Recycle unwanted electronics, support Burlington Fire’s vehicle rescue team

  |   Environment, Fire Department   |   No comment

Recycle unwanted electronics, support Burlington Fire’s vehicle rescue team

“Both the community and the Burlington Fire Department benefit from this program,” said Acting Captain Paul Keyes who leads this year’s auto extrication team. “People can safely and responsibly recycle unwanted electronics with the proceeds helping our vehicle rescue team train and compete in local and international competitions.” The vehicle rescue, or auto extrication, team provides the community with highly trained men and women who are ready to respond to an emergency with the latest training, knowledge and life-saving rescue techniques. The team uses such tools as the Jaws of Life to help remove people trapped in vehicles and then...

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03 March
  |   Transit & Roads   |   No comment

Bfast statement on Burlington Transit report & service changes

From the website of Burlington For Accessible Sustainable Transit (Bfast).  To read it on their website, click here. On Thursday February 20th Burlington Transit staff made a presentation to Community and Corporate Services Committee concerning report TR-04-14. This report was released to the public after the February 13th meeting where public delegations (including BFAST’s) were heard on the budget. We were pleased that the Community and Corporate Services Committee agreed to hear further delegations on this and other reports introduced after February 13th, despite objections from some members of council. It is however very unfortunate that this important report came to light at such a late...

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03 March
  |   Updates and events   |   No comment

Chilly Half Marathon – Map and Assistance

Times Be prepared for road closures on Sun March 2 for the Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5km. Parts of Brant Street below Ontario Street will be closed from 7:30 to 2:00pm. Lakeshore Road from Brant to Burloak will be closed from 9:45am to 1:00pm. Need Access? Residents south of Lakeshore Road needing access during the race, call VR Pro at 905-220-1785 or 647-823-2664. Alternatively, email prior to the race jess_arnott@hotmail.com.  If you have trouble getting through, call me at 905-220-5749 or email me at marianne.meedward@burlington.ca ...

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01 March
  |   Burlington's Waterfront   |   No comment

Jim and Marie’s one wish for the Beachway

I spoke to Jim and Marie Milner and recorded their story to share with the public and decision-makers to provide a human face and eyewitness history on this issue. In the attached video, the Milners share their memories of the beach as a vibrant community, eyewitness accounts of storms, and hopes for the future – to stay in their home....

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30 January
  |   Burlington's Waterfront   |   No comment

Why we need to uphold our Official Plan

There’s a growing consensus among residents that the City needs to uphold our Official Plan (OP) and Zoning Bylaw in approving development projects. All of the major developments approved recently in Ward 2 required changes that were double, triple or more than what is permitted in the OP/Zoning Bylaw; or allowed different building types – back-to-back towns, for example – in an area zoned for single family or semi-detached homes....

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29 January

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