Council was half an hour short of approving a budget Monday night.

Mayor with Civic bling

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward, sporting her civic “bling” ran a tight council meeting – was challenged twice […]

Holiday happenings city side: pools, parking, ice, transit - the whole nine yards.

Christmas tree

By Staff December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of City administrative services will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, […]

Skating at the Rotary Centennial Pond is on hold until the water-main break is repaired.

Ice pond - Rotary

By Staff December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Just when it was getting to be really ice skating outdoors weather – a water-main break at […]

Provincial Police issue arrest warrant for Sean Baird; charged with serious Criminal Code offenses.

Election 2018

By Staff December 16th, 20119 BURLINGTON, ON   Marianne Meed Ward celebrating her election win in October 2018 Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announced this morning […]

Walking the talk - crafting a budget that focuses on climate change issues hasn't put members of council in electric cars.

BMW hydro EV charging device

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON We were advised by the Office of the Mayor this afternoon that “The vehicle the Mayor uses […]

Sheila Jones named new Executive Director of Strategy, Risk & Accountability

Sheila Jones

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Sheila Jones is the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director of Strategy, Risk & […]

Gould gets her marching orders: The 2019 mandate letter.

Gould and PM Trudeau

        December 13th, 2019 Dear Ms. Gould: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of International Development. On Election […]

Aldershot to get its own retail cannabis outlet.

cannabis - opening day

By Staff December 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a fourth cannabis retail […]

Andrew Scheer got this one right: Liberals in the House didn't support his motion.

Scheer cropped

By Ray Rivers December 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Readers will know that it is not often I agree with Andrew Scheer. But I was […]

Can you identify this suspect? Call the police or Crime Stoppers.

Suspect 3 Dec 12

By Staff December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   He may not have wanted his picture taken – the police now want to take a clearer […]

Public school board supports free transit for high school students - city will give it the nod on Monday.

School buses

By Staff December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Trustees of the Halton District School Board (HDSB) encourage the Burlington community to add their voices to […]

Tax increase still at 3.99%; Mayor wants to keep it there - couple of Councillors seem prepared to let it rise - even if just a bit.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor is rock solid on holding the budget increase to 3.99% over last year’s 2.99% […]

Government ends the current six week session; will return in two months to take care of the people's business.

Queens Park

By Staff December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In a media release from the province we are told that: After a successful fall session, the […]

The Loose Leaf collection program has ended, zone four did not get full service. Program is under review.


By Staff December 11th, 2019 Burlington, ON   The Loose Leaf Collection Program has officially, and finally, been completed for 2019. Residents with remaining leaves […]

Sound of Music appears before city council budget committee - there might not be much for the Festival.

Sound of music - from stage

By Pepper Parr December 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   With the budget before them and the Mayor having whittled down what she would like to […]

A provincial funding program that benefits everyone: grants to police services to put more sworn officers on the streets to catch drunk drivers.


By Staff December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Now here is a Christmas gift that everyone gets something out of. The provincial government is putting […]

Working towards a 4% tax increase - some expensive ideas being floated.

city hall with flag poles

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   On Tuesday and Thursday of this week council is going to go through documents and approve […]

Council members get a chance to promote their pet projects - some want to spend spend, others want to save.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will meet today and Thursday to crunch the budget numbers and deliver a budget […]

Heavy duty foundation work started for 'The Gallery' opposite city hall.

Drill dwarfs city hall

By Staff December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   No doubt now about what is happening opposite city hall. Tight fit on a small site. It’s […]

The disappointment heard around the city.

Jim Young 2

By James Young December 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   I attended The Planning and Development Committee on Thursday when Councillor Bentivegna expressed his controversial “disappointment” […]