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Residents advised to use caution when travelling this weekend

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—April 13, 2018— City staff are preparing for inclement weather which may include a mix of heavy rain, freezing rain and snow that is expected to begin early Saturday morning and continue into the evening on Sunday. 

The expected precipitation will result in increased water levels in a creeks and streams. Although widespread flooding is not anticipated, residents are asked to assist with keeping catch basins clear of debris and reminded to keep a safe distance from watercourses as fast flowing water and slippery conditions could make these locations extremely dangerous.

Freezing rain and snow will affect driving conditions. Residents are encouraged to stay off roads and sidewalks and avoid travel if possible until ice/snow and debris can safely be cleared. Sidewalks will become slippery and care will need to be taken. Road crews are monitoring the conditions and are prepared to respond if required.

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

Burlington Fire Department encourages residents to use spring cleaning to keep homes safe

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 08:45 AM

Burlington, Ont.—April. 13, 2018— Spring cleaning season is here so the Burlington Fire Department is reminding residents to keep home fire safety in mind while completing their seasonal cleanup.

Homes have many electronics and appliances needing maintenance. Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of house fires in Burlington. The risk of a cooking fire can simply be reduced by cleaning any grease buildup inside your oven and stovetop.

Here are some tips to help protect your home this spring:

  • Check and test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace any alarms that are older than 10 years
  • Have your furnace and other fuel-burning appliances inspected and serviced by a qualified technician
  • Test barbecue lines by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to all fuel and hose connections and then clean off built-up grease
  • Pull the refrigerator out and vacuum or dust the coils
  • Donate any old electronics to the vehicle rescue team electronic waste recycling program
  • Check and...

Don’t let backyard pool safety complacency claim another life

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 08:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Apr. 12, 2018— Residential swimming pools are involved in nearly half of all drowning and near drowning incidents among preschoolers.  With the summer swimming season around the corner the City is offering Free Backyard Pool Owner Safety Clinics.  They will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and 26 at the Angela Coughlan Pool.

The clinics will provide pool owners with the tools necessary to stay safe when playing in and around the water of their backyard pool. Hundreds of children’s lives are claimed each year due to pool-related accidents. This training is for anyone who owns a pool or hot tub.  This course will provide the owner with emergency scene assessment, injury prevention, pool safety equipment, basic water rescue skills and first aid training.  Having a set of safety checks will ensure your family and friends will have a safe enjoyable experience in your pool this summer.

Installing proper pool covers, fencing and drains are...

Standing with Humboldt on April 12

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:00 AM

City of Burlington staff are invited to wear their sports jerseys to work on Thursday, April 12 to show that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the coaches, players and grieving families of those involved in the bus accident on April 6 in Saskatchewan. 

We are joining the cross-Canada movement to show support for the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team and its community.

The lights outside of City Hall will be lit green for Humboldt the evening of April 12 and you will see hockey sticks in the front window of City Hall and at city arenas. City Hall flags will remain at half-mast until Friday.

City of Burlington to receive provincial funding to support the city’s cycling infrastructure

Posted on Friday, April 06, 2018 07:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—April 6, 2018—Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Digital Government, joined Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring on April 5 to recognize an investment in the City of Burlington’s cycling infrastructure from the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program.

The provincial program has approved $640,298 in annual funding to support up to 80 per cent of costs associated with the implementation of eligible commuter cycling projects in the city. The money will be used to assist with capital costs to build new commuter cycling infrastructure and enhance existing cycling infrastructure.

A project to upgrade and extend Francis Road Bikeway from Warwick Drive to Plains Road East has been identified under the new funding. The extension is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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