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The beginning of a new year always brings optimism, a desire for greater awareness and an energy to take on the many challenges that we as a City are faced with. While COVID-19 is still with us, while we continue to live with restrictions imposed with the virus, the days are getting longer, the return of the sunshine, warmth and vaccines gives us something to look forward to.
This year the European Gypsy Moth (EGM) will be entering its third year in our City. We have seen the destruction not only in Ward 9 but also in the Oakridge and East London areas. The past few years the City has managed the spread by using different methods to trap male and female moths, hand picking and using burlap banding during the caterpillar stages. The public can use biological pesticides applying when weather conditions allow.
What we can all do now is destroy egg masses by removing gently by scraping them off the bark into soapy water. By removing them now we will be interrupting their life cycle when they emerge in early Spring. By doing this we will drastically impact the number of caterpillars. They can also be found on firewood, rocks and debris.
The City of London is looking for feedback and I would like to encourage you to “Get Involved” by giving a brief feedback to share your experience. There are 12 questions that It will take about 3-5 minutes of your time. The direct link can be found at getinvolved.london.ca/gypsy-moth. The City of London has undertaken a defoliation study and several consultations to inform the next steps forward. We can anticipate the EGM report to come to Planning and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2021.
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Notice of Upcoming Work: Southdale Rd W Improvements - Pine Valley Blvd to Bostwick Rd
Download the notice below regarding the timing and details of the work, scheduled to start Jan 2021 in order to accommodate the Southdale Rd W construction scheduled in 2022.
Notice of Commencement - Biosolids Management Master Plan
This Class EA Master Plan project will identify and evaluate the City’s current and future methods of managing, treating and disposing of biosolids. Biosolids are the by-product of the wastewater treatment process utilized at all five of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants. This study will provide the planning framework to guide how London will manage biosolids over the next 30 years.
Due to the increased traffic demand and growth in development in the western part of the city, London has commenced an Environmental Assessment to study options to increase the capacity of the intersection. To learn more, check the link below and stay up-to-date on this project.
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- Help manage the spread of European Gypsy Moths (EGM) - While EGM are still in their winter egg stage, now is the time to scrape their egg masses and help to manage this invasive pest. Visit our Get Involved page to watch a video and learn more.
- Green in the City continues this winter - Green in the City is a series of free online discussions about local environmental topics in the community. The next event will be about Climate Engagement Tools on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. Register ahead of time to receive a link to the video presentation.
- Snow updates this winter - If you have to travel, make sure to know all the important information about the City’s winter services during and after a snow event. Keep yourself informed by visiting london.ca/snow or following us on Facebook and Twitter.
- Remember to place your garbage correctly - Don't forget to show a little #LdnKindness and keep our garbage and recycling collectors safe – and ensure your pickup isn’t missed. Please clear a flat area at the curb and remember not to place garbage or recycling containers on or behind snowbanks.
- Please don't litter - Please remember that used gloves and masks don't belong left on the ground. Place used napkins, paper towels, tissues, gloves, and masks in a bag, and then into your garbage bag or container as a COVID-19 safety precaution and to help avoid litter.
- Slow your speed - Lower speed limits make our streets safer for everyone. Some neighbourhood streets in London now have lower speed limits of 40 kilometers an hour. Be mindful of your speed when driving this winter, and learn more about our Area Speed Limits program.