The 2020 budget is not going to be the gift that we got in 2019 - the increase in 2020 over 2019 could be as much as 100% MORE.

Sharman hand to head

By Pepper Parr November 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   During the federal election we heard members of the Liberal government comment frequently that people want […]

It was a horse race the Liberals could have won but they failed to deliver on that 2015 promise to change the way votes are counted.

Ballot going in box

By Ray Rivers October 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Part 1 of a 2 part column. There is no better way to determine the winner in […]

It is a nasty, sneaky, dishonest way of explaining to tax payers how much of a tax increase they are going to be hit with.

Tax collector

By Pepper Parr October 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a nasty, sneaky, dishonest way of explaining to tax payers how much of a […]

Public gets a chance to learn just how the iSTEM program is working at Aldershot High School.

M Benz event istem poster

By Staff October 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the best decision that came out of the PAR (Program Accommodation Review) of 2017 – […]

How we got to where we are with the Official Plan - it is not a pretty picture.

Burlington wants a Stage 2 designation.

By Pepper Parr October 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON This is the second of a six part series on how the city is revising the adopted […]

Mayor has a dashboard that tells her everything she needs to know about her Red Carpet.

Red tape red carpet

By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor has a “dashboard”; a place where you can see everything you wanted to know […]

Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: What You Need to Know

Burlington wants a Stage 2 designation.

By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON This is the first of a six part series on how the city is revising the adopted […]

Is it a 'football' or a peanut? It iis certainly the most important piece of land left for development in the downtown core. Probably the last chance to do something magnificent in this city.

football lakeshore

By Pepper Parr October 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The land between Lakeshore Road and Old Lakeshore Road has been referred to as the football […]

Recreation services wants to know what you think of their new plans - they aren't playing around.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr October 29, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Yet another survey. City of Burlington looking for feedback on Recreation Services Department’s priorities This began […]

Brant Street and Lakeshore Road will be closed for short periods of time.

Burlington flags

By Staff October 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   We knew this was coming – that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with. The intersection […]

Hubs, MTSA's, Anchors and Urban Growth Centres and a bylaw that brought much of it to a halt.

Paradigm -3 from front

By Pepper Parr October 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There are mobility hubs There are anchor hubs There are MTSA’s – Major Transit Station Areas […]

Pinball exhibit on at the Joseph Brant Museum.

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By Staff October 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is there for the whole family to enjoy. The Joseph Brant Museum and the playable pinball […]

Councillor keeps an election promise: Creates a Registry of who she meets with and what they talked about.

Kearns - office art

By Staff October 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns. Part of getting elected for Lisa Kearns was a promise to maintain […]

The Michael nomination - how it came about.

Marai Paul

By Pepper Parr October 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION Update: In the closing sentence of this article we said: “They wonder why Burlington could not […]

Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills will continue to be unique independent municipalities.

Nothing in the Region will be able to open up - maybe next week.

By Pepper Parr October 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Each municipality will continue to be an independent municipality. Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr is delighted […]

Heavy rains predicted from weather system coming north from Gulf of Mexico

rainfall - umbrella

By Staff October 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Conservation Halton advises that an incoming weather system from the Gulf of Mexico is forecasted to bring […]

Is amalgamation off the table? Looks that way.

Map Region Halton

By Pepper Parr October 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Minister of Municipalities and Housing has said that “After careful consideration of the feedback we […]

Good technology puts information in the hands of the public.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr October 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city council in place now looks at technology a lot differently than the council that […]

Action Plans - can they be turned into concrete plans that can be defended if they are challenged by the development community?

Sticky notes

By Pepper Parr October 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The people in the planning department and those in communications were about to learn if they […]

A delegation from Burlington takes to the streets of Itabashi, Japan and does a deep cultural dive while there.

MMW on a lunch break

By Pepper Parr October 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON This story has been revised. A reader pointed out to us that the Mayor did provide a […]