Town of Milton News

Posted Friday, October 31, 2014

News Release - The Ontario Fire Code was amended October 15th, 2014 to require CO alarms after the provincial government passed Bill 77 - the Hawkins Gignac Act, in December 2013. Bill 77 is named after OPP Constable Laurie Hawkins, who died, along with her husband and two children, in her Woodstock, ON home from CO poisoning in 2008. The Hawkins Gignac Act also proclaimed that November 1-7 shall be Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in Ontario. “There may be an intruder lurking in your...

Posted Friday, October 31, 2014

News Release - Test your alarms, change your batteries, and plan and practice your fire escape! This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd, and the Milton Fire Department is recommending that residents install new batteries in their smoke alarms when they change back their clocks. “In order for smoke alarms to do their job and save lives, they need to have working batteries,” explained Fire Chief Brian Ellsworth. “Once a year, old batteries should be repla...

Posted Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanksgiving Stuff-a-BusMilton Transit held its Thanksgiving “Stuff-a-Bus" on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and received more donations than ever before. More than 2,800 lbs of food were collected, including $180 in cash donations for the Salvation Army food bank in Milton. “Our generous community has once again made this event a great success,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “On behalf of Milton Transit, I want to thank everyone who donated, as well as the volunteers and Metro grocery store in M...

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 - Milton, ON - Cycling excitement is picking up speed as the Mattamy National Cycling Centre nears completion and registration opens for cycling programs starting in December. “The opportunity to develop long-lasting synergies for our sport within the community of Milton, the province of Ontario and Canada is in front of us, and the vision for the sport of cycling in Canada is bigger than ever before,” said Steve Bauer, Head Coach of the Milton Cycling Academy, ...

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014

News Release - The Town of Milton is once again the recipient of the highest form of recognition for its budget preparation. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Town of Milton for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2014. The award was presented to Milton Mayor Gord Krantz at Monday evening's Council meeting. This is the ninth year in a row the Town has received the award. “O...