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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Duranders are invited to a festival to celebrate the city on Saturday June 23rd at 1pm. The event will feature food trucks and music by Michael Wainwright. The location is 85 Robinson St.
For details see the poster.
The City of Hamilton Animal Services Staff care about the pets in our community and we are proud to announce our new partnership with www.helpinglostpets.com.
This new website will replace our existing On-line Animal Lost & Found system.
Staff will be posting found animals in the shelter on both the Helping Lost Pets and PetLynx websites from:
Monday, June 11, 2012 to Saturday, June 30, 2012.
As of July 1, 2012, Animal Services will only be posting on the Helping Lost Pets Website.
We are introducing this new technology in efforts to increase the pet recovery rate in our community. All pets that are found as strays by Animal Services will be posted on this system as Found animals within a few hours of the animal entering our database. All residents and businesses in the community can use this system to post FREElost or found reports.
You can pre-register with the site and set up and add your pet information with a picture, any medical information and care instructions just in case your pet goes missing.
Users can subscribe to receive automatic notifications of pets lost or found in their area. While searching for their lost pet in the community they may be able to help another owner find their pet.
This website is user friendly and has many capabilities, such as FREE lost & found posters, map-based searches, pre-registration for pets and owners, and connections to animal related organizations and businesses – just to name a few.
What does Helping Lost Pets allow me to do?
- Post FREE Lost & Found reports
- Automatically search stray animals in our shelter and in the community
- Print FREE Lost & Found posters
- Automatically receive e-mails of potential pet matches
- Register yourself and your pets for FREE on Helping Lost Pets to be ready just in case your pet goes missing
- Upload a picture of your pet
- Easily update your profile and provide care instructions for your pet
- Connects members in a community to help search for missing pets
For those Duranders who are interested in the history of our Grand Mansions in the Durand, Paul Wilson of the CBC has posted a great article on 2 outstanding buildings that are currently undergoing massive renovations. They are located at Markland and James South and the other at Caroline and Jackson. See what he has to say.
Billionaire Michael Lee-Chin once had offices in a pair of fine homes in downtown Hamilton. They have been lonely places since he left, but now restorations are underway.
As you may have noticed, pressure is growing on the city to convert the speedy thoroughfares in our downtown into streets that are more pedestrian friendly.
Many community members have been actively trying to get the city to convert the one-way streets to two-way. Two-way streets reduce high speed traffic, create an environment that is calmer and friendlier for foot traffic and are ultimately great for business. The conversion of James and John St. has certainly been a great success.
The DNA applauds the efforts of local community members taking this issue on. Here are a few recent actions:
- Jon Dalton, has prepared a Ward 2 letter, which Durand has signed, outlining the need for two-way streets.
- Terry Cooke has written an excellent editorial in the Spec about this issue has well.
- On June 12th, community members, Kelly Foyle and Simon Kiss, will be presenting at the Ward 2 Neighbourhood Association meeting. They will be discussing the Downtown Transportation Master Plan and how well the city is doing at achieving its goals.