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It has now been 7 ½ months since the Provincial Government declared an emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic and I find myself asking the question “What have we learned?”
Some of us have learned to work differently from home realizing that we can be just as efficient and nimble and still get the work done. School no longer looks the way that it did and yet we still can carry on learning in different ways by taking advantage of the technology that surrounds us. I hope that we all realize that we can all succeed in different ways. Some of us have been able to save money while others have taken on the challenge of getting the renovation done sooner than later.
During this period, we have also learned the importance of growing our own food in our gardens/community gardens and buying local. We have embraced our Parks and campgrounds as never before and vacationed close to home. With the support of our Public Health Units and medical experts, all three levels of governments have worked closely together making the important decisions that were needed as well as providing additional funds to support employment and economic development.
Just this past summer Council unanimously endorsed the London Community Recovery Network (LCRN) which will serve as an important community-led initiative to support recovery in London. We know that London is made up of diverse communities, when added together, we make London stronger. To accomplish this the LCRN will engage and draw insights, perspective and ideas directly from leaders already hard at work in our community. Our first meeting revealed several important issues such as supporting small businesses, equity and supports for people that get left behind and getting our downtown back. I was pleased to also hear that it was also important to keep the learning going, meet people where they are and to recognize the good that we have learned and bring it forward.
Personally, I have asked myself what is important to me and have found that my health, family/friends, my home/community and concerns around a changing climate continue to play a large role in how I prioritize my life. I hope you have found something that brings you joy that you will continue to do once we recover. For now I hope you continue to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at 226-927-0439 or email me at email@example.com.
Stay safe and stay strong.
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Report a Tree Issue, Garbage not Collected, Pothole, Park or Playground or Signage Issue
Friends and Supporters of London's history and heritage! Have you noticed any outstanding preservation/restoration/adaptive re-use projects in your neighbourhood, Ward or the wider community? Are you aware of someone who has published (in writing or online work), important work on local history? Have you witnessed the hard work and efforts of a Heritage Hero?
The London Heritage Awards Committee encourages Londoners to take a look around and nominate worthy projects or people that help us to preserve, restore or re-purpose London’s rich heritage.
The Call for Nominations can be accessed on the Awards website londonheritageawards.ca.
This week, crosswalks at the northwest and southwest corners of Victoria Park downtown were painted purple as part of the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. The crosswalks are near Victoria Park’s Tree of Hope, which is also illuminated in purple as part of the campaign.
- Engage with London's Climate Emergency Action Plan - There are new opportunities this fall to provide input for our community’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. The plan’s goals are to reduce London’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050. Participate and share your ideas on our Get Involved website.
- Green Economy London launches new tool to help identify energy use - Green Economy London has launched London’s online Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP). This online tool can help small and medium-sized enterprises identify and reduce their energy use.
- Green in the City continues this fall - Green in the City is a series of online presentations and discussions about local environmental topics. The next Green in the City topic will be about “Making Sustainable Transportation Choices.” Registration is open for this online event taking place November 3 at 7 PM.
- Register for free, modified recreation programs - We’re offering free, modified programs at select community centres this fall. Programs are now offered as individual sessions and each session will require pre-registration through Play Your Way online.
- Show your #LDNKindness - COVID-19 has taught us the importance of slowing down, spending time with family & that you CAN make bread from scratch. It has also shown us the importance of wearing a mask, washing our hands & practicing physical distancing. Don't let up now London!
- Two-hour free parking in London's core - Park with ease using HonkMobile. Download the app on your smartphone or visit honkmobile.com on your computer or tablet, create your account and enjoy free two-hour municipal parking in London’s core using the ‘B2B20’ promotional code.
- Only Rain Down the Drain - Catchbasins are storm grates found along the side of the road or occasionally in backyards. They allow rain water to enter the storm sewer system. Clearing the catchbasin near your home with a broom or rake, if safe to do so, will help remove leaves and allow them to properly collect water the next time it rains. And remember only rain goes down the drain. Don’t put waste or garbage down catchbasins.
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Let's do this London!
Light Up Byron
Let's make Byron full of light this holiday season during the month of December. Help the Optimist Club of Byron spread joy and hope. Learn more at Optimist Club of Byron.