John Bkila

*Feb. 25, 2020 UPDATE: At its meeting on Feb. 24, 2020, Burlington City Council unanimously approved endorsing the resolution approved by Halton Regional Council at its meeting on Feb. 12, 2020 related to CN’s proposed Milton Logistics Hub, found below. See Council report: L-07-20 CN’s Proposed Milton Logistics Hub COB Resolution. **Please see media release …

Regional Council Unanimously Endorses Resolution Calling on Federal Government to Refuse Approval of Proposed CN Milton Logistics Hub Read More »

At today’s (Feb. 12) Halton Regional Council meeting, we received a staff report updating council members on homelessness prevention initiatives in Halton, what programs are available and how they are/can be funded. Halton Region administers two homelessness prevention funding programs: one that is provincially-funded and another that is federally-funded. The Provincial partnership program is call …

How Halton Region is Working to Prevent Homelessness Read More »

The Burlington Fire Department wants to hear from residents about possible changes to our City’s Fireworks Bylaw. Currently, fireworks displays are allowed in local neighbourhoods on Victoria Day and Canada, as well as the three days leading up to those holidays. How do you feel about fireworks? Let the city know by completing the online …

City of Burlington Looking for Feedback on Fireworks Bylaw Read More »

*Please see below a media release from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 6, 2020 — The City of Burlington is looking to fill two sponsorship openings that present an exciting opportunity for a local business or group to showcase their commitment to the community. The Canada Day Celebration and Burlington’s first-ever rainbow …

Two Sponsorship Opportunities Available with the City of Burlington Read More »

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, I met with Phil Verster, CEO of Metrolinx, here at Burlington City Hall. Phil became Metrolinx’s CEO in 2017 and it was helpful to meet him and hear about his vision for growth along the Lakeshore West GO Transit line. We discussed issues such as the increased service goals of …

Burlington Mayor Meeting with Metrolinx – Feb. 5, 2020 Read More »

Anyone looking to learn more about the newly adopted Private Tree Bylaw, unanimously approved by Burlington Council last month, can attend one of several upcoming public information sessions hosted by the City of Burlington. The sessions are designed to help residents and businesses understand the new bylaw and how it works — covering when a …

City of Burlington Hosting Private Tree Bylaw Public Info Sessions Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 4, 2020 — The City of Burlington is very pleased to announce that Kevin Arjoon is the successful candidate for the position of City Clerk. Arjoon will start with the City on Feb. 18, 2020. “After a comprehensive recruiting …

Burlington Names Kevin Arjoon as New City Clerk Read More »

*Please see below a Media Statement issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—Feb. 3, 2019 Statement from Vito Talone, Director of Transportation Services “This past weekend, several Burlington residents informed city officials through various social media platforms about a member of the City’s Parking Services team abusing accessible parking spaces specifically reserved for persons …

City of Burlington Statement Regarding Accessible Parking Read More »