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Burlington Council approves coyote management recommendations

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:56 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 15, 2022— The City of Burlington Council has approved staff report CM-26-22 City of Burlington Coyote Response Strategy update and response to recent serious attacks on city residents. This report outlines coyote management recommendations and strategic actions that must be taken to allow the City to be proactive when it comes to managing coyotes and wildlife to protect its residents.

Council approved the directions in the report and amended the report to include several additional comprehensive directions. Council voted unanimously to:

  • Receive city manager’s office report CM-26-22 - City of Burlington Coyote Response Strategy update and, with regard to the City’s immediate response to the recent serious coyote attacks on Burlington residents, endorse the actions taken by staff under established authority as outlined in the report at an estimated 2022 one-time cost of $22,850; and
  • Approve the single source of a Certified Wildlife Professional (CWP) and authorize...

Burlington Culture Days – Join the RE:emergence Sept. 23 to Oct. 16

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 09:48 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 14, 2022—The City of Burlington is inviting residents to join local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to attend free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during the 13th annual Culture Days.

Culture Days will take place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. This year, it is extending beyond its traditional weekend format to a more inclusive and interactive three-week schedule of programs and events.

Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society. This year’s theme RE: emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society. As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided...

City invites residents to remember Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 07:17 PM

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 13, 2022 — The City of Burlington invites residents mourning Queen Elizabeth II to take part in City organized tributes. Residents are invited to send a message of condolence through the National Electronic Condolence Book (bit.ly/3TWAcoN). Residents may also sign a Book of Condolence in person at City Hall (426 Brant St.) from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., until Friday, Sept. 16.

On Sept. 19, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) will host a public viewing of the Queen’s funeral. Doors at BPAC will open at 5 a.m. with the funeral scheduled to start at 6 a.m.

The Book of Condolence will again be made available at BPAC on Monday, Sept. 19 for signing.

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Director of Corp. Communications & Engagement

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City has reached proposed settlement on 53-71 Plains Rd. E. and 1025 Cooke Blvd. development

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 03:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 13, 2022—The City of Burlington has reached a proposed settlement regarding planning appeals related to a proposed development by Burlington 71 Plains Inc. The proposed development involves lands at 53-71 Plains Rd. E. and 1025 Cooke Blvd. which is situated at the north east corner of Plains Road and Cooke Boulevard east of Waterdown Road.

This summer, Burlington City Council approved the recommendation of Confidential Legal Report L-29-22 to accept an offer to settle the issues in dispute between Burlington 71 Plains Inc. and the City with respect to the non-decision appeal currently before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). The revised development proposes:

  • Two separate buildings – the building on the west side of the property at 1025 Cooke Blvd and 53 Plains Rd. E. consists of an 18-storey tall building at the north-west corner of the property with an 11 storey base fronting Plains Rd E.
    The building on the east side at 71 Plains Rd. E. consists of a nine-storey...

City of Burlington taps into Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry coyote experts

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:04 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 13, 2022— The City of Burlington has met with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Provincial Services Division to gain expert advice on the current situation and next steps to deal with a family of aggressive coyotes in south central Burlington.

MNRF staff shared the following information with City staff:

  • The number one point the experts state is that under no circumstances, should coyotes be fed by humans. When people feed coyotes, intentionally or unintentionally, coyotes become familiar with humans, are no longer afraid of humans and show more and more aggressive behaviour, as is being seen in south central Burlington. From what City staff shared with MNRF scientific and veterinary experts, the experts are convinced these localized attacks are coming from coyotes who have been conditioned to see humans as a food source. This creates an environment where wildlife is conditioned to be comfortable with direct human interaction and may come to depend...