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Mike Wallace awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese Embassy in Canada. Beats the Burlington chain of office he wants to wear.

News 100 redBy Staff

July 23rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Former Conservative MP and Burlington mayoral candidate Mike Wallace has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese Embassy in Canada.

Mike Wallace with Japan's Order of The Rising Sun Award July 2018

Mike Wallace with Japan’s Order of The Rising Sun Award July 2018. This is a very significant award.

The award puts him among 140 foreign nationals named earlier this year to the award of civil and military merit. The Ontario MP represented Burlington from 2006 to 2015 and is now running for mayor of the city in this October’s municipal race. He was previously elected four times to the Burlington city council before entering federal politics. Wallace was presented the award in a private ceremony at the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa.

When Japanese Ambassador to Canada Kimihiro Ishikane presented the medals in July, Wallace had a strong cheering squad, with his wife Caroline, parents, sister and former staff all at the ambassador’s Rockcliffe Park residence.

“I am deeply honoured by this award,” Wallace said. “It is the Japanese version of Canada’s Order of Canada.”

Wallace’s fellow award 2018 award winners include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S senators Robert Corker and John McCain, among others.

Wallace “contributed to promoting parliamentary relations and friendship between Japan and Canada,” as an MP and former co-chair of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group, the 2018 medal list document said.

He was named co-chair of the group in 2011 after serving on the group’s executive five years before that. At the time he said he wanted Canada to pursue an active diplomatic relationship with Japan.

Japan was especially grateful for the leadership Wallace demonstrated in coordinating Canada’s response to the 2015 Fukishima disaster.

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Burlington’s Chain of Office, worn by the Mayor when he chairs council meetings and at Official events.

“I want to follow our community’s lead in solidifying both economic and cultural ties with Japan as we have done locally with our sister city, Itabashi, Japan,” he said.

The Order of the Rising Sun outranks the Burlington Chain of Office.  Would Wallace wear both – assuming he wins the election.

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ONE BURLINGTON FESTIVAL: Building Bridges Between Faiths - August at the Band shell noon to 4:00 pm

eventsblue 100x100By Staff

July 18th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There are times when the city slogan – Burlington is one of Canada’s best and most livable cities, a place where people, nature and business thrive., makes sense and actually applies to the city of Burlington.

Syrians Dec-2-meting-cr accepting syrians

They packed the Mainway arena to talk about how Burlington could best welcome Syrians to the city.

Back in December of 2015 the Mayor of Burlington called a public meeting public meeting on Syrian refugees to gauge what there was in terms of community support.  Many were surprised at the size of the turnout – Mainway Arena was close to packed.

EleezaThe turnout was impressive. Eleeza at the time a 10 year old, stood to tell the audience that she was raising funds to buys toys for the children who were arriving at the airport.  People began putting money in her hands.

Burlington was capable and more than ready to welcome the new comers.

Just over a year ago Rory Nisan arrange for a candle light vigil to be held in Civic Square to recognize the senseless slaughter of six people at a mosque in Quebec city.

The idea took on a life of its own and is now an annual event when different faith groups get together and celebrate what they have.

ONE BURLINGTON FESTIVAL: Building Bridges Between Faiths

The event is to take place in front of the Band shell next to Central Library on August 6 from noon – 4 p.m. In the event of rain, the festival will be moved inside Central Arena.

“I am excited for this Festival and have been meeting with Muslim friends from the mosque, Hindu and Jewish groups and a variety of Christian leaders – and we will be able to learn about different faiths and cultures while sampling many different ethnic foods,” said Rev. Orville James, minister of Wellington Square United Church.

Osob-Adus-BEST-2017Osob Adus, Burlington Citizen of the Year and well-known community activist, said the festival is a way of knowing and embracing the beauty of all faith traditions and creating bridges between them.

“Mutual understanding and respect are the foundations for building communities across the borders of difference,” said Adus, a Muslim.

Now in its second year, One Burlington Festival was initially held as a response to the Quebec City mosque mass shooting that occurred the evening of January 29, 2017 at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City.

This year, the festival will open with an Interfaith prayer led by five clergy representing different faiths. An Indigenous smudging ceremony will follow.

Throughout the afternoon, along with free food, entertainment from different cultures will be featured. Performers include local singer-song writer Kim Verrall and violinist Sophie Huang; the Burlington Slam Poets who are celebrating their 10th anniversary; First Nations performer Jimmy Dick and his family and dance groups from the Sikh, Persian and Afro-Canadian communities.

Central park bandshellChildren’s activities and games include compiling a faith passport for which every child will earn an ecologically-friendly prize.

The ecological theme of this year’s festival focuses on building an understanding of the connections between faith and ecology. Everything from Eco-dinnerware to a green clean-up team are embedded in this year’s event.

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Dorothy Borovich named the 2018 Distinguished Philanthropist of the Year Award.

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

July 12th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Burlington Foundation has announced that one of Burlington’s finest Everyday Community Heroes is being honoured with the 2018 Distinguished Philanthropist of the Year Award.

Dorothy Borovich will be honoured at Burlington Foundation’s People Power 2018 celebration of giving event on October 18.

Dorothy Borovitch

Dorothy Borovich in her physiotherapy clinic.

“Dorothy’s contributions to the Burlington community have had an incredible, positive impact in countless ways,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Foundation. “A tireless giver, volunteer and leader, Dorothy consistently demonstrates a caring and generous commitment to our city, particularly in the areas of youth, police services and health and wellness.”

The Distinguished Philanthropist of the Year award presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life offers the chance to publicly honour and thank a noted philanthropist for their positive impact on Burlington and surrounding communities. This year’s award recognizes and celebrates an Everyday Community Hero and Dorothy is the first female in Burlington to receive the stand-alone award since it was established in 2009.

Dorothy has been actively involved as a volunteer in Burlington for more than 20 years and was a member of the Burlington Foundation Board of Directors from 2002-2005. She also founded the Crystal Ball which continues to be a significant source of funding for Joseph Brant Hospital.

Dorothy’s extraordinary work has been instrumental in establishing a variety of endowment funds with the Burlington Foundation to support youth, police services, and health and wellness.

Shiel + Borovitch

Dorothy Borovitch with Shiel Patel during a 2014 flood fundraising event

She is co-founder of Youthfest, a group that established a fund and holds an annual event that connects youth to meaningful volunteer opportunities. As a committee member of Community Cares Halton, she was one of several leaders who created a fund and established the Halton Heroes Gala in support of police officers and their families who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she established Healthy Reflections Canada and a fund that supports treatment for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are financially challenged.

Borovich was named the Citizen of the Year for 2016.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the Burlington Foundation. As a business owner since 1990 and Physiotherapist for over 30 years, it’s been a privilege to assist our clients in improving their quality of life,” says Dorothy Borovich. “As part of our business philosophy, civic duty is a responsibility that contributes to the health of our community. I’m blessed to work in a profession that I absolutely love. It provides me with the ability to give back and meet some incredible people along the way. For me, it’s the greatest gift!”

Our relationship with Ms Borovich is a personal one. Adjusting to a hip replacement wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be – I needed some help in learning to walk properly. I asked my friend Ron Foxcroft to refer me to someone – she is standing right over there said Foxcroft who pointed to Dorothy during a 2014 Flood Fund Raising event.

She kept me on a basketball court much longer than I expected said Foxcroft who refereed basket ball games around the world. “The knees could only take so much damage. Dorothy kept me in business as a referee.

My own therapy went well – the only downside was reading her handwriting – seems everyone in the medical field has their own unique chicken scrawl. The hands on instructions were great – when Dorothy tells you to bend – you bend.

 

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A New Democrat's view of Doug Ford's government - Burlington is getting stiffed.

opinionandcommentBy Andrew Drummond

July 9th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The past week has given us a clear indication of the direction the new provincial government will take. Most of their decisions have been a follow through on things that Premier Ford said during the election campaign.

The long fight against the federal government regarding cap and trade for example, was something the Ontario PCs seemed to relish having and we will spend months or years on this battle that they seemed to want. Others of their decisions, such as delaying implementation of anti-scalping measures seemed to be less predictable.

But each of the actions taken so far will have a local impact in Burlington either directly or indirectly. So below is an evaluation of some of the actions taken by the new Ontario government and how they will impact our city and community.

LOCAL REPRESENTATION
The cabinet was announced on June 29, and perhaps expectedly, neither Jane McKenna nor Effie Triantafilopoulos was chosen for cabinet. But after the parliamentary assistants were named, and Effie was given a prominent role while Jane was overlooked, it became clear that Jane is not among the most trusted in the Conservative cabinet.

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Andrew Drummond NDP candidate during the provincial election in conversation with Jane McKenna, now the MPP for Burlington,.

How does this impact Burlington? There are many pieces of government funding that rely on the local MPP to wield influence. The most prominent example of which is funding for Joseph Brant.  Across Jane’s first term in government Jo Brant was the lowest rated emergency room in all of Ontario. Over the last few years that has improved slightly (we are still in the bottom quartile) but the improvement came from funding that our MPP fought for. If the local MPP wields no influence, can we be sure that Jo Brant is going to get the operational funding it needs to continue its improvement? It is critical that we see action from our MPP that shows she has the influence in the government to get Burlington the support it so desperately needs.

CAP AND TRADE
Of all the announcements from the incoming government, the one publicized the most was the end of the Cap and Trade system implemented by the previous government. However, in declaring the end of that program, the government gave no notice as to what they intended to do about the Cap and Trade credits already purchased by companies intending to use them on the market. This is a 2.9 billion dollar investment that Ontario businesses that the government to this point has not explained how they will make companies whole.

The details on exactly who has spent how much on credits is not publicly available, so it is difficult to pin an exact figure on how much liability there is to Burlington specifically. And we are lucky that Burlington did not join this program and open us up to risks like other municipalities did (examples: Kingston, Kitchener). But there are undoubtedly local effects. Every negative consequence for province wide industries will effect us locally too.

And of the most concern is the limited impact this will have for Burlington. As was argued during the election campaign, there is sizable evidence that the price of gas is more controlled by market forces and less by costs. With that comes a risk that any reduction in gas taxation will not have any measurable impact on price and rather only increase profits for gas companies. The premier’s quote on the issue “We just have a good heart-to-heart talk with the oil companies and understand that they’re being watched right now,” also does not spark confidence that Burlington will see any meaningful cost savings from this government policy.

ANTI-SCAPLING LEGISLATION

The Ford government has made a number of quiet changes since being sworn in that will impact quality of life in Burlington. One of those was a delay in the implementation of the Ticket Sales Act that would have limited the resale price of a ticket to 50% above the printed price on a ticket. The company Stubhub believes that the law is dangerous because it is important to ensure sales “occur on platforms that provide vital consumer protections.” Most consumers would interpret this argument as Stubhub saying: If consumers are going to be gouged we’d like our cut of the gouging fees.

For Burlington residents this means that it will continue to be impossible to find tickets to concerts and key sporting events at reasonable prices. CBC did an analysis of some upcoming concerts in Toronto and noticed some egregious examples on resale ticket sites. Bruno Mars tickets raised from $100 to over $13,000 or Elton John from $221 to $1,878. The average family in Burlington cannot compete at those prices. As long as tickets can be bought in large buckets and then resold at incredible markups, the average Burlington family will be shut out of these events. And the Ford government is apparently ok with that.

Dowdeswell delivering Throne Speech MAr 16-2018

Lieutenant Governor Dowdeswell delivering Throne Speech

So in all, it is difficult to see how anything in the first week of this government has had any positive impact on the day-to-day life of people in Burlington. From questions about how effective our MPP will be at securing critical hospital operating dollars to potentially costing local businesses millions in now useless Cap and Trade credits to blocking legislation to help us afford popular events, most actions to date seem in the best interest of people outside of our community.

However, the government will give its speech from the throne this week. We all remain optimistic that the government will set an agenda that will be better than these first early actions. Time will tell if there is any chance of Burlington being a priority for the next 4 years.

Andrew Drummond HeadshotThe opinions are those of Andrew Drummond, the New Democratic candidate for Burlington.  He placed second, ahead of the Liberal and Green Party candidates.  He is employed in the marketing and sales department of a major internet, cable TV and wireless service provider.

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Part time, temporary work opportunities at a great venue - The Canadian Open Golf Tournament!

News 100 yellowBy Staff

July 5th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The PGA (Professional Golf Association) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America

The PGA Tour is being hosted by the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville- July 20-30, 2018

THE Centre PGA logo

First Services Hospitality Inc. is handling the staffing and they need people for the following positions:

Can Open golfRunners/Cart Driver
Bartenders/Cocktails Servers
Buffet/Bussers
Concession Workers
Kitchen (Cooks, Prep, dishwashers)

Staffing details:

Runners/Cart Driver must be able to lift 50lbs and have a clean valid driver’s licence.

Bartenders/Cocktails Servers/ must have Smart Serve certification and enjoy working with the public

Buffet/Bussers- Food safe is an asset

Concession Workers- Food safe is an asset and Smart Serve for some stands required where alcohol is served.

Kitchen (Cooks, Prep, dishwashers) food safe required.

Dishwashers must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be able to work as part of a team.

Administrative Supervisor- must have knowledge of the Oakville area, telephone skills, and background in food and beverage, able to work independently or as part of a team. More details at time of interview.

STEP #1.
Send your resume ahead of time to fshstaffing@gmail.com In the subject line put the “position” you are applying for plus- “RBC PGA – The Centre”. (Wage rate is based upon experience and position)

STEP #2.
Show up to meet us for a face-to-face interview on Thursday July 19th between 12 and 3pm at The Centre’s Oakville Employment Services 465 Morden Road, Oakville. Suite 109

These are full time/part time temporary positions.

Rates paid are determined by the work being done and your experience.

These are great summer jobs.

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Transit notice: Route 3 and 5 Detours – July 3 to 13

notices100x100By Staff

June 29, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

When the holiday is over and reality sets in – changes to service on routes 3 and 5.

Detour Area: James St. between Brant St. and John St.

Detour Dates: July 3 to July 13, 2018

Detour Routes:
• Route 3 and 5 to Burlington GO will leave the terminal and continue north on John St., turn left onto Caroline St., turn right onto Brant St. and continue its regular route

• Route 3 and 5 from Burlington GO will turn left onto Caroline St., turn right onto John St. into the terminal

Stops not in Service: 797 (James St. and Brant St.), 798 (Brant St. at Ontario), 843 (Brant St. at Caroline St.)
Detour is due to construction on James St.

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Sound of Music road closures.

notices100x100By Staff

June 12th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Sound of Music Festival will result in road closures Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17.
Road Closures

Road closure signFriday, June 15 from 3:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 17 at 6 p.m. – Brant Street from Caroline Street to Lakeshore Road.

Parade Closures
Saturday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Caroline Street from Drury Lane to Locust Street, Elizabeth Street from Caroline Street to Pine Street and Drury Lane from Courtland to New Street.

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City Interactive Maps and Open Data services will not available on May 31 and June 1, 2018.

News 100 blueBy Staff

May 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

Burlington’s Interactive Maps and Open Data services not available on May 31 and June 1, 2018

The city is upgrading its mapping and open data technology. Please note that to be able to do the upgrade, interactive maps and open data will not be available on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1.

These services will be available again on Saturday, June 2.

Interactive maps
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A very healthy number of candidates at the municipal level this time around; couple of names that raise the eyebrows.

council 100x100By Pepper Parr

May 21st, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Few more names now on the list of those nominated. A new one in ward 1 for a total of three in that ward now.

There are now five candidates in ward 2, 3 in ward 3, 2  in ward 4, 2 in ward 5 and 3 in ward six.

There is at least one more candidate thinking about running in ward 4 or maybe ward 5; lives on the border between the two wards.

Nominations close July 27th. Last day for a candidate to file or withdraw a nomination is Friday, July 27, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any really serious candidates will want to be on the ballot immediately after the provincial election which takes place June 7th.

While candidates in wards 2 and 3 are out on the streets every day – the reality is that the provincial election, a pivotal one for the province, is taking up all the oxygen.

The Gazette will begin reporting on the municipal race in more depth after the next provincial government is determined.

Mayor

Rick Goldring
524 Wicklow Rd., Burlington, L7L 2H8
905-320-3656

Marianne Meed Ward
497 Martha St., Burlington, ON, L7R 2R1
905-335-1899
mariannemeedward.ca
marianne4mayor@gmail.com

Mike Wallace
268 Tuck Dr., Burlington, ON, L7L 2R1
Home phone: 905-639-0185
Fax: 905-634-9822
mikewallaceformayor@gmail.com
www.mikewallaceformayor.ca

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 1

Jason Boelhouwer
163 Old Orchard Rd., Burlington, ON, L7T 2G2
905-979-7833
jason_boelhouwer@yahoo.ca

Marty Staz
773 Miriam Cres. Burlington, ON, L7T 1C7
289-983-7681
mstaz17@outlook.com

René Papin
905-541-7404
rehp1985@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 2

Kimberly Calderbank
905-719-6989
kimberly.solutions

David Cherry
1312 Hammond St., Burlington, ON, L7S 2C2
289-795-9203

Michael Jones
477 Holtby Ave., Burlington, ON, L7R 2R4
905-609-4305
jonesourward2@gmail.com
www.jonesward2.ca

Lisa Kearns
416-414-5335
kearns_lisa@hotmail.com
lisakearns.ca

Roland Tanner
357 Delaware Ave. Burlington, ON, L7R 3B4
289-259-4023
roland@rolandtanner.ca

Listening > Engaging > Empowering

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 3

Lisa Cooper
1299 Princeton Cres.
Home phone: 905-331-8469
Mobile phone: 289-259-9880
Fax: 905-331-8469
lisacooper1299@gmail.com

Rory Nisan
905-464-7195
info@rorynisan.ca
rorynisan.ca

Gareth Williams
289-635-8994
gareth@garethward3.ca
https://garethward3.ca

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 4

Jack Dennison
3087 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON, L7N 1A3
905-634-7102

Shawna Stolte
shawnastolte@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 5

Paul Sharman
5070 Spruce Ave., Burlington, ON, L7L 1M8
289-337-2297
paul@paulsharman.ca

Xin Yi Zhang
electxyz@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 6

Angelo Bentivegna
905-973-6923
Angelo.Bentivegna@gmail.com
www.AngeloBentivegnaWard6.ca

Blair Lancaster
3210 Hazelwood Ave., Burlington, ON, L7M 2V4
905-335-7068
blair@blairlancaster.ca
www.blairlancaster.ca

Ken White
905-220-4707
ken@kenwhiteward6.ca
www.kenwhiteward6.ca

Regional Chair

(nominations are filed with the Region of Halton)

Gary Carr
chaircarr@gmail.com
www.garycarr.ca

Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 1 & 2

Leah Reynolds
356 Newbold Dr., Burlington
905-516-0181
leahreynolds356@gmail.com

Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 3 & 6

Andrea Grebenc
905-901-2235
contact@trustandrea.com
www.trustandrea.com

Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 4

Richelle Papin
3134 Terraview Ct., Burilngton, L7M 1E9
905-331-7608

Margo Shuttleworth
289-812-0629
shuttleworth.m.a@gmail.com
https://margoward4.wixsite.com/margoshuttleworth

Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 5

Amy Collard
reelectamycollard@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/view/reelectamycollard

 

Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee

Arlene Iantomasi
772 Old York Rd., Burlington, ON, L7P 4X9
905-516-2691
arlo60@sympatico.ca

Maria Lourenco
905-808-5910
Lourenco4trustee@outlook.com

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

(nominations are filed with the City of Hamilton)

Pierre Girouard
905-808-3377

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

(nominations are filed with the Town of Oakville)

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No access to QEW Fort Erie bound from Northshore Boulevard starting Tuesday the 22nd.

News 100 blueBy Staff

May 18th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is closing the ramp to QEW Fort Erie bound from Northshore Boulevard beginning Tuesday, May 22 at 7 a.m.

ramp closureIt will remain closed until 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018.

There will be No access to QEW Fort Erie bound from Northshore Boulevard.

Please plan alternate routes for the duration of the closure. You can access the QEW Fort Erie bound from the Fairview Street on-ramp.

The closure is for construction.

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Regional police and bylaw enforcement officers will be roaming the streets chasing noise complaints.

News 100 redBy Staff

May 16, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City of Burlington and the Halton Regional Police Service have partnered in a collaborative effort aimed at education, prevention and increased enforcement of Burlington’s Nuisance and Noise Control By-Law No.: 19-2003.

HRPS crestEvery Friday and Saturday night from May 18 through to Sept. 1, 2018, a team of Burlington Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and members of the Halton Regional Police Service will address noise complaint calls both through education and enforcement.

To file a bylaw request through the City of Burlington, please call 905-335-7731.

The enforcement team might want to hang around the Plaza parking lot on Brant just north of Caroline – there are reports of loud shrieks when car owners who were not shopping at the plaza return and find their vehicle has been towed.

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Two candidates in the running for the ward 1 city council seat; ward 5 has an unknown, other wards have healthy contests.

council 100x100By Pepper Parr

May 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The interest in running for city council is coming along nicely.

City Clerk Angela Morgan fails to ensure media alerted to Special Council meeting. Her communications people dropped the ball as well.

City Clerk Angela Morgan oversees the rules that apply to the running of the municipal election.

When ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven announced his retirement plans Rene Papin had his nomination plans in the hands of the city Clerk faster than we thought possible.  did Papin have advance notice?

Some Gazette readers are asking – Who is Rene Papin?  He has been looking for opportunities to get elected to something.  Want to know more about Rene – here’s a link.

Marty Staz a real estate agent filed his nomination paper yesterday.  Other than that – there is nothing knew.

People are wondering when the school board trustee for wards 1 & 2 is going to make her intentions known.  Leah Reynolds was expected to run for the ward 2 city council seat – but that race is getting nice and busy – four candidates have filed papers – some solid choices amongst the four.

As of the close of business at city hall yesterday the following are the people running for office.  They have until Friday, July 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m to withdraw should they look at the list of people running for the office they want is something they cannot overcome.

The Gazette will begin reporting on the city council and school board candidates once the provincial election has taken place on June 7th

Mayor

Rick Goldring
524 Wicklow Rd., Burlington, L7L 2H8
905-320-3656

Marianne Meed Ward
497 Martha St., Burlington, ON, L7R 2R1
905-335-1899
mariannemeedward.ca
marianne4mayor@gmail.com

Mike Wallace
268 Tuck Dr., Burlington, ON, L7L 2R1
Home phone: 905-639-0185
Fax: 905-634-9822
mikewallaceformayor@gmail.com
www.mikewallaceformayor.ca

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 1

Marty Staz
773 Miriam Cres. Burlington, ON, L7T 1C7
289-983-7681
mstaz17@outlook.com

René Papin
905-541-7404
rehp1985@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 2

Kimberly Calderbank
905-719-6989
kimberly.solutions

David Cherry
1312 Hammond St., Burlington, ON, L7S 2C2
289-795-9203

Lisa Kearns
416-414-5335
kearns_lisa@hotmail.com
lisakearns.ca

Roland Tanner
357 Delaware Ave. Burlington, ON, L7R 3B4
289-259-4023
roland@rolandtanner.ca

Listening > Engaging > Empowering

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 3

Lisa Cooper
1299 Princeton Cres.
Home phone: 905-331-8469
Mobile phone: 289-259-9880
Fax: 905-331-8469
lisacooper1299@gmail.com

Rory Nisan
905-464-7195
info@rorynisan.ca
rorynisan.ca

Gareth Williams
289-635-8994
gareth@garethward3.ca
https://garethward3.ca

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 4

Jack Dennison
3087 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON, L7N 1A3
905-634-7102

Shawna Stolte
shawnastolte@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 5

Paul Sharman
5070 Spruce Ave., Burlington, ON, L7L 1M8
289-337-2297
paul@paulsharman.ca

Xin Yi Zhang
electxyz@gmail.com

Councillor / Regional Councillor Ward 6

Angelo Bentivegna
905-973-6923
Angelo.Bentivegna@gmail.com
www.AngeloBentivegnaWard6.ca

Blair Lancaster
3210 Hazelwood Ave., Burlington, ON, L7M 2V4
905-335-7068
blair@blairlancaster.ca
www.blairlancaster.ca

Ken White
905-220-4707
ken@kenwhiteward6.ca
www.kenwhiteward6.ca

Regional Chair

(nominations are filed with the Region of Halton)

Gary Carr
chaircarr@gmail.com
www.garycarr.ca

Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 1 & 2

Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 3 & 6

Andrea Grebenc
905-901-2235
contact@trustandrea.com
www.trustandrea.com

Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 4

Richelle Papin
3134 Terraview Ct., Burlington, L7M 1E9
905-331-7608

Margo Shuttleworth
289-812-0629
shuttleworth.m.a@gmail.com
https://margoward4.wixsite.com/margoshuttleworth

Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 5

Amy Collard
reelectamycollard@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/view/reelectamycollard

Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee

Arlene Iantomasi
772 Old York Rd., Burlington, ON, L7P 4X9
905-516-2691
arlo60@sympatico.ca

Maria Lourenco
905-808-5910
Lourenco4trustee@outlook.com

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

(nominations are filed with the City of Hamilton)

Pierre Girouard
905-808-3377

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

(nominations are filed with the Town of Oakville)

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Lane restrictions: There was news that included useful background information.

notices100x100By Staff

May 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The hard news is that here will be lane restrictions on Lakeshore Rd from John Street to Martha Street between May 14 to 25, 2018

Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. to Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Please watch for signs and barricades.

That’s the news part. That news came from Doug Conway, Utility Coordinator, Capital Works.

New street - being rebuilt

Somehow the transportation people didn’t get the message from the Utility coordinator.

The Utility Coordinator is the person who keeps in constant touch with the utilities, (Hydro, Region, telephone, cable and gas companies) that have pipes or wires underneath the asphalt.

They talk to each other regularly, or they are supposed to – but somehow someone missed a meeting and wasn’t aware of the work the Region was doing on water main upgrades while the New Street Road Diet experiment was underway.

No one at city hall ever explained how that came about.

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Overnight closure of Toronto-Bound QEW/Skyway Bridge - Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 12

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May 1st, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Work by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to rehabilitate the Burlington Skyway Bridge will result in a closure of all Toronto-bound QEW/Skyway Bridge lanes on Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 12.
QEW Niagara-bound traffic will not be affected by the construction.

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Toronto bound lanes of the Skyway Bridge to be closed for repairs.

Closure Details:

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Beginning at 9 p.m., all Toronto-bound QEW/Skyway Bridge lanes will be closed.
All traffic will be detoured onto Eastport Drive.
This full lane closure will remain in effect until Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Beginning at 9 p.m., all Toronto-bound QEW/Skyway Bridge lanes will be closed.
All traffic will be detoured onto Eastport Drive.

This full lane closure will remain in effect until Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 2 p.m.
Traffic Detour:

To help assist the flow of traffic on Eastport Drive during the full lane closures, access to Beach Boulevard from Van Wagners Beach Road and Eastport Drive will be restricted to local traffic only. Police officers will be posted at these locations to assist with traffic control.

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Rule changes will prevent condominium boards from saying no to electric charging stations.

News 100 greenBy Pepper Parr

April 23rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There are more than 18,500 electric vehicles currently on the road in Ontario

More than 680,000 people in Ontario live in condominiums and more than 50 per cent of new homes being built in the province are condominiums.

With those two facts in hand it didn’t take the provincial government very long two put them together and come up with a program that would allow people to install charging station in the condominiums.
Some condominium boards do not permit he installation of an electric charging station.

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Province changed the rules – condo board cannot say no to electric charging stations.

Starting May 1, 2018, new changes will be in effect to make it easier for condo residents to charge their electric vehicles at home as part of Ontario’s plan to fight climate change.

The new changes will:

• Reduce current requirements to make it easier for condo owners to get approval from their condo corporations to install an electric vehicle charging system in their condominium.

• Prevent condo boards from rejecting an owner’s application to install an electric vehicle charging system on condo property when the owner meets certain conditions.

These new rules to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle charging systems in condos will remove barriers to condo residents who own electric vehicles, or are thinking about purchasing one, by enabling them charge their vehicles where they live.

Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program has provided incentives worth approximately $2.5 million for the installation of almost 3,000 home charging stations since January 2013.

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Once the charging stations are installed – a way will have to be found to share the things fairly.

The Climate Change Action Plan and carbon market form the backbone of Ontario’s strategy to cut greenhouse gas pollution to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, 37 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050.The government will report on the plan’s implementation annually and review the plan at least every five years.

Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services pointed out that “One of the largest contributing factors that inhibits drivers from purchasing an electric vehicle is the fear of having nowhere to charge it. Condo owners have indicated they have faced challenges when trying to install charging systems on condo premises. Through these new laws, we will increase opportunities to install charging systems at condo properties in order to support residents who own or wish to purchase an electric vehicle.”

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Conservation Authority warns that observed and forecasted wave heights and wind gusts have the potential for shoreline flooding and erosion hazards.

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April 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Conservation Halton advises that the passage of the low pressure system that has brought the prolonged Freezing Rain/Ice pellets to the area has also brought very strong sustained winds and wind gusts (sustained winds >50 km/hr with wind gusts >70km/hr at Burlington).

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Storm waves

These winds have been steady from the North-East, and therefore the region is experiencing surge wave heights of upwards of 3 to 4 metres. Winds and waves are forecasted to be high throughout the overnight period and into tomorrow morning, and will lessen with the passage of the low pressure centre. With these observed and forecasted wave heights and wind gusts, there is the potential for shoreline flooding and erosion hazards.

There have been reports from other jurisdictions in the western part of Lake Ontario of a combination of shoreline flooding and erosion. While Conservation Halton has not received any reports of shoreline flooding/erosion, municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.

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Rogue waves breaching the break wall.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from locations in proximity to the shoreline. Elevated water levels, high sustained winds and gusts, and the potential for rogue waves to overtop breakwalls and other shoreline structures continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor the open-water lake and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.

This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through Tuesday April 17th, 2018.

Note: A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is issued as an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecast of heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, ice jams, shoreline flooding or erosion.

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New Democrats to hold nomination meeting April 24th at the Seniors' Centre

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April 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

NDP logoA nomination meeting to elect the New Democratic candidate for the 2018 provincial election will be held Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 7pm – 9pm

Registration: 6:45pm – 7pm

Voting (if necessary): 8pm

Burlington Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington

(This is an accessible facility)

Currently, the only confirmed nomination is Andrew Drummond. If no other nomination is confirmed, an election will not be necessary.

In order to vote in a nomination election, you must:

1. Be a member in good standing with the NDP 30 days (March 25th 2018) prior to the nomination meeting.
2. Live in the provincial riding of Burlington.

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City declares extreme weather event, will ticket or tow vehicles parked on streets

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April 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City of Burlington has declared an extreme weather event and is asking drivers not to park on the street from 9 a.m. Saturday until Monday morning as the city manages the impacts of potentially dangerous conditions caused by freezing rain today and Sunday.

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Vehicles parked on residential roads could be ticketed or towed—at the owner’s expense—to allow equipment to safely navigate the narrow streets.

All vehicles parked on the street must be removed and parking exemptions are void. Keeping streets clear of vehicles will help city equipment clear the roads of ice or snow and manage local flooding.

Vehicles parked on residential roads could be ticketed or towed—at the owner’s expense—to allow equipment to safely navigate the narrow streets.

If you notice a vehicle parked on your street this weekend, kindly ask the owner to remove the vehicle or call Halton Regional Police Service at 905-878-5511. Ask for dispatch and police will send a parking officer.
Residents are asked for their patience as the city manages extreme weather impacts on 1,900 km of roads and 850 km of sidewalks.

During extreme weather, the city will provide updates at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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Wind damage to tress s may be severe.

Power outages are possible during freezing rain conditions. If there is power outage in your area, please contact Burlington Hydro at www.burlingtonhydro.com or call 1-877-310-4937.

Please only call 911 if you are injured or are in immediate danger.

Fallen limbs or trees can be reported to rpf@burlington.ca.

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Do you know what a probate is? It isn't a medical procedure but the hospital foundation would like o explain it to you.

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April 10th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is inviting people to a presentation with Jim Sweetlove, retired lawyer, Ross & McBride LLP.

Jim Sweetlove

Jim Sweetlove, retired lawyer.

Sweetlove will be answering some of the most common estate questions including:

Foundation logo• Why is estate planning so important?
• What happens without a written will?
• What is probate and how does it work?
• What are powers of attorney and how do they work?
• What are the benefits of leaving a charitable bequest to a charity in my will?

The events take place at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room on Tuesday, April 17
Refreshments at 2:00 pm; Presentation at 2:30 pm

Please RSVP to Amanda Martin by phone at 905-632-3737 ext. 2041 or by email to amartin@josephbranthospital.ca.

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Some online city services will not available - Monday April 9, 9 pm to 10 p.m.

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April 9th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON
They are making improvements

city hall with flag polesThe city will be doing some maintenance to add a new service for our Marriage License online applications.

While we are making changes, please note that some online services will not be available on Monday, April 9 from 9 to 10 p.m.:

• Online business license renewal
• Online Property information requests

 

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