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COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #10 Highlights

GOGB Food Drive COVID

This week marked our tenth meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force. We have seen some great successes thus far and this was a good opportunity to take stock as we continue to move forward together.

Last weekend’s Gift of Giving Back drive-through food drive at Burlington Centre saw over 280 vehicles drop off thousands of pounds of food and over $1800 to be distributed among their beneficiaries, including The Salvation Army in Canada, Burlington Food Bank, Food for Life, Compassion Society of Halton, Halton Women’s Place and Carpenter Hospice. 

The work being done by Council and City of Burlington teams in partnership with members of the Burlington Restaurant Association, and local BIAs like our Burlington Downtown Business Association has helped set our restaurants up for success with expedited patio expansions for today’s reopening in that industry. Look for more of your favourite restaurants to expand their patios in the coming weeks to enable the physical distancing that is so important to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We were all very excited to hear that expanded library pick-up access has already seen over 1400 residents come by to access books they had on hold and enjoy some great summer reading – a perfect way to enjoy life at home during this time of social distancing.

Read the full details from our meeting here: Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 10 – Action Items and Highlights

 

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Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

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