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Celebrate school crossing guard awareness week March 7-11

crossing guardsThe City of Burlington is encouraging residents to offer their neighbourhood crossing guards a heartfelt thank you during School Crossing Guard Awareness Week, March 7 to 11.

Drivers and cyclists can help to keep children and other pedestrians safe by being aware of school crossing areas and obeying the crossing guards. New in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2016, all vehicles and cyclists are required by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to stop and wait until children and crossing guards have cleared the entire roadway at school crossings.

The City of Burlington has 120 school crossing guards and is currently looking for guards in the area of Palmer Drive. Positions for spare crossing guards are also available. For more information about how to become a school crossing guard, visit, call 905-335-0172 or email

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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