John Bkila

City of Burlington Media Release Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 18, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage Committee has been busy planning another exciting Heritage Month, beginning Feb. 1. Residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have shaped Burlington and Canada by attending the informative sessions planned throughout the month. Topics …

Learn about Burlington’s history in February during Heritage Month Read More »

The City of Burlington is preparing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy in order to create safe walking and cycling options in rural Burlington for residents. Having safe and connected active transportation infrastructure gives residents access to recreational and green spaces in rural Burlington through walking, cycling or any other form of transportation, without a car. …

Active Transportation Plan Workshop for Rural Burlington on Feb. 2 Read More »

The Robbie Burns Road Race returns to Burlington’s Downtown this Sunday (Jan. 27), so local drivers should be aware of some accompanying road and lane closures. The 8K race/walk celebrates the Scottish bard’s birthday (Jan. 25) and the lifting of the kilt ban in 1781 — the ban was imposed by King George in 1746 …

What roads will be closed for Sunday’s Robbie Burns Road Race? Read More »

Starting this winter, Halton Region will be upgrading the wastewater sewer system and maintenance holes on several local streets to maintain the wastewater infrastructure and reduce the risk of basement flooding. It is part of the Region’s infrastructure construction plan for roads, water, wastewater, and waste management projects across Halton. The streets affected in Burlington …

Construction Notice for Wastewater Sewer maintenance on several local streets Read More »

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 …

Information sessions planned for Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot Read More »

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 …

Legal settlement reached for residents of 2411 New St. condo Read More »

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 »