Province gives city a little less than half the $3.3 million dollar claim for that 2013 ice storm.

News 100 redBy Staff

February 18, 2015


The province’s Ontario Ice Storm Assistance Program has notified the City of Burlington that the City is eligible for a first installment of $1,166,883.80 in relief funding. Final payments are subject to a full claims review process.

The city’s total claim for the ice storm assistance was $3.3 million.


Damage to roads and hydro lines drained the city’s foul weather reserve fund – province helps to top it up.

The ice storm began on Dec. 21, 2013 and caused significant power outages and damage throughout rural and urban Burlington, as well as across Halton Region.

“City staff as well as hydro workers, relief workers and first responders worked day and night to restore power, clear the roads and to provide emergency shelter for those without power,” said Scott Stewart, General Manager of Infrastructure and Development. “Staff and volunteers gave up their holidays and family time to get the city back to normal and to look after those in need.”

Mayor Rick Goldring was on hand to assure people that everything possible was being done.  City manager Jeff Fielding stood by ready to back up every statement he Mayor made.

Mayor Rick Goldring talks to Kilbride  residents during the 2013 ice storm.

“Funds from the Severe Weather Reserve fund were used to help mitigate the impact of the ice storm clean up on the City’s operating budget,” reported Joan Ford, Director of Finance. “The money from the province will be used to replenish the reserve fund.”

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