HAMILTON, ON - Earlier today, the City of Hamilton received an additional Provincial Officer’s Order from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) as they relate to a spill into Chedoke Creek.
In 2019, the MECP ordered the City to complete an Environmental Risk Assessment of Chedoke Creek and an Ecological Risk Assessment for Cootes Paradise. These studies both found that it was not possible to attribute environmental impacts experienced in these areas exclusively to the spill.
HAMILTON, ON – City of Hamilton crews are cleaning up and investigating after a small oil spill was discovered in the water near Bayfront Park yesterday afternoon. While the spill is small and isolated in an area near the foot of the Waterfront Trail close to Bayfront Park, the City is taking steps to ensure it is properly cleaned up.
HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton continues to monitor the presence of toxin-producing Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) affecting the western shoreline of Hamilton Harbour.
Blue-green algae was first detected this season on August 3, 2018. As a result, Pier 4 beach was closed and public warning signs were posted at the affected beach and at the Bayfront boat launch. Information was also shared on the City of Hamilton website and with Hamilton Harbour stakeholders.
HAMILTON, ON – Public Health Services has confirmed the presence of toxin-producing Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) at the Bayfront Park Boat Launch, Pier 4 Park, Harbour West Marina, and throughout the marinas on Macassa Bay.
Contact with blue-green algae should be avoided due to the potential health risks associated with it. Residents and visitors are advised to: