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Meetings: Windows to the Lake; Fairview noisewall; Hospital; Greenbelt; Film Festival; Coyotes;

Market St., St. Paul St. & Green St. Windows-to-the-Lake Public Information Centre

Date: Wed., March 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New St.

Residents are invited to come out and comment on design concepts for windows-to-the-lake to be created at the foot of Market St., St. Paul St. and Green St.

AnchorFairview St. Noise Wall Installations Public Information Centre

Date: Wed., March 4
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New St.

City staff will be holding a Public Information Centre regarding proposed construction of 6 noise walls on the south side of Fairview St. from Brant St. to Argon Crt. Residents will have an opportunity to review the project drawings and timelines and to discuss any potential construction disruptions that may result from the proposed work.

AnchorJoseph Brant Hospital site plan review public meeting

Date: Wed., March 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.

Staff from the hospital will provide residents an update on the proposed site plan for the new hospital, as well as construction timelines. Bring your questions.

AnchorOntario Greenbelt Town Hall

Date: Thurs., March 5
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: DeGroote School of Business, 4350 South Service Road

Our rural area is under threat of being paved over. Hear a panel discussion, meet community groups and get involved. Sponsored by the Rural Burlngton Greenbelt Coalition and the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance. Register at Greenbelt Alliance Events

AnchorTottering Biped Film Festival

Date: Fri. & Sat., March 6 & 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.

The Tottering Biped Film Festival aims to support local and Canadian work, and in particular Burlington area filmmaking, by providing emerging artists with the opportunity to showcase their short films. For the 2014 Film Festival, TBT partnered with the Burlington Art Centre and local sponsors to create a 120% sold out event. 12 films were featured with 6 being Burlington area films. We’re looking forward to another great year in 2015. I’m excited to serve as one of the judges for the Saturday night screenings!

AnchorCoyotes/Feeding Wildlife Public Information Centre

Date: Thurs., March 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Central Arena, 519 Drury Lane

There have been numerous coyote sightings in our city. Join city staff to learn more about coyotes and other wildlife at one of the information meetings.

Your feedback helps us to monitor the location of coyotes in the community. If you see a coyote, you can report it online or by calling 905-335-3030.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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