Good Shepherd Construction update

A note from the construction company doing the Good Shepherd development: Councilor McHattie: As part of Good Shepherd’s commitment to provide updates to you and your constituents on the construction activity at the Good Shepherd Square, please be advised as follows for the week ending August 28th: Work Underway: the installation of caissons for support of the excavation along Pearl is almost completed. Along Pearl Street a number of mature trees were removed. These trees were part of the tree preservation plan but were removed due to safety concerns. Hand dug test pits revealed that the roots of these tress were intertwined with the gas service. There is also an issue with soil stability along Pearl requiring the extension of the caissons along the street. Without the caissons the site could not be excavated and the caissons had to be placed at the location of the trees. Good shepherd will replace the trees as part of the landscape requirements for the site. Work next week: It is anticipated that the caisson installation will be completed. Work will also begin with the installation of the storm sewer piping along the property line of Pearl Street. Other site offices or trailers may also be installed. Next few weeks: The installation of shoring behind the caissons will begin. Installation of services on Pearl will begin and site excavation will follow. I trust this information will assist you and your constituents. Peter C Lampman Housing Development Consultant Good Shepherd...

Straight from the Garden

Straight from the Garden – September 27th 2009 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm From Molly MacDonald, Historic Garden Demonstrator, Dundurn National Historic Site: September is harvest season, and time for our fourth annual fall fair event here at Dundurn Castle. I’ve attached a poster for the event, which will take place on Sunday September 27th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. It should be a great day. Russ Ohrt will be speaking about Backyard Harvest. Sapphire Singh will be facilitating a workshop on how to start a community garden. Simon Taylor and I will be inviting visitors to participate in the construction and planting of hot beds and cold frames for season extension. As with last year, there will also be a community horticultural exhibition, to which any backyard gardeners are encouraged to bring their produce. So we’d love to see Strathcona represented there! Come to the fair! Dundurn Castle invites you and your family to join us in celebrating Hamilton’s agricultural communities, past and present. Activities include a farmers’ market, an agricultural exhibition, garden demonstrations and workshops, garden tours, cooking workshops, live music, and activities for the children. Bring your backyard produce for the community horticultural exhibition! Free admission to outdoor activities. A small fee will be charged for cooking workshops. Regular admission rates apply to the museum. For more information contact: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1 • 905.546.2872 Visit our website...

Hamilton and Metrolinx kick-off new express transit route

Metrolinx funding allows for new north-south route and other transit enhancements HAMILTON, ON– As part of an ongoing commitment to improve Hamilton’s public transit system and better serve riders, the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx celebrated the implementation of Hamilton’s new express transit route, known as the A-line, which will run north-south, operating substantially on Upper James Street and serving key destinations including Hamilton Airport, Mohawk College, GO Transit bus and rail station on Hunter Street and the Central Business District. Funding to start up the new A-line was provided by Metrolinx through the $29.8 million ‘Quick Win’ funding contribution, committed in March 2008. This funding contribution also includes 18 new 60-foot hybrid articulated buses to enhance the City’s transit fleet and bus capacity improvements for the very successful existing east-west B-line. With the addition of these 18 new buses, the City will have a complement of 25 hybrid articulated buses in its transit fleet this September which will all be wheelchair-accessible. “Metrolinx recognized Hamilton’s planned growth and recommended investment in public transit”, said Rob MacIsaac, Chair of Metrolinx. “This Quick Win project offers Hamiltonians expanded, comfortable service, providing them with a better option to leave their car at home and take transit instead.” Mayor Eisenberger was joined by local MPs and MPPs, Metrolinx Chair Rob MacIsaac, members of Council and other City of Hamilton and Metrolinx representatives at the event this morning which took place at the Hamilton Airport. “These significant investments are another positive example of the solid commitment from Metrolinx to enhance Hamilton’s public transit system,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger. “These improvements will result in more...

Love Apple-Palooza! Heirloom Tomato Garden and Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site Come spend the evening with us. Join the gardener for a hands-on experience harvesting heirloom tomatoes grown in our two-acre kitchen garden. Then, put on an apron and, in the capable hands of the cook, prepare and taste a specially selected recipe in the historic kitchen. Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ages: 18 years and older. Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Register at: ...
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