Coun. Judi Partridge, Ward 15 Flamborough Review Thursday, December 10, 2020
Although more subdued this year due to COVID, nothing can take away from this blessed time of year.
Even though it will be different, may I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
I am pleased to share that the Waterdown BIA, Flamborough Archives and The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society, in partnership with myself and staff, are planning the installation of 10 to 12 historical plaques throughout the Waterdown Village Heritage District and at significant Flamborough heritage landmarks. The project will be completed between 2021 and 2022.
These heritage plaques will be wonderful reflections of our rich history that everyone will be able to enjoy around our Waterdown village and perhaps result in a Heritage Walk event throughout the wonderful Village of Waterdown.
Do you know a high school age young woman in Flamborough?
I would like to invite them to a free virtual career-support conference Feb. 6, 2021 to learn how they can “Be Brave and Bloom.” Brought to you by Healthy Youth Network, Soroptimists Club Dundas, Ancaster, Flamborough, students at Waterdown District High School and myself, this live online conference will provide our girls access to professional role models, career education, resources, promote self-esteem and decision-making.
Visit www.judipartridge.ca for more information.
Hamilton Public Health recently conducted a study of radon gas levels in residential homes in Waterdown, Flamborough and Hamilton that showed some areas with higher than acceptable levels. Effective immediately, council approved radon testing equipment to be a requirement for all new construction builds going forward.
These requirements apply to new building permits for all new construction, and any building additions to low-rise residential building applications after Nov. 16, 2020. This is a serious issue which is long overdue in acknowledging. I encourage everyone to learn more about radon gas and how you can test your home at www.judipartridge.ca.
Please keep safe, be well and protect each other.
Protecting you, protects others and our businesses — this is up to all of us. Stay home if you feel unwell, wear a mask, keep two metres of physical distance and wash your hands frequently.