Temporary Road Closure on May 31-- Rossmore Blvd. Southbound

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May 29, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Rossmore Blvd. southbound between Princess Blvd. and Balmoral Ave. will be closed on May 31, 2017 for tree removal.

Rossmore

There are leaves on those trees at this time of year.

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Overnight Road Closure - New Street west of Guelph Line on May 16 and 17

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May 12, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A section of New Street west of Guelph Line to Martha Street will be closed overnight on May 16 and 17 for road resurfacing.

New street paving

New Street west of Guelph Line to get a new layer of asphalt next week.

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Location: New Street from Martha Street to Teen Tour Way
Time: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Location: New Street from Teen Tour Way to Guelph Line
Time: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

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Pedestrian bridge at Paletta Lakefront Park destroyed as the result of erosion caused by heavy rainfall.

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May 10th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The weather damage was worse than the Rob Peachey, manager of parks and open space realized.

Significant erosion has resulted in the pedestrian bridge closest to Lake Ontario in Paletta Lakefront Park has been closed to ensure public safety.

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Paletta Mansion, the property was once owned by Laura Secord has a number of small bridges on the property. Spring rains took out one of those bridges.

There has been damage to the bridge supports and creek banks as a result of last week’s storms and wave action from Lake Ontario.

An engineering consultant has deemed the bridge unsafe for public use and has recommended the bridge be removed.

Plans for the removal of the bridge are underway and the area is being fenced-off with signage posted.

The bridge is expected to be out of service for an extended period of time.

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Annual Police Day - Saturday May 13th at police HQ in Oakville - a fine family event.

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May 8th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It’s an annual event – the 18th and an occasion when the police pull out all the stops and show the public what they do and how they do it.

With robot device

Mini robots will be on display.

Much of the equipment the police have to serve and protect a community is on display. There will be demonstrations where police officers work with a member of the K9 unit.

police dog running

K9 unit on patrol

Takes place Saturday May 13th between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at HRPS Headquarters 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.

Rain or Shine: No Pets Please.

There will be HMC Connections volunteer interpreters (Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Korean, Portuguese and French) available through the Information booth

Armed officers

Police officers going through a training exercise.

ASL interpreter services available through the Information booth and ASL interpreting for all stage presentations

Live Demonstrations and Interactive Displays, Family-Friendly Entertainment and Rides are part of the day.

The HRPS Pipes & Drums and Chorus will be on hand – all the celebrate what the police do and to celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Children’s Safety Village

Saluting with police

Chief Tanner takes the salute

A BBQ provided by Troy’s Diner ($)

FREE Admission & On-Site Parking

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Sports fields still closed - grounds still soaked.

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May 8th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Due to extreme water saturation, the following sport fields are closed Monday May 8:
• All natural grass sport fields (diamonds and rectangular fields)

Look for sunshine and a light breeze to dry up the water.

Creek - very high

The water is high – close to the top of banks and it is moving very swiftly.

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City closes all its parks - both city and Conservation Authority watching closely.

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May 5th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The city has closed all the parks.

City of Burlington closes parks, urges caution during heavy rainfall

All Burlington parks with watercourses and waterfront trails are closed as a precautionary measure. The closures include Lowville Park, Hidden Valley Park and the Beachway. These park closures are in addition to the earlier city-wide closure of sports fields.

Residents are advised to:

• Stay away from watercourses, shorelines and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. All watercourses and shoreline areas should be considered dangerous during this time. High water levels, fast flowing water and slippery conditions along stream banks and shorelines make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers
• Keep all debris clear from catch basins in front of your house, as well as rear-lot catch basins. If assistance is needed to clear debris, please call Roads and Park Maintenance at 905-333-6166
• Check to ensure sump pumps and backwater valves are functioning properly
• Follow the city’s Twitter page @cityburlington for up-to-date information.

City staff will be continuously monitoring road and drainage conditions over the weekend.

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Creek levels are anticipated to crest within the urban creeks later today with flows levelling off within the larger rural creek systems overnight.

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May 5th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Conservation Halton reports that as of this morning, rainfall gauges across the watershed have recorded rainfall totals ranging between 30 and 50 millimeters with an additional 20-30 millimeters forecast for today.

The majority of the watershed creeks are currently running at or beyond bankfull flow conditions and Conservation Authority staff are undertaking monitoring activities throughout the watershed.

Creek levels are anticipated to crest within the urban creeks later today with flows levelling off within the larger rural creek systems overnight.

With the current high water levels on Lake Ontario, there remains a greater potential for erosion and shoreline flooding particularly during periods of high winds and wave action.

All watercourses and shoreline areas should be considered dangerous during this time. Conservation Halton is asking all residents to stay away from watercourses, shorelines and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks and shorelines make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor weather reports and watershed conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.

This Flood Watch will be in effect through to Monday, May 8th, 2017.

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Burlington Transit Route 81 Detour Begins May 10 - will be in place for about two weeks

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May 5th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Route 81 will detour between Mainway and North Service Road and travel along Corporate Drive starting May 10 during road construction. (For approximately 2 weeks.)

Bus stops on Heritage Road will be bagged during this time. For service , please proceed to temporary stops located on Mainway at Corporate Drive and North Service Road at Heritage Road.

Questions? Please contact customer service Mon – Sat at 905-639-0550 or email: contactbt@burlington.ca

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Sport Field Status - all closed until noon on Monday

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May 4th, 20127

BURLINGTON, ON
The city has given up on the day to day notices about the state of the playing fields in the city.

They have decided that the sport fields are closed from Thursday May 4 through to Monday May 8 at 12pm:

This applies to all natural grass sport fields (diamonds and rectangular fields)

Baseball - player at bat with lights

Waiting for the playing fields to dry up.

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Bayview Park Leash-Free Area Closed - May 8 to 12, 2017

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May 4th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

The Bayview Park Leash Free Area will be closed May 8 to 12, 2017 to allow for construction within the fenced area.

Thank you for your cooperation during construction.

Great view of Burlington Bay and the Skyway bridge from the south end of City View Park.

View of the bay.

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Sport Field Status - wet!

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May 3rd, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

Due to continued wet conditions all natural grass sport fields (diamonds and rectangular fields) are closed for today.

With reports of heavy rain in the next few days – those playing fields might be underwater for the next while.

We will keep you posted.

baseball diamond under water

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City’s annual spring street sweeping underway

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May 2nd, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The spring street sweeping program is now underway and will be completed in about two weeks. The city requests the co-operation of residents to ensure a timely and efficient spring clean-up in each neighbourhood.

Every spring, the city begins the spring street sweeping program to clean all of the dirt and debis accumulated during the winter months. Street sweepers are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residential streets will be worked on daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. and regional and arterials roads will be swept at night.

Residents are asked to:

• Refrain from parking on the road for the next two weeks
• Remove bins and significant leaf piles from curbsides

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Creeks wil be at elevated levels for the next few days. Caution your children - stay away.

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May 1st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Southern Ontario and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the City of Hamilton. Bands of strong thunderstorms are anticipated to impact our watershed imminently.

Watershed notice March 24-17The potential for development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing high winds and heavy rains continues throughout the afternoon and evening. Additional precipitation above the 20-30 mm of rainfall already experienced across the watershed may cause flash floods in urban areas.

Riverine flooding is not anticipated, however the forecasted precipitation in conjunction with saturated ground conditions may result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams.

Creeks map

There are 13 major creeks running from the escarpment through the city to the lake.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Lake Ontario water levels are also high. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through Tuesday May 2, 2017. Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will provide updates as required.

For further information or questions regarding this message contact:
Amy Mayes, Flood Duty Officer, Engineering, (905) 336-1158 x2302
floodadmin@hrca.on.ca

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All natural grass sport fields are closed on May 1st

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May 1st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

All natural grass sport fields (diamonds and rectangular fields) are closed May 1.

The report from city hall does not say why (rain most probably) nor do they say when the fields will re-open (when the rain stops probably.

Baseball glove and ball

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The GO BOLD mobility team is rolling into Aldershot on Saturday May 13th.

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May 1, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Next stop on the Mobility Hub train is in Aldershot.

Saturday May 13th: 10:30 to 12:30, East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East

The City is developing detailed plans for the “mobility hubs” around the Go Stations and they want to hear what the good people of Aldershot think about the idea

The public are invited to share ideas on a long-term vision the city is creating for the area around the Aldershot GO station.

Centre ice - fully engaged audience

It was a very engaged crowd with hundreds of questions.

The workshop will be led by City staff and external planning consultants.

The audience that attended the Burlington  GO station event was close to capacity.

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Sound of music announces its 2017 line up - includes a day of ticketed events.

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April 27, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Sound of Music Festival presented by Tim Hortons is proud to announce the Festival’s 2017 free concert schedule! Once again this year, festival-goers will be able to enjoy FREE SHOWS on Father’s Day Weekend, June 15-18.

Concerts will feature artists USS, Finger Eleven, The Trews, Moist, The Road Hammers, Wintersleep, Steven Page, Bleeker, Doc Walker, The Mahones, Harrison Kennedy, Terra Lightfoot, illScarlett and Danny Michel.

SoM stck photot for 2017The full 9-day schedule kicks off on June 10 with a one day ticketed event, featuring performances by The Offspring, Live, Marianas Trench, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Killer Dwarfs, Sumo Cyco and special guests Randy and Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys.

Events and activities include Downtown Streetfest, Club Series, Silver Series and Family Zone. Plus, you can look forward to another day of free shows on June 11 to celebrate Canada’s 150th, in partnership with The City of Burlington. The June 11 line-up will be announced on June 1.

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Central arena upgrades to begin in May - some program disruption is expected.

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April 26, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Improvements to the Central Recreation Centre arena and auditorium, will begin at the end of May.

Over the next year, the following enhancements will be made:

• A new passenger elevator (funded by Canada 150 Infrastructure Grant Program)
Central Auditorium and Accessibility Upgrades
• Installation of new windows to improve natural lighting
• New sports flooring
• New kitchenette
• New lining for pickle ball court
• A new universal washroom
• A new accessible ramp providing access from the lobby to the rink.

The recreation centre will remain open throughout the construction although users may experience some disruptions during construction:

• The front doors of Central arena will remain open. Visitors wishing to access the auditorium will be required to use the auditorium entrance located on the east side of the building.

• During the construction of the accessible ramp, ice users will be required to use the east and west arena pad doors to gain access to the ice.

• During the renovations of the auditorium the space will be closed for use.
Signage will be installed to help direct users.

As a result of the construction, some youth and senior programming as well as rentals will be experience service interruptions. Plans are being made to accommodate these users and renters at other city facilities where possible.

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City appoints new Fire Chief - was with the London, ON service - brings experience from the UK with him.

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April 26, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

David Lazenby has been named the new Fire Chief for the city. He was the Deputy Fire Chief for the City of London

Now in his 21st year in the fire service, Lazenby has held various roles in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Lazenby’s career began in the UK where he held progressive positions, including a secondment to the National Resilience Assurance Team where he helped to oversee the response to large-scale natural and man-made disasters.

Lazenby David

David Lazenby appointed new Fire Chief

As operations chief in London, Lazenby was responsible for 14 fire stations and 340 staff as well as the hazardous materials, technical rescue and water/ice rescue teams. He previously oversaw the training and communications divisions.

Prior to his current career, Lazenby spent 11 years in the private sector working as a management accountant for one of the world’s largest minerals companies.

His education includes qualifications from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants, a Diploma in Public Administration from Western University and a Certificate in Fire Service Administration from Dalhousie University.

Lazenby will oversee the operation of a fire service with about 200 full-time staff and 65 volunteers serving the community.

Acting Fire Chief Ross Monteith and Deputy Chief Karen Roche ran the fire department when former Fore Chief Tony Bavota left Burlington for Toronto where he works with that fire department. Lazenby has big boots to fill.

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Elements and Expressions: elementary student art show to take place April 25-27 at the New Street Education Centre.

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April 25, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

For the 12th year in a row the Halton District School Board is presenting the elementary art show, called Elements and Expressions, from Tuesday April 25-Thursday April 27, 2017.

The popular event will showcase the artistic flare of Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students, as all kinds of artwork will grace the Brock Room at the New Street Education Centre, located at 3250 New St. in Burlington.

AGB kids withj art

These two tykes were showing what they produced while at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The school board exhibit will open at the New Street Educational Centre on Tuesday.

The mediums include paintings, sculptures, puppets, paper maché, crayons, pastels, ink, fabric, 2D and 3D pieces. The exhibit pieces are selected by the classroom and art teachers to highlight art curriculum expectations.

The purpose of the art show is to showcase student artwork and to share it with peers to hopefully inspire and encourage others in their creative endeavours. Nearly 2,500 students are expected to visit the New Street Education Centre to tour the works of art. Throughout the three-day exhibit, professional artists from the Burlington Art Centre will be demonstrating various art techniques such as pottery, weaving, spinning, photography, fine art and more. The artists will give students hands-on opportunities to show them that art can have a place in their future.

“Elements and Expressions provides an opportunity for students to share their work with visitors in an art-gallery like setting” said Kevin McConvey, the Board’s Instructional Program Leader – The Arts, K-12. “The art displays show the tremendous amount of work and effort students have put into the creative process. Exposure to a wide variety of creative approaches, from paintings to papier maché, is a great way to broaden the horizons of student artists and spectators alike.”
Students’ artwork will be on display during the following times:

• Tuesday April 25: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Wednesday April 26: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Thursday April 27: 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

New Street Education Centre

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Getting impaired drivers off our roads - make the right call - 911

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April 22, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Despite years of awareness campaigns illustrating why driving a vehicle when impaired by drugs or alcohol is dangerous, impaired driving remains the top criminal cause of death in Canada. The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has joined with MADD Canada in the effort to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.

Campaign 911 1

They want YOU to make the right call – 911 – when you see an impaired driver on the roads. The legalization of marijuana is going to add to the numbers that get behind the wheel impaired.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is committed to getting impaired drivers off our roads in Halton Region and is partnering with MADD Canada to launch Campaign 911 in Halton Region. Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.

“Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada, yet Halton motorists are still making the choice to operate a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs,” said Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Halton Regional Police Service. “The Halton Regional Police Service is imploring citizens to take action by calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police. We want to mobilize the community to share the responsibility for keeping Halton safe. By making the right call, members of the public are keeping our roads, and our communities, safe.”

265 Halton motorists were criminally charged for driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs in 2016. Impaired motorists place all Halton residents at risk. If you observe a vehicle being operated in any manner that places you or anyone else in danger, make the call to 911 for an immediate police response.

Community safety is not the responsibility of the Halton Regional Police Service alone but also Halton Region, local business and community. Community safety cannot be improved by working in isolation. By working together we can achieve community safety and stop impaired drivers.

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