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 […]

How about a Speakeasy on Old Lakeshore Road ? Space is for rent

Emma lease notice

By Pepper Par June 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Site includes a parking lot. Interested in opening and operating a Speakeasy? There is a space […]

Canada Day will be different - this year we will have to decide just how we individually want to celebrate. Start with a rack of ribs in a parking lot

CanDay showing the flag

By Staff June 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Canada Day this year isn’t going to be the same. This year’s Celebrations will be unique. For […]

Summer in the city - coping with COVID19

kids making sand pool

By Pepper Parr June 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON’ The Gazette web site, we call it our press room, is undergoing a security upgrade. The content […]

Northern Ontario Casino scene undergoing major changes.


By George Keburia June 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Casinos across Northern Ontario are hoping to be able to re-open soon amid COVID-19 uncertainty […]

Spray pads to open June 26; Redesigned summer camps and outdoor pools open July 13

Splash pad LaSalle - swimming

By Staff June 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City announced the opening of spray pads on June 26. Redesigned summer camps and outdoor pool […]

Parks and Recreation are thinking about how they might re-open the Seniors' Centre

There is nothing fancy about the place.  It's simple, serves the purpose   with a bus stop almost outside the door and plenty of parking.  And the kitchen will rustle you up a sandwich if you're hungry.  The Seniors like it the way it is.

By Pepper Parr June 24, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Parks and Recreation department is sounding out people on opening up the Seniors’ Centre. People […]

LaSalle Park Community Marina update: Marina and sailing programs closed for2020 summer season

marina LaSalle Park marina

By Staff June 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Tough year for the boating community. The boats will not be going into the water.   In an […]