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Newsletter August 31

The third annual Airshow London is next weekend!

Airshow London is a not-for-profit event that supports The Children’s Health Foundation. Katie’s Corner will return to this year’s event to send teddy bears into the sky. The 30 bears that are to take flight will report back to children facing health challenges and treatment at our local hospitals.

This event is one the whole family can enjoy. Some of the 2018 performers include the CF-18 demonstration team, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, F-16 Viper demonstration team and much more. You can find more information here.

London officials travelled to Ottawa last week for the Association of Municipalities Ontario’s annual conference where elected officials from around Ontario met with the new Government for the first time.

London’s main priorities at AMO were the regional connectivity of southwest Ontario through high speed rail as well as discussing age friendly strategies, finance and cannabis legalization.

The AMO conference was a great opportunity for London to connect and talk mutual goals with the new government. We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship over the next four years.

Overnight parking restrictions return after Labour Day Weekend. All overnight parking will be prohibited on all streets between 3am-5am. Drivers will need to register their vehicles for overnight parking. You can register here.

London will see the return of many students and welcome those new to the City. Best of luck to everyone with the fall semester.

 

Sincerely,

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Matt Brown


 

Meeting with Taylor Norris and Broder Currie of FiveOneNine Clothing

 

Events and Occasions:

  • United Way BBQ & Truck Pull
  • Meeting with Taylor Norris and Broder Currie of FiveOneNine Clothing
  • Meeting with London Medical Network
  • Announcement with Airshow: Bear Event for the Children's Hospital
  • Meeting with Theresa Carriere

 

 


Delegation with the Mayors from southwestern Ontario and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski


Newsmakers:

Council Briefs:

The Mayor presented the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Scholarships to Kai Sun and Robert Nadal, two London secondary students with the highest scholastic achievement based on the average of their best six subjects in their graduating year.

In other Council business:

Council received the Age Friendly London Progress Report 2018.

Council referred the proposed amendments to the Traffic and Parking By-Law and the associated Bill No. 527 to the next Council meeting.

Council adopted the Provincial Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways – Amendments 2018 as a minimum maintenance standard.

Council approved the Complete Streets Design Manual as the basis for planning and design of city streets.

Council accepted the Adelaide Street North/Canadian Pacific Railway Grade Separation Environmental Study. The Environmental Study Report will now be filed and placed on public record for a 30-day public review period.

Council approved the zoning changes at 391 South Street for the redevelopment of the old Victoria Hospital lands.

 

Counsellor Anna Hopkins, Counsellor Harold Usher and Mayor Matt Brown with the Honourable Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors' Affairs and Accessibility


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