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Art from the heart event Thursday supports local mental health

Art from the heart event Thursday supports local mental health

Organizers created the July 14 event to provide a safe space where people can participate in movement therapy and art workshops

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, the community can come out to the Kinbridge Community Association, at 200 Christopher Dr., for Art from the Heart.

The event was created by Rhythm and Blues Cambridge to support people’s mental health by coming together to process what happened over the last few years.

The ‘Processing Night’ will provide movement therapy and art workshops.

The organizers hope to provide a safe space where people can talk about their emotions, mental health and chat while having fun through, art, music and movement.

“In Jamaican culture when you’re grieving, we do something where you play a lot of music and let your feelings out,” said Krysanne Mclean, the organizer of the event and one of the founders of Rhythm and Blues. 

She mentioned how they wanted to show the community that there are different ways to grieve and let feelings out. Dancing is encouraged, she added.

Rhythm and Blues aims to provide safe spaces to empower, inform and inspire the Black community in the city.

“This year I wanted to focus on mental health and continue that in different forms.”

Mclean knows the pandemic has impacted people’s mental health locally and they want to provide events this year where people can feel connected again.

In addition to the unique non-traditional therapies and workshops at the event this evening, there will be face painting, food trucks and door prizes.

The three women who organized the event met during Rythm and Blues’ Black Girl Excellence program and wanted to create events where people can come let their feelings out, similar to how they do in their culture, which is generally more celebratory.

One of the organizers, Alannah Decker, is a local visual artist who will be conducting a Paint and Flow Music Healing Workshop.

“Alannah wanted to do art therapy in a different way,” said Mclean about the workshop.

The third organizer of Art from the Heart, Nicole Brown Faulknor, is a registered psychotherapist, child and youth worker, yoga instructor and embodied coach of ‘Mama Soul-House Rides.’

Faulknor will be hosting ‘yoga soul’ a movement therapy and stretch class, combining her passion for mental health with her knowledge of yoga.

“We can always be working on our mental health in different settings,” Mclean said.

The event is free and open to everyone.

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Thursday Nite Market – GlobalNews Events

Thursday Nite Market - GlobalNews Events

The Thursday Nite Market is a carefully curated Artisan Market at Sparkles n’ Sawdust Studio: 5239 Blowers St. in Downtown Halifax.​ Enjoy shopping local every Thursday night beginning July 7th 2022! This event is free for the public to attend and is family-friendly! What can you expect? – 14 Vendors (no overlap in products) – In-studio boutique shopping – Friendly atmosphere – Food, Art, Crafts & More The Thursday Nite Market runs year round, with the exception of a brief winter closure (Dec 15th 2022 – March 15th 2023). For more information or to apply as a vendor, please visit our website: Also, find us on Instagram @sparklesnsawdustmarkets

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ENTRIES CLOSE THURSDAY: Key events at Dundee – CE, Masters, Steeplechase – Scottish Athletics

ENTRIES CLOSE THURSDAY: Key events at Dundee - CE, Masters, Steeplechase - Scottish Athletics

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Scottish Championships are back in full across our 4J Outdoor Season for 2022 as the sport bounces back from the global pandemic which limited some opportunities a year ago.

Next on the schedule is a busy weekend at the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee over July 9 and 10.

The championships that weekend will feature the 4J Combined Events Champs over both days as well as our 4J Masters (and Para Success) Champs on the Saturday as well as a Steeplechase Open, also on the Saturday.

Sunday will feature day two of the CE Champs as well as our 4J Masters 5000m Champs on the track.

Masters in track and field are 35+ on the day of the event while for our Steeplechase Open there are categories for U20s and Seniors as well as Masters.

The CE Champs are open for all age groups from U13 through to Seniors and Masters.

Please be aware the closing date for all of these events over the weekend of July 9 and 10 is at midnight next Thursday (23 June).

Combined Events action from Kilmarnock last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)

The weekend programme for Dundee is as follows (with entry links) . . .

Saturday 9 July:

CE Champs (and Sunday)

Enter online

Masters Champs (and Para Success events)

Enter online

Steeplechase Open (Masters, Senior and U20 age groups)

Enter online 


Sunday 10 July

CE Champs day two

Masters 5000m Champs

Enter online

Masters Champs were held at Kilmarnock last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Age Groups:

U13: Born 1 Sept 2009 – 31 Aug 2011
U15: Born 1 Sept 2007 – 31 Aug 2009
U17: Born 1 Sept 2005 – 31 Aug 2007
U20: Born 1 Jan 2003 – 31 Aug 2005
Senior: Born on or before 31 Dec 2002
Masters: 35 and over on day of competition

Waiting Lists:

*Athletes wishing to enter an event that has reached capacity can sign up to the waiting list online. You will be contacted if spaces become available.

*If you have entered an event and are withdrawing before entries close, please email soon as possible so that an athlete on the waiting list may be offered the opportunity to compete.


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Foodie Events: Tapas, wine tastings, DJ parties & more on Thursday, June 16

Pita Jungle

Hi everyone! My name is Adilene Ibarra (she/her/hers), but I go by Addie. I’ve lived in Tucson my entire life, though I’ve been to four out of the seven continents in search of adventure and good food and drinks. I’m incredibly excited to be part of the Tucson Foodie team as the Event Foodie.

Moving forward, it’s my plan to deliver a robust calendar of events — think easy-to-view and most of all, comprehensive. In addition to that, we’ll be rounding up events that we think you’ll find interesting. Starting with this week.

There are quite a few events happening this Thursday, June 16, that we wanted to put on your radar. So, without further ado, let me introduce this week’s suggestions:


Thursday, June 16

Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle

Celebrate World Tapas Day at Pita Jungle.

Featured daily from 3 – 5 p.m., starting at just $2, guests can enjoy Pita Jungle’s signature tapas during happy hour including their Hummus Trio, Falafel, Garlic Lemon Chicken and Pine Nuts, and more. They even serve tapas-sized versions of their popular pizzas including the Chipotle Chicken Pizza and Spinach and Pesto Pizza.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Lomo Saltado at Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

At 5:30 p.m., join Flying Aprons to learn to make a Peruvian feast with chef Sybil Velarde. A native of Lima, chef Sybil grew up cooking with the multicultural influences Lima is known for – Spanish, Asian, Italian, and French. She further honed her skills at Cordon Bleu in London.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Good Food Film Series

Photo courtesy of Good Food Film Series

In celebration of the United Nations World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, join Local First Arizona for a screening of two films from the Good Food Film Series beginning at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about the Tucson City of Gastronomy, and enjoy free popcorn and beverages.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Small bites menu at The Century Room

Photo courtesy of The Century Room

Wine Thursday: Sonoran Wine is part of the Summer Tasting Series collection presented by the Agave Heritage Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The tasting starts at 7 p.m.

Ticket breakdown: 

  • $35 GA: includes four spirit tastes, light bites
  • $40 VIP Dinner & Tasting: includes 4 spirit tastes, light bites, 5 p.m. Cup Cafe dinner reservation (before the tasting).

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
The Delta

Photo courtesy of Isaac Rodman on Facebook

Every Thursday at 8 p.m., DJs (who are owners of local vinyl stores) will be taking turns spinning records at The Delta.

There’s no specific genre, just cool vintage vinyl jams, and the funky sounds will be paired with local drafts, wine, and spirits. Oh, and make sure to drink local because they’ll be offering half-off deals on all local/regional alcohol.

For more information, follow The Delta on Facebook

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TRAFFIC: Thursday events will cause road closures in downtown Victoria – Oak Bay News

TRAFFIC: Thursday events will cause road closures in downtown Victoria - Oak Bay News

The Walk to End Violence is returning to Victoria Thursday as part of the Moose Hide Campaign activities aimed at addressing violence against women and children. (Courtesy of the Moose Hide Campaign)

The Walk to End Violence is returning to Victoria Thursday as part of the Moose Hide Campaign activities aimed at addressing violence against women and children. (Courtesy of the Moose Hide Campaign)

TRAFFIC: Thursday events will cause road closures in downtown Victoria

Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children, March for Life on different paths near legislature

Events in downtown Victoria will result in road closures Thursday afternoon.

The Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children will see Belleville Street, between Thunderbird Park and the B.C. legislature, closed from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Then the March for Life, an anti-abortion rally, will close Government Street, from Centennial Square to the legislature, between 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Victoria Police Department is advising motorists to take alternative routes as traffic disruptions are expected.

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National Day of Prayer events set for Thursday – Daily Journal

National Day of Prayer events set for Thursday - Daily Journal

In a time of strife and stress, people can find comfort through the power of prayer.

The public is invited to harness that power in the hope of strengthening the community.

Faith leaders through the county will gather people Thursday at multiple events for the National Day of Prayer. Participants are invited to pray for local, state and national governments, as well as other groups in our community, such as the military, health care workers, first responders, schools, businesses, families and churches.

In Greenwood, people can come out at 7 a.m. for prayer and fellowship at the Greenwood City Center. Another event will be held at noon on the lawn of the Johnson County courthouse.

“It’s a reminder of how much broader the church is than any one particular local congregation. We have the same father, so we can call on him together,” said Daniel Jepsen, pastor at Franklin Community Church and one of the organizers of the event. “There is a great power in that.”

The National Day of Prayer, which was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The law was unanimously amended in 1988, designating the first Thursday in May as a day of national prayer.

Across the country, people will celebrate around the central idea of loving their neighbors, while pastors have come together in past years to pray as one. The event is an opportunity to bring people from all denominations together for good, Jepsen said.

“It’s reminding ourselves that we are here to light a candle and not curse the darkness,” Jepsen said. “There are a lot of people, sometimes religious figures, who are all about denouncing things and demonizing the other side of issues they think are wrong. But there are different ways to go about things, and that’s by asking God to bring his rightness to the world.”

With two different celebrations planned this year, people have greater flexibility to take part when it fits best into their schedule.

The Greenwood event will be a 30-minute program in the parking lot of the city center, located on the corner of Main St. and Madison Ave. in old town Greenwood. Speakers from several area churches will lead the group in prayer as well as a chance for individual or small group prayers.

The Franklin gathering will feature a similar set-up, with some opening remarks, group prayers for local leaders, schools and other community institutions.

People will have the chance to pray together in more intimate groups.

“Mainly, it will be direct prayer for local officials and public servants,” Jepsen said.

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Concerts, events to create traffic woes in downtown Jacksonville Thursday

Concerts, events to create traffic woes in downtown Jacksonville Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s going to be a bustling night in downtown Jacksonville on Thursday.

Three major events are all happening within the same area. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have a game, Justin Bieber is in town performing at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and the Jax River Jams Concert will take place on the riverfront.

These events alone will bring tens of thousands of people to an area where parking is already an issue.

If you are heading downtown we recommend leaving at least an hour prior to your event to ensure you have plenty of time to arrive safely.

Be patient and have a great night!

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Union County Offers First Scrap Metal Recycling Events of 2022 on Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 16 – County of Union, New Jersey

Union County Offers First Scrap Metal Recycling Events of 2022 on Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 16 – County of Union, New Jersey

Union County, NJ – March 15, 2022 — The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free drop-off recycling program for scrap metal begins this year on Thursday, April 7. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway twice a month from April to November.

“We encourage everyone to check their homes and yards for broken or unwanted metal items, and bring them to our collection sites. It’s an easy, effective way to help conserve valuable resources,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams.

Scrap metal will be accepted Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at two drop-off centers:

  • Cranford:  Emergency Services Building, 151 Kenilworth Boulevard
  • Rahway: Rahway River Park (follow Park Drive, Rahway off St. Georges Avenue to service yard across from swimming pool)

Residents from any Union County municipality may use either of these sites.

Acceptable items for recycling include air conditioners, aluminum scrap, aluminum siding, bicycles, brass, copper, dishwashers, electric fans, fencing (chain/wire), freezers, gutters, irons, lawn furniture, metal cabinets, metal sheds, microwaves, pots and pans, railings, refrigerators, stoves, tire rims, toasters, washers and dryers, window frames (no glass), and wire hangers.

The scrap metal collection sites are drive-through only. Residents must remain in their vehicle at all times. Items for drop-off should be placed in the trunk or cargo area where they are easily reached by staff.

The next scrap metal events will take place on Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 21.

For more information, upcoming dates and directions to all Union County recycling programs and locations, visit the Bureau of Recycling and Planning website at or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

To stay up to date with all Union County and local recycling programs in a convenient mobile format, download the free Recycle Coach app.

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities are available at The Green Connection,

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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Blarney on the Block, Harry Potter themed events and painting classes for kids make this week’s list of Go+Do events in Greeley, Loveland and beyond

Blarney on the Block, Harry Potter themed events and painting classes for kids make this week’s list of Go+Do events in Greeley, Loveland and beyond

Break out the green attire and “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pins in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. While the official holiday falls on a Thursday, many businesses around Greeley and Loveland are kicking off the fun early with parades, green beer, concerts and more.

Check out some of these 19 events taking place in Greeley, Loveland, Windsor and around NoCo for the week of March 12-18.

Do you have an event coming up that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other pertinent information to Tamara Markard at for consideration.

Saturday, March 12

1. The Colorado Model Train Museum is hosting Literacy Day featuring Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express at 10 a.m. at 680 10th St. The event will include fun eye-spy games, butter beer and different model trains and settings. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65 and older, $6 for kids age 12 and younger and children age 3 and younger are free. For more information, go to

2. It’s St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Greeley at Blarney on the Block kicks off at 2 p.m. with a parade, the McTeggart Irish Dancers, go-cup services and more along the 9th Street plaza. All ages are invited to attend the free event and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, go to

3. Join the city of Brighton to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown. The event will include games, shopping, a Diagon Alley and more. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to

4. Swing on over to 477 Distilling at 7 p.m. for some live music from the Briana Harris Quartet at 825 9th St., Unit B. Harris, a saxophonist and songwriter, Spencer Zweifel on keys and Domi Edson on bass will perform a variety of rock covers, jazz and original music. The free concert is open to adults age 21 and older. For more information, call the distillery at (970) 451-5768.

Monday, March 14

5. Art History with the Masters Pastel Drawing Workshop is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Greeley Family Funplex, 1501 65th Ave. The class, open to kids ages 7-12, offers five days of fun exploring the history of art and creating projects. Class admission is $120 for the entire week. For more information, or to register for the class, go to

6. Adult Progressive Skills Art Class: Painting Water with Watercolors is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The two-part class will teach attendees how to paint water using watercolors. Watercolor painting experience required. The class is open to adults age 18 and older and the fee for the class is $90 for non-members and $72 for museum members and students. For more information, go to

Wednesday, March 16

7. The Greeley Morning Gardening Club is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at the Greeley Forestry Department, 2631 52nd Ave. Court. The club, founded in 1956 by local gardeners and community volunteers, hosts a variety of projects and events throughout the year, including the Greeley Garden Tour. The club is open to adults age 18 and older. For more information, go to

8. Enjoy an evening of self care with friends at 5 p.m. at Black and Blues Music and Brews, 423 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. The event, open to adults age 18 and older, will start with a guided meditation followed by a intention workshop. There is no cost for admission, however tips and donations are appreciated. For more information, go to

9. The Moxi Theater is hosting Powerman 5000 at 7:30 p.m. at 802 9th St. in Greeley. The Boston-based underground band will be joined by The World Over, Heartsick Heroine and Killing Creation for a night of hard rocking heavy metal and electro-metal music. All responsible ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend. Tickets are $18 per person for general admission. For more information, go to

10. Celebrate Hump Day with wine and chocolate pairings at 5:30 p.m. at Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 W. Highway 34 in Loveland. The event will feature different Sweet Heart wines partnered with chocolate from The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The event is open to adults age 21 and older and tickets are $35 per person. For more information, go to

Thursday, March 17

11. Before heading into work, take part in the 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Drive-Thru from 7-9 a.m. at 2131 9th St. in Greeley. Hosted by Meals on Wheels of Greeley, the breakfast will feature potatoes O’Brien, sausage, eggs, cheese and gravy along with a fruit cup, muffin and milk all for a suggested donation of $10. All ages are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to by March 13. For more information, contact the nonprofit at (970) 353-9738.

12. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at one of Colorado’s oldest and longest running Irish Pubs — Clancy’s Irish Pub, 7000 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Festivities begin at noon with live music, five bars, traditional Irish food, bagpipes, Irish dancers and more. The event will run through Saturday. Admission is $2 per person and all proceeds will be donated to The Colorado Humane Society. All ages are invited to attend. For more information, go to

13. Business owners of all ages are invited to attend Business After Hours at 5 p.m. at Re/Max Alliance, 1275 58th Ave., Greeley. Bring some business cards and meet and socialize with other local business owners during the free event. For more information, go to

Friday, March 18

14. The Windsor Gardener is hosting Lucky Sip and Shop from 5-7 p.m. at 6461 State Highway 392 for adults age 21 and older. Guests can enjoy tasty drinks, shopping and exploring everything the shop has to offer. Admission is free. For more information, contact The Windsor Gardener at (970) 686-9771.

15. St. Patrick’s Day continues with a performance by The Stubby Shillelaghs at 8 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St. Members of the Greeley Celtic folk band will don their kilts to bring audience members a fun time filled with original and classic music. All responsible ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend and tickets are $15 per person for general admission. Reserved tables are available for $50 for two people and $100 for four people. For more information, go to

16. Start the weekend off on a high note by seeing live, professional comedy at 8 p.m. at Syntax Distillery and Cocktail Bar, 700 6th St., Greeley. Hosted by Tobias Livingston, the show will feature different comics that are sure to keep audience members laughing and entertained. There is no cost to attend the show and adults age 21 and older are invited. For more information, contact Syntax Distillery and Cocktail Bar at (970) 352-5466.

17. Celebrate the opening of the Tipsy Cricket by attending the tavern’s ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. at 205 4th St., Windsor. The event will feature light snacks and beverages compliment of the Tipsy Cricket. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Tipsy Cricket at (970) 460-9123.

18. Wagon Wheel Skate Center is hosting Full Moon Rock’n’roll Adult Skate from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at 14501 Brighton Road, Brighton. Enjoy skating, a free photo booth and more. The event is open to adults age 18 and older and admission is $10. For more information, go to

19. Break out your Colorado Eagles jersey and swag and head over to the game at 7:05 p.m. at the Budweiser Event Center, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. The Eagles will be taking on the Stockton Heat. All ages are welcome to attend the game. Tickets range from $21 per person to $56 per person depending on seat choice. For more information, go to

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Public Service Announcement: Keep It Clear event in effect in Lincoln starting Thursday, February 24

Public Service Announcement: Keep It Clear event in effect in Lincoln starting Thursday, February 24


Lincoln, ON – (February 24, 2022) – The Town of Lincoln is declaring a Keep It Clear event beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, in anticipation of a winter event that is forecasted to bring up to 15 cm of snow to the area.

Forecasted Conditions

Environment Canada is forecasting heavy snow at times with snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm. Snowfall rates may approach 3 cm per hour at times due to lake enhancement from Lake Ontario. Local blowing snow can also be expected.

This forecast is based on the most recent Environment Canada weather alert.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Keep It Clear

A temporary on-street parking prohibition will be in effect starting 5 p.m. on February 24. 

Local weather and road conditions will determine how long a Keep it Clear ban will be in effect. Typically, Keep It Clear Events are in effect for 72 hours – however, due to the expected duration of this winter event and the mixed precipitation expected, the Keep It Clear event may need to extend beyond 72 hours and the Town may need to declare a Significant Winter Event to properly address the winter event.

We will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds and will continue to provide updates through our website and social media accounts, and will announce when the ban is no longer in effect.

Please Do Your Part

Residents are asked to do their part and ensure roads are kept clear so that crews can respond to the winter event. Anyone with fire hydrants on their properties are asked to shovel around them to keep them clear and visible.

Residents and business vehicle owners who do not remove their vehicles from the road during a declared Keep it Clear Ban will be subject to a $75.00 ticket; habitual offenders may also be subject to towing.

In November 2021, the parking by-law was amended to make the Keep it Clear program no longer voluntary. A parking ban is based on an assessment of forecasted weather and local observations including temperature, wind, and road conditions.

Winter Response

Please be patient as Town crews respond to this winter event. Crews will address all Town roads as soon as possible in a priority sequence, beginning with primary roads and progressing to secondary roads. Main sidewalks (class 1, 2 and 3) will also be maintained in a priority sequence.

Crews will very likely make several passes on most streets in order to address the prolonged snow event. Please expect to have to clear the end of the driveway multiple times. This is what plows need to do to clear Lincoln streets and allow traffic to move safely throughout the community.

Stay Safe and Respectful

Residents are advised to avoid travel if possible; please travel with caution if you must.  

Please be kind to one another and to crews who are doing their best to address every winter event this season and keep Lincoln roads safe for everyone. Staff are here to help and answer questions in a respectful manner.

For more information on Winter Control and the Town’s parking by-law, visit

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205


Frequently Asked Questions


Road Snow Clearing Related Questions

I just cleared my driveway, and the plow went by and filled it back in with heavy snow. Will you come back and clear it out?

  • Crews cannot come back to your driveway to clear it out as they are working to clear the entire Town. What happens, is the “wing” blade on the plow will push the snow into open areas when the plows pass. Unfortunately, if you have cleared your driveway, this has created the perfect open space for this.
  • Some tips for preventing this from happening in the future would be to wait to clear the snow at the end of your driveway until you know the plow has come by. We also recommend that you clear the snow to the right as you go down the driveway so that it is not pushed back in during future passes.

Does the Town use salt on the road?

  • The Town primarily uses a blend of sand and salt on our roads.
  • The Town is also piloting a brine solution for anti-icing on several primary roads in Town.

Why doesn’t the plow do a better job clearing the snow from my cul-de-sac?

  • It is challenging for a large snowplow truck operator to maneuver in a cul-de-sac to clear all of the snow from around its centre island area.
  • The Town first clears a path around the cul-de-sac with a snowplow to allow access to residents and EMS/Fire services. Later, as part of our clean-up operations, the Town comes back with equipment (backhoes & loaders) to complete a total clearing of the cul-de-sac area, typically piling the excess snow in the middle for storage purposes.
  • After a significant amount of snow accumulates within these areas, a front-end loader or backhoe loader and dump trucks remove the excess snow. This is scheduled based on necessity.

Why does it take so long to get to my cul-de-sac?

  • Cul-de-sacs are initially plowed as part of the Town’s secondary road operations, and then the Town returns later to complete a full clean-up of the cul-de-sac area.

When is the plow getting to my street?

  • The Town of Lincoln’s road network is vast geographically, making it challenging for winter operations. For example, weather conditions below the escarpment can differ considerably from those above the escarpment.
  • During an active snow event, it can take many hours to attend to all of the roads in Lincoln, so we ask for your patience and understanding – especially with high winds and accumulation.
  • Please know that we are out there, maintaining the roads as best as we can.
  • The Town crews start to plow primary roads first. Once these roads have been plowed, the drivers will move to secondary roads.

The snowplow driver hit and knocked over my mailbox. What should I do?

  • We are sorry to hear this has happened, and apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that we will replace your mailbox. If this happens, please notify the Town of Lincoln immediately. A temporary mailbox will be provided if staff cannot replace it right away – for instance, during a snowstorm, or if a completely new post needs to be installed. A permanent replacement will be scheduled in early spring.
  • Please note: unfortunately, the Town does not replace custom mailboxes with the same but will replace the damaged one with a new metal rural-type mailbox.

We had a massive storm, and there is still snow on the roads. Why are there no trucks out?

  • When a large storm hits, we have all trucks and licensed/trained drivers out on routes clearing snow. After a certain amount of hours, we need to send the crews home to get some much-needed and well-deserved sleep. The crews will be back out early the following morning to continue clearing the roads.
  • The snow is melting, and there are large puddles of water on the road. When is the Town going to deal with this?
  • If large puddles form from the snow melting, the catch basin may be blocked. We will do our best to come around and clean blocked catch basins, but we always appreciate a helping hand when residents assist with clearing debris from the catch basins.


Sidewalk Snow Clearing Related Questions

Does the Town use salt on all sidewalks and trails?

  • The Town uses salt on our sidewalks and sand on the multi-use trails.

Why do you clear some sidewalks but leave the area in front of my house?

  • The Town clears sidewalks in front of particular residences as part of the Senior Sidewalk Snow clearing program. Residents must be over the age of 65 to qualify for this program.
  • As a pilot program, the Town is clearing additional sidewalks along walking routes for schools and near business areas and some areas of sidewalks that are curb faced (i.e. no grassed boulevard), sidewalks adjacent to Regional Roads and Town properties and hard-surfaced trails.
  • On October 25, 2021, Council voted to expand the program to include all municipal-owned sidewalks and hard surface trails starting November 2022, for the 2022-2023 winter season.

The plow went by and filled in a crosswalk. How do I get the Town to come back to clear?

  • Town staff patrol sidewalks, trails, main crosswalks and pedestrian crossing locations that we clear. When the crews have finished their initial crosswalk and pedestrian crossing areas, they will return to areas we are aware of needing clearing. If this area is on our routes, we will come back and clear the area.


Parking By-Law Related Questions

Why was the Parking by-law amended?

  1. The goal of the by-law amendment related to snow clearing is to help ensure the roads within the Town are cleared safely and promptly. This is done by making all attempts to remove vehicles from the roadways.
  2. Although this provision is intended to be enforced, we recognize that this will change the way homeowners plan their days or nights when a pending snowfall event is expected. The Town would like to work cooperatively with residents in adapting to this change.
  3. Municipal Law Enforcement, along with Public Works, hopes to make every effort to allow homeowners to correct (within reason) parking infractions related to impeding snow clearing during this first winter season. However, enforcement will occur with continual or habitually offending vehicles.

Where am I supposed to park my car if it does not fit in the driveway?

  • It is understood and acknowledged that there are situations where homeowners have more vehicles than they can accommodate with the parking space available on their property. The Town reviews opportunities for enhanced parking provision through projects such as the visioning and master planning exercises for main corridors such as Ontario Street in Beamsville and the Victoria and King corridors in Vineland. However, each property has allocated vehicle parking (where possible) on a driveway, garage or laneway by the zoning By-law.
  • We suggest speaking with a neighbour and determining if you can use space in their driveway during a heavy snowfall; if you have a garage, consider clearing it out to use it. We recognize that this isn’t always convenient, but we ask everyone to pay it forward and not park vehicles on the road. Any vehicles over what was allocated by the zoning By-law is then the responsibility of the individual vehicle/ homeowner to locate and utilize permissible parking.

How do I know when I can park on the road?

  • Notification of a pending snowfall event, as has been the practice for the previous years, will be provided on Town of Lincoln website and Town social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, local news and weather stations and news outlets provide regular updates on weather conditions for all members of various communities.
  • Generally, if the forecast indicates an accumulation of 7-10 cm or more, it is likely that the Town will announce that a “Keep it Clear” is in effect, and parking will not be allowed on any Town Roads.

How long will this be in effect and can I not park on the street?

  • The parking provision related to snow clearing is in effect when a Keep it Clear event is predicted via weather conditions and remains in effect for 72 hours, or when the Town announces that the event is over.

Does this apply to all streets?

  • Yes, the parking provision applies to all municipal streets with the Town.

How can I challenge a ticket?

  • The process to challenge an issued parking offence notice can be reviewed either on the rear portion of the offence notice or by visiting the Town of Lincoln website under municipal law enforcement/ parking ticket payment.

What happens if I leave my car on the road/what is the fine?

  • The set fine for this provision, per offence, is $75.00. Additionally, habitual or continued breaches in the provision may result in a vehicle being removed at the owner’s expense. The Town hopes to continue to work with all community members to engage and educate regarding this provision in order to avoid the tow authorities being utilized.