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Winona sidewalk improvements hopefully on horizon

Brenda Johnson, Ward 11 councillor

Winona and upper Stoney Creek are buzzing with activity.

Congratulations to Heidi Hand, Debbie Bramer, the Ciarmoli, North and Rainford families and the other amazing volunteers for their hard work on the Easter egg hunt held at Winona Park.

More than 400 very happy children attended and it is just wonderful to see this type of activity happening in Winona.

Many thanks to the 1st Winona Venturers, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers as well as Winona residents who braved the cold and damp conditions to clean up Winona Park on Barton Street this past Saturday.  Thanks to Tim Horton’s, drinks and snacks were provided for the group.  More than 20 garbage and recycling bags were filled.

Remember, we don’t have to wait for Earth Day to look after our community, we should care about Mother Earth all year round.

Erland Lee Museum will be having a clean up on Saturday, April 28 starting at 9:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome and please feel free to bring your clippers, mowers, rakes, etc.  The Erland Lee is on Ridge Road at the top of the Dewitt mountain access.

Community meeting

The next community meeting for Winona is planned for Tuesday, May 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Municipal Building, 777 Hwy. 8 at Jones Road.

The agenda will include an overview of the results from the recreation survey and an update on the type and level of emergency services provided for the Winona community.

Christmas lights

The call is going out to anyone interested in participating in a Winona Christmas lighting contest.
There has been talk about this for quite some time and it would be great to hear your views and also see how many would be interested.
Please call or e-mail me. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Sidewalks

I have recently met with staff about the need for improvements to our sidewalks in Winona. Staff are doing some costing and will report to me when that is complete.  It is recognized that the pathways on Highway 8 and Barton Street need attention. Money has been set aside in the budget to do some of this work and I want to make sure that the areas most in need are looked after.

Coming events

Upcoming events in the Winona area include the Fifty United Church rummage, bake and garage sale,  April 28  9 a.m. to noon. The Binbrook Country Craft and Home Show at the Binbrook Fairgrounds on Highway 56 will be May 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will also have a car show on the Sunday.

The Stoney Creek Citizen of the Year gala will be May 10. Contact the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce for information and tickets.   For these and other events, please visit www.brendajohnson.ca.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at (905) 546-4513 or e-mail brenda.johnson@hamilton.ca or visit www.brendajohnson.ca.

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