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Cold Weather

Learn more about how to stay warm and safe in the winter months and sign up to receive cold alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca/cold

Hot Weather

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least 3 days or humidex is at least 40 for at least 2 days.

Learn more about the precautions you can take to stay cool when the temperatures and humidity are high and sign up to receive heat alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca.

Cooling Centres

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches. On extreme heat days, pets may come inside with their owners to cool off. Learn more at www.bpl.on.ca/heat

Ontario Emergency Public Warning System

Ontario's Emergency Public Warning System is a tool that provides timely and accurate information to Ontario residents, businesses and visitors during an emergency. The system allows Ontarians to receive three types of warnings - Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories and Tornado Warnings to their phone and/or email. Learn more... 

Alert Burlington - Emergency Notifications

Alert Burlington is Burlington’s public notification system for community emergencies. Residents and anyone who works within Burlington are encouraged to subscribe to the free community alert service.

Learn more about Alert Burlington and register for emergency notifications…

Emergency Notifications

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  • Safety in the event of a tornado

Heat Warning Issued for July 5, 2019

Posted on Friday, July 05, 2019 09:30 AM

Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Heat Warning for Halton Region, including Burlington, starting Friday, July 5, 2019, as a result of a heat warning issued by Environment Canada.

A Heat Warning is issued when forecast temperatures are expected to reach at least 31 degrees Celsius with overnight temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius for two days, or when a humidex of 40 or higher is expected for two days.

Exposure to these weather conditions can cause serious health problems. This warning is intended to inform the general public and community agencies, to keep residents safe and healthy during the heat and to recommend that precautions are taken when temperatures are high.

For more information, visit www.halton.ca

More information about City of Burlington facilities

Winter Storm Update: February 13, 2019 6:30 a.m.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 01:30 AM

City facilities are open for business as usual. The weather conditions will be closely monitored throughout the day to assess any effect on our operations.

Want to know which roads have been plowed during a snow event?  Visit the What's Been Plowed map  at www.burlington.ca/snow. During the winter season, the City of Burlington maintains 1,900 lane kilometres of roads and 850 kilometres of sidewalks. Sidewalk ploughing operations began today in the early morning hours.

Snow updates and closure information are updated at www.burlington.ca/notices.

Tonights Planning and Development Committee - CANCELLED - To be Rescheduled

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 06:00 AM

Due to the weather, tonight’s Planning and Development Committee meeting is cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled and communicated at a later date. For weather-related updates, please follow the news updates at burlington.ca/notices.

Winter Storm Warning Update: February 12, 2019 8 a.m.

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 03:00 AM

Burlington Libraries are closed today.

City of Burlington facilities (parks & rec) are open for business as usual. The weather conditions will be closely monitored throughout the day to assess any effect on our operations.

Snow updates and closure information are updated at www.burlington.ca/notices.

Snow clearing on primary and secondary roads begins when 5 cm of snow has accumulated on level ground. City staff concentrate on the primary and secondary routes first. To identify what type of road you live on and for further information on clearing procedures for both roads and sidewalks, please consult www.burlington.ca/snow.

Please do not follow snow plows too closely or pass them when they are clearing the roads. Vehicles parked on-street during a snowfall and prior to clean up operations may be subject to ticketing or towing.

Winter Storm Warning Update: February 12, 2019 7 a.m.

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 02:00 AM

City facilities are open for business as usual. The weather conditions will be closely monitored throughout the day to assess any effect on our operations.

Snow updates and closure information are updated at www.burlington.ca/notices.

Snow clearing on primary and secondary roads begins when 5 cm of snow has accumulated on level ground. City staff concentrate on the primary and secondary routes first. To identify what type of road you live on and for further information on clearing procedures for both roads and sidewalks, please consult www.burlington.ca/snow.

Please do not follow snow plows too closely or pass them when they are clearing the roads. Vehicles parked on-street during a snowfall and prior to clean up operations may be subject to ticketing or towing.