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Hello all,

I want to start by sincerely thanking residents for everything they are doing to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community – by staying home, practicing physical distancing, and by continuing to stay connected with your neighbours. To paraphrase Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, prevention is hard work and we can’t count the cases we’ve prevented. But we know it has to be done and that we need to keep going. So thank you! A few city-related updates:

  • Playgrounds across the city are now closed, and while the signage and/or restrictions on play structures may take a couple of days to roll out across the city, residents are asked to stop using the structures immediately.
  • The CP Rail Pedestrian Bridge is closed due to the inability for users to have appropriate physical distance from one another.
  • Off leash dog parks remain open, but residents are encouraged to maintain distance from other users.
  • As residents use more cleaning wipes, baby wipes, and even paper towels, the city is reminding everyone that these items – despite how they may be advertised – are not flushable! Please help the city maintain a healthy sewer system by disposing of these itemsĀ in the garbage.
  • Residents are being encouraged to use Transit for essential travel only and to respect physical distancing standards while using Transit.
  • As always, the best place to go for City-related updates is – this resource is updated regularly and has links to much more information regarding the above items and more.

I hope you will continue to reach out to me with questions, concerns, and feedback related to COVID-19 and any city issues on your mind.

All the best,