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City of Burlington has eliminated coyote identified in recent attacks on residents

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:23 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 24, 2022— The City of Burlington, with the expertise of a Certified Wildlife Control Professional, have eliminated the coyote identified by its victims in recent unprovoked attacks on humans in south central Burlington. The City would like to thank the support of the Halton Regional Police Services (HRPS) who were present to ensure public safety and were ready to assist, if needed.

A third recent unprovoked coyote attack on a human was reported to the City yesterday evening. Animal Services staff played a key role in tracking the coyote identified as being responsible for all three attacks.

During the evening, an 18-year-old girl was lying in the grass at the municipal lookout at the end of Market Street, south of Lakeshore Road, when she felt a tug on her hair. She turned to see a coyote which then bit and scratched her leg as she stood up. The girl was taken for medical attention and was released.

The two other recent attacks were also unprovoked but during the day....

Nelson Pool and Splash Park extending season

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 09:30 AM

Summer aquatic fun is being extended into September. Nelson Pool and Splash Park will remain open until Sept. 8 so residents and visitors can get a few extra days of outdoor swimming and fun.

The extension of Nelson will help off-set a series of short-term pool closures to Tansley Woods and Centennial Pools for routine maintenance.

  • Centennial Pool will be closed from Sept. 6 to 8.
  • Tansley Woods Pool will be closed from Sept. 5 to 11.

Additional programming has been added at open facilities and capacities have been increased where possible to accommodate more swimmers.

For more information, including updated schedules, visit burlington.ca/dropinandplay.

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Victor Ljuljdjuraj, Acting Director of Recreation, Community and Culture

“The maintenance being done on Centennial and Tansley Pools are relatively...

City of Burlington investigating recent coyote encounters

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022 05:40 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 22, 2022— The City of Burlington is prioritizing the investigation and action of two recent coyote attacks on people in south central Burlington. City staff and council have followed up the families, tracked and located the suspected coyote and have engaged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), the Halton Regional Police Services (HRPS) and a licensed wildlife trapper for a coordinated, urgent response to eliminate the coyote.

The City of Burlington is responsible for taking appropriate actions to manage resident encounters with coyotes and take appropriate action on municipal property. On the rare occasion that a coyote attacks a person, the City has a Council approved protocol in place that is currently being followed to prioritize and deal with the coyote in question.

Anyone who sees a coyote is encouraged to let the City know by submitting an online report or calling 905-335-3030. Reporting coyote sightings, or potential problems related to overgrown...

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City releases official list of certified candidates for Burlington’s 2022 municipal election

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022 02:18 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 22, 2022— A total of 52 candidates are certified to run in the 2022 municipal election in Burlington. The candidate nomination period for the 2022 Burlington municipal election closed on Aug. 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. The official list of certified candidates running for positions, including those on City Council, Regional Chair and School Board trustee, is as follows:

Office

Names of Candidates (alphabetical order)

Mayor

Jim Kerr

Anne Marsden

Marianne Meed Ward

Steven Rieck

William Tuck

City and Regional Councillor Ward 1

Kelvin Galbraith

Robert Radway

City and Regional Councillor Ward 2

Keith Demoe

Lisa Kearns

Tim O’Brien

City and Regional Councillor Ward 3

Jennifer Hounslow

Luke McEachern

Rory Nisan

City and Regional Councillor Ward 4

Tony Brecknock

Olivia Duke

Shawna Stolte

Eden Wood

City and Regional Councillor Ward 5

Guy D’Alesio

Andrew Hall

Denny Pirzas

Paul Sharman

City and Regional Councillor Ward 6

Angelo Bentivegna

Rick...

Call for Indigenous artists for artwork commission

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 19, 2022— The City of Burlington’s public art program invites First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists to propose artwork that will be installed as vinyl wraps on a series of nine large electrical boxes located in Spencer Smith Park on Lake Ontario in Burlington, Ontario.

This is a design only commission. The City of Burlington will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the vinyl wraps. Artists may create a new artwork concept for this project or reformat an existing artwork. Artwork may be created digitally or can be a digital scans/photograph of visual art or craft, such as painting, photography, textiles, beadwork, pottery, etc.

Nine commissions of $2000 each are available.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. To apply and learn more, visit burlingtonpublicart.com/calls-for-artists.

About the Project

The City of Burlington, with support of the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Relief Fund is creating an Indigenous Art Walk in Spencer...