Day: June 1, 2017

Walkabout – Seniors Kickoff & Wellness Fair

By Ken Hirter This month’s Walkabout finds me at the 2017 Senior’s Kickoff and Wellness Fair. The city of Hamilton with the Older Adult Network will carry on the tradition of bringing active senior’s together by hosting the 2017 Senior Month Kickoff which is annual event. Date: Monday May 29th 2017 Time: 10am to 2pm Location: Sarcoa Restruant 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, Ontario. This event will consist of displays from the Hamilton Police Department Senior’s Support Office Crimes Against Senior’s Unit protecting our most vulnerable our Senior’s. This is of one of many displays from safety and social services...

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We need universal pharmacare for everyone: Horwath

By Andrea Horwath, When you need a prescription, you should be able to walk out of your doctor’s office and know that you can fill it, no matter how old you are or how much money you make. Universal access to prescription medications should be part of public health care for every Ontarian. No one should have to empty their wallet or rack up a credit-card bill to get the medicine they need. But that’s sadly not how it works in Ontario today. I hear from people who have been driven to the breaking point by costs that keep...

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It’s Not a Vacation, It’s an Adventure

By Brian Roulston For centuries, tall ships were the super freighters of the world. They sailed the oceans and the great lakes delivering cargo, passengers, food, building supplies and fuels such as coal. We are very happy and fortunate that Hamilton is one of 35 Canadian ports hosting Canadian and International tall ships during the Rendez-Vous (RDV) 2017 Tall Ships Regatta organized by Sail Training International, Rendez-vous naval de Québec, in collaboration with 3E and Canadian Heritage to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. Eleven of the forty ships taking part will be moored along Hamilton’s Waterfront Pier 8 from June 30th to July 2nd....

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Remembering Margaret Gail Savoie

Born August 09th 1943 – May 16th 2017 Past away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital just before sunrise. A memorial service was held on May the 25th 2017 at the Welcome Inn Community Center which she called home for 40+ years providing volunteer services. Margaret was a proud supporter of the Welcome Inn Community Center and was fondly known by friends as “ Miss Welcome Inn 1976”. She will be missed by all her friends at the Welcome Inn Community Center’s Senior’s Diner’s Club, her church and to all that knew her. Travel on you little warrior…. Long time friend Ken Hirter notes “I personally will miss her impish grin and the twinkle in her eyes 😶 “...

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Hamilton Port Authority June 2017 News

At HPA’s recent Annual General Meeting, we outlined plans to continue to develop the Port of Hamilton as a key employment zone within the city. We also announced ideas to help foster stronger connections between the Port and our surrounding community. Here are a few exciting initiatives of interest to our North End neighbours. More opportunities for people to interact with the Port: This summer, we are hosting family activities in conjunction with the Tall Ships visit, and offering free public tours on the Harbour Queen. Mark your calendar for July 16th for the first tour! More information for...

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