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City of Burlington responding to more coyote attacks

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 04:58 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 26, 2022— Another unprovoked coyote attack was reported to the City of Burlington from a woman walking in Central Park around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. She was treated at Joseph Brant Hospital for coyote scratches and released. City staff are also following up with health officials regarding a fifth unconfirmed attack on Mayzel Road, next to Central Park. The City is asking residents to be vigilant in these areas and report coyote sightings using the form at burlington.ca/servicerequest.

Anyone attacked by a coyote is advised to seek immediate medical attention and report the attack to the Halton Region Health Department and to the City of Burlington Animal Services at animalservices@burlington.ca or 905-335-3030.

These attacks are uncharacteristic of coyotes and this cluster of attacks on humans are the first reported in Burlington.

The City of Burlington, with the expertise of a Certified Wildlife Control Professional, is urgently dealing with these most recent attacks...

Outdoor pickleball court changes at Brant Hills and Ireland Parks

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington will be adding additional outdoor pickleball lines to two courts in Ireland Park (2315 Headon Forest Dr.) tennis facility, resulting in four pickleball courts available for play at Ireland Park. The City will also be removing the pickleball lines at Brant Hills due to their close location to neighbouring homes to address on-going noise concerns. The courts at Brant Hills will be converted back to tennis-only.

To make these changes, courts at Ireland and Brant Hills Parks will be closed for use from Aug. 29 until Sept. 2, weather permitting. Signs will be posted and gates will be locked until the paint has dried enough for use. If there is a change in the schedule, updates will be posted online and through social media.

Residents wanting to play can still use other outdoor courts, indoor courts, and our book-a-court, as usual.

Outdoor Pickleball Courts

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Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 closed

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 03:44 PM

Update, 3:45 p.m.: Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 has now reopened. Impacted rental organizations have been notified directly. Thank you for your patience.

Update: Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 will be closed until at least 4 p.m., Aug. 24. Morning and afternoon programs and rental groups have been contacted for relocation to other arenas, where possible.

Appleby Ice Centre Rink 4 will be closed for the day (Aug. 23, 2022). Impacted customers are being contacted and where possible, programs and rentals are being relocated to other rinks. Staff are working to ensure safety and ice quality for return to service. For updated drop-in skating and shinny programs and schedules, please check burlington.ca/dropinandplay.

City of Burlington has eliminated coyote identified in recent attacks on residents

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:23 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 24, 2022— The City of Burlington, with the expertise of a Certified Wildlife Control Professional, have eliminated the coyote identified by its victims in recent unprovoked attacks on humans in south central Burlington. The City would like to thank the support of the Halton Regional Police Services (HRPS) who were present to ensure public safety and were ready to assist, if needed.

A third recent unprovoked coyote attack on a human was reported to the City yesterday evening. Animal Services staff played a key role in tracking the coyote identified as being responsible for all three attacks.

During the evening, an 18-year-old girl was lying in the grass at the municipal lookout at the end of Market Street, south of Lakeshore Road, when she felt a tug on her hair. She turned to see a coyote which then bit and scratched her leg as she stood up. The girl was taken for medical attention and was released.

The two other recent attacks were also unprovoked but during the day....

Sport Field Closures for Aug. 23

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 01:27 PM

Due to the rain and wet, unsafe conditions, the following sports fields are closed for Aug. 23, 2022:

  • Brant Hills, D2
  • Casey Cosgrove Field, Nelson Park