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Here's a little bit of background about us. Starting with me, William Kiely, your Good Neighbour State Farm Agent located on Hamilton Mountain. I grew up in Kirkland Lake in Northern Ontario. I attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with an Honours History honours history degree. I concentrated my studies on modern history and the ancient Middle East. I have lived in Hamilton since 1977 and I am proud to call this fine city my home. After graduation, I worked for over 5 years with a major Canadian bank in consumer loans. In July 1985, I opened my own State Farm Agency on Hamilton Mountain and have been proudly serving my clients ever since. I am happily married for many years to Linda Kiely, whom also manages my agency administration. We have a son, Nolan Kiely, who is our Social Media and Marketing Specialist. Our final team member is Dana Smith, a Property and Casualty Insurance Specialist. She has prepared her own little biography for you... I have had State Farm in my blood for more years than I care to share (wouldn’t want to be giving my age away) I started in my early 20’s as a client of a Hamilton East agent, who after years of nagging me to come work for him, convinced me to do so. My tenure with him lasted for 3 years before I started to have children and decided that the best thing for me and my family was to be a stay at home mom until my kids were old enough to attend school. I dipped my toes into a few other ponds before returning to the State Farm family in 2008, and have once more become devoted to my professional position here. I am the proud mom of 2 terrific and confident kids who are my world and I take my role here in Bill’s office just as seriously as the ‘mom’ role. I am committed not only to what the company stands for, but to giving our clients the peace of mind in knowing that any request handled by me, will be done so with efficiency and in a time sensitive manner that leaves them feeling like they’re more than just a number. *State Farm and related trademarks and logos are registered trademarks owned by State Farm Automobile Insurance Company, used under licence by Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company, and certain of its affiliates.
These are some pretty impressive developments...
cbc.ca Hamilton politicians approved three skyline-changing projects this week that will bring four towers and more than 1,000 new residential units to the downtown and west end.
Remember everyone, students are back to school this week.
Slow down in School Zones, be cautious around the increased school bus/pedestrian traffic, as well as, watch out for congestion near schools between 8-9:00 am and 3-4:00 pm.
Good luck to all the students heading back!
cbc.ca Schools across the Hamilton area are welcoming students back for another year.
[09/04/18] We hope everyone had a great long weekend!!
When you have a bad driving day, Do you know your rights when that tow truck arrives?
Read the article below to learn some interesting recent changes to Ontario Laws...
citopbroker.com “Despite the rules that came into law in Ontario early last year, many consumers still seem to be unaware of their rights when it comes to towing,” says Teresa Di Felice, AVP, government and community relations at CAA SCO. “It can often be very stressful for motorists after a collision or vehi...
Everyone stay cool and hydrated today!!
cbc.ca Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Hamilton on Monday.
It starts today!!!!
winonapeach.com Disclaimer*** Informing you of a change on our 2018 Draw tickets, that the gift certificates from Boston Pizza no longer have those locations available however the amounts remain the same and can be redeemed at any Boston Pizza.
Interesting proposition Amazon... There are some very unique benefits to these jobs. Worth looking at...
cbc.ca It pays only slightly more than minimum wage, but Amazon is doing another round of hiring in Hamilton, and it will even help you get to work.
What a fantastic idea!!
cbc.ca On Wednesday Hamilton will host its first annual Youth Fest, an event that aims to give youth a sense of belonging to the city.
If you weren't there for the opening this weekend. Hamilton has a big brand new park!!
Although this was a rental car purchased by someone visiting the area, we want to remind everyone that speeding is truly unsafe and can have serious unforeseen consequences. Running the risk of death and damage to property is worth a few extra minutes of your commute.
globalnews.ca A Crystal Beach man has been charged with stunt driving in a rented car.
With the legalization of recreational Cannabis use coming in October of this year. the Hamilton Police Department is stepping up training and procedures for it's officers to detect persons driving under the influence of the drug.
thespec.com It’s always been illegal to drive impaired, but police are looking for more training and better tools to detect drug impairment.
What a story!!
thestar.com Eighteen-year-old Khalid Tabateb has been widely hailed as a “hero” after he was filmed rescuing a baby who wandered onto a roof in Hamilton.
A fantastic trend. We hope that this continues.
But a nice and safe viewing platform would be great!
Your condo may be your home but that doesn't mean the insurance needs are the same. At State Farm Canada, we offer condo insurance that meets your needs. Learn more here: http://st8.fm/vRXXQT
st8.fm Condo insurance protects your most important investment. Talk to your agent or get an online quote.
Mr. Ribson's $1 million donation to St. Joseph's hospital will go a long way towards establishing a Urological Oncology Research Centre.
This facility would benefit so many people in our city!
hamiltonnews.com John Ribson, a grateful St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton patient and local business owner, announced a $1-million commitment to research at St. Joseph’s.
Boaters please plan ahead! We are ever so grateful for our boys/girls in blue and that there were no injuries or fatalities.
But we must be proactive to avoid these kinds of events that can lead to losses of life or expensive property...
thespec.com Boaters stranded by mechanical failures and bad weather a “recurring theme” on Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario
After a great long weekend, it's time to get back into the office.
However, another family didn't have such a good long weekend...
It's time to slow down and pay attention on those highways everyone. We are grateful and surprised to hear that no one was hurt in this crash. Truly a miracle...
ctvnews.ca A tow truck’s dashcam caught the frightening moment when a car slammed into stopped vehicles on Highway 401.
Hamilton residents from Wards 1 to 5 in the north end, can now pick up free backyard composters...
chch.com Hamilton residents from Wards 1 to 5 in the north end, can now pick up free backyard composters. This comes after the city's main composting plant shut it's doors indefinitely and everything that would be going in the green bin, is now going to the landfill. A chance to recycle in your own backyard....
Work from home? You can still have a green office - keeping records digitally (with a backup) is a great way to save paper! More great eco-friendly tips for the home office here: http://st8.fm/bxWbFM
thespruce.com Save the planet and save money when you work at home. Try these 6 tips for making your home office more environmentally friendly.
Hamilton is moving up in the country! Moving to 3rd from 5th in 2013.
Hamilton also had the third-best employment growth on the list, trailing only Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
thespec.com Ability to commute to Toronto pushes city up ranks, according to BMO’s most recent labour attractiveness report
Just a bit of a public service announcement. In case you hadn't heard...
cbc.ca The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board says about 32 of its schools have failed a mandatory provincial water lead test.
This would be fantastic!! Let's try to keep this part of our history alive!!
globalnews.ca The future of a Second World War-era bomber aircraft, owned by the City of Toronto, is up in the air — and Hamilton wants to help.
Going to be another hot one today! Stay hydrated and if you're out in the sun, wear sunscreen...
cbc.ca Environment Canada is warning residents in Hamilton and across the Golden Horseshoe to drink plenty of water and watch for signs of heat illness as a hot, humid airmass rests over the region Monday.
Hamilton breeds a lot of new innovations in our backyard. We are so proud to see so much important research happening in the healthcare field...
thespec.com The latest Hamilton discoveries from creating an artificial placenta to unlocking the mystery of Huntington’s Disease
Our deepest condolences to the families of Mr. & Mrs. Rutherford. Such a terrible loss...
At these times it is prudent to examine the fire safety aspects of your home. Have you replaced your smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries in the last year? Do I have a fire extinguisher in the home? (Has it been inspected? Is it charged?)
cbc.ca Fire crews from across the city were called to a single-storey home on Greening Court and found "heavy flames and smoke going through the roof," according to Hamilton fire chief Dave Cunliffe.
I know we featured this story before. But, I just find it so interesting!
What a different way to live!!!
thestar.com A house made from eight steel shipping containers painted bright red? For owner Geoffrey Young, who has long followed the road less travelled, it made perfect sense.
We think this is a great idea!! I would love to walk from one end to the other!
chch.com Plans to upgrade to one of Hamilton's most popular parks and expand a new trail along the escarpment are in the works. Sylvie Lendvay has more.
Make sure you're staying cool this week. Stay hydrated and monitor your pets outside.
If you are outside for long periods, don't forget to apply sunscreen!!
thespec.com Despite the scorching days, temperatures have not broken any records
If these fires are ultimately deemed unrelated. It goes to show you how quickly an open flame on a hot day can become an out of control inferno.
We are glad that no one in the community was hurt, but urge everyone to take extra care when starting fires in the hot weather...
thespec.com Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal are probing the three fires deemed suspicious. Police are looking for witnesses.
What a great idea! Sharing and caring about other communities is so important!
cbc.ca The city of Hamilton has donated a pair of surplus fire trucks to Couchiching and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations in northwestern Ontario. In both communities, the vehicles will replace 40-year-old pumpers.
New Impaired Driving Laws are coming into effect soon...
nationalpost.com Bill C-46 made reforms to alcohol-impaired driving and drug-impaired driving, and police now have powerful new tools to charge drivers
Saving the bees is always a good idea!!
chch.com The Hamilton Port Authority has teamed up with local urban beekeeping company, Humble Bee, to provide a breeding ground for queen bees. The HPA has provided space for Humble bee to install 12 hive boxes that they refer to as "Queendoms" next to the Sherman inlet. The new bee yard is a compliment to....
All around the world there is a growing refugee crisis. We must all remember that we are all human beings and need to take care of each other.
Today is World Refugee Day. Take some time out of your life to help out refugees in our community or donate to organizations that do. You will learn so much and will be happy that you did!
unhcr.org Today, World Refugee Day, is a time for solidarity with refugees – and with the communities that welcome them. As conflicts emerge, recur, persist and
Racing belongs on a racetrack, not a city street. Travelling beyond safe speeds greatly increase the risk of harm to property, yourself or others.
This is an example that caused all three and cost a person their life...
cbc.ca Hamilton police say two cars were involved in a street race before becoming involved in a multi-collision crash that killed a 25-year-old Hamilton woman.
A 20 kilometre Hamilton radius of all parts of the city except eastern parts of Stoney Creek and Glanbrook is now a Lyme Disease risk area.
thespec.com “Even people in urban Waterdown are finding ticks on them after just mowing the lawns,” says Flamborough veterinarian Jennifer Merry.
What a unique home!!!
cbc.ca On Wednesday eight shipping containers were delivered to a plot of land in the city that has been assembled to create Hamilton's first shipping container home.
Sounds like something needs to be done...
thestar.com According to the Canadian Automobile Association, a Hamilton road has been voted the province’s worst in a survey of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. In Toronto, Eglinton Ave. West was voted the worst.
I truly hope we all can work towards making everything positive in the coming years...
cbc.ca The Hamilton Community Foundation has released their annual Vital Signs report, that highlights Hamilton is generally continuing to change for the better, but the progress isn't good for all.
Make sure if you're going to be outside today that you hydrate with plenty of water and are properly protected from the sun with either a hat or sunscreen.
thespec.com Monday is going to be a hot one
The theory is that if one can afford to make healthier choices through a certain level of guaranteed income, then they will not be as much of a higher cost to healthcare and social services. Saving the government and taxpayers more money in the long run...
What do you think?
thespec.com The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress kicks off Thursday at McMaster University
Go hometown hockey!!! It's always good to see a Canadian team go far in the Playoffs...
thestar.com Winnipeg and Hamilton may not be London or Paris, but it hardly matters this time of year with the Jets and Bulldogs carrying Canada’s hockey hopes.
Who doesn't like a free Air Show?!?
thespec.com Look, up in the sky: CH-146 Griffon utility tactical transport rotary-wing aircraft.
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