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Safety near escarpment areas

In light of recent incidents at both Tews and Webster’s Falls, the Hamilton Conservation Authority would like to remind trail and conservation area users of some safety tips for exploring conservation areas, especially those with escarpment features. On Monday, a male hiker lost his footing and slid down the side of the escarpment while walking…
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HCA receives infrastructure grants for Fifty Point, Westfield Heritage Village

HCA was successful in its applications for two grants from the Federal Government of Canada under The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. At Westfield Heritage Village, the program will provide $42,214 towards the rehabilitation of the c. 1845 Cathcart School. This historically significant one room, log schoolhouse has substantial structural decay and deterioration in its…
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Water You Doing to Manage Stormwater?

Pilot project helps Dundas homeowners manage stormwater The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program (HHWSP) has recently begun a pilot project to assist homeowners living in Dundas to better manage the stormwater on and around their properties. Dundas residents who experience flooding, pooling or other poor water-drainage issues on their property can take advantage of this new…
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Hermitage Ruins Stabilization and Restoration Project

Background In 2014, HCA submitted a heritage application to stabilize the Hermitage Ruins located at 739 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster within the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.  The Heritage Permit Review Sub-committee and the Hamilton Heritage Municipal Committee were not in favour of the proposal mainly due the amount of heritage building fabric that would be…
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