Case United Church is hosting a paint night fundraiser on May 7th at 7pm.

 

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Register Today for Binbrook Minor Baseball! 

Registration can be done through the Binbrook Minor Baseball Association Website: www.binbrookbaseball.ca

 

 

There are openings in the following ages/ groups:

Girls Softball – Ages 9-17

Development – Ages 4-9

Baseball Team Play – Ages 9-15

 

The Binbrook Minor Baseball Association is also looking for Umpires, please enquire with the club.

 

 

 

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The Hamilton Police Services Board, along with the Hamilton Police Service, is in the process of developing its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. Hamiltonians are encouraged to have their say through a community survey.

The survey is an opportunity to share needs, opinions and concerns that will help shape the Hamilton Police Service over the next four years. It is anonymous, confidential and takes roughly five minutes to complete.

The survey is open until April 30, 2022 and is available in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish and Urdu.

To complete the survey please follow the link: https://surveyhero.com/c/HPS2023CommunitySurvey 

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Tax season is upon us. To help make the task of filing your return easier, trained volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program are offering a free drop-off or by-appointment service in March and April at Barton, Central, Dundas, Red Hill, Terryberry and Turner Park branches.

For more information including available dates, times and locations please visit the following link: https://www.hpl.ca/free-tax-service

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Tax season is upon us. To help make the task of filing your return easier, trained volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program are offering a free drop-off or by-appointment service in March and April at Barton, Central, Dundas, Red Hill, Terryberry and Turner Park branches.

Anyone with a modest income is welcome to use the free filing service.

For more information including locations and dates please visit the link: https://www.hpl.ca/free-tax-service

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There has been an application received by the City of Hamilton for industrial facilities to be built at 3054 Homestead Drive. Access to these facilities will only be accessible through East Cargo Road.

For more information, including maps and concept plans, regarding this application you can follow the link to the microsite with the complete application material.

https://urbansolutions.info/homestead-fengate/

Please contact my office by phone or email with any comments, questions or concerns you may have regarding this application.

email: brenda.johnson@hamilton.ca
phone:905-546-4513

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COVID-19 has changed the way the City engages with the community, but it has not changed how important your feedback is to the decision-making process. Over the past two years, we have shifted engagement efforts online with virtual public meetings, live streamed events and digital tools to make it easier for you to share your thoughts with us.

As we continue to evolve our public engagement efforts, we are committed to seeking diverse opinions, experiences and information from our community to ensure you are informed and involved in shaping City decisions.

We invite you to take a short survey to tell us your thoughts and experiences with City-led public engagement. Your feedback will be used in the development of a corporate framework and policy to help shape City-led engagement moving forward.

Print copies of the survey are also available at local Municipal Service Centres, City Recreation Centres and Hamilton Public Library branches.

Let’s reimagine public participation, together. Learn more: engage.hamilton.ca/ReimaginingPublicParticipation

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Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Congratulations to Hamilton’s Sarah Nurse and the entire Team Canada Women’s Olympic Hockey Team on their gold medal win.

Sarah Nurse scored the opening goal in the 2022 Gold medal game where Team Canada defeated the United States 3-2. She also got an assist, setting a Canadian record for the most points in a single tournament.

Her recording breaking didn’t stop there as she is now the first black woman to win a gold medal in hockey.

All of Hamilton is so proud of Sarah. Her hard work and determination inspires us all.

Sarah exemplifies the very best of Hamilton. We could not be more proud that she is now a gold medal Olympic champion.

It is so wonderful that Sarah is bringing gold back to the Hammer!

Congratulations to Sarah Nurse and the entire Team Canada Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. Well done!

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The City of Hamilton has launched its Parks Master Plan engagement project and is seeking your feedback. Your input will help the City understand how residents currently use our parks and open spaces and will help us better understand the needs and wishes of park users. Take the survey before March 20, 2022. https://engage.hamilton.ca/parksmasterplan

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In alignment with Ontario government direction, effective this Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8 a.m., booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be available for youth aged 12 to 17 in Hamilton.

Beginning this Friday, youth aged 12 to 17 will be able to walk-in for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at many local clinic locations. Appointments for a booster shot can also be booked through Hamilton’s online booking system at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine. Youth aged 12 to 17 can receive a booster dose approximately six months (168 days) after their second dose. To book an appointment or walk-in for a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, individuals must be 12 years old at the time of appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and getting fully vaccinated and receiving a booster dose when eligible will continue to help balance the risks of the highly-transmissable Omicron variant, and the risks to the mental, emotional and physical health of children, youth and their learning.

Hamilton and Ontario’s Last Mile Strategy

Hamilton Public Health Services’ top priority continues to be the opportunistic and hyper-localized Last Mile Strategy to increase the administration of first, second, third doses of COVID-19 vaccines. This strategy will ensure protection against COVID-19 is equally distributed across populations, the community, and neighbourhoods and school communities with lower vaccine coverage rates. Furthermore, residents will benefit from access to tailored information and vaccines that are accessible at convenient locations and times.

Community members can learn about eligibility, available locations, hours of operation and how to book an appointment at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine. This includes a wide variety of clinic options, such as large fixed-site, primary care led, school-based, neighbourhood pharmacy, community partner led, the Ministry of Health led GO-VAXX, and mobile vaccination clinics in Hamilton.

QUICK FACTS

  • As of this Friday, there will be approximately 21,000 young people aged 12 to 17 in Hamilton eligible for a booster dose at the 168-day interval.
  • Hamilton Healthcare Partners continue to make progress in vaccinating eligible community members. To date, 87.1 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 82.8 per cent are fully vaccinated. 1,202,438 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 278,940 third and booster doses.
  • 2 per cent of children aged 12 to 17 have received a first dose and 81.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context. All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply and the necessary health and human resources.
  • It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

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Our office receives many inquiries regarding the crime and police presence in Ward 11. There is a constant request for more police presence.

The Hamilton Police Service has now been able to provide a report to our office to inform our community about the REPORTED crime that is happening in our area. Here are some of the statistics provided to us.

We were able to also do a comparison using the 2020 Census information below for the entire City of Hamilton

 Crime is never something to celebrate but there is perspective. As you can see the City of Hamilton had a total of 30, 231 incidents in 2020. Ward 11 had 203. That makes up approximately 0.67% of all of the crime in Hamilton. That is a very low compared to the city as a whole and compared to other areas within the City of Hamilton.

Often times social media can play a role in providing a false sense of insecurity. In a small community like ours, one car break in can be discussed multiple times on multiple social media channels and appear to be multiple break ins when in reality it is one. This is definitely not always the case but it does happen.

I want you to be assured that there is police presence in Ward 11, they are attending our calls, they are answering our questions, they are here for us to serve and protect our wonderful community. Please be sure to report all crimes. They must be aware of any crimes happening so that they can be here for us. Police presence depends on the amount of activity in the area.

As you all know in case of emergency please call 911. If you have a non emergency, questions or concerns regarding our community, would like to report any information to the police, please call the Non Emergency line at any time 905-546-4925.

Finally, thank you to all of you for everything you do in helping your community to stay safe. We are truly lucky to have such wonderful residents in Ward 11.

 

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The City of Hamilton has launched the first two in a series of surveys that will help inform how we plan for the renewal and rehabilitation for key assets in our community. These first surveys are related to roads, bridges and water services, and ask residents to share their feedback to ensure future taxpayer dollars are being spent in alignment with the community’s needs and expectations.

The feedback received will be used to inform the development and execution of the City’s Corporate Asset Management Plan, which is required to meet new provincial legislative requirements.

Residents can complete two brief surveys and drop comments onto a map using the Engage Hamilton platform. Resident feedback is vital to the preparation of the Asset Management Plan, and to ensure the thoughts, opinions and satisfaction levels of the community are thoughtfully considered as the plan, priorities and strategies are developed.

This public engagement opportunity runs until February 18, 2022. Residents can learn more and take the survey in the following ways:

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I am pleased to advise you that the Ministry of the Solicitor General (Ministry) is now
accepting applications from community-based, not-for-profit, incorporated organizations
and First Nations Chiefs and Councils for the 2022/23 – 2023/24 Safer and Vital
Community (SVC) Grant.

The theme for the 2022/23 – 2023/24 SVC Grant is
“Preventing Cybercrime through Community Collaboration” – with priority areas
in Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Fraud.

The SVC Grant encourages the development and implementation of local projects that
enhance community safety and well-being. The Ministry is requesting proposals that
focus on bringing together different sectors to address cybercrime through collaboration
and partnership. In addition to demonstrating police involvement in their projects,
applicants are encouraged to partner with at least one organization in a sector different
from their own.

Applicants should consider aligning their projects with local
community safety and well-being planning efforts.

All applications must be submitted through Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON) as
well as via email to Natalie.Brull@ontario.ca and Poonam.Sharma@Ontario.ca no
later than 4:00pm EST on March 04, 2022. Submissions that are late, incomplete or
not accompanied by the required documents requested by the Ministry will not be
considered for funding. No exceptions will be permitted.

More details on the application process, including accessing the application and applying through TPON, are outlined in
the attached Grant Application Guidelines and Instructions documents.
Grant funding is subject to the Ministry receiving the necessary appropriation from the
Ontario Legislature.

Please direct any questions regarding the SVC Grant to Community Safety Analysts,
Program Development Section, Natalie or Poonam at Natalie.Brull@ontario.ca or
Poonam.Sharma@Ontario.ca

22-0008 – All Chiefs Memo – Safer and Vital Communities Gra 22-0008 – Attachment 1 – Application Guidelines – Community 22-0008- Attachment 2 – Application Guidelines – Indigenous 22-0008- Attachment 3 – Application Instructions 22-0008- Attachment 4 – Application Form – Community-Based 22-0008- Attachment 5 – Application Form – Indigenous Commu 22-0008- Attachment 6 – Budget Sheet – Year 1 v1 22-0008- Attachment 7 – Budget Sheet – Year 2 v1 20200511 COH-P-002_Pandemic_Response_Supply_Depot_Ordering-Approved

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Throughout February, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) honours Black history, culture and the legacy of Black Canadians with a lineup of author talks, concerts, activity sheets, reading lists and more. Full details are at hpl.ca/black-history-month.

Team HPL’s curated reading lists for adults, teens, and children highlight Black authors, artists, achievements, culture and more. Several virtual events include a panel discussion with prominent Black Canadian Young Adult authors, Asha Bromfield, Sarah Raughley and Liselle Sambury (Feb 12) and an evening with Lawrence Hill, who discusses his new middle-grade book, Beatrice and Croc Harry (Feb 16).

In music we have tributes to Hamilton jazz legend Jackie Washington by LTtheMonk (Feb 4) and Angela Nethersole (Feb 18). Also performing this month are Lucky Stickz and Band (Feb 11) and Mohawk College musicians Rheannen Mclelland, Spencer Mackenzie, Sean De Pledge, Diana Herrera Castillo and Remmington Keena (Feb 25).

Also, check out the Black History Month lists on Kanopy, Curio and Hoopla.

“Libraries play a vital role in preserving, teaching and celebrating the achievements of Black Canadians,” said Lisa Radha Weaver, HPL’s Director of Collections and Programming. “At HPL, Black History Month celebrations foster our mission to respect and support the value and dignity of all individuals.”

The Hamilton Public Library is a vibrant hub for information and culture, providing our diverse community the Freedom to Discover. As one of the largest library systems in Canada, Hamiltonians will discover something new at our 23 locations, Bookmobile, or through our extensive digital collections. Visit us online at hpl.ca. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @hamiltonlibrary and Facebook at HamiltonPublicLibrary.

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As the number of people remaining to be vaccinated becomes smaller and the community’s management of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccine program continues to adapt and shift to ensure protection is equally distributed across populations and the community.  With vaccine coverage estimates and other local data, long(er)-term planning is underway with the Hamilton Healthcare Partners and other partner organizations, including local school boards, to support both the Last Mile Strategy, and the eventual transition of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program to a sustainable program model.

Hamilton Public Health Services’ School-based COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

As a community, we are collectively concerned about the impact COVID-19, remote learning and public health restrictions are having on the mental and emotional well-being of children and youth. To help balance the risks of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant and the risks to the mental, emotional and physical health of children, youth and their learning it’s critical that community members continue to follow the well-established public health measures and take the necessary steps to get fully vaccinated.

Hamilton Public Health Services, along with the local school boards, will be bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to even more local residents through mobile clinics at area elementary and secondary schools. These clinics will be available to HWCDSB and HWDSB students, families and staff in each school community, plus eligible students from neighbouring schools. Children ages 5 to 11 years of age who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to any of the clinics below.  Additional school-based clinics will continue to be added and details will be made available to families.

 

School-based Vaccination Clinics
Friday, Jan 28, 2022, 9 am to 3 p.m.
St. Ann Catholic Elementary School
15 St. Ann Street, Hamilton, ON L8L 0B8

Available to the following schools:

  • St. Ann (Hamilton) Catholic Elementary School
  • Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School
Friday, Jan 28, 2022, 9 am to 3 p.m.

Queen Victoria Elementary School

166 Forest Ave, Hamilton, ON L8N 0A6

Available to the following schools:

  • Queen Victoria Elementary School
  • Central Public School
  • Dr. J.E. Davey Elementary School
  • Ryerson Elementary School
  • Bennetto Elementary School
  • Cathy Wever Elementary School
  • Hess Street Public School

 

Hamilton Public Health Services’ top priority continues to be this opportunistic and hyper-localized strategy to increase the administration of first, second, third doses of COVID-19 vaccines. This strategy will ensure protection against COVID-19 is equally distributed across populations, the community, and neighbourhoods and school communities with lower vaccine coverage rates. Furthermore, residents will benefit from access to tailored information and vaccines that are accessible at convenient locations and times.

Learn about eligibility, available locations, hours of operation and how to book at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.  This includes a wide variety of clinic options, such as large fixed-site, primary care led, school-based, neighbourhood pharmacy, community partner led, the Ministry of Health led GO-VAXX, and mobile vaccination clinics in Hamilton, accessible to students, families, school staff and the broader community.

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution in Hamilton among schools

In alignment with the City of Hamilton’s commitment to transparency, and sharing relevant and timely data with the community, effective today, Hamilton Public Health Services is publishing COVID-19 vaccination rate estimates of students ages five to 11 on the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution dashboard’s “Vaccination in Hamilton Schools” table.

With lower vaccine coverage rates across the five to 11 population at this time, it is difficult to draw conclusions between COVID-19 vaccine uptake and geography within Hamilton. Whereas, the school vaccination coverage estimates for the 12 to 17 population initially published on November 15, 2021, correlated with a community’s socioeconomic status and has been consistent with what is seen in Hamilton’s general population. It’s important to note, COVID-19 vaccination rates similar to vaccine coverage rates of required vaccines under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)—are not reflective of school performance; rather, is rooted in the social determinants of health which differ across school communities.

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