Seniors have a seat at the table for future age-friendly planning initiatives (Approved at Council Nov 2) Earlier this year, members of the Burlington Seniors Advisory Committee (BSAC) raised the idea of striking a task force to study future recreational and programming needs for seniors, including recreation space in either existing city or private facilities, or […]
Halton Region provides one-time and multi-year grants to local non-profit agencies through its Community Investment Fund. The fund provides funding to non-profit organizations that deliver community health or social service programs to Halton residents. Two categories of funding are available to organizations that meet eligibility criteria. Category One provides up to $20,000 for one year to non-profit, […]
Residents tease me sometimes as the “Queen of the 6-1 vote” because I’ve been on the losing end of some high profile votes covered by the press. I take the ribbing in the good natured way it’s intended, knowing residents expect me to stand up for them. To quote the anonymous proverb “If you don’t […]
There will be approximately 15 units of affordable housing in a new development on Fairview beside the GO station, up from the original proposal of five. In November, Regional Council approved the purchase of units at 2089-2095 Fairview for $4.1 million as part of a New Unit Acquisition Pilot program to increase the supply of […]
Food for Life is participating in a unique fund raising contest run by CIT, a global financial services company. They have launched an initiative called “Foodortunity” (click here to view the promotional poster). CIT has identified several hunger-related charities in communities in which they have a main office to collect on-line votes to receive grants […]
Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27, 1pm & 6:30pm, City Hall The proposals, outlined in report PR-10-14 and PR-17-14, will be considered at the Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27. An hourly market rental rate will be set based on what the market is willing to pay considering a number of factors including a market comparison, […]
The Government of Canada is providing funding to help people with disabilities save for the future. Attend the free workshop March 19 to learn more. Additional information is available in the attached flyer. You can also contact Lisa Lehmann, host of the workshop, below: Lisa Lehmann Lisa Lehmann | Business Development Manager Tel: 905.528.6611 ext 245 […]
Halton Housing Help Connecting renters and landlords to housing supports! Halton is a great place to live and a safe and healthy community is essential to a high quality of life. Access to affordable housing is important and ensuring supports are in place to help people meet their housing needs is a priority for Halton […]
Update from Burlington Hydro: Last night all of the lines on main streets in North Burlington were restored with the exception of a small piece of the valley on Cedar Springs Road. Last evening’s repairs in the Cedar Springs Community have provided the permanent residents in that locale with power. However, extensive tree trimming will […]
Power may be out 36-72 hours As a result of the ice storm, downed trees and hydro lines, power may be out in parts of Burlington for 36-72 hours. An Emergency Operations Centre has been set up at City Hall to handle the duration of this situation. I’m onsite and will provide regular updates on www.ward2news.ca, […]
The Burlington Community Foundation is accepting applications from charitable organizations seeking funding support for important projects and initiatives. The applications are due on Monday, December 2 at midnight. Detailed information on funding criteria, eligibility and the application form are found on the website here.. Please feel free to share this information throughout the community. Contact […]
I have learned from a downtown church leader that the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is targetting some places of worship to assess their community gathering spaces (eg. parish hall) for the purpose of assessing property tax. This has already been done in churches throughout Ontario to disastrous effect.
Many churches offer their community space to local groups; if places of worship will now have to pay property tax on those spaces, the cost will be prohibitive to the church and the community group, and these important activities in our community places of worship will end.