Long-time staff in the City’s planning and economic department have lobbied shortly after retiring in the past. E-Scooter lobbying is increasing as Council expected to vote on possible legalization of commercial e-scooter services.
Hamilton’s daily new case number for today is 171, and hospitalizations continue to increase. Without full contact tracing, we do not know exactly where or how COVID is spreading in our community. During the past ten days, Hamilton Public Health says nearly 50% of cases are from close contact transmission. 28% of cases are “community acquired” meaning unknown origin, 16% are outbreak associated. The City is expecting to complete the first round of vaccinations in long-term care homes and higher risk retirement homes by Sunday.
Ontario is doing poorly at containing COVID, but in this context, Hamilton is managing better than other nearby regions.
Hamilton General Hospital is over-capacity in its ICU as the region facing a surge in COVID hospitalizations
The very active and involved Cameron Kroetsch launched the Downtown Sparrow today, a new site focused upon informing the neighbourhoods of Downtown Hamilton with information and data about local news, events, developments, and meetings.