Joseph Brant Museum has officially re-opened.

Museum re-opens

By Staff July 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Giants, Dragons & Unicorns will be haunting the halls of the Joseph Brant Museum which is […]

Cedar Spring group doing the Terry Fox Run virtually.

2020 Team Cedar Springs

By Pepper Parr July 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this week, a group of people gathered at the Terry Fox monument in Spencer Smith […]

The city had a message on the use of the Beachway - many didn't see it quite that way.

Beach aerial

By Pepper Parr July 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This is the story about what the city wanted to get across to people and how […]

Online gambling is legal in Canada - each province determines it own rules

Paid Pattison gambling

By Alex Pattison July 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Gambling is a popular hobby for many people, as it’s an activity that can not only […]

Terry Fox this day in 1980 - stopped in Aldershot at the RBG

Terry at a microphone

By Brenda Glass July 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was on this day back on July 13, 1980, that I had the privilege to […]

Adult Summer Programming will be on again at Burlington Seniors’ Centre and Central Park on July 27.

By Staff July 13th,2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington residents will have another chance to connect, socialize and be active as redesigned Adult 19+ and Adult […]

Joan Gibb 'I got the first hug. It was smelly, mind you'. She convinced Terry to change the route of his Run: Joan Gibb

Gibbs front page Beaver

Terry Fox running along LAkeshore Road in Burlington, July 13th, 1981 The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, an annual event in Burlington since 1981, […]

The Beachway will be the place to be - but it can only accommodate so many people

By Staff July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In her newsletter A Better Burlington, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward praises that jewel of a beach iin […]

Now that we are really politically correct do we take the Joseph Brant name off the hospital and never erect a statute in his name?

In this portrait Joseph Brant is seen wearing the gorget given to him by King George III.  That gorget is the most important piece in the collection at the Joseph Brant Museum.

By Joseph A Gaetan July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John A MacDonald, Henry Dundas-1st Viscount, Peter […]

Beachway parking problem has resulted in much stronger enforcement and some pretty stiff fines.

Beach with canal bride

By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a full day’s work for members of city council today – they began at […]

The story behind how Burlington welcomed Terry Fox in 1980 - First in a series.

Greg running

Terry Fox as he passed through Burlington on July 13th, 1980. The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, an annual event in Burlington since 1981, […]

Ward Councillor and Mayor sponsoring a motion that will require people to wear face masks

MMW + SS heads

By Pepper Parr July 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Sit down for this one. At a meeting on Thursday Council is going to consider the […]

Terry Fox run, usually held in September is going to go virtual in July and August


By Staff July 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We live at a time when almost everything is virtual. It’s an odd feeling. How do you […]

The pools will be open - you will need to wade through a lot of bureaucracy to register. Open ONLY to Burlington residents


By Staff July 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Summer is in full force. The pools are open – well at least most of them. LaSalle […]

Food Bank experineced some startling growth in the number of people needing help with basic food items.

Food Bank - Robin

By Robin Bailey July 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Food Bank is running at 70% over same time last year in terms of […]

Three trails in the city need names - Council wants to hear what you think.

This is the rural Burlington residents want to keep - walking trails and quiet countryside.

By Staff July 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Part two of the Trail Naming project is starting and residents can now vote for the names […]

Canada Day: People enjoyed the day in their own way - despite a pandemic that has shut down a lot of locations.


By Staff July 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Western end of the Beachway – It was one of the places to be. What did people […]

The Canada Day Ribfest worked - it worked very well. Kudos to the Rotarians.

Four choices

By Pepper Parr July 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They came from the north of the Burlington Centre They came from the south of the […]

Congratulations - you are now Canadian citizens

Ron and the flags with medals

By Pepper Parr July 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Canada Day is a good time to think about Citizenship. Those of us born in Canada […]

Canada Day: Make it a trip to the Farmer's Market in the early morning and stick around for the Drive Thru Ribfest

Many people see the Terry Fox run as a unique thing that happened in Canada and was the result of one Canadian's supreme effort.  The Canadian flag just seems to be a part of the event - and there were plenty of them handed out.

By Staff July 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is more to do than expected. The Lakeshore Rotary got creative and pivoted from the fall […]

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