Burlington’s bold plans!

 

Burlington ChamberRAHB was gold sponsor of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce “Mayor’s State of the City Address” on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Burlington Convention Centre.  Mayor Rick Goldring spoke about the city’s “Grow Bold” plan, Innovation Centre, Joseph Brant Hospital expansion and “Love My Hood” the City’s Canada 150 initiative.

Follow #MSOTC17 for event highlights!

 

Noise issues in Flamborough

If you list and sell properties in the Rockton/Highway 8/Cooper Road, Cambridge area, you should be aware that there is a privately-owned airport on Cooper Road from which the SOSA Gliding Club operates.

The club has three tow planes flying out of the airport daily, year-round, to take gliders to a safe altitude. Because take-off is dictated by wind conditions, flight patterns change daily. All flights are in accordance with Transport Canada regulations as well as in compliance with municipal and provincial regulations.

Why is this important?

If you have buyers who are interested in this area, they should know there may be small planes flying over their properties, and those small planes may be noisy.

If you or your buyers have concerns about the flights or the noise, the SOSA Gliding Club has offered to work with you, at no cost to you, to provide overflight data, flight directions and flight frequency, so there are no surprises for the buyers. The club’s experience is that when buyers know what to expect, they have no issue with the flights or the club.

To get in touch with a representative of the SOSA Gliding Club, contact John Brennan at the SOSA Gliding Club, Box 81, Rockton, ON LOR 1XO or call the club at 519.740.9328.

Celebrate Your Community

Local Conservation Areas Offer Year-Round Activities

Many Conservation Areas are open year-round for visitors and winter can be the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors in these parks.

The Dundas Valley offers hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing on 40 kilometers of trails.

Valens offers winter camping, ice fishing, ice skating, hiking and cross country skiing on their 10kms of trails

Christie Lake offers many kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Check you your local conservation area for other programs:

www.conservationhamilton.ca;
www.conservationhalton.ca; and
www.grandriver.ca

Celebrate YOUR Community – Flamborough

A genuine “community of communities”, Flamborough is comprised of many villages and hamlets, including Carlisle, Christie’s Corners, Clappison’s Corners, Copetown, Freelton, Greensville, Lynden, Kirkwall, Millgrove, Mountsberg, Orkney, Rockton, Troy, Sheffield, Valens, Waterdown and Westover.

Population: 39,220  (Census 2006).

Geographic Location:  RAHB’s districts:  40, 43, 44, 45 and 46.  Most of Flamborough is located on the Niagara Escarpment.

Historical Facts:

  • There is evidence of a long history of human occupation in the area, dating back to Paleo-Indian cultures.
  • The first Europeans to arrive were the French explorers LaSalle and Joliet, who met near what is now Westover, in 1669.
  • United Empire Loyalists arrived after the American Revolution in 1783.
  • The Township of Flamborough was established in 1792 and was named after the Flamborough Head, a prominent geographical formation, and the Town of Flamborough in East Yorkshire, England.
  • The land was surveyed and organized into townships: East Flamborough, West Flamborough and Beverly. These three townships and the Village of Waterdown made up Wentworth County in 1816.
  • With a reorganization of the county system in 1854, Flamborough was divided into two separate townships – East and West Flamborough.
  • Flamborough became a major 19th century industrial and residential centre when the Honourable James Crooks the water power from Grindstone Creek and Spencer Creek to run saw mills, grist mills, flourmills and one of the first large-scale paper mills in Upper Canada.
  • In 1974, the Hamilton-Wentworth Region was created by joining Hamilton and Flamborough Township, which at that time consisted of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, Beverly and the Village of Waterdown.
  • In 2001, the Provincial Government replaced the Regional Government with a new single tier municipality called the City of Hamilton.

Places of Interest:

  • African Lion Safari is one of the Ontario’s key tourist attractions, with more than 1,000 animals representing more than 100 species. The park has bred 50 species considered endangered or threatened.  http://www.lionsafari.com  [Discounted tickets are available in the Realty Shoppe (May to October)]
  • The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked trail, running along the Niagara Escarpment. It provides an impressive wilderness experience for hikers of all levels. brucetrail.org
  • Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Greensville is a significant natural area that contains two waterfalls: Webster’s and Tews Falls. cityofwaterfalls.ca
    Websters Falls

 

Events:

Sources:  Wikipedia; Flamborough Chamber of Commerce; HPL- Historical Flamborough

 

 

 

Celebrate YOUR Community – The City of Hamilton

Hamilton, the fifth largest city in Ontario and the tenth largest in Canada, is a mix of big city appeal and small town quaintness thanks to its many and diverse communities.

Hamilton has been known by various nicknames, including “The Birmingham of Canada”, “The Ambitious City”, “The Electric City”, “Hammer Town” and “Steel Town”. The city may be known as Steel Town but in reality, Hamilton today employs more people in health care than in industry. (more…)