Tag Archives: inclusivity

Why can’t permanent residents vote in municipal elections?

March 4, 2014

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I am proud of the way our community embraces diversity. The Multicultural Festival has celebrated the cultural diversity in our community for many years.  When there is an act of intolerance in our community, we are quick to speak out. Several members of our community have been recognized with a provincial Newcomer Champion award. And […]

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Diwali Fireworks

April 29, 2013

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In an earlier post, I noted the need to update the Fireworks By-law to permit fireworks on Diwali. The Operations, Transit and Emergency Services Committee will consider a revised by-law at the May 6 meeting that proposes to do just that. Members of our community who celebrate Diwali will be present to introduce us to this festival.

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Diwali Fireworks

November 16, 2012

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The City has learned a lesson this week about being an inclusive community. Our Fireworks By-law only permits the use of fireworks by residents on Canada Day and Victoria Day.    These two holidays have had a celebratory tradition of setting off fireworks. An exemption is required to use fireworks on other days e.g. for a […]

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