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Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 25-30, 2021

Mayor's Weekly Public Update

Hello Burlington,

Well I think it’s official – the summer weather is here.

I hope you all enjoyed the warm sunshine this weekend and got outside with friends and family for exercise and fresh air. Our parks and splash pads (now open) were certainly busy but it was good to see the majority of people working hard to maintain physical distancing and be respectful of others.

The week ahead involves many meetings that will let me touch base with fellow councillors, city teams and partners as well as fellow Mayors from across Ontario as we continue to adapt to the provincial reopening plan and address local concerns and ideas.

Read my full update and schedule for this week here: Mayors Weekly Public Update May 25-30

Stay healthy and be kind to one another as always.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

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2 thoughts on “Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 25-30, 2021”

  1. When is something going to be done about the week long, all night fireworks? This past week was only the start of it for the summer. The beach, Spencer Smith Park, Brock park and several other “green spaces” downtown were used, several time during the wee hours (2/3am).

    1. Hi Sheila, this is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist. We’re sorry to hearing of the early morning setting off of fireworks. I will brief Mayor Meed Ward on your comments and concerns.

      Currently, in the City of Burlington, family (low-hazard) fireworks are only permitted to be set off on Victoria Day and Canada Day. The Burlington Fire Department encourages virtual firework displays or firework displays hosted by trained and certified professionals, when it is safe to do so. As well, permits are required for display (high-hazard) fireworks.

      Noise complaints resulting from the discharge of fireworks can be directed to the HRPS Non-Emergency Line: 905-825-4777 or the City’s bylaw office after hours answering service: 905-335-7731, press #3.

      More details about fireworks in the City of Burlington is available here:

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