Remember the less fortunate in our community

Opinion Dec 06, 2017 by Maria Pearson Stoney Creek News

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade is always a great Christmas starter. It was another great parade with beautiful weather and great attendance. Special thanks goes to all the volunteers who work so hard to co-ordinate this every year (61 years this year!) and to all the entries that made it a great event.

As we get into the holiday season, please remember the less fortunate, and the shut-ins in your neighbourhood. The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank, located at the Saltfleet Community Centre, 605 Hwy. 8, is always looking for donations, especially at this time of year. If you know of neighbours around you who do not get out much, a watchful eye, and friendly wave and hello is always appreciated.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, The Gospel For Asia will be having their community tree lighting at 245 King St., Stoney Creek. The event starts at 7 p.m. with hot chocolate and Christmas goodies, caroling, and more. Bring the family and ring in the Christmas season!

Residents have been calling me to advise how pleased they are with the new play equipment recently installed at Hunter Estates Park.

Road and sidewalk repairs have been completed in the ward for this year. I am already working with staff on capital projects for 2018 and continue to work on addressing the numerous outstanding damaged sidewalks, driveway aprons, and curb repairs. Asphalt patch is put down as a temporary measure to ensure safety and reduce liability claims to the city. These sites are added to the list for full restoration going forward, subject to funding.

Dogs off leash in city parks is illegal! I continue to receive complaints from residents who are afraid to frequent their neighbourhood park because of the dogs running loose. Please make sure you are a responsible pet owner and keep your dog on a leash.

Open skates continue to be offered at Saltfleet and Valley Park arenas on Saturdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 — 2 p.m. throughout the winter season.

We have enjoyed another great autumn, but we know that the snow will be upon us shortly. A reminder to residential homeowners, and commercial and industrial property owners with sidewalks, that it is the law to clear walkways within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. In order to reduce the amount of work to keep driveways clear, remember to shovel the snow to the same side that the plow is going, this way he does not pick up the snow and carry it across your driveway again.

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year ahead.

Maria Pearson is city councillor for Ward 10, Stoney Creek


Remember the less fortunate in our community

The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank is always looking for donations

Opinion Dec 06, 2017 by Maria Pearson Stoney Creek News

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade is always a great Christmas starter. It was another great parade with beautiful weather and great attendance. Special thanks goes to all the volunteers who work so hard to co-ordinate this every year (61 years this year!) and to all the entries that made it a great event.

As we get into the holiday season, please remember the less fortunate, and the shut-ins in your neighbourhood. The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank, located at the Saltfleet Community Centre, 605 Hwy. 8, is always looking for donations, especially at this time of year. If you know of neighbours around you who do not get out much, a watchful eye, and friendly wave and hello is always appreciated.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, The Gospel For Asia will be having their community tree lighting at 245 King St., Stoney Creek. The event starts at 7 p.m. with hot chocolate and Christmas goodies, caroling, and more. Bring the family and ring in the Christmas season!

Residents have been calling me to advise how pleased they are with the new play equipment recently installed at Hunter Estates Park.

Road and sidewalk repairs have been completed in the ward for this year. I am already working with staff on capital projects for 2018 and continue to work on addressing the numerous outstanding damaged sidewalks, driveway aprons, and curb repairs. Asphalt patch is put down as a temporary measure to ensure safety and reduce liability claims to the city. These sites are added to the list for full restoration going forward, subject to funding.

Dogs off leash in city parks is illegal! I continue to receive complaints from residents who are afraid to frequent their neighbourhood park because of the dogs running loose. Please make sure you are a responsible pet owner and keep your dog on a leash.

Open skates continue to be offered at Saltfleet and Valley Park arenas on Saturdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 — 2 p.m. throughout the winter season.

We have enjoyed another great autumn, but we know that the snow will be upon us shortly. A reminder to residential homeowners, and commercial and industrial property owners with sidewalks, that it is the law to clear walkways within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. In order to reduce the amount of work to keep driveways clear, remember to shovel the snow to the same side that the plow is going, this way he does not pick up the snow and carry it across your driveway again.

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year ahead.

Maria Pearson is city councillor for Ward 10, Stoney Creek


Remember the less fortunate in our community

The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank is always looking for donations

Opinion Dec 06, 2017 by Maria Pearson Stoney Creek News

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade is always a great Christmas starter. It was another great parade with beautiful weather and great attendance. Special thanks goes to all the volunteers who work so hard to co-ordinate this every year (61 years this year!) and to all the entries that made it a great event.

As we get into the holiday season, please remember the less fortunate, and the shut-ins in your neighbourhood. The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank, located at the Saltfleet Community Centre, 605 Hwy. 8, is always looking for donations, especially at this time of year. If you know of neighbours around you who do not get out much, a watchful eye, and friendly wave and hello is always appreciated.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, The Gospel For Asia will be having their community tree lighting at 245 King St., Stoney Creek. The event starts at 7 p.m. with hot chocolate and Christmas goodies, caroling, and more. Bring the family and ring in the Christmas season!

Residents have been calling me to advise how pleased they are with the new play equipment recently installed at Hunter Estates Park.

Road and sidewalk repairs have been completed in the ward for this year. I am already working with staff on capital projects for 2018 and continue to work on addressing the numerous outstanding damaged sidewalks, driveway aprons, and curb repairs. Asphalt patch is put down as a temporary measure to ensure safety and reduce liability claims to the city. These sites are added to the list for full restoration going forward, subject to funding.

Dogs off leash in city parks is illegal! I continue to receive complaints from residents who are afraid to frequent their neighbourhood park because of the dogs running loose. Please make sure you are a responsible pet owner and keep your dog on a leash.

Open skates continue to be offered at Saltfleet and Valley Park arenas on Saturdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 — 2 p.m. throughout the winter season.

We have enjoyed another great autumn, but we know that the snow will be upon us shortly. A reminder to residential homeowners, and commercial and industrial property owners with sidewalks, that it is the law to clear walkways within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. In order to reduce the amount of work to keep driveways clear, remember to shovel the snow to the same side that the plow is going, this way he does not pick up the snow and carry it across your driveway again.

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year ahead.

Maria Pearson is city councillor for Ward 10, Stoney Creek