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Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital Opens Regional Pandemic Response Unit — Providing COVID-19 Care to Support Regional Needs

*Please see below a media release issued by Joseph Brant Hospital. January 4, 2021 Corporate Communications 905-632-3737 ext. 2038 corporatecommunications@josephbranthospital.ca For Immediate Release Burlington, ON – Joseph Brant Hospital’s Pandemic Response Unit (PRU) – the first of its kind built in Ontario – is ready to welcome its first COVID-19

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan 4 – 10, 2021

Good morning and Happy New Year! I hope each of you were able to spend time refreshing and recharging over the holidays and found ways to connect with close friends and family. As we look not only to the week ahead, but the year ahead, I am focused on working

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COVID-19

First COVID-19 Vaccination Delivered to Joseph Brant Hospital Health Care Worker

*Please see below a media release issued by Joseph Brant Hospital. For Immediate Release Burlington, ON, December 24, 2020 – Yesterday, Joseph Brant Hospital’s first health care worker received the hospital’s first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine was administered at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), the Vaccination

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Environment

Federal Cabinet Decision on CN Truck-Rail Hub Delayed a Second Time

*Please see below a media release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release December 21, 2020 On September 21, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada posted a notice on its website, indicating that the Governor in Council has extended the time limit for a decision

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COVID-19

Halton Medical Officer of Health Instructs Retailers to Control Crowding, Ensuring Strict 2-metre Distance & Capacity Limits in Stores & Spaces

*Please see below a media release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release December 21, 2020 Today, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, issued additional instructions to owners and operators of shopping malls and retail stores in an effort to

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COVID-19

Burlington’s COVID-19 Public Zoom Town Hall

On Wednesday December 16th, we held our first public “Zoom” town hall from 6-7 p.m. to continue the conversation with our community about COVID-19. We have held six town halls already throughout the year by telephone in March, April, June, July, September and November but this was the first time

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Halton Regional Council

Halton Regional Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Seeking Fairness for Local Businesses During COVID-19

At our Halton Regional Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16, we unanimously approved a resolution brought forward by our Burlington councillors, Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith and Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna, asking the Province for fairness for local businesses during COVID-19. I want to thank them both for bringing

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Environment

Ontario Announces Working Group to Better Focus Conservation Authorities

*Please see below a media release issued by the Province of Ontario. December 16, 2020 Environment, Conservation and Parks TORONTO — The Ontario government is creating a working group to help implement changes to conservation authorities. Hassaan Basit, President and CEO of Conservation Halton, will chair the new group that

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Halton Region

Statement from Halton Mayors and Regional Chair – Dec, 17, 2020

*Please see below a joint statement from Halton’s Mayors & Chairs: News Release – Statement from Regional Chair and Halton Mayors_Dec 17 2020. December 17, 2020 HALTON, ONT. — The Chair of Halton Region and the Mayors of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville issued the following statement in response

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Halton Regional Council

Halton’s 2021 Budget Makes Key Investments & Keeps Taxes Low Amidst COVID-19

*Please see below a media release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release December 16, 2020 On December 16, 2020, Halton Regional Council approved Halton’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan, which details the Region’s strategic investments in critical programs and services and continued

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City Hall

City of Burlington will receive $7.3M in Ontario’s Safe Restart Municipal Operating Funding Phase 2: Additional Municipal Pressures program

Yesterday (Dec. 16), I received a letter from the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the City of Burlington will be receiving $7.302 million in additional provincial funding through the Safe Restart Municipal Operating Funding Phase 2: Additional Municipal Pressures program. Read the Minister’s letter here

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Committee & Council meetings

Committee Recommendations Approved at Dec. 14 Burlington Council Meeting

At the Dec. 14 Burlington Council meeting, numerous recommendations were approved from the December 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 Dec. 14 Regular Council

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Burlington Ec Dev

Burlington Providing $117K across 94 Businesses in 2nd Round of Burlington Safe Restart COVID-19 Business Relief Grant

*Please see below a media release issued by Burlington Economic Development. December 16, 2020 — Following a very successful first round of the program, Team Burlington (Burlington Economic Development, Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Downtown Business Association, Aldershot Village BIA and Tourism Burlington), in partnership with the City of Burlington and

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