Environment

The City of Burlington’s municipal law enforcement team has drafted a new lot maintenance bylaw that will allow milkweed. The old bylaw prohibited milkweed growing above 8 inches. Residents effectively made the case that milkweed flowers, which grow taller than 8 inches, provide essential habitat for monarch butterflies. The new bylaw will be brought forward to …

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Press Release — Halton Environmental Network is launching The Halton Green Screens “Amateur Film Festival” to get our local community involved in environmental stewardship. Qualifying videos will be uploaded to the Halton Green Screens YouTube channel and may be included in the Halton Environment Network’s schools program. A selection committee will choose films to be shown …

Halton Green Screens Amateur Film Festival open to submissions; screening of selected films June 14 Read More »

A.W. asks: What are the rules around idling? Answer: Idling is enforced under the City’s current Parking and Idling Bylaw 39-2016, by Parking Enforcement Officers and Transportation Services. Idling Enforcement is conducted both proactively and by complaint.  Any unattended vehicles idling in excess of 1 minute will be ticketed immediately.  If the vehicle is attended, …

Dec2017 ask the councillor: What are the rules around idling? What’s going on with the 730 & 760 Brant development? Can the pedestrian signal at Lakeshore/Torrance be moved to align with the intersection? Read More »

The Tyandaga Environmental Coalition is hosting a free community meeting Nov. 16 in its continued effort to stop the quarry expansion on King Road backing onto the Tyandaga neighbourhood. The meeting features remarks from Gord Miller, the former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, David Donnelly, an environmental lawyer & former Director of the Canadian Defense Fund, and …

Tyandaga Environmental Coalition hosting meeting Nov. 16 to protect Burlington greenbelt, stop the quarry expansion Read More »

City of Burlington Press Release – The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program begins Monday, Nov. 6 and runs until Dec. 15. To help ensure a successful leaf collection program, residents are reminded to: Check the leaf collection schedule at Burlington.ca/leafcollection to see when collection crews will be visiting your street; Rake leaves to the …

Loose-leaf collection begins Nov. 6, 2017 Read More »

Registration for the 2017 Community Clean Up event, taking place the morning of April 22nd (Earth Day), is now officially open www.burlingtongreen.org Schools and businesses are invited to participate all week long from April 17th to the 21st. The event poster is here: BG clean up poster 2017 In honour of Canada’s 150th and BurlingtonGreen’s …

Community clean up is back April 22! Read More »

As you get ready to close your pool for the summer, keep in mind that there is a right place and a wrong place to drain your pool water. A recent Take Action Burlington article clearly explains the do’s and don’ts here: https://takeactionburlington.ca/2016/08/03/empty-your-pool-spa-or-hot-tub-the-right-way/.  

The court has ruled in the city’s favour and is requiring the Burlington Airpark to submit a site alteration permit for land fill activities on the site. The city was notified late Thursday afternoon, June 30. The court decision will be publicly posted the week of July 4 here: http://www.canlii.org/en/ More information about the ruling …

City wins airpark appeal; site alteration bylaw applies Read More »

From Association of Municipalities of Ontario press release June 9, 2016 – Members’ Legislative Update The Ontario Legislature rose June 9 and will resume on September 12th, 2016. A number of bills of interest to municipal governments were debated in this session, and are outlined below. Bill 181, Municipal Elections Modernization Act – carried in Third Reading …

Province bans union/corporate donations to elections; trails Act; payday loans regs; cap & trade; affordable housing; & more bills Read More »

Analysis & Opinion When my kids learned I was going to test drive an electric vehicle for a month, they fell about the floor laughing. “Mom you can’t even keep your phone charged – and you’re going to drive an electric vehicle?!?” Guilty as charged. Kids do keep one humble. “I’m not getting in that …

Adventures in an electric vehicle – I’m a convert! Read More »

Burlington has received a grant of $162,250 from the Green Municipal Fund. The grant supports a study that will determine whether an integrated district energy system  — a centralized heating and cooling facility serving the community — would be more energy efficient and effective in reducing greenhouse gas  emissions than using individual systems for each building. Additional study …

City receives $162k grant from Green Municipal Fund for district energy study Read More »

Burlington city staff and residents have launched the “Take Action Burlington” blog to engage staff and the community on current and timely environmental initiatives. The intent is to publish at least twice per month, working with staff across the city to ensure coverage of a wide range of topics.  You can sign up on the blog …

Take Action Burlington launches blog Read More »

The city has installed an electric vehicle charging station in the parking garage at 414 Locust St. in downtown Burlington – the first EV charging station in a municipal parking lot in the city. Located on floor 1A of the parking garage, the recharging station allows electric vehicle owners to recharge their cars in a …

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Below you will find resources from the June 24 Citizens Advisory Committee discussing the pipeline that runs through downtown Burlington at Elgin and along the Centennial bikeway. There is a map of the pipeline, along with powerpoint presentations from the fire department, TransNorthern Pipelines and the Transportation Safety Board. Fire Department Presentation June 24 2014.pdf …

TransNorthern Pipeline in Burlington’s Downtown Read More »