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Storm Update: 1:30pm Dec. 28

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 still be required where many vacant summer cottages are located at the back of the community.

King Road services have been cleaned up and power restored. We have more tree trimming crews engaged in the area today to clear the debris and limbs from the powerlines running into the local farms. In addition, a section of No 8 Sideroad has been re-built and customers now have power.

There is still a section of McNiven Court and a laneway from the road that are being addressed today. This work combines with other individual customers scattered throughout the region, where clearing and restoration efforts are ongoing.

Information Centre open today:

The City of Burlington and Burlington Hydro have opened an information centre at Kilbride Station, 2241 Kilbride St., Burlington, to provide residents in this area with up to date information on the work being done to restore their power. The centre will be open today, Dec. 28.  It is staffed with employees from Burlington Hydro and the City of Burlington and includes a large map that is updated regularly to reflect exactly what is being done and where the repair crews are headed next. Copies of that map are also posted in the general store and post office in Kilbride.

The Kilbride Fire Station will continue to serve as a warming station through Saturday:  to get drinking water and to use washroom facilities.

Brush Clean-up

With the power back on almost everywhere, city road and tree crews continue to clear fallen trees and other debris.

The city has set up two drop-off stations – one in the Lowville Park (6207 Guelph Line) parking lot and the other at Ella Foote Hall (2175 Blessington St.) – where residents who are in position to do so can drop off brush and wood.

The brush collection drop-off sites open on Sunday, Dec. 29 and are staffed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be either a loader or a backhoe at each location to assist with debris.

As well, the Region will be providing additional brush collection in both urban and rural parts of Burlington in the coming weeks until the cleanup is complete.

Residents are also encouraged to add brush and storm debris to their scheduled Christmas tree collections in January.

The Region is also suspending bag limits on the coming garbage collection, and encourages residents to place any spoiled food in their GreenCarts for collection.

More information is available at:

• See Burlington Hydro’s power restoration plan on its website at

• Regular updates on snow and forestry operations will continue to be posted on the city’s website at at 9 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. daily.

• To report power outages and to hear the latest hydro updates, call Burlington Hydro at 1-877-310-4937 or 905-332-1851

• To report fallen trees or branches call 905-333-6166 or email

Burlington Transit:

Burlington Transit is operating on a reduced weekday schedule.   For a complete schedule visit:


What to do if you are without power

If you are without power, there are several options:

  • Call a friend to stay with
  • Can’t get out? Call my cell at 905-220-5749 and I’ll arrange for fire department pickup.
  • Know someone who is a shut in? Let me know and we’ll check on them.
  • Check Burlington Hydro website for tips on preparing for a prolonged power outage; customer service lines are open during the day and evening until 10pm at 905-332-1851.
  • Additional tips and resources are available on the Halton Region website which has a special Storm Alert section, at

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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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