John Bkila

The City’s Roseland Tree Bylaw Pilot project is set to launch on March 1 — and it aims to protect private trees with diameters larger than 30 cm, historic and rare tree species from damage or destruction. The two-year pilot will end in March 2021 when a report with recommendations will be presented to Burlington …

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At the Halton Regional Council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 16, we received a presentation from staff detailing the background and details surrounding the proposed changes the Province of Ontario announced, on Jan. 15, to its Provincial Growth Plan. The changes apply to six categories: Employment Planning; Settlement Area Boundary Expansions; Small Rural Settlements; Natural Heritage and …

Halton Regional Council discusses proposed changes from Province on its Growth Plan Read More »

Lawyers for the City of Burlington’s insurer and four other defendants have settled the litigation case involving residents living in the 2411 New St. condo, ongoing since 2011. For background on the case, see a previous blog post from 2016 and a more recent article from InsideHalton.com. The total settlement amount for the residents involved …

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If you couldn’t attend the 1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Application Neighbourhood Meeting from Jan. 9, here’s what you missed. Date/Location: Wednesday, Jan. 9 evening at the Art Gallery of Burlington Attendance: more than 100 people, with standing room only Site: 1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Applicant: Spruce Partners Inc., Amico Properties Inc. and Amica senior lifestyles …

1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Application Neighbourhood Meeting Recap Read More »

The Provincial Government announced today it was moving ahead with its review of regional governments and appointed Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling as Special Advisors. The advisors will consult broadly over the coming months and provide recommendations to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery, the Ontario PCs have said, adding the regional government model has been in place …

Province of Ontario appoints special advisors to begin Regional Government Review Read More »

City of Burlington staff has come out with an updated report ahead regarding the city’s opt-in/opt-out decision on cannabis retails stores ahead of tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting and Special Meeting of Council, immediately after. Staff is recommending Burlington opt-in to allow the inclusion of retail cannabis stores in our city. The Alcohol and …

UPDATE: Staff recommendation on the future of cannabis stores in Burlington Read More »

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Burlington 2019 Arts and Culture Fund (BACF). The annual program gives project grants to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to help foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture. Last year’s BACF supported 19 arts and cultural …

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The construction around the Guelph Line area, from Prospect Street to Mainway, is related to a watermain upgrade being done by Halton Region and expected to take until the end of 2019. A second, large diameter watermain is being built to the Washburn Reservoir and Pumping Station. These improvements are meant to provide reliable access …

Guelph Line area watermain upgrade — Prospect to Mainway Read More »