Merry Christmas - my schedule next few days

[![Merry Christmas](http://www.joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/IMG_00000016-e1387909274669-336x597.jpg)](http://www.joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/IMG_00000016-e1387909274669.jpg)Merry Christmas - Gore Park Christmas Tree Lighting 2013
Thank you everyone for your support during the past year.

I’ll be working a bit more slowly during the next week and a half. Some may even call it a Christmas vacation.

As Hamilton remains in an emergency, I will continue to monitor the ice storm situation and will immediately report major developments.

I will remain reporting on Christmas Day until we know this emergency is over.

Thank you!

I have plenty to write in thanks to everyone who is supporting my work. I’m humbled every day by the privilege of covering the community we live in.

“Holiday Hours”

I need to rest as much as possible during the next 10 days, with the Municipal Election starting January 2nd, my next opportunity for rest will not be until early November.

I will quickly respond to any news events that impacts or has the potential to impact a large number of people or a large area of the City.

I will be **completely offline **during the following time periods:

  • December 24: 1930 – 2130   (Christmas Eve Mass)
  • December 29: as of yet undetermined periods of time.

I will be partially offline during the follow time periods, meaning I will not be actively monitoring but will receive major alerts from my server:

  • December 25: 1600 to 1800 (Christmas Dinner)
  • December 29, 30, 31.

January 1st and 2nd

I will be at the Mayor’s Levee on New Year’s Day.

January 2nd, I will bring you live video from outside the City Clerk’s Office as candidate registration for the 2014 Municipal Election opens at 8:30am.

In the evening, I will hold a special event at a local pub. Watch for details!

No matter what you are celebrating: Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive and Drive.**
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