In this issue:
Join with our Councillors this Thursday, March 5th at Hilton Garden Inn. Get your questions answered and share any community concerns
- Meet our Councillors this Thursday, March 5th
- Stay out of accessible parking spots if you don’t have a permit
- Clean up after your dog
- Upcoming COCA events
- Check out the delightful Angora Market in the Kingsway Plaza
- Regional Health update on COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
Thursday, March 5
Regional Councillor David Gittings and Town Counsellor Janet Haslett-Theall
Hilton Garden Inn
Warm drinks served
(tea cups provided; please avoid use of single use cups)
Stay out of accessible parking spots
- your neighbors send a friendly reminder to please not use the accessible parking spots at our schools if you do not have an accessibility need. Children needing these spots are sometimes unable to use them due to other cars without a permit using the space. Don’t do it.
Clean up after your dog.
Resident complaints about dog droppings along pathways led to the Town sending a letter to a large number of Clearview homes reminding people of the bylaw requiring that owners clean up all dog faeces.
Honestly, people, let’s treat each other and our environment with respect. Please remind anyone walking your dog that they must clean up all faeces.
Upcoming COCA events:
March 5 – COCA meeting with our Town and Regional Councillors
April 2 – No community meeting this month
May 7 – Tentative community meeting. Topic/guest TBD
May 11 – Community Clean Up, followed by barbecue (note the last email had wrong date!)
June 11 – Annual General Meeting with Mayor
July/August – no COCA meetings
Check out the delightful new Angora Market in the Kingsway Plaza
A new independent food market with a small sunny café area has opened in the location of the old Hasty Market at Kingsway Plaza. Try their Turkish coffee and baklava by the window, as well as other baked goods, specialty teas and a wide variety of items. Let’s support this new business! Click here to see the location of Angora Turkish Food Market.
Regional Health update on COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
[Novel Coronavirus now called COVID 19]
From Dr. Hamidah Meghani
Medical Officer of Health
As you are aware, the situation on both national and provincial levels is evolving rapidly and information is changing on a daily basis. Halton Region Public Health continues to work closely with local hospitals, the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario to monitor the situation and take actions, as appropriate. Our Regional Communications team has also been coordinating with provincial communications counterparts to ensure we are prepared to respond and provide the public with the most up-to-date and accurate information.
Within the past week, the province confirmed Ontario’s third case
located in London, Ontario and British Columbia announced two additional case of the new coronavirus. The three latest cases in B.C. are all linked to one household and represent the first instance of person-to-person transmission in Canada, as one of the individuals did not travel, but had close contact with family visiting from Wuhan, China. As you are aware from media reports, the Federal Government has repatriated Canadians from Wuhan, China to Trenton, Ontario. All levels of government continue to work closely to ensure a safe and seamless transition for these individuals and are taking important precautionary measures to contain spread of disease and reduce any risk to the public.
These precautionary measures also include the recent expansion of the coronavirus case definition to include those who have symptoms and any of the following:
- travelled to mainland China, in the 14 days before onset of illness; or
- close contact with a confirmed or probable case of novel coronavirus; or
- close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to mainland China within 14 days prior to their illness onset.
Individuals returning from Hubei province are instructed to contact their local public health unit within 24 hours of arrival to Canada and to limit contact with others (self-isolate) for 14 days. Individuals returning from other parts of mainland China are being asked to monitor for signs and symptoms and call local public health if they become symptomatic. They are also instructed to avoid crowded areas.
Halton Region Public Health continues to coordinate with local healthcare providers to arrange appropriate testing for affected individuals. We will also be monitoring individuals returning from Hubei on a daily basis for the 14 days after travelling from Hubei. As you can imagine, a lot of work is underway in our department to limit the spread of the virus and provide the most factual information possible to the public.
You may also have heard conversations in the community or are receiving questions about prevention and the risk in Halton. The risk in Ontario and Halton remains low and there are no reported cases in our community
at this time. I also want to reiterate that much like the annual flu and common cold, you can prevent the spread of these types of viruses by covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing and washing your hands with soap and water frequently. My staff and I continue to communicate with our community partners such as local school administrators and child care centres so that they can provide the most accurate information to parents, students and school staff about risk and prevention. Please continue to visit halton.ca/coronavirus
for information on symptoms and prevention.
You can also visit ontario.ca/coronavirus
where you will find daily updates about the number of presumed negative and presumed positive cases in Ontario. While there continues to be misinformation online and on social media, I encourage you to use these webpages, along with the Public Health Agency of Canada
and the World Health Organization
, as your place to get reliable information.
Covid 19 information provided courtesy of our Councillors: