Safety first – school is coming back
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.
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West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Halton Region Aug 2016
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:
- Cover up. Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and pants with tightly-woven fabric.
- Avoid being outdoors from early evening to morning when mosquitoes are most active and likely to bite, as well as at any time in shady, wooded areas.
- Reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home by getting rid of all water-filled containers and objects, where possible. Change the water in bird baths at least once per week.
- Use an approved insect repellent, such as one containing DEET or Icaridin.
- Make sure your window and door screens are tight and without holes, cuts or other openings.
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
Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold perform at CRUEDfest August 27
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 FacebookPosted: Aug. 25, 2016 Under: Events Permanent Link to this Article