Month: March 2017

Elderberries – March 2017

by Pam Winter We take the joy of good health for granted and go about our lives on a daily basis. We plan ahead all the things we want to do. And, we are fine until, one day something goes awry. Sometimes it’s a slight stroke and sometimes something more serious. That is when we realize how precious our lives, our families and our friends are. Fortunately, we are blessed with the best health services right on our doorstep. If we are lucky, we are made well. We are given another chance to smile, to smell the roses and...

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New Horizons- Thrift, Vintage & Collectible Store

New Horizons- Thrift, Vintage & Collectible Store 520 James Street North 905-529-6891 Monday – Saturday  10am – 5pm New Horizons Thrift, Vintage, & Collectibles wishes you a bright and hopeful March 2017. I have had the privilege of managing the store for a full and challenging year – it has been a beautiful experience meeting our North End community. Thank you to everyone who is part of New Horizons! We have seen some changes in expanding our offerings to the local and broader communities but rest assured we will first and foremost always be your thrift store. We are here for you and because of you!  Our neighbourhood is growing and so will we, together. New Horizons keeps our prices as low as we can in order to remain an accessible and affordable shopping experience for everyone.  It’s important that you are aware that any profits we do make go directly into the work of the Welcome Inn; whether that’s the Food Bank, Kids Programs, Seniors Programs or community development initiatives. Your donations and your patronage support a great deal of great work. Every time you walk through our bright yellow doors at 520 James St. N, you strengthen our community. There is no Us/Them; simply “We”. Please watch our Facebook page for sales and events, our Kijiji ads for special collectibles, antiques and vintage pieces. We remain OPEN...

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Walkabout by Ken Hirter – March 2017

This month’s Walkabout in my neighborhood found myself and my friends from the Welcome Inn Community Center’s Senior’s Lunch Programme taking in a Saturday afternoon matinee production of MEMORIES. This wonderful production was performed by Hamilton Theatre Inc. who are celebrating 60 years bringinof g the best of Broadway to Hamilton since 1956. Memories are the timeless treasures of the heart. The Hamilton Theatre Inc. is Hamilton’s oldest musical theatre company presenting the best of Broadway and offering the community an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of theatre. All of their productions and the HTI studio are...

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Port Update: Environmental Programs & Initiatives

  Randle Reef Construction work on the Engineered Containment Facility at Randle Reef has made excellent progress, with installation of the sheet pile walls that form the outer perimeter of the facility last season. Work will resume in the spring. HPA is proud to be an active part of this project, providing project management expertise, along with a $14 million contribution to the project budget. You can find out more information about the Randle Reef project, and follow its progress at, where we post a daily progress photo of the construction work. The Bay Area Restoration Council is...

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North End Neighbours March 2017

On February 8th, the North End Neighbours held a Community Roundtable Discussion on updating the NEN organizational structure as guided by the Fall of 2016 AGM.  The event was attended by active community members as well as some representatives of our non-resident neighbours such as the NHCHC, Macassa Bay Yacht Club, HMCS Lion/Cougar (Sea Cadets), Hamilton Bay Sailing Club, Leander Rowing Club, and Hamilton Waterfront Trust.  We also received a number of well reasoned emails to provide us guidance in reorganizing and creating the NEN’s new Constitution. The consensus of the group and the written submissions have given us...

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