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Pitch In Strathcona

Help us give the neighbourhood a bit of a spring cleaning at our annual Pitch In event.  Gloves and garbage bags will be supplied. Saturday, April 24 (rain day Sunday, April 25th) Anytime between 10 am and 2 pm Meet in Victoria Park near the tennis...

SCC Games Day

The Olympics may be over but we’re still game for some friendly neighbourhood competition!  So dig out your board games and drag out your friends for an afternoon of fun, Strathcona-style! Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:00 – 5:00 pm Rolly Rockets BBQ, 470 King St. West (King and Locke...

Dundurn – A Complete Street

What: Dundurn Street: from National Historic Site to World Biosphere Reserve (York Blvd to Aberdeen) Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Location: Parish Hall, St. Joseph Church, Locke at Herkimer, Hamilton   Dundurn is a street on the cusp of redeveloping and forging a new identity.  You are invited to a community meeting to learn about and provide your input into how it could look in the future.   Agenda:   ·         Councillor McHattie will speak about his vision of Dundurn Street ·         Khaldoon Ahmad, City of Hamilton Urban Design and David Cumming, City of Hamilton Heritage and Urban Design will speak about potential streetscapes on Dundurn as well as the concept of Dundurn as a “Complete Street” ·         Al Fletcher, City of Hamilton Planning will speak about what Dundurn might look like under the new Mixed Use zoning and by-law reform; this could include intensification opportunities ·         Daryl Bender, City of Hamilton Alternative Transportation will speak about the Shifting Gears Cycling Master Plan, TDM (Transportation Demand Management), and transit opportunities ·         Zach Douglas, CEO of McMaster Innovation Park will provide an update on the current progress and how it ties into the future of Dundurn   The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and...

SCC March meeting – Gardening

What: Gardening Galore! When: Monday March 29, 2010 Time: 7 p.m. Where: Strathcona Gardens Apartment Building, 120 Strathcona Ave. N. Calling all green thumbs (and green thumb wannabes)! Dish the dirt with fellow gardeners and get the scoop on urban agriculture, native plants, garden design and more! Informal mix ‘n’ mingle at 7 p.m. Presentations on Victoria Park community gardens and future Victoria Park plans at 7:45...

Drugs and Crime Meeting (February 17, 2010)

Strathcona Community Meeting “Drugs ‘n’ Crime” Wed. Feb. 17, 2010, 7 p.m. Hellenic Church, Head Street Guests: Ehab Sefain, Pharmacist Sgt. Tina Potter, Crime Manager, West Town P.C. Steve Mahler, Crime Prevention Officer, Hamilton Police Services P.C. Rob Booker, Beat Officer, Strathcona “The Silent Killer”: Hypertension Neighbourhood pharmacist Ehab Sefain presented on hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. He discussed the following points: blood pressure is reported as two numbers, one “over” the other. The upper number records the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart pumps, the lower when the heart relaxes. The higher the numbers, the harder your heart is working and the greater your risk. normal blood pressure is 120/80. Anything over this is considered high blood pressure. more than 9 in 10 Canadians will develop hypertension. hypertension can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, dementia, kidney failure, and sexual problems. Hypertension is managed in the following ways: medication lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet (low in fat, high in vitamins and minerals, low in salt), increased exercise (30-60 mins most days of the week), quitting smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation lifestyle changes will increase the effectiveness of medication Meet our New Crime Manager, Sgt. Tina Potter About Tina Tina introduced herself to the neighbourhood. She has 20 years of experience with Hamilton Police Services, working the beat, desk, marine unit, vice & drug, HEAT, custody and most recently for two years as the Crime Manager for our neighbours to the east, North Town (North End and Sherman area). She took over from Jo-Ann Savoie as our Crime Manager in January. While Tina...

By-law zoning meeting (January 25, 2010)

Summary of PLANNING ISSUES & IDEAS FOR STRATHCONA As recorded at Strathcona Community Council Public Meeting January 25, 2010 Traffic: Stop sign at Florence and Locke. Shrub on the south west corner makes visibility an issue. Stop sign at Tecumseh and Locke is often ignored by drivers. More police to nab them would be great. Many children play in this area. Speeding on Tom St. is an issue. Traffic calming? Speed bumps? Stop sign needed at Devonport St. and Tom St. Oxford St–needs traffic calming. Convert to a one-way street? Speed bumps? Painting on road to beautify area and signal to drivers they need to slow down. Street is very narrow and people speed along it Will any intensification along York Blvd. mean that eastbound traffic flow will be compromised? This is a concern if LRT is slowing traffic on Main/King corridor. Advanced green for 10 sec at Locke and York during rush hour for left turns. Oxford St–very heavy and fast traffic, often people avoiding Queen St. York Boulevard. It was suggested to reduce the traffic lanes by one in each direction, with the lane on one side becoming a parking lane and the lane on the other side becoming a two-way bicycle lane such as there is on the King West bridge between Dundurn and Macklin, or perhaps a more subtle divider between car and bike traffic.  The less daunting barrier separating the two-way bicycle lane from the auto traffic lanes along Rachel Street in Montreal, running east from their mountain, was mentioned. Parking: Locke Street parking.  Remove a spot or two of street parking from east...
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