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Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: June 7-13, 2021

Hello Burlington, I hope you all enjoyed the heat and sunshine this weekend. We know our waterfront parks and beaches have been very busy, and some issues have arisen with loud late-night crowds and garbage. Rest assured we are working with staff and police on solutions to ensure this summer

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Mayor's Office

Taking Action on Reconciliation with the Indigenous Community

Our hearts broke when we learned about the 215 children whose remains were found in a mass unmarked grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. This was a devastating discovery, and we cannot imagine the grief Indigenous communities and families are experiencing. We joined in their mourning by

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Committee & Council meetings

Committee Recommendations Approved at May 18 Burlington Council Meeting

At the May 18 Burlington Council meeting, numerous recommendations were approved from the May cycle of committee meetings. Below are some of the highlights split up by committee. Click this link to go through the full post-meeting minutes for all recommendations that were approved at the May 18 Regular Council

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COVID-19

Supporting a Regional Approach to Safely Reopening Schools in Ontario

Today I have released the following statement on support for regional reopening of schools and shared it with Premier Ford and our local MPPs. I stand with medical professionals across the province in calling for the safe reopening of schools, including members of the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, Medical Officers

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 31-June 6, 2021

Hello Burlington, Due to the devastating finding of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Residential School in B.C., flags at City Hall and local fire stations have been lowered to half-mast for 9 days to reflect 1 hour for each of the 215 children found. All other ceremonial

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Joseph Brant Hospital

A Message to the Community from Joseph Brant Hospital President & CEO Eric Vandewall — May 28, 2021

*Please see below a statement issued by Joseph Brant Hospital President and CEO Eric Vandewall. May 28, 2021 Last week, the Government of Ontario unveiled a three-stage reopening plan that relies on vaccination rates, critical care occupancy, and other criteria to allow the gradual easing of current restrictions as well as the re-opening

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Halton Region

Virtual Public Open House (June 9) & Statutory Public Meeting (June 16) on Proposed Amendment to the Regional Official Plan

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE: We’re in the home stretch to bring more balance and community vision to development in downtown Burlington. Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 48 proposes to adjust the downtown Urban Growth Centre boundaries to align with the Burlington GO Major Transit Station Area (MTSA). This will help

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City Hall

June is the Month of Play – Get Outside and Play

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—May 26, 2021 — To kick off June, Mayor Meed Ward has proclaimed June as the Month of Play and the City of Burlington is encouraging residents to get outside, play, have fun, stay safe and be active

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COVID-19

Update on City of Burlington Services & Outdoor Facilities as Province Announces Reopening Outdoor Recreational Amenities Prior to End of Stay-at-Home Order

*Please se below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — May 21, 2021 — The Province has announced that outdoor recreational amenities can reopen as long as COVID measures are in place, beginning Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m. This announcement will allow the City of

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