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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...

Sport Field Closures for Sept. 12

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 02:02 PM

Due to the rain and wet conditions, the following sports fields are closed for Monday, Sept. 12, 2022:

  • Nelson – Casey Cosgrove (D1)
  • Millcroft – D1 and D2
  • Ireland – D1, D2, D3 and D4
  • Maple D1 and F1

All other fields remain open.

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Make a voting plan: Vote in Burlington’s 2022 municipal election Oct. 11 - 24

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 11:19 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 12, 2022 — This October, eligible voters in Burlington will choose who they want to represent them on Burlington City Council in the 2022 municipal election. Voting for the municipal election takes place between Oct. 11 and 24. Residents are encouraged to make a voting plan, so they are prepared to cast their ballot, using the voting option most convenient for them.

Visit myvoteburlington.ca to make your voting plan

Step 1: Check if you are eligible to vote

Are you:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • live in Burlington (own or rent), or
  • don’t live in Burlington, but you or your spouse own or rent property in Burlington
  • not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Step 2: Make sure you are on the Voters List

Being on the Voters List saves you time when you vote. You are mailed a Voter Information Letter at the beginning of October that tells you who you can vote for and your in-person voting locations. To see...

City of Burlington activates Crisis Management Team due to six unprovoked coyote attacks

Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2022 08:53 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 10, 2022— The City of Burlington has activated its Crisis Management Team due to six unprovoked coyote attacks on residents. The latest was reported to the City from a retirement home employee regarding one of their residents.

Today, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward spoke to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Graydon Smith, who expressed sincere concern for the health and safety of our residents and is working with us to help address this serious risk to our community from these unprecedented and unprovoked attacks. One victim was a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who was on his backyard deck. The coyote grabbed him by the neck in an attempt to drag him away. City staff are in active discussions with coyote wildlife management experts at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to collaborate on solutions for the Burlington community.

City of Burlington staff will present a report to council on coyote management recommendations at the...

Centennial Pool Closed Sept. 9 - 11

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 04:30 PM

Centennial Pool will be closed Sept. 9, 10 and 11 for unplanned repairs. Anyone registered for drop-in swims is being contacted. All other pools are open for drop-in, rentals and programs. www.burlington.ca/dropinandplay