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Community Page

This PUBLIC PAGE is accessible to individuals from inside and outside the community.

Residents of the Community can post information they'd like to share with the community here by contacting the Clubhouse office. These notices are available to anyone that visits the Garth Trails website.

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HELP WANTED FOR  AFGHAN REFUGEE FAMILIES

The 2 refugee families are so very grateful for your donations that were  collected on Apr 18 and they are now happily settled in their houses.

 

There are 2 new families arriving in Hamilton today that also require  numerous items.  They would greatly appreciate your donations of men's, women's, children's clothes, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen linens, pots and pans, small appliances, dishes, glassware, cutlery, mattresses, furniture, carpets, lamps, TVs, sewing machines, TVs , bicycles, basic tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, toys and kids' books etc.


Akbar and I will come with a truck to your house on Wednesday May 1st afternoon starting at 2:45 pm to pick up your large items.

If possible, and you have small items or bags of clothes, please drop them off at my house at 65 Oakhampton Tr. If you are not ready to have your donation picked up this Wednesday,  we will organize another pickup later in May if there are more donations.


Please email me at cunnag@gmail.com or text or call me at 

365 366 6565 with a list of your donations . Let me know if you are ready to  donate your items on Wed May 1 or later in May.

Many thanks for your generosity.
Agnes Cunningham

Free Financial Workshop at the YWCA

 

 

We are 2 weeks away from the first FREE financial workshop with the CRA & Service Canada.  There is money available!  Learn which credits & benefits you are eligible for when filing your taxes.   Reminder: a light lunch will be available for those of you are able to attend in person at 75 MacNab Street South!  
 
**PLEASE RSVP if you are able to attend ** 
 
How are your finances?  Join us for 2 FREE workshops with excellent advice and support from the CRA & Service Canada on how to ensure you are collecting all the benefits & credits you are entitled to!  
 
This is a Hybrid opportunity (zoom meeting or in person) 
 
A light lunch is included for in-person attendees - please RSVP your attendance  905-529-7727

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Safety Alert

After walking home from the Clubhouse, a resident noticed an unfamiliar dark grey SUV parked in their driveway. On closer inspection, there appeared to be a man in the back seat of the vehicle. The man identified himself as a Police Officer and showed a badge. He stated he was there because there had been some complaints. He then hopped into the front seat of the vehicle and subsequently left. This was highly suspicious.

Here are some tips to consider:

•    Keep your doors and windows locked at all times, including the inside door to your garage.

•    If you don’t have ‘motion-sensing’ or ‘dusk to dawn’ lights, consider leaving your outside lights turned on at night.  

•    Keep your garage door closed at all times – an open door can be viewed as an invitation to enter.

•    If you recently purchased a big-ticket item (like a flat-screen TV or computer), don’t flag that for potential thieves.  Break down the empty boxes so their contents aren’t obvious before putting them out for garbage pick-up.

•    Don’t keep valuables lying around so they could be seen through a door or window.

•    Draw your curtains and close blinds when you’re away so potential burglars can’t window-shop.

•    Rather than hanging your car keys on a hook by the door, keep them within easy reach. If you hear someone in your garage, you can quickly hit the panic button on the key fob to sound your car alarm and scare off an intruder.

•    If you have a spare house key, don’t leave it under a rock or a flowerpot at your entrance. You would be better off to leave it with a neighbour or in an outdoor  lockbox specifically for that purpose.

•    If you are going to be away, ask a neighbour to put out an item of their garbage at your location on pick-up day so would-be thieves don’t know your unit is currently unoccupied.

•    If you are going to be away from home for more than one day and will be leaving your car parked in the driveway, be sure to remove your garage-door opener and any valuables inside first.

•    Be a nosy neighbour. Residents are recommended to be on alert for anything out of the ordinary. If you see something suspicious around a neighbour’s unit, contact that neighbour directly to inquire. If you have concerns, contact Hamilton Police non-emergency at 905-546-4925. If there is a crime in progress or an immediate threat of harm, contact 9-1-1.

 

 

Stay vigilant!   Stay safe!

"Rogers" Door-to-Door

Some residents have reported individuals identifying as Rogers employees going door-to-door to offer services. These technicians may or may not be affiliated with Rogers, and it is advised that you do not sign anything or give any personal information to these individuals. All condos in the Garth Trails community have bulk contracts for these services. Visit the main residents only page for more information on your condos bulk package.

Wildlife in the Community: Foxes

There have been reports of fox sightings around the community. It's important that residents are mindful and aware of the various wildlife that live in the green spaces that surround this community, as well as to take some precautions to keep yourself and your small pets safe.

Here are some important things to remember to avoid attracting foxes:

  • When a food source is available, they will stay in the area. Therefore, do not leave food out (i.e., dog/cat food, birdseed, garbage). It is important not to feed wildlife

  • This is the time of the year they will be looking for a place to build their den in order to have a litter. Thus, look around your property to make sure there is no place they can enter such as openings (slots/holes) in the raised decks. If you notice any openings, you should block the entrance. 

  • If the fox is being a nuisance, hit pots and pans and they should run away.

Please note: if humans build a relationship with a fox and the fox is captured by the appropriate authorities, the fox can no longer be rehabilitated back to the wild because they lose their fear of humans and they will then have to euthanized.

Please avoid all interactions with foxes.

Wildlife in the Community: Coyotes

There have been reports of coyote sightings around the community. It's important that residents are mindful and aware of the various wildlife that live in the green spaces that surround this community, as well as to take some precautions to keep yourself and your small pets safe.

Here are some precautions you can take to avoid attracting coyotes:

  • avoid letting your small pets outside unattended.

  • avoid walking after dark or in the early morning hours.

  • avoid feeding your pets outside as this can attract wildlife.

  • use a non-retractable leash when walking.

  • attach keys or another noise generating item to your person for your walk so your presence is known.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you come across a coyote on your walk:

  • never approach or touch a wild animal.

  • do not turn your back or run from a wild animal.

  • back away from the animal while remaining calm.

  • stand tall, wave and clap your hands, and make lots of noise.

  • carry a flashlight at night.

  • consider a personal audible alarm which can deter a coyote.

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