John Bkila

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—May 14, 2020 —As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are asked to continue to practice physical distancing by staying at least six feet apart and continue to follow the advice of health care experts. The City …

Victoria Day Long Weekend in Burlington Amid COVID-19 Read More »

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #5 – May 7, 2020 Agenda & Action Items Agenda: Review & update to existing Action Items Roundtable on any potential needs or challenges as Province reopens next week Call for new action items and updates Next meeting: watch for invitation as date/time is changing. Ongoing Action Items Update: Subcommittee …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #5 — Action Items & Highlights Read More »

*Please see media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — May 8, 2020 — The Burlington Fire Department has lifted the open-air burning ban issued on April 13, 2020. This change is effective immediately. Residents that live in rural designated burning areas, with open-air burning permits, can resume open-air burning if …

Burlington’s City-wide Burn Ban Lifted, Effective Immediately Read More »

At next week’s May 12 Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee, City staff will provide Council with an update on the Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown process. In a memo to Council (Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown_Process Update_MEMO), staff have outlined a timeline of the next steps. The Staff Report, the …

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Halton Regional Council will be holding a virtual Special Council Meeting next week on Wednesday, May 13. Regional staff will provide updates to Regional Council related to the COVID-19 Emergency. Council meetings are filmed and streamed live, and video recordings are typically published within one business day on the Region’s webpage here. Due to precautions …

Halton Region Special Council Meeting Called for May 13 Read More »

*Please see a media release below issued by Burlington Economic Development. May 4, 2020 — Burlington’s business support organizations, known as Team Burlington, are pleased to announce the launch of the Burlington Economic Recovery Network. Comprised of Burlington Economic Development, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Downtown Business Association, Aldershot Village BIA, and Tourism Burlington, …

Media Release: Team Burlington launches the Burlington Economic Recovery Network Read More »

While the month of May brings us one step closer to consistently warmer days and the summer season, this year, there are also a number of causes and events taking place I’d like to help bring some awareness towards. ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about …

Several Awareness Campaigns Happening in May Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—April 29, 2020— On May 1, the City of Burlington is launching TelePALS, a free phone service designed to help adults stay connected as everyone practices physical distancing to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Through TelePALS, users can participate in free, …

Burlington to Launch TelePALS, a Social Phone Service for Adults on May 1 Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 29, 2020 — The City of Burlington with Halton Region and other local municipalities are keeping the development charges to the previous rate until Friday, May 29, 2020.  Development charge rates are normally adjusted annually on April 1, using …

Burlington Keeps Current Development Charges to May 29 During COVID-19 Read More »

As many of us are now online and on several devices at home much more than usual these days, it’s important we remember how to spot digital phishing scams so that we can protect ourselves and not fall victim to them. Recently, some individuals let me know that they received odd-sounding emails from what initially …

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