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Mayor's Message - November 2021

It’s great to see some sort of normalcy returning during the pandemic. A special thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Branches 120 and 197 for having Remembrance Day services at the cenotaphs. The Acton Fire Association and the Georgetown Lions Club are once again organizing the Santa Claus parades. Hockey, figure skating and the Georgetown Raiders are back on the ice.


It’s wonderful to be able to dine inside again. Many of our businesses and restaurants have struggled through the pandemic. Support them whenever you can. Remember our small businesses are your friends and neighbours, and they always step up in sponsoring local events and teams. This Christmas, shop local, shop Halton Hills.


I’m part of an initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence. Working with Halton Women’s Place and the Halton Regional Police Service, we will unveil a ‘purple bench’ as a stark reminder of the abuse that quietly occurs in our community. There were 335 incidents of domestic abuse reported in Halton Hills this year; a statistic that almost mirrors 2020.


Halton Women’s Place is the ONLY women’s shelter in the Halton Region, providing emergency safe shelter and community outreach services to women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. If you need support, call 905-332-7892 or 905-878-8555 or reach out through the online chat tool at haltonwomensplace.com/chat.


Lastly, in anticipation of winter fast approaching, Town Staff have been busy preparing for winter. The Town’s response to heavy snow will be carried out per Council’s approved policies that set out the priority routes, focusing first on main arterial roads, then collector roads and finally, residential and rural roads. I want to remind residents that we will clear roads as quickly as possible. However, please be patient as it does take time for the plows to get to all of our local streets. Please know that we recognize the importance of road maintenance in supporting drivers’ safety and we have over 1,100 kilometres of roads, 158 km of sidewalks, and 27 municipal parking lots.

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