrook Fairgrounds, 2600 Hwy 56, Binbrook
Pre-registration is required
Get your free tickets at

NOTE: everyone must remain in their cars at all times.

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Even though the Conservation Area has closed for the season, you can still take advantage of a nature walk by using the entrance off of Tynside Road which is at the west end of the Lake.

Please remember to be safe and maintain a 2m distance from others and also wear your mask when required.

Facts about Binbrook Conservation Area:

The Binbrook Conservation Area is a 396-hectare (978 acre) tract of land owned and operated by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. Of this area, 174 hectares (430 acres) is covered by picturesque Lake Niapenco. The area was purchased by the NPCA in 1968. The lake was formed after completion of the dam that was built in 1971.
Tyneside entrance

Once a narrow waterway, Lake Niapenco was created in 1971 with the damming of the Welland River, and Binbrook Conservation Area preserved the land around it. Augmenting water flow in the Welland River, the reservoir also sports fish and many waterfowl not seen in urban areas including Osprey, Bald Eagles and ducks. A day at Binbrook is like a day at the cottage, but close to home. For the family, the swimming beach, spray pad, play area and picnic facilities make for a full day of fun. Explore nature on the trails and from observation platforms and see if you can spot some of the local wildlife. Bring or rent a rowboat, paddle boat, canoe or kayak and experience Binbrook from the water. A paddle along the tranquil shores of one of the few inland lakes in the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s watershed is a rare pleasure. Binbrook Conservation Area is known throughout the area as the hot spot for fishing.

Open from Jan-Mar for ice fishing, ice conditions permitting. Please contact the park or visit for updates on ice conditions

5050 Harrison Road Binbrook, Ontario L0R 1C0
Operating Season: May 1 to Thanksgiving Monday
Hours: 8am to 8pm
Monday to Sunday

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The first phase has been completed and now phase 2 is approved and you should see this phase completed by early 2021.

The residential areas of Ward 11 that are included in phase 2 for speed limited reduction to 40 k’s are:

-Alderlea Area, East/West limits are from the east limit of Upper James Street to Turner Park and the North/South limits are from the Hydro Corridor to Twenty Road East.

– Greti Area, East limit of Upper James Street to east limit of Greti Drive and south limit of Twenty Road East to Hydro Corridor (370m south of Twenty Road East).

Binbrook Village, Mount Hope Village and Kopperfield area were done as part of Phase 1.

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(formerly known as Glanbrook Home Support)
unfortunately the Glanbrook Community Services has had to cancel most of their programming however their fitness classes can still be found online at their website

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Sat, November 14, 9am to 3pm – Case united Church is having a bottle drive fundraiser to help with their new addition. Bottles and cans can be dropped off at the church or call ahead (Larry at 905-679-6136) and they will come pick up!

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from (Harrison Rd. to Fletcher Rd.) – October 19 to November 20, 2020

Rehabilitation and roadside safety improvement works for a concrete box culvert on Kirk Road near Binbrook Conservation Area will require that Kirk Rd. be CLOSED to through traffic between Harrison Rd. and Fletcher Rd. from Mon. October 19th (at 8 a.m.) until or before Fri. November 20th. The culvert construction site is 0.55 km westerly of Harrison Rd. (west of the access to 4165 Kirk Rd.).

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A new way to exercise. Use your smartphone to scan codes, watch instructional videos and follow the trail for a full workout at any level.
Each trail features seven QR signs that take the participant through a full workout, from warm up to cool down, with beginner, intermediate and advanced options.

Don’t have a smartphone?
Not a problem, the fitness instructions are also displayed on the sign.

How the QR Fitness Trails work
1. Start out at your favourite trail
2. Locate sign #1 and follow the fitness instructions displayed or use the scanner
3. Continue through to signs #2 to #7 for various exercises at your desired workout level.

Fitness Trail Locations
In Ward 11
• Bellagio Park, 50 Bellagio Avenue, Mount Hope
• Fairgrounds Water Tower Park, 305 Fall Fair Way, Binbrook
• Southampton Estates Park, 185 Thames Way, Mount Hope

Near Ward 11
• Sackville Hill Park Pathway, 780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
• T.B. McQuesten Community Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
• Valley Park, 970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek

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Remembrance Day ceremonies in Glanbrook have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will still be proceeding with a ceremony that will be available online and broadcasted live on Cable 14.

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#1 The application for a Gas station, Car Wash, Convenience Store and Drive Thru at 2506 – 2520 Regional Road 56, (Southwest Corner of Fall Fairway & Highway 56) was also appealed to LPAT and they were given permission to bypass the current Glanbrook secondary plans and also given permission to make application under the New City of Hamilton Urban Commercial Bylaw 05-200 which may permit such a commercial development in that location. This application is now back with the City and is being reviewed by staff. The previous decisions made by Hamilton Committee of Adjustment no longer applies.

#2 The former Wills Bus Line property north of the Binbrook Village on Highway 56 currently has conditional approval meaning the applicant needs to address certain issues before full approval can be given. They are currently working towards obtaining proper servicing (sewer and water) to the property and hope to receive final approval for the property in November.

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The application for a 10 storey building at 3033, 3047, 3055 and 3053 Binbrook Road (behind Shoppers Drug Mart) has been given approval to proceed as 6 storey.

This 6 storey building in Binbrook is similar to the approval given in 2007 for a 6 storey building to be located at the South West corner of Binhaven Blvd and Binbrook Road.

This application (which was originally 10 storeys) does NOT meet the Binbrook Village Secondary Plan. However we are now told that the secondary plan, which was created by the Former Township of Glanbrook in the 1990’s, is not defendable during a Provincial appeal process because the policies have been referred to as antiquated.

The Provincial appeal process is called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This appeal process was formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and as is the case with the OMB it takes planning decisions out of the hands of the Municipality. LPAT now makes the decision and quite often those decisions have not been to support or maintain the decisions made at the local Municipal level.

When the applicants for the building learned that City staff, the public & the Councillor would not support the application, the developer decided to take this application directly to the former OMB for a hearing. Prior to a hearing settlement discussions took place between the applicant and the City. Through these settlement discussions between city lawyers and the developer it was determined that six storeys would be granted.

You ask why does the City did not defend our secondary plan and height restriction of three storeys during this process? I can only advise that according to our planning and legal staff, our plans would not be defendable at LPAT due to the provinces current density standards. LPAT would not have supported our secondary plan on this application. In developing urban areas the Provincial agenda today is to increase density where ever possible. And remember, LPAT an appeal body created by the Province, has the final decision.

As your local Councillor I believe that the current Secondary Plans for Binbrook Village are good and I DO NOT SUPPORT THESE CHANGES and have been on record opposing them. Unfortunately LPAT overrules your local council. Communities are unique in their own ways and it is unfortunate that these decisions were taken out of the hands of the local community.

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HAMILTON, ON – With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Hamilton and across Ontario, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, is echoing the announcement made by Premier Doug Ford earlier today and is recommending that residents move away from the concept of the “social circle” and limit close interactions to those within their households.

Trends in COVID-19 cases in Hamilton are showing that the virus is most commonly being transmitted at private social gatherings, in situations where people are not practicing appropriate physical distancing, and when people are not wearing masks indoors or in other settings where physical distancing is a challenge.

With businesses and schools reopening, and many residents returning to work, the concept of a social circle no longer reflects the reality of our daily lives, and are hard for individuals and families to stick to.

It’s important for people to carefully consider what kind of activities they are engaging in right now. Limiting your close social interactions to those who are within your household is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Gathering restrictions set by the province remain unchanged. However, it’s important to remember that guests at social gatherings should physically distance and remain two metres/six feet from all other guests outside their household.

Private unstaffed/unsupervised events or gatherings continue to have a limit of 10 people or less for indoor gatherings, and 25 people or less for outdoor gatherings. While holding gatherings of this size is legal, maintaining two metres (six feet) of physical distance from other guests is paramount.

As we enter the second wave of COVID-19 in Ontario, it is up to all of us to help prevent the spread of the disease. Residents can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community by:
• Washing hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
• Staying home if sick, self-isolating from others and getting tested;
• Keeping a physical distance of at least two metres from others in your group, unless they are household members
• Wearing a mask or face covering in an enclosed space, especially in settings where it is difficult to maintain a physical distance from others
• Meeting up outside and keeping gathering times short
• Taking extra precautions if people are elderly or have chronic health conditions.

• Public Health Services’ COVID-19 Hotline: 905-974-9848 or

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Serve up fire safety in the kitchen!TM

HAMILTON, ON – With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, Fire Chief David Cunliffe is urging everyone in Hamilton to take some simple steps to prevent kitchen fires in their home. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 4-10, 2020 is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™”
The theme is very timely as cooking fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires in Hamilton. It focuses on the prevention of cooking fires and staying fire safe in the kitchen.
Simple steps to serve up fire safety in the kitchen include:
• Always stay in the kitchen when cooking and turn off the stove if you must leave the kitchen.
• Keep a proper fitting lid near the stove. If a pot of oil catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Do not move the pot. Never throw water on a burning pot.
• Keep anything that burns – plastic utensils, dishcloths, paper towels – a safe distance from the stove.
• Cook responsibly. To prevent cooking fires, you must be alert. You will not be alert if you have consumed alcohol or drugs.
• Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when using the stove. Loose, dangling clothing can easily catch fire.
• Keep young kids one metre (three feet) away from the stove. Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge so they can’t be easily knocked off.
• If you burn yourself while cooking, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes. If the burn is severe, seek medical attention.
The Hamilton Fire Department (HFD) will be holding several activities throughout Fire Prevention Week to generate awareness about the importance of fire safety. The following are some of the planned activities:
• Safe Cooking Social Media Contest:
o Follow the HFD on Twitter at @HamiltonFireDep
o Re-tweet one or more of our ‘Cooking Safety Messages’ for a chance to win a prize.
o Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy tablet, gift cards and HFD merchandise.
o Contest winners will be notified via direct message on HFD Twitter.
o Visit for contest rules and full prize details.

• Chief of the Day Contest:
o Children are invited to become the fire chief for the day by completing a Home Fire Safety Inspection with a caregiver and emailing it to the HFD at for a chance to win a prize.
o Prizes include a virtual fire station tour, plastic ‘Fire Chief’ hat, and HFD merchandise.
o Visit for contest rules and full prize details.

Quick Facts
• In 2019, there were 178 residential structure fires in Hamilton.
• Of the 178 residential structure fires:
o 29 occurred in the kitchen area of the home.
• Of the 29 kitchen area fires:
o 24 began as a result of unattended cooking.

“In Hamilton, unattended cooking is a leading cause of residential structure fires. Cooking happens in homes every day, and it must be done responsibly to ensure it is done safely. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family from fire. Always remain alert and stay in the kitchen while cooking.”
“Often when we’re called to a fire that started in the kitchen, the residents tell us they only left the kitchen for a few minutes. But that’s all it takes for a dangerous fire to start. Help keep our community safe by preventing fires from starting in the first place.”
David R. (Dave) Cunliffe
Fire Chief
Hamilton Fire Department

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On Monday October 5th, the Customer Service & Community Outreach Team within Hamilton Water will be launching a city-wide survey regarding Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG).

The purpose of the survey is to gather data regarding general knowledge on the topic and to then use that information moving forward with the future campaign.

Survey questions ask residents to check boxes next to items which they frequently rinse down the sink, as well as to indicate their understanding of the immediate and long-term risks of rinsing fats, oils and grease down the sink.

By generating a baseline understanding of resident behaviour and familiarity, the survey will allow us to better structure marketing and engagement activities over the course of the campaign.

The survey includes 6 questions and can be completed online and over the phone between October 5th – November 1st, 2020.

To take the survey you can call 905-546-2489 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm OR do online at

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