Author: Marianne Meed Ward

  |   Flood 2014   |   No comment

Flood information: today at Children’s Festival & Saturdays in the Street

[caption id="attachment_4556" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanks to the media for continuing to highlight Burlington Flood relief efforts[/caption] Join me today at the Children's Festival and Saturdays in the Street to get more information about the Burlington flood, the devastation some of our friends and neighbours are facing and how you can help. At a special council meeting on Thursday, we heard first-hand stories of how our fellow residents are affected: contaminated basements, structural damage, destroyed heating and water systems. Some people have had to move out. The flood has damaged one of the most basic needs for these folks - shelter. If this isn't...

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16 August
  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Liquor Licenses   |   3 Comments

City reissues business licence to Melodia; allows music on the patio

Many thanks to the dozen or so residents who attended the public meeting regarding Melodia Restaurant July 29 to discuss the past year of operations and changes to the business licence. This annual meeting with the neighbourhood is required under Melodia's liquor licence, business licence and the Committee of Adjustment conditions for when building and patio were approved. Under previous ownership, this location had been plagued by noise, vandalism and drunkenness, and the liquor licence had been pulled. Since the ownership has changed, however, there has been peace in the neighbourhood. I have had no complaints from residents. I want to thank...

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14 August
  |   Community Engagement, Flood 2014, Infrastructure, Weather   |   2 Comments

Burlington Flood Relief: The need, how you can help and where the money goes

Imagine you are sitting comfortably in your home listening to the rain fall, and very quickly your basement fills up with water and raw sewage. There’s a knock at the door. It’s emergency personnel – the power has to be cut – electricity and water don’t mix. Your heating and cooling systems don’t work – they are filled with water and waste. Your home, your shelter, your place of refuge is now a disaster zone – contaminated, dangerous, uninhabitable. You have to leave....

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13 August
  |   Community Services   |   No comment

Help Food for Life win $10,000 grant

Food for Life is participating in a unique fund raising contest run by CIT, a global financial services company. They have launched an initiative called "Foodortunity" (click here to view the promotional poster). CIT has identified several hunger-related charities in communities in which they have a main office to collect on-line votes to receive grants of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500. Since one of the major CIT Canadian offices is in Burlington, they have chosen Food for Life as one of their nominated charities.Please send this news out to all your friends - to encourage everyone to visit their special Foodortunity...

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13 August
  |   Development   |   No comment

Update: Approval of Paradigm project on Fairview heads back to OMB

One of the outcomes of the 2008 OMB hearing requires that the site plan and revised minutes of settlement must go back to the OMB for final approval.

The Ontario Municipal Board has set a hearing date of July 23, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. at Burlington City Hall, Room 247. Residents are welcome to attend to listen to the discussion and I will provide an update on the results of the hearing once a decision has been received by the City.


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10 July
  |   Arts & Culture   |   No comment

Free Art Drop in, Sunday July 13 and throughout the summer

Free OPEN STUDIO at the Art Gallery of Burlington Family activities from 1-4 pm Sundays July 13 & 27; August 3, 17 & 31 All Welcome!! Do you care about the environment? The effect of human expansion and pollution on nature, wildlife and our climate are concerns for many people who live in Burlington. We are proud of our beautiful city and want to ensure a healthy, prosperous future. What can you do? Join us to create art projects from recycled materials that bring awareness to issues of the environment. Art can be a valuable tool for sharing your concerns and you can have fun...

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10 July
  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Environment, Fire Department   |   No comment

TransNorthern Pipeline in Burlington’s Downtown

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 Presentation June 24 2014.PDF TSB - What We Do - June 2014 DM.pdf...

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04 July