Safety first – school is coming back

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The start of a new school year is days away and the Town is asking for the public’s cooperation and to please adhere to the parking signs around schools in order to keep all school entrances safe and congestion free. There are many students and very limited parking.

“Nothing is more important that the safety of our children. Remember children are carefree not careless. Let’s do our part to keep them safe,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. People are encouraged to walk or cycle whenever possible even if it’s only the last five minutes. Walking or cycling minimizes the congestion around schools and promotes healthy living not to mention being environmentally friendly.

To help prevent problems around schools, Halton Regional Police Services, the Town of Halton Hills’s Parking Enforcement Officers and Town staff work together to ensure students, parents and staff members of local schools know where to park safely and
legally. They are on the lookout for illegally parked cars and motorists who park in contravention of the Parking By-laws will be ticketed.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2016 Under: Halton Hills - Georgetown Permanent Link to this Article

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West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Halton Region Aug 2016

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Two batches of mosquitoes trapped this week have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) – one in the Town of Milton and one in the Town of Oakville. This year in Halton, there have been fifteen WNV positive mosquito batches to date.

“Halton is committed to being safe and healthy and reducing West Nile virus in our communities through both education and preventative programs like larviciding,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health. “Until the hard frosts of fall set in, Halton residents should continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites and remove mosquito breeding sites.”

Urban areas are more likely to have mosquitoes that carry WNV. The types of mosquitoes that transmit WNV to humans most commonly breed in urban areas in places that hold water such as bird baths, plant pots, old toys, and tires.

The following are steps that residents can take to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes:

A map showing the locations of standing water sites that have had larvicide applied this year is available at halton.ca/wnv.

To report standing water at public facilities or for more information about West Nile virus, please visit halton.ca/wnv.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2016 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold perform at CRUEDfest August 27

Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold

Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold, will be performing at this year’s CRUEDfest: Fight Against Cancer on Saturday August 27th at 8:45 pm at 14011 Trafalgar Rd N, Ballinafad North East of Georgetown in support of the forthcoming release of her highly anticipated sophomore solo album, “Onto the Floor”. Rose Cora Perry Facebook

CRUEDfest runs: 5 pm – 1 am Donations to fight cancer are taken at the door and throughout the night. Event includes: camping, BYOB (no bottles), food vendors, tattoo artists and live entertainment. CRUEDfest Facebook

Posted: Aug. 25, 2016 Under: Events Permanent Link to this Article

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Halton Regional Chair continues to work with provincial leaders on growth-related issues facing the Region

Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr and members of Regional and Local Councils attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference in Niagara Falls, where they met with Provincial leaders to discuss the critical issues facing Halton Region. A key area of focus for these discussions is the significant challenge facing Halton Region as a result of the mandated growth targets set out in the Provincial Places to Grow Act.

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Halton once again offers fall waste diversion events

Two of Halton Region’s popular fall waste diversion events are fast approaching. The fall Compost Giveaway event will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) located at 5400 Regional Road 25 in Milton. The Region is also hosting the two remaining Special Waste Drop-off Days on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sheridan College in Oakville and on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville.

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Bike challenge flies by point of no return on “journey to the Moon!”

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2015 Halton Hills Community Bike Challenge for successfully logging more than 200,000 kms so far this summer. That means we have reached the half way mark and the mid-Challenge sponsors have now made good on their pledges to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation.

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Preserving the Present, Time Capsule being Reburied

In 2014 the Town of Halton Hills celebrated two milestones, the 40th Anniversary of the formation of Halton Hills and the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Civic Centre. To mark the opening of the Civic Centre a time capsule was prepared and buried in front of the Council Chambers with instructions that it be opened in August 2014.

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West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Halton Region

Two batches of mosquitoes trapped last week in the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These are the first two batches of WNV positive mosquitoes for Halton this year.

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Mold-Masters SportsPlex earns prestigious Silver LEED certification

Mold-Masters SportsPlex has been awarded LEED Silver certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is presented to qualifying buildings by the Canada Green Building Council to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings.

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22-year-old Etobicoke male charged in connection with two armed robberies in Georgetown and Burlington

On Saturday August 15th 2015 at approximately 2:15 am, a lone male suspect attended the Mac’s Convenience store located at Guelph Street and Delrex Boulevard in Georgetown. This suspect, who was armed with a handgun, approached the clerk inside the store and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk complied and turned over a quantity of money and cigarettes to this male. The suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. Police responded and a search of the area failed to locate the suspect.

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