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Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 closed

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 03:44 PM

Update, 3:45 p.m.: Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 has now reopened. Impacted rental organizations have been notified directly. Thank you for your patience.

Update: Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 will be closed until at least 4 p.m., Aug. 24. Morning and afternoon programs and rental groups have been contacted for relocation to other arenas, where possible.

Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 will be closed for the day (Aug. 23, 2022). Impacted customers are being contacted and where possible, programs and rentals are being relocated to other rinks. Staff are working to ensure safety and ice quality for return to service. For updated drop-in skating and shinny programs and schedules, please check burlington.ca/dropinandplay.

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....

Sport Field Closures for Aug. 23

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 01:27 PM

Due to the rain and wet, unsafe conditions, the following sports fields are closed for Aug. 23, 2022:

  • Brant Hills, D2
  • Casey Cosgrove Field, Nelson Park

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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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...