John Bkila

Please see the media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 26, 2019 — Burlington City Council approved the 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw at its meeting on April 25, 2019. The bylaw allows the City to bill 2019 property taxes and set payment due dates for final tax bills on …

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During today’s (April 25) continuation of the Burlington City Council meeting that was recessed from Monday (April 23), a majority vote approved a motion from Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte regarding the installation of a sidewalk on Strathcona Drive. I was the sole member of Council who voted against the motion and I have outlined …

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Burlington MP and Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould and Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff joined me yesterday afternoon (April 24) to announce the Burlington projects that will benefit from the $5.6 million of Federal One-time Municipal Infrastructure Top-up funding — Burlington City Council approved the projects during Monday’s (April 23) council meeting. Last month’s …

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Last night (April 23), during the Burlington City Council meeting, we unanimously passed a motion — brought forward by Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan — to declare a climate emergency. Numerous cities around the world have recently declared climate emergencies in response to findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that we have …

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The Burlington’s Best Committee recently announced it received 28 nominations in eight categories for this year’s rendition of the Burlington’s Best Awards. Nominations were accepted from Jan. 2 to March 7, 2019. Burlington’s Best is an awards program that honours the city’s most outstanding citizens. The winners in all categories will be revealed at the …

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Please see below a media release from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. –April 18, 2019 — The City of Burlington is now accepting applications for the Park Play Experience Fund at burlington.ca/parkplayfund. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 27, 2019. The Park Play Experience Fund is a one-year funding program that has been …

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Please see below the media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. – April 5, 2019 — Angela Coughlan pool will remain open until Friday, May 31 as the project budget is finalized. The pool was originally scheduled to be closed for renovations beginning April 8, until the spring of 2020. Participants will …

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Please see below the media released issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.— April 15, 2019 — The City of Burlington Fire Department will be accepting volunteer applications online from the public from April 15-May 3. All applicants must: be 18 years of age or older; be legally entitled to work in Canada; pass …

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Please see below the Statement I released today on the 2019 Ontario Budget. Burlington, Ont. — April 15, 2019 On behalf of the City of Burlington and Burlington City Council, I would like to express my disappointment in some aspects of the 2019 Ontario Budget that was released on April 11 — particularly, the decision …

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The following is a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. –April 11, 2019— As part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, the City of Burlington will be using a low-flying helicopter to apply a bio-pesticide over four wooded areas to control gypsy moth populations which causes significant defoliation and potential …

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