Albion Falls Watch

News Jul 13, 2017 Hamilton Mountain News

Rescue calls drop dramatically after Albion Falls changes; No deaths since fencing in place (Aug. 30, 2018)

Albion Falls bylaw patrols resume; Three trespassing charges laid in first two weekends (April 4, 2018)

City of Hamilton sued for fall in Albion gorge; Corey Dixon suing for $390,000 for February 2016 incident (Jan. 4, 2018)

Changes at Albion Falls to be studied in 2018; Staircase and viewing platform possible for 2019 (Dec. 31, 2017)

Future Fund ready to OK funding for safe access to Albion Falls study; Million-dollar staircase, viewing platform in the works (Dec. 5, 2017)

Hamilton to apply to Future Fund for Albion Falls viewing platform design money (Sept. 19, 2017)

Albion Falls staircase could be two years away, not 10, says Coun. Tom Jackson; Protest banner hung on bridge over Hamilton Mountain attraction (Sept. 5, 2017)

LETTER: Put Hamilton councillor retirement ring fund toward Albion Falls stairs ; I'm embarrassed by what tourists see when they arrive (Aug. 29)

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: Albion Falls has always been a popular place (Aug. 22, 2017)

Woman charged after rope rescue at Albion Falls; 15 trespassing charges laid Wednesday during crackdown (Aug. 17, 2017)

'You wouldn’t catch me splashing around Albion Falls'; Water quality tests at Hamilton waterfall should give one pause (Aug. 16, 2017)

Sudden surge of water at Albion Falls nothing new; In 1998 a group of children had to be rescued after flash flood (Aug. 10, 2017)

10 more trespass tickets at Albion Falls despite 215m of new fence, 30 signs; 'No public access' signs going up to keep people from using unsanctioned trail (Aug. 8, 2017)

LETTER: Until there are stairs at Albion Falls, stay behind the fence (Aug. 8, 2017)

Stoney Creek Coun. Doug Conley wants fencing, signs at Devil’s Punch Bowl; “I think Albion Falls has shown us the reality of what’s going on.” (Aug. 6, 2017)

Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues; Signs in place warning visitors not to enter gorge (Aug. 6, 2017)

Trespassing charges continue at Albion Falls; Seven tickets since enforcement blitz began in mid-July (Aug. 1, 2017)

New breed of visitors could be reason for Albion Falls rescue calls, says longtime City of Waterfalls promoter; From thrill seekers to selfie takers, many ill-prepared compared to hikers of past, says Joe Hollick (July 26, 2017)

LETTER: Get ready for razor wire atop fences to keep trespassers out (July 26, 2017)

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls Focus Team making area safer (July 25, 2017) - Turning adversity into opportunity, writes east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson

Fewer Albion Falls bylaw scofflaws with enforcement blitz; Six trespassing tickets handed out at Hamilton waterfall (July 24, 2017)

LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls; Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 24, 2017)

COLUMN: Not realizing the danger is the real danger of trespassing at Albion Falls (July 20, 2017)

Woman rescued from Albion Falls gorge did not break law, say Hamilton police; Medical condition, no evidence hiker jumped fence (July 20, 2017)

LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles (July 19, 2017)

Police tape ignored as visitors climb over warning to get closer to Albion Falls; It was the first weekend following Hamilton city council’s decision to install No trespassing signs (July 17, 2017)

LETTER: Albion Falls fencing expensive joke on taxpayers’ dime (July 17, 2017)

“Police line, do not cross” ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls; Steady stream of people ignoring City of Hamilton warnings to keep out (July 16, 2017)

Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge; Warned they would be fenced in, visitors still descended into Albion Falls gorge (July 14, 2017)

LETTER: Restricting waterfall access necessary and intended consequence (July 14, 2017)

Hamilton to charge people for trespassing at Albion Falls (July 13, 2017) - Hamilton will start laying charges against people who are trying to view Albion Falls.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls still same old place, so why all the rescues these days? (July 12, 2017) -  Guest columnist Greg Lenko writes about the need for changes while still allowing people to get close to nature.

Hamilton police Summer Safe returns to the Mountain; Albion Falls one of the targeted locations for plainclothes police (July 12, 2017) - Police will be giving out warnings to people who stray off marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall about trespassing tickets.

 City doubles down on fencing at Albion Falls; Access to gorge will be nearly cut off out of safety fears (July 11, 2017) - $50,000 worth of fence to be installed at top of gorge.

LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council (July 11, 2017)

Don't fence us out: Albion Falls fans; Make it safer, but don't wall it off, says group (July 9, 2017) - At the request of The Escarpment Project, nature lovers come up with list of ideas to improve safety while maintaing access to Albion Falls.

EDITORIAL: Rules around Hamilton's waterfalls need enforcement (July 6, 2017)

Albion Falls fencing begins; City of Hamilton trying to keep people out of gorge (July 6, 2017) - Work begins on chainlink fence around the top of the gorge.

Snow fence s’no problem for determined visitors to Albion Falls; City of Hamilton's plastic barrier pushed aside (July 6, 2017) - Within 60 seconds of the Mountain News arriving at Albion Falls, four people could be seen climbing over bright orange snow fence and onto the fenced-off staircase to get down into the gorge.

LETTER: Fences can't stop stupid behaviour (July 5, 2017)

Snow fence pushed aside by hikers wanting to get better view of Albion Falls in Hamilton; City plans to put up permanent fencing next week (July 1, 2017) - Many visitors on Canada Day, many ignoring signs and plastic fence meant to keep them out of gorge.

Hikers take side route as Albion Falls staircase sealed off (June 28, 2017) - While workers fence off top and bottom of stairs, many hikers walked up and down a dirt path 20 feet away.

Extra fencing, no trespassing signs likely this summer at Albion Falls; Popular Hamilton site was scene of another gorge rescue call Sunday (June 26, 2017) - Fencing is going up this summer in three areas around Albion Falls to keep people away from potentially dangerous areas. No trespassing signs may also be posted, said east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson.

LETTER: 'Shock signs' at Albion Falls a good start (June 20, 2017)

Millions of visitors, few accidental deaths at Niagara Falls; Hamilton officials look at safety measures after two deaths in 12 months at Albion Falls (June 19, 2017) - More than a century ago, people were dying as they ventured too close to Niagara Falls for a better view.

Hamilton cracks down on waterfalls parking infractions (June 15, 2017) - City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend, taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

'Shock signs' possible to deter Albion Falls daredevils, but don't expect to see cops; Hamilton Mountain councillor's committee looking at ways to curb need for rescues from gorge (June 12, 2017) - Coun. Tom Jackson said he rejects idea of having law enforcement patrol area on weekends to stop or remove the daredevils who sit on outcrops or walk across the top of the falls, saying he didn’t expect they would find it to be a priority.

COLUMN: Crossovers won’t help keep pedestrians safe and may in fact harm them (March 30, 2017) - If the city was serious about safety, it would install a crosswalk — the red light type — around the corner at Albion Falls, where a growing number of pedestrians play a form of running roulette between the lower parking lot and the natural wonder while drivers from the east round an essentially blind bend.

Hamilton councillors say no to rope rescue user fee for victims (Jan. 23. 2017) - Among the 184 people rescued since 2009, about 75 per cent were from Hamilton.

 Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review; Man fell to his death at Hamilton Mountain waterfall on July 17 (July 23, 2016) - East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

12 beautiful Ontario waterfalls worth getting out of the car to see (April 30, 2015)

New signage coming for Albion Falls; City also contemplating long-term improvements to east Mountain site (Aug. 22, 2013) - Improved signage including a “use at your own risk” post will be going up at AlbionFalls in the next couple of months.

Albion Falls creek correction underway (March 13, 2013) - The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

Albion Falls parking lot to be paved (Feb. 10, 2015) - The 890-square-metre lot across from Albion Falls at Arbour Road is being paved later this year.

Safety concerns close trail section down to Albion Falls (Sept. 14, 2013)

DUSTY CORNERS: Allegiance to queen and country (Oct. 10, 2012) - On a jaunt about the neighbouring countryside last fall, I paused a while to absorb the magnificent colours and the stillness at the Mill Pond above Albion Falls.

City of Waterfalls campaign expecting more visitors (March 21, 2012) - Interest in the city’s 100-plus cascades continues to grow. And this year will be the biggest yet for tourists coming to Hamilton to see those natural wonders, predicts the man behind the City of Waterfalls campaign.

Albion Falls Watch

A chronology of stories about the popular Hamilton Mountain waterfall

News Jul 13, 2017 Hamilton Mountain News

Rescue calls drop dramatically after Albion Falls changes; No deaths since fencing in place (Aug. 30, 2018)

Albion Falls bylaw patrols resume; Three trespassing charges laid in first two weekends (April 4, 2018)

City of Hamilton sued for fall in Albion gorge; Corey Dixon suing for $390,000 for February 2016 incident (Jan. 4, 2018)

Changes at Albion Falls to be studied in 2018; Staircase and viewing platform possible for 2019 (Dec. 31, 2017)

Future Fund ready to OK funding for safe access to Albion Falls study; Million-dollar staircase, viewing platform in the works (Dec. 5, 2017)

Hamilton to apply to Future Fund for Albion Falls viewing platform design money (Sept. 19, 2017)

Albion Falls staircase could be two years away, not 10, says Coun. Tom Jackson; Protest banner hung on bridge over Hamilton Mountain attraction (Sept. 5, 2017)

LETTER: Put Hamilton councillor retirement ring fund toward Albion Falls stairs ; I'm embarrassed by what tourists see when they arrive (Aug. 29)

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: Albion Falls has always been a popular place (Aug. 22, 2017)

Woman charged after rope rescue at Albion Falls; 15 trespassing charges laid Wednesday during crackdown (Aug. 17, 2017)

'You wouldn’t catch me splashing around Albion Falls'; Water quality tests at Hamilton waterfall should give one pause (Aug. 16, 2017)

Sudden surge of water at Albion Falls nothing new; In 1998 a group of children had to be rescued after flash flood (Aug. 10, 2017)

10 more trespass tickets at Albion Falls despite 215m of new fence, 30 signs; 'No public access' signs going up to keep people from using unsanctioned trail (Aug. 8, 2017)

LETTER: Until there are stairs at Albion Falls, stay behind the fence (Aug. 8, 2017)

Stoney Creek Coun. Doug Conley wants fencing, signs at Devil’s Punch Bowl; “I think Albion Falls has shown us the reality of what’s going on.” (Aug. 6, 2017)

Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues; Signs in place warning visitors not to enter gorge (Aug. 6, 2017)

Trespassing charges continue at Albion Falls; Seven tickets since enforcement blitz began in mid-July (Aug. 1, 2017)

New breed of visitors could be reason for Albion Falls rescue calls, says longtime City of Waterfalls promoter; From thrill seekers to selfie takers, many ill-prepared compared to hikers of past, says Joe Hollick (July 26, 2017)

LETTER: Get ready for razor wire atop fences to keep trespassers out (July 26, 2017)

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls Focus Team making area safer (July 25, 2017) - Turning adversity into opportunity, writes east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson

Fewer Albion Falls bylaw scofflaws with enforcement blitz; Six trespassing tickets handed out at Hamilton waterfall (July 24, 2017)

LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls; Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 24, 2017)

COLUMN: Not realizing the danger is the real danger of trespassing at Albion Falls (July 20, 2017)

Woman rescued from Albion Falls gorge did not break law, say Hamilton police; Medical condition, no evidence hiker jumped fence (July 20, 2017)

LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles (July 19, 2017)

Police tape ignored as visitors climb over warning to get closer to Albion Falls; It was the first weekend following Hamilton city council’s decision to install No trespassing signs (July 17, 2017)

LETTER: Albion Falls fencing expensive joke on taxpayers’ dime (July 17, 2017)

“Police line, do not cross” ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls; Steady stream of people ignoring City of Hamilton warnings to keep out (July 16, 2017)

Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge; Warned they would be fenced in, visitors still descended into Albion Falls gorge (July 14, 2017)

LETTER: Restricting waterfall access necessary and intended consequence (July 14, 2017)

Hamilton to charge people for trespassing at Albion Falls (July 13, 2017) - Hamilton will start laying charges against people who are trying to view Albion Falls.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls still same old place, so why all the rescues these days? (July 12, 2017) -  Guest columnist Greg Lenko writes about the need for changes while still allowing people to get close to nature.

Hamilton police Summer Safe returns to the Mountain; Albion Falls one of the targeted locations for plainclothes police (July 12, 2017) - Police will be giving out warnings to people who stray off marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall about trespassing tickets.

 City doubles down on fencing at Albion Falls; Access to gorge will be nearly cut off out of safety fears (July 11, 2017) - $50,000 worth of fence to be installed at top of gorge.

LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council (July 11, 2017)

Don't fence us out: Albion Falls fans; Make it safer, but don't wall it off, says group (July 9, 2017) - At the request of The Escarpment Project, nature lovers come up with list of ideas to improve safety while maintaing access to Albion Falls.

EDITORIAL: Rules around Hamilton's waterfalls need enforcement (July 6, 2017)

Albion Falls fencing begins; City of Hamilton trying to keep people out of gorge (July 6, 2017) - Work begins on chainlink fence around the top of the gorge.

Snow fence s’no problem for determined visitors to Albion Falls; City of Hamilton's plastic barrier pushed aside (July 6, 2017) - Within 60 seconds of the Mountain News arriving at Albion Falls, four people could be seen climbing over bright orange snow fence and onto the fenced-off staircase to get down into the gorge.

LETTER: Fences can't stop stupid behaviour (July 5, 2017)

Snow fence pushed aside by hikers wanting to get better view of Albion Falls in Hamilton; City plans to put up permanent fencing next week (July 1, 2017) - Many visitors on Canada Day, many ignoring signs and plastic fence meant to keep them out of gorge.

Hikers take side route as Albion Falls staircase sealed off (June 28, 2017) - While workers fence off top and bottom of stairs, many hikers walked up and down a dirt path 20 feet away.

Extra fencing, no trespassing signs likely this summer at Albion Falls; Popular Hamilton site was scene of another gorge rescue call Sunday (June 26, 2017) - Fencing is going up this summer in three areas around Albion Falls to keep people away from potentially dangerous areas. No trespassing signs may also be posted, said east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson.

LETTER: 'Shock signs' at Albion Falls a good start (June 20, 2017)

Millions of visitors, few accidental deaths at Niagara Falls; Hamilton officials look at safety measures after two deaths in 12 months at Albion Falls (June 19, 2017) - More than a century ago, people were dying as they ventured too close to Niagara Falls for a better view.

Hamilton cracks down on waterfalls parking infractions (June 15, 2017) - City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend, taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

'Shock signs' possible to deter Albion Falls daredevils, but don't expect to see cops; Hamilton Mountain councillor's committee looking at ways to curb need for rescues from gorge (June 12, 2017) - Coun. Tom Jackson said he rejects idea of having law enforcement patrol area on weekends to stop or remove the daredevils who sit on outcrops or walk across the top of the falls, saying he didn’t expect they would find it to be a priority.

COLUMN: Crossovers won’t help keep pedestrians safe and may in fact harm them (March 30, 2017) - If the city was serious about safety, it would install a crosswalk — the red light type — around the corner at Albion Falls, where a growing number of pedestrians play a form of running roulette between the lower parking lot and the natural wonder while drivers from the east round an essentially blind bend.

Hamilton councillors say no to rope rescue user fee for victims (Jan. 23. 2017) - Among the 184 people rescued since 2009, about 75 per cent were from Hamilton.

 Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review; Man fell to his death at Hamilton Mountain waterfall on July 17 (July 23, 2016) - East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

12 beautiful Ontario waterfalls worth getting out of the car to see (April 30, 2015)

New signage coming for Albion Falls; City also contemplating long-term improvements to east Mountain site (Aug. 22, 2013) - Improved signage including a “use at your own risk” post will be going up at AlbionFalls in the next couple of months.

Albion Falls creek correction underway (March 13, 2013) - The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

Albion Falls parking lot to be paved (Feb. 10, 2015) - The 890-square-metre lot across from Albion Falls at Arbour Road is being paved later this year.

Safety concerns close trail section down to Albion Falls (Sept. 14, 2013)

DUSTY CORNERS: Allegiance to queen and country (Oct. 10, 2012) - On a jaunt about the neighbouring countryside last fall, I paused a while to absorb the magnificent colours and the stillness at the Mill Pond above Albion Falls.

City of Waterfalls campaign expecting more visitors (March 21, 2012) - Interest in the city’s 100-plus cascades continues to grow. And this year will be the biggest yet for tourists coming to Hamilton to see those natural wonders, predicts the man behind the City of Waterfalls campaign.

Albion Falls Watch

A chronology of stories about the popular Hamilton Mountain waterfall

News Jul 13, 2017 Hamilton Mountain News

Rescue calls drop dramatically after Albion Falls changes; No deaths since fencing in place (Aug. 30, 2018)

Albion Falls bylaw patrols resume; Three trespassing charges laid in first two weekends (April 4, 2018)

City of Hamilton sued for fall in Albion gorge; Corey Dixon suing for $390,000 for February 2016 incident (Jan. 4, 2018)

Changes at Albion Falls to be studied in 2018; Staircase and viewing platform possible for 2019 (Dec. 31, 2017)

Future Fund ready to OK funding for safe access to Albion Falls study; Million-dollar staircase, viewing platform in the works (Dec. 5, 2017)

Hamilton to apply to Future Fund for Albion Falls viewing platform design money (Sept. 19, 2017)

Albion Falls staircase could be two years away, not 10, says Coun. Tom Jackson; Protest banner hung on bridge over Hamilton Mountain attraction (Sept. 5, 2017)

LETTER: Put Hamilton councillor retirement ring fund toward Albion Falls stairs ; I'm embarrassed by what tourists see when they arrive (Aug. 29)

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: Albion Falls has always been a popular place (Aug. 22, 2017)

Woman charged after rope rescue at Albion Falls; 15 trespassing charges laid Wednesday during crackdown (Aug. 17, 2017)

'You wouldn’t catch me splashing around Albion Falls'; Water quality tests at Hamilton waterfall should give one pause (Aug. 16, 2017)

Sudden surge of water at Albion Falls nothing new; In 1998 a group of children had to be rescued after flash flood (Aug. 10, 2017)

10 more trespass tickets at Albion Falls despite 215m of new fence, 30 signs; 'No public access' signs going up to keep people from using unsanctioned trail (Aug. 8, 2017)

LETTER: Until there are stairs at Albion Falls, stay behind the fence (Aug. 8, 2017)

Stoney Creek Coun. Doug Conley wants fencing, signs at Devil’s Punch Bowl; “I think Albion Falls has shown us the reality of what’s going on.” (Aug. 6, 2017)

Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues; Signs in place warning visitors not to enter gorge (Aug. 6, 2017)

Trespassing charges continue at Albion Falls; Seven tickets since enforcement blitz began in mid-July (Aug. 1, 2017)

New breed of visitors could be reason for Albion Falls rescue calls, says longtime City of Waterfalls promoter; From thrill seekers to selfie takers, many ill-prepared compared to hikers of past, says Joe Hollick (July 26, 2017)

LETTER: Get ready for razor wire atop fences to keep trespassers out (July 26, 2017)

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls Focus Team making area safer (July 25, 2017) - Turning adversity into opportunity, writes east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson

Fewer Albion Falls bylaw scofflaws with enforcement blitz; Six trespassing tickets handed out at Hamilton waterfall (July 24, 2017)

LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls; Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 24, 2017)

COLUMN: Not realizing the danger is the real danger of trespassing at Albion Falls (July 20, 2017)

Woman rescued from Albion Falls gorge did not break law, say Hamilton police; Medical condition, no evidence hiker jumped fence (July 20, 2017)

LETTER: Hamilton’s waterfall safety measures intended to help visitors avoid trips and tumbles (July 19, 2017)

Police tape ignored as visitors climb over warning to get closer to Albion Falls; It was the first weekend following Hamilton city council’s decision to install No trespassing signs (July 17, 2017)

LETTER: Albion Falls fencing expensive joke on taxpayers’ dime (July 17, 2017)

“Police line, do not cross” ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls; Steady stream of people ignoring City of Hamilton warnings to keep out (July 16, 2017)

Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge; Warned they would be fenced in, visitors still descended into Albion Falls gorge (July 14, 2017)

LETTER: Restricting waterfall access necessary and intended consequence (July 14, 2017)

Hamilton to charge people for trespassing at Albion Falls (July 13, 2017) - Hamilton will start laying charges against people who are trying to view Albion Falls.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Albion Falls still same old place, so why all the rescues these days? (July 12, 2017) -  Guest columnist Greg Lenko writes about the need for changes while still allowing people to get close to nature.

Hamilton police Summer Safe returns to the Mountain; Albion Falls one of the targeted locations for plainclothes police (July 12, 2017) - Police will be giving out warnings to people who stray off marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall about trespassing tickets.

 City doubles down on fencing at Albion Falls; Access to gorge will be nearly cut off out of safety fears (July 11, 2017) - $50,000 worth of fence to be installed at top of gorge.

LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council (July 11, 2017)

Don't fence us out: Albion Falls fans; Make it safer, but don't wall it off, says group (July 9, 2017) - At the request of The Escarpment Project, nature lovers come up with list of ideas to improve safety while maintaing access to Albion Falls.

EDITORIAL: Rules around Hamilton's waterfalls need enforcement (July 6, 2017)

Albion Falls fencing begins; City of Hamilton trying to keep people out of gorge (July 6, 2017) - Work begins on chainlink fence around the top of the gorge.

Snow fence s’no problem for determined visitors to Albion Falls; City of Hamilton's plastic barrier pushed aside (July 6, 2017) - Within 60 seconds of the Mountain News arriving at Albion Falls, four people could be seen climbing over bright orange snow fence and onto the fenced-off staircase to get down into the gorge.

LETTER: Fences can't stop stupid behaviour (July 5, 2017)

Snow fence pushed aside by hikers wanting to get better view of Albion Falls in Hamilton; City plans to put up permanent fencing next week (July 1, 2017) - Many visitors on Canada Day, many ignoring signs and plastic fence meant to keep them out of gorge.

Hikers take side route as Albion Falls staircase sealed off (June 28, 2017) - While workers fence off top and bottom of stairs, many hikers walked up and down a dirt path 20 feet away.

Extra fencing, no trespassing signs likely this summer at Albion Falls; Popular Hamilton site was scene of another gorge rescue call Sunday (June 26, 2017) - Fencing is going up this summer in three areas around Albion Falls to keep people away from potentially dangerous areas. No trespassing signs may also be posted, said east Mountain Coun. Tom Jackson.

LETTER: 'Shock signs' at Albion Falls a good start (June 20, 2017)

Millions of visitors, few accidental deaths at Niagara Falls; Hamilton officials look at safety measures after two deaths in 12 months at Albion Falls (June 19, 2017) - More than a century ago, people were dying as they ventured too close to Niagara Falls for a better view.

Hamilton cracks down on waterfalls parking infractions (June 15, 2017) - City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend, taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

'Shock signs' possible to deter Albion Falls daredevils, but don't expect to see cops; Hamilton Mountain councillor's committee looking at ways to curb need for rescues from gorge (June 12, 2017) - Coun. Tom Jackson said he rejects idea of having law enforcement patrol area on weekends to stop or remove the daredevils who sit on outcrops or walk across the top of the falls, saying he didn’t expect they would find it to be a priority.

COLUMN: Crossovers won’t help keep pedestrians safe and may in fact harm them (March 30, 2017) - If the city was serious about safety, it would install a crosswalk — the red light type — around the corner at Albion Falls, where a growing number of pedestrians play a form of running roulette between the lower parking lot and the natural wonder while drivers from the east round an essentially blind bend.

Hamilton councillors say no to rope rescue user fee for victims (Jan. 23. 2017) - Among the 184 people rescued since 2009, about 75 per cent were from Hamilton.

 Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review; Man fell to his death at Hamilton Mountain waterfall on July 17 (July 23, 2016) - East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

12 beautiful Ontario waterfalls worth getting out of the car to see (April 30, 2015)

New signage coming for Albion Falls; City also contemplating long-term improvements to east Mountain site (Aug. 22, 2013) - Improved signage including a “use at your own risk” post will be going up at AlbionFalls in the next couple of months.

Albion Falls creek correction underway (March 13, 2013) - The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

Albion Falls parking lot to be paved (Feb. 10, 2015) - The 890-square-metre lot across from Albion Falls at Arbour Road is being paved later this year.

Safety concerns close trail section down to Albion Falls (Sept. 14, 2013)

DUSTY CORNERS: Allegiance to queen and country (Oct. 10, 2012) - On a jaunt about the neighbouring countryside last fall, I paused a while to absorb the magnificent colours and the stillness at the Mill Pond above Albion Falls.

City of Waterfalls campaign expecting more visitors (March 21, 2012) - Interest in the city’s 100-plus cascades continues to grow. And this year will be the biggest yet for tourists coming to Hamilton to see those natural wonders, predicts the man behind the City of Waterfalls campaign.