John Bkila

I released this Statement today regarding news of a new L3 WESCAM facility in Hamilton. Recent news has emerged announcing that L3 WESCAM, which currently operates three sites across the Greater Toronto Area, including two in Burlington, will be consolidating into one, 300,000-square-foot facility in Hamilton, in an effort to increase operational efficiency. We are …

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Please see below the media release issued by Halton Regional Police Service. Since the beginning of this year, the Halton Regional Police Service has seen an increase in the number of suspected opioid overdoses in the communities we serve. Each of these overdoses comes with its own emotional and physical toll. Across the country, an …

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Please see the guest post below from the City of Burlington Mundialization Committee’s Apeldoorn Subcommittee. Burlington, Ont. — June 5, 2019 — The Mundialization Committee, through its Apeldoorn Subcommittee is happy to announce the Burlington-Apeldoorn (Netherlands) Youth Exchange will make its return for the 2019-20 school year. Ten students will be selected to participate in …

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On Thursday, June 13, Engaged Citizens of Burlington (ECOB) invited myself and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton to launch their speaker series with A Tale of 2 Cities “fireside chat” at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The event was very well attended with about 250 people and I was very grateful for the chance to answer …

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Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — June 13, 2019 — On Thursday, May 23, the City of Burlington discovered it was a victim of fraud. A single transaction was made to a falsified bank account as a result of a complex phishing email to City staff …

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It’s been six months since I became Mayor of the City of Burlington. To say it’s been a busy whirlwind is an understatement. City Council has already accomplished a great deal, and I’ve met more of our amazing and passionate residents at countless events and fundraisers than I ever thought possible. It’s such a privilege …

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At our Burlington City Council meeting on May 25, we approved a direction to implement a Lawn Sign Road Safety Campaign with the goal of promoting safe driving on our neighbourhood streets. To read the full staff report TS-02-19 Road Safety Lawn Sign Campaign, please click the link. We are encouraging residents to post a ‘Please …

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Burlington’s very popular Sound of Music Festival continues this weekend (Thursday, June 13-Sunday, June 16) and is looking for a few volunteers to lend a hand and help in making this year’s event just as successful as in previous years. Organizers have said in order to keep this annual festival free, they rely heavily on …

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Bill 108 will have a devastating impact on municipal finances and local land use planning control. Changes to development charges will mean growth will pay even less of the cost of growth, leaving taxpayers to make up the difference. This will unnecessarily add costs at a time when local governments are being asked to find …

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There is a Statutory Public Meeting for a development application at 2069-2079 Lakeshore Road and 383-385 Pearl Street on Tuesday, June 11 at Burlington City Hall. The applicant, Lakeshore (Burlington) Inc./Carriage Gate Homes, is applying to build a 29 storey mixed-use building with 280 residential units with 675 m² ground floor commercial retail space fronting …

Statutory Public Meeting for 2069-2079 Lakeshore Road and 383-385 Pearl Street Development Application at Burlington City Hall June 11 Read More »

Please see below a media release from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Burlington, ON —  June 3, 2019 — Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) Releases 2018 Annual Report Showcasing Burlington’s Economic Competitiveness and Success Stories.  Burlington is celebrating another year of economic prosperity. The vibrant and diverse community provides unique advantages to the businesses and residents …

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