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A year ago, my July/August letter started like this:
“Welcome to 2020, the year we have never needed so much practice in patience! Covid-19, gypsy moths, activism, personal financial uncertainty, and workplace uncertainty. Both the list and the time required for patience seem to be getting longer every day.”
And here we are, a year later and I can probably say the same things, but I feel a different sort of hope. We have more tools and information to get through this, Londoners and Canadians have shown a resilience and adaptability that is truly inspiring. We will get through this and again I say a big thank you to everyone for continuing the battle!
What have we learned? The importance of being vaccinated. Patience in dealing with tough and challenging times, rediscovered the simple pleasures of family walks and bike rides together, appreciating the peace and quiet of the beauty of nature, and getting to know our neighbours and our own backyards.
What else have we learned? That we still need to advocate for and demonstrate respect in our attitudes and actions to each other, that listening is essential, that each battle is another step towards progress. From tragedy can come healing, but it must come from each of us in how we treat each other. We have a long way to go and so much more to learn.
We will remember this time forever. We will find out what our children and friends have learned from us and about us. As we go into the summer, I hope that the sunshine and better weather will bring smiles back (even if still behind masks) and some peace and respite from the struggles of the past year. We have a way to go, we cannot give up yet, but may the summer of 2021 be a positive memory in the future!
Just as last year, “As a city we face very challenging times now and ahead. It will require patience, tolerance, kindness and balancing of priorities as we navigate this difficult year. Hang in there! Remember to try and find one good thing each day!”
Please call me at 226-927-0439, email at email@example.com, or visit my website at annahopkins.ca.
Peace be with you
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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.
City of London launches new feedback opportunities to collect public input on e-scooters and large cargo e-bikes
The City of London has launched two new feedback opportunities for residents and businesses to provide input on how e-scooters and large cargo e-bikes could be used in London.
As part of the Province of Ontario e-scooter pilot program and cargo e-bike pilot program, Ontario municipalities can now determine if and how these transportation choices will be allowed in their community.
To learn more, click the link below.
The following projects will be undertaken by the City of London. A contact name is provided for each project for additional information. Check the links to see the details.
- Belvedere Place Park
- Jorgenson Park
- Silverleaf Park
- Somerset Park
- Tennis and Pickleball Court Upgrades
Check out the City’s new interactive story map that details London’s history and relationship with water and how we can grow as a city while still protecting water quality. Please note that this story map is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
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.
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.