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Letter to province: Keep local choice on elections, consult on major changes

Earlier today, I sent a letter to the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Bill 218, advocating that local choice on election systems be retained, and requesting the province consult with municipalities in advance of making major legislative changes. That letter is reproduced below, and the PDF

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COVID-19 Task Force

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 15

Yesterday we held the 15th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force this year since the pandemic began. It was truly beneficial to touch base with so many community partners and share updates, best practices and future plans. Open and timely communication has been one of the hallmarks of our

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 26- November 1, 2020

After a very busy weekend, there is a lot to share about the week ahead. You can see my full weekly recap here: Mayors Weekly Public Update October 26-Nov 1 2020 On Saturday morning, all four Halton mayors and Regional Chair Carr sent a joint-letter to the Premier asking for

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City Looks to Help in Winter Planning for Burlington Restaurants

As winter looms on the horizon, many of our local businesses are looking to plan ahead and find ways to increase their capacity during the snowy season while our City and Region remain in Stage 3 for the time-being. This morning, I sent a letter to our Burlington MPP Jane

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Community News

Get Involved with Halton Gives, our Local Movement for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and unity that takes place annually after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. It’s a day that encourages generosity among community members. Halton Gives, the local civic movement of Giving Tuesday, is inviting all Halton residents, charities, and businesses to

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Nelson Quarry

Next Steps for Proposed Nelson Quarry Expansion in Burlington

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. (PLEASE NOTE: This was also the topic of discussion on a recent episode of the Mayor’s show Burlington Matters on YourTV Halton, Cogeco cable. Click the link or head further down this post to view the episode.) Burlington,

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Update coming in December on Meridian Quarry initiatives

Staff and the Mayor’s Office are planning to provide an update at the December Community Planning Regulation & Mobility Committee on initiatives related to the Meridian Quarry. The update was initially scheduled for earlier this year, but work was delayed due to focusing efforts on COVID19, and then beginning to

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LPAT Hearing Nov. 30 for Clearview Application; Parking Remains an Issue

At its meeting of September 28, 2020, Burlington City Council considered Confidential Legal Report L-11- 20. Following this meeting, the City notified the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal that based on the revised plan submitted by LIV Communities/1085 Clearview Limited Partnership, only two issues remained in dispute between the City and

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 19-25, 2020

Please find my weekly update here, where you can read about what is happening this week (city and regional council meetings, a council workshop and some additional meetings and media as always) along with highlights and links from meetings and media engagements last week: Mayors Weekly Public Update October 19-25

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Brock University Looks to Relocate its Satellite Campus to Burlington

*Please see below a joint media release issued by Brock University, the City of Burlington and Burlington Economic Development (PDF version). 20 October 2020 R0157 Brock University is coming to the City of Burlington. The University has announced it will relocate its current Hamilton campus to a more accessible location

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Remembrance Day

Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony in Burlington for 2020

*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 20, 2020 — The 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony is going virtual and will be live-streamed at, beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. Please do not go to the Burlington Cenotaph. Due to COVID-19 concerns

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