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COVID-19

Back to School in Burlington

As you may have already heard, Premier Ford and his team announced earlier this afternoon that students will be returning to school in Ontario this September. I know this decision was not made lightly, and factors such as the mental well-being, physical development and social growth of our children was

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Budget

Municipalities to receive $4 billion, $2 billion in transit

Municipalities got great news today when the province announced $4 billion in funding for cities for COVID19-related revenue loss and added costs. The amount includes $2 billion for transit, half from the federal government, match by half from the province. My Take: This is our tax dollars coming back to

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinic Now Open at Joseph Brant Hospital

*Please see below a media release issued by Joseph Brant Hospital. For Immediate Release July 23, 2020 – Burlington, ON – Joseph Brant Hospital is increasing its COVID-19 testing capacity by opening a new drive-thru clinic to better serve the Burlington community. The clinic is dedicated to testing individuals who

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COVID-19

Can Businesses Refuse Me Service if I’m Not Wearing a Mask?

*POST UPDATED – Thursday, July 23, 2020 As of today (July 20), the City of Burlington has a temporary bylaw making the wearing of masks mandatory in enclosed and public indoor places — whether those places are City-owned or privately-owned. It was unanimously passed by your City Council. A similar

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Community engagement

Preparations underway for Sept. 21 Millcroft Greens public meeting

In the last few weeks, myself, your Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna, and Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan, have had the opportunity to meet virtually or in person with representatives of Millcroft Against Development (M.A.D),  We Love Millcroft and the applicant for Millcroft Greens to discuss the proposed development and the format

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COVID-19 Task Force

COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #12 Highlights

Yesterday was the 12th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force and as we continue to see low numbers in new cases and hospitalizations, we are moving to a monthly schedule going forward with the flexibility to meet more frequently again should circumstances change. Discussions by the group at meeting

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COVID-19

Financial Relief Comes to Municipalities with Ontario Getting $7B of Federal Government’s $19B “Safe Restart” Fund

Cities and towns will finally be getting some financial relief thanks to Ontario’s $7-billion portion of the Federal Government’s $19-billion “safe restart” funding plan, announced yesterday (July 16). Details on how the funding will be distributed provincially are still being finalized, but this is welcomed news for sure. The mayors’

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