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Burlington’s City-wide Burn Ban Lifted, Effective Immediately

*Please see media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — May 8, 2020 — The Burlington Fire Department has lifted the open-air burning ban issued on April 13, 2020. This change is effective immediately. Residents that live in rural designated burning areas, with open-air burning permits,

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Downtown & Waterfront

Taking a Closer Look at Burlington’s Downtown – Process Update

At next week’s May 12 Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee, City staff will provide Council with an update on the Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown process. In a memo to Council (Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown_Process Update_MEMO), staff have outlined a timeline of the next

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Halton Regional Council

Halton Region Special Council Meeting Called for May 13

Halton Regional Council will be holding a virtual Special Council Meeting next week on Wednesday, May 13. Regional staff will provide updates to Regional Council related to the COVID-19 Emergency. Council meetings are filmed and streamed live, and video recordings are typically published within one business day on the Region’s

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Twin City - Apeldoorn

Burlington Marking Netherlands Liberation Day From Home Amid COVID-19

Every year on May 5, our friends in our twin city Apeldoorn and across the Netherlands celebrate Liberation Day to mark the end of the Second World War. This year marks 75 years since that event. Apeldoorn was liberated by Canadian troops and festivities, including many Canadian marching bands were

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COVID-19

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #4 — Action Items & Highlights

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #4 – April 30, 2020 Agenda & Action Items Agenda: Review & update to existing Action Items + new member (Andrea Grebenc, Halton District School Board, Trustees Chair) Presentation by Lynne Simons re: Halton Region community support activities Call for new action items and updates

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COVID-19

Media Release: Team Burlington launches the Burlington Economic Recovery Network

*Please see a media release below issued by Burlington Economic Development. May 4, 2020 — Burlington’s business support organizations, known as Team Burlington, are pleased to announce the launch of the Burlington Economic Recovery Network. Comprised of Burlington Economic Development, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Downtown Business Association, Aldershot

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Community News

Several Awareness Campaigns Happening in May

While the month of May brings us one step closer to consistently warmer days and the summer season, this year, there are also a number of causes and events taking place I’d like to help bring some awareness towards. ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all

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Community News

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day

Today is World Press Freedom Day. It’s not only meaningful to me as a former journalist, but also as an elected official because I see first-hand how the messages our community sees in the media affect our collective perceptions and decisions. A free press is a hallmark of democracy. It

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COVID-19

Burlington Keeps Current Development Charges to May 29 During COVID-19

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 29, 2020 — The City of Burlington with Halton Region and other local municipalities are keeping the development charges to the previous rate until Friday, May 29, 2020.  Development charge rates are normally adjusted

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Online Security

How to Spot an Email Phishing Scam

As many of us are now online and on several devices at home much more than usual these days, it’s important we remember how to spot digital phishing scams so that we can protect ourselves and not fall victim to them. Recently, some individuals let me know that they received

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COVID-19

Burlington COVID-19 Community Resource Page Now Online

*Please see the media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 28, 2020 — A new COVID-19 resource webpage is available for Burlington residents and non-profit organizations. The new page, found at Burlington.ca/COVID19Resources features many great links to help support individuals and non-profit organizations during

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Committee & Council meetings

TEAM Burlington Gives Council Update on COVID-19 Impacts on Businesses

At our April 20 Burlington City Council meeting, Burlington Economic Development (as a member of TEAM Burlington) provided us an update on its COVID-19 response. From their staff report: Since the emergence of the COVID-19 crisis, Team Burlington has been taking a coordinated approach with Burlington’s business support organizations —

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