Guelph Line dental office broken into twice on the same day.

Crime 100By Staff

August 21st, 2017



A dental office on Guelph Line was entered twice on the same day – the suspect did not have an appointment – the offices were closed.

The Halton Police are currently investigating the Break and Enter that occurred on the 22nd of July 2017 at 2501 Guelph line Burlington ON.

Dental break and enter

The watcher was being watched.

Halton Police are currently looking to the public for assistance in identifying the person of interest who was observed entering the closed dental office on two separate occasions on the same day.

Any information please contact Detective Constable Colin MACLEOD of the Commercial Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext 2357 or Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the website at /a>; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).


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Four bedrooms on Lakeshore Road go for $5000 a month

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

August 21st, 2017



A quick update on the Dennison home on Lakeshore Road that is for rent.

It is described by Jack himself as a four level house that he wants to rent for not less than 8 months but will entertain something longer.

Dennison house with rental sign

Designated as a historical property it can be rented for $5000 a month.

Fully furnished and that includes the linen.

The sign on the lawn has the agent handling the rental is J&J Rentals.

That J&J is Jack and Jackie – his partner in life.

The property is listed on Kajiji as well.

They are asking $5000 a month in rent for the house.  No word on if that includes hydro, water, heat, cable and snow removal.

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Very significant increase in fraudulent phone calls to Burlington residents by phony gas line inspectors.

Crime 100By Staff

August 21st, 2017



There has been a rash of unsavory types calling Burlington residents claiming they are from the city, or from one of the utility companies and need to do an inspection of the residence.

The Halton Regional Police Service and the city of Burlington combined received over 200 calls from people concerned about the legitimacy of these inspection requests from August 4 to August 15, 2017.

Several males were observed attending residences outside the pre-set appointment times. These males did not represent the City of Burlington. They were reportedly requesting to do home energy audits.

The City of Burlington and Union Gas employees do not go door-to-door unless in an emergency situation and would often be with the Halton Regional Police Service or Burlington Fire Department.

Residents of Halton Region are reminded to be vigilant and attentive regarding to whom they speak with on the phone and companies they contract for service.

Residents should ask questions, review and receive a written contract for products and services, and only deal with reputable companies they have sought out themselves.

Union Gas does not sell natural gas appliances or provide maintenance services for natural gas appliances.

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud, please contact the HRPS Regional Fraud Unit at 905-465-8741.

Key contact is: Detective Constable Derek Gray, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau – Elder Abuse and Frauds. Tel: 905-825-4747 ext.2344

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the website at; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Some eye popping property sale numbers in the Burlington market in the last four months.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

August 21st, 2017



The Rocca Sisters, a Burlington real estate agency, report that while the numbers are a little misleading because there is not enough data to really conclude anything from averages.

Nevertheless they conclude that the market in Burlington has experienced at least a 10% decline from the hot April market and in some areas, as much as 15%.

Year to date, the average prices in Burlington are still very strong as compared to last year and with the exception of Roseland, still in the double digits in terms of increased values.

What does that mean?  The Sisters explain:

“If you listed your house in April/May, chances are you will have to reduce the price by as much as 15% or at least 10% in order to get it sold. Unfortunately, we have seen properties continue to list at pre-price adjustment prices and so we have a lot of inventory that is overpriced at this time. We are seeing a record number of expired listings and/or cancelled listings which will ultimately result in better priced inventory that sells in somewhere around 30 days, on average.

The Sisters report that this is all very good news for buyers and sellers. “We expect to be back to a normal market in September, where sellers list their properties for normal reasons, downsizing, upsizing, new job or any other life experience that causes us to change our living arrangements.

“We suspect that we will continue to see low double digit increases in value year over year which will provide investors a healthy return and families achievable home ownership.”

Rocca July report

There are some eye-popping numbers on this chart! Those who got out at the top of those markets can come back in for a very sweet capital gain.

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Milton Court house has an additional judge added to the bench of that court; Justice Jennifer Anne Crawford

News 100 blueBy Staff

August 21st, 2017



The province has appointed five new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective August 31, 2017.

Jennifer Anne Crawford was called to the bar in 1997 and was most recently the designated high risk offender Crown attorney for the Toronto region.

Previously, she served as an assistant Crown attorney for twelve years and was associate counsel on the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Commission from 2003 to 2007. Crawford has volunteered with the Oakville Parks and Recreation Committee and the Oakville Literacy Council.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Crawford to preside in Halton.

Pieter Joubert was called to the bar in 2005.  The Chief Justice has assigned Justice Joubert to preside in Kenora.

Karey Katzsch was called to the bar in 2002. The Chief Justice has assigned Justice Katzsch to preside in Kitchener.

Scott Nicholas Latimer was called to the bar in 2003. The Chief Justice has assigned Justice Latimer to preside in Kitchener.

Ronald Cameron Blake Watson was called to the bar in 1995. The Chief Justice has assigned Justice Watson to preside in St. Catharines.Court house location - McMahon

The Milton court house is scheduled to be replaced by a new court house that will be located in Oakville. Construction on the courthouse is expected to begin in late 2019 and be complete about four years later. .

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The Kitchener Panthers will play against the Barrie Baycats in the InterCounty Baseball league finals.

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August 21st, 2017



Finally – after some exciting and at times very lop sided scores, we now know that the Kitchener Panthers will play the Barrie Baycats in the InterCounty Baseball league finals.

Baycats celebrating a win

Barrie Baycats celebrate their semi-final series win over Brantford Red Sox.

The Baycats swept the Red Sox 7-4 in semi-final

Panthers winning semi-finals

Kitchener Panthers high five each other after they defeat the London Majors in that semi-finals series.

Kitchener got to the finals by defeating the London Majors 21-3 in that semi-final series that went for five games in a best of seven series.

The Barrie Baycats will get a shot at winning four straight Intercounty Baseball League championships.

There are 45 InterCounty Baseball players in the Major baseball leagues.

The IBL will announce the schedule for the final playoff later today.

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The house that Jack built on Lakeshore Road.

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

August 21st. 2017



The new structure hasn’t been completed yet but it is already having an impact on the kind o development that is taking place in the immediate area.

In March of 2013 ward 4 council member Jack Dennison applied to the Committee of Adjustment to sever his 3080 Lakeshore Road property.

That Committee rejected the application.

Dennison house with rental sign

The house that is a historically designated property that is now for rent. To the right and rear of he house is the second house built on the lot that was severed.

Dennison, as is his right as a citizen, appealed the Committee of Adjustment decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. After a lengthy delay the hearing finally took place and the Board found for Jack Dennison and said the property could be severed.

Dennison - second house

The new home on the severed lot on the right, is yards away from the house Dennison lived in. That hone is now for rent,

The property was severed, a building permit obtained and the structure is now nearing the final phase of construction.

Many in the city felt that as a sitting member of Council Dennison was required to adhere to the bylaws and zoning limitations the city has in place. Dennison didn’t share that view and he was re-elected in the election that followed.

Dennison - next door - consent signAs the builders go about completing the new house on the severed lot, a small sign appears on the property to the immediate west of the Dennison property seeking the right to sever that property.

There is a sign on the Dennison property offering the house for rent.

One Gazette reader wondered if Dennison, or his agent, had obtained a permit to put up the rental sign.

Related new stories:

Public gets first look at the plans.

Dennison takes his case to the Committee of adjustment.

City has to debate what it is going to cost to defend itself at an OMB hearing on a Committee of Adjustment appeal.

Dennison wins at the OMB

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Temporary Road Closure Aug. 22 – Spring Gardens Road, south of Valley Inn Road

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August 20th, 2017



Spring Gardens Road, south of Valley Inn Road, will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for work on hydro power lines.

No through traffic will be permitted.

Spring Gardens Rd

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IBL finalists will be known Sunday evening - the finals are going to be very short.

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August 19th, 2107



It looks as if the Kitchener Panthers will go up against the Barrie Baycats for the final series in the InterCounty Baseball league that saw the Burlington Herd drop away in the quarter finals when Hamilton defeated Burlington 4-1 in the best of seven series.

The Kitchener Panthers rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the London Majors 10-9 Friday night at Jack Couch Park.

Kitchener leads the best-of-seven semi-final 3-0.

The Barrie Baycats push Red Sox to brink with their 6-2 win over the Brantford Red Sox Friday night at Coates Stadium.

Barrie leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.

Future games
Saturday, Aug. 19
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20
London at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m.

We should know who will be playing the Barrie Baycats in the playoff finals by thetime we all go to bed Sunday evening.

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Liberals take a swipe at PC leader Patrick Brown - Gazette reader takes a swipe at theLiberals

News 100 blueBy Staff

August 19th, 2017



Facts, opinions and political speeches – they are certainly not the same thing.

The Liberals have set up a media feature they call Facts Still Matter that they use to hammer almost everything Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says.

So far the Conservatives have not come up with a way to counter the Liberal hammering.

The Gazette has not been successful in getting through to the Conservatives for comment and reaction.

In the most recent Facts Still Matter the Liberals maintain that;

patrick-brown smiling

Leader of the Progressive Conservative opposition Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown delivered a doozy of a speech to the Stratford Chamber of Commerce yesterday, littered with 19 false claims. This is a new record for a single speech, even for Brown!

Not only did Patrick Brown, in a very Trump-like manner, call our fact checks “alternative facts”, even though they are always credibly sourced, but he doubled down on his outright opposition to a $15 minimum wage in Ontario.

He then moved on to spread misinformation about healthcare, the economy, workplaces, and infrastructure just to name a few. If he wants to give speeches to Chambers of Commerce in Ontario, Patrick Brown needs to remember that Facts Still Matter in Ontario, and Ontarians deserve to hear it.

He Claimed: “[Ontario] is subsidized by other provinces…and no Liberal spin or alternative facts can hide that” and “No one wants to settle for a province that is a have-not Ontario”

Fact: He can use all the Trump lines he wants but that doesn’t change the truth. In 2016-17 Ontario paid $6.9 billion into the equalization program and only received $2.3 billion from it. In addition, according to the Mowat Centre, “Ontarians have consistently contributed more to the federal government in total tax revenue than they have received in federal spending in return.”

He Claimed: “Our credit rating is worse than Quebec”

Fact: This isn’t true. Moody’s and Fitch have the same rating and while S&P’s rating is higher for Quebec,

Ontario credit rating

The Brown statement does have some merit; Quebec,s credit rating is a touch higher than Ontario’s.


He Claimed: “You can see your economy sliding”

Fact: Ontario has led the G7 in economic growth for the past 3 years.

He claimed: “She’s giving free hydro to Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.”

Fact: We’ve seen this one from Patrick Brown before. The last time the provincial Conservatives were in power, they spent $900 million importing electricity over two years just to keep the lights on. Given our position of strength, Ontario is a net exporter now, benefitting ratepayers to the tune of $230 million in 2015.
(Source: Independent Electricity System Operator)

He claimed: “The day after…they proceeded with 1100 more contracts.”

Fact: Wrong. Todd Smith, Patrick Brown’s very own PC energy critic, was on the Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 6th, 2017, admitting this was entirely inaccurate.
Here’s the exchange:

Steve Paikin: “But they’re not signing any new contracts. So the tweet says she signs the next round of bad energy contracts tomorrow is inaccurate, right?”

Todd Smith: “Yeah, Okay. I’ll say that’s inaccurate.”


Hydro towers - BurlingtonHe claimed: “You could see hydro rates spike by as much as 61 percent after the election.”

Fact: Wrong. The Fair Hydro Plan is already reducing electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for families, small businesses and farms. Lower-income Ontarians and those living in eligible rural and northern communities are receiving even greater reductions, as much as 40 to 50 per cent.

As part of this plan, rate increases will be held to the rate of inflation for four years.


He claimed: “And we’re seeing, we’re seeing hundreds of millions of dollars of [greenhouse] investment flee to Michigan and Ohio, because of hydro”

Fact: The greenhouse industry is actually expanding here in Ontario. Just this March, Greenhill Produce announced a new $100-million development in Lambton County that will create up to 300 new jobs. NatureFresh Farms is also building a $400-million distribution centre in Leamington. Both new investments build on the nearly 3,000 acres and 81,000 jobs already here. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers also says the industry has grown here by 150 acres a year.

He claimed: “What’s the point of having these [changing workplaces review] consultations if you already made up your mind?”

Fact: The all-party committee, which includes Conservative MPPs, is meeting next week to debate amendments.

He claimed: “I just came back from the municipal conference in Ottawa—the Association of Municipalities of Ontario—they talked about this huge infrastructure deficit”.

Fact: Whether it’s last week’s announcement that we are expanding Highway 26 in Collingwood, laying the first track for the Eglinton Crosstown in Toronto, or reaching a major milestone through the ground breaking of the Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Wellington County, we continue to make record infrastructure investments in communities across Ontario. Patrick – use this handy website to check your facts!

He claimed: “The Auditor General said we could be seeing cost overruns of 25 percent, because we don’t measure outcomes, we don’t measure performance.”

Fact: We know that AFP delivery costs less than the traditional way of delivering large, complex projects – in fact, the model has saved the province $6.6 billion! We know this because every year since 2013 we’ve had independent, 3rd party organizations review the performance of our projects. What have they found? 96% of our projects were completed on budget.

He claimed: “You might have not have heard this but they cut the amount of medical emergency positions by 50 recently…It means we’re going to have less physicians to the province of Ontario”.

Fact: Since 2003, the number of physicians practicing in the province has increased by over 34 per cent, which is more than 7,300 additional doctors practicing in our health system today.

(Source: Ministry of Health)

He claimed: “They fired 1700 nurses over the last year and a half”.

Fact: Since taking office in 2003, more than 28,949 nurses have begun working in Ontario, including 11,000 registered nurses. In fact, in 2016 the number of nurses employed in nursing increased for the twelfth consecutive year showing our clear, consistent commitment to improving health care in Ontario.

(Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

Some of the Liberal responses are a little on the tepid side.

What wasn’t tepid by any definition was a comment from a Gazette reader who pointed out that:

Wynne Kathleen - looking guilty gas plant hearingLiberals telling provincial Conservative leader Patrick Brown that facts still matter?
Pot, I would like you to meet Kettle.

Email deletions, high level bureaucrats on charges for elections bribery and the Premier did not but “should have or ought to have known,” what her operatives were doing on her behalf.

Never mentioned Carbon Tax during election but introduced as perhaps the second largest tax grab in provincial history along with serious inflationary pressure down the road.

Green Energy costs Ontario more than any other jurisdiction in NA for electricity.

Sold the furniture to pay the rent, OPG. Now we own the 4th largest Coal burning source in NA.

Sweetheart union settlements a year before the contracts are due to buy labour peace and election support for 2018.

Cost of staying in a provincial park has increased nearly 100% in 10 years.

I could go on but I have to go to work so I can afford all these new Taxes, I mean Revenue tools.


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Temporary Road Closure Aug. 19 – Brant Street, south of Victoria Avenue

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August 18th, 2017



The southbound lane on Brant Street, just south of Victoria Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for excavation work.

Tough part of town to make a living in as a retailer. Consultants being asked to find out why it costs more to do retail downtown.

South bound traffic on this part of Brant Street will be detoured while excavation work is done.

Southbound traffic will be detoured.

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Barre Baycats lead Brantford in the IBL semi-final playoffs: Burlington got taken out at the quarter final level.

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August 17th, 2017



It was a much tighter game than the 14 – 1 licking the Barrie Baycats gave the Brantford Red Sox – the 5-4 win yesterday gave the Baycats a two-game lead in the best of seven semi-final series.

IBL_Horizontal_LogoThe Burlington Herd got taken out of the playoffs at the quarter final level when xxx beat them 4-1

Jordan Castaldo’s single in the top of the ninth scored Ryan Spataro for the winning run as the Barrie Baycats edged the Brantford Red Sox 5-4 Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Spataro went 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot and scored twice while stealing a base. Kyle DeGrace and Jeff Cowan each had two hits, an RBI and a run, and Ryan Rijo had an RBI.

Adam Rowe (1-0) earned the win, striking out three of the four batters he faced in relief. Enerio Del Rosario allowed a hit and struck out one for his first save of the post-season.

Starter Claudio Custodio gave up four runs on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

Chris Dennis and Dan Jagdeo each had solo home runs for the Red Sox, who trailed 4-1 at one point before chipping away and tying the game in the seventh.

Benjamin Bostick singled, doubled and had an RBI and a run, and Nic Burdett added an RBI.

Tanner Guindon (0-2) took the loss after yielding a run on one hit and a walk in an inning.

Graham Tebbit started and allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Future games
Thursday, Aug. 17
Brantford at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.


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Burlington Transit introduces route changes to be effective September 3rd.

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August 17, 2017



Changes to a number of Burlington Transit routes will take place September 3rd, 2017

A brief summary of the changes:

Transit - unhappy customer

A transit rider gives the Mayor and Vito Talone. Director of Transportation a piece of his mind. Seniors seem to be allowed to do that.

Routes 2, 3
Routes 2 and 3 will stop at the Highway 407 carpool lot all day during weekdays (currently peak-time only).

Route 3 will provide direct southbound service to downtown; extra morning trips to the Burlington GO Station have been eliminated.

Increased connections with GO Transit, Oakville Transit and Burlington Transit routes for improved travel and better access to key shopping locations, Notre Dame, Corpus Christi and Dr. Frank J. Hayden secondary schools.

30 minute all day frequency until 9 p.m. (currently 20-minute frequency only during peak time) and changing to a 60-minute frequency in the evening until 10 p.m. (currently 30 minute frequency until 10:30 p.m.)

Routes 6, 11

Scheduling has been improved for better on-time performance.

No transfers will be needed between Routes 6 and 11 at the 407 carpool lot; 6 becomes 11 and 11 becomes 6

Route 6 midday, weekday frequency will change to 30 minute frequency from 60 minutes.

Route 6 Saturday frequency will change to 60-minute frequency from 30 minutes.


Doug Brown, the best transit critic Burlington has ever had has never seen a bus that he didn’t like. These buses get a Doug Brown smile.

Route 12

Route 12 will be rerouted to improve scheduling and on-time performance and will be relocated to Appleby Line from Sutton Drive with service in both directions. Sutton Drive will still be serviced by Route 11.

Route 12X will be removed from Itabashi Way. Itabashi will still be serviced by Route 302.

Route 25

Scheduling adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

Route 80

Schedule adjustments will be made for morning and afternoon peak-time partial-trips to the Burlington and Appleby GO stations.

The Gazette will wait for responses from its readership on how effective these changes are. No mention was made of asking for more transit money in the 2018 budget

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Liberals telling provincial Conservative leader Patrick Brown that facts still matter

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

August 16th, 2017



Lazy hazy days of summer don’t apply to everyone when there is an election on the near horizon.

Both the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives have their people out doing the door to door thing – measuring the support for their candidate.

The political parties work at their strategy and get regular electronic mailings out to the media.


Jane McKenna at the Joe Dogs fund raiser for the Central high school parents.

The Gazette wasn’t seeing anything from the Conservatives – a call to them electronically and by telephone drew nothing in the way of a response.

The Liberals are leaving little to chance They have a regular stream of corrections they make to things that Progressive Leader Patrick Brown has said.

They call their stream of media releases: Facts still matter and correct Brown at every opportunity.

The Liberals maintain Brown has spread misinformation across the province in an interview with CTV Ottawa, and add that he seems to be flip flopping on this, his one and only policy proposal – a carbon tax.

Facts Still Matter in Ontario, and Patrick Brown needs to stick to them say the Liberals.

Brown claimed: “Well, I don’t support raising taxes.”

Fact: Wrong – Patrick Brown supports a carbon tax.

Brown carbon tax billboardWorse, he supports it despite knowing that independent, third-party experts have proven his carbon tax scheme would be more expensive and less effective than our plan to cap the pollution businesses can release into the atmosphere.

Carbon tax pricing

The Liberals have proposed a linked cap and trade program. The Progressive Conservatives have proposed a straight carbon tax.

The Liberals claim that  their  approach guarantees emission reductions at the cheapest price possible for people and the economy.

The Gazette looks forward to anything Progressive Conservative candidate Jane McKenna has to say.

The Gazette has no idea where the New Democrats are – have they nominated a candidate?

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Ontario Boosting Train and Bus Service Across the GO Network

News 100 redBy Staff

August 16, 2017


The province is increasing GO train and bus service across the network to help manage congestion and provide convenient and frequent service for commuters and families.

Effective Sept. 2, the province will also increase GO bus service on some of the most in-demand routes that serve customers in Burlington, St. Catharines, Guelph, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton and Richmond Hill.

These improvements will help commuters and families in communities across the region connect to jobs, school and recreational activities with a modern, integrated transit system. The service changes include:

Six new weekday bus trips on Route 12 Burlington-Niagara, increasing bus service to every half hour between Burlington and St. Catharines, including an earlier morning trip from Burlington to Niagara College that will arrive in time for morning classes

These service changes are part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. GO RER includes electrifying core segments and expanding the rail network, and bringing more two-way, all-day service to commuters and families, increasing the number of weekly trips from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025. It will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network and is the largest commuter rail project in Canada.

For those wondering what the province did with the proceeds of th sale of a potion of Hydro One – look no further than this:

The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.

The GO RER program involves more than 500 separate projects across 40 municipalities.

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Terry Fox's older brother Fred will be in town on the 24th to check out the monument erected to celebrate the Marathon of Hope run done 37 years ago.

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August 16, 2017



The plans are almost firm.

Fred Fox – Terry’s older brother, will be in Burlington on the afternoon of August 24th to view the monument created to celebrate Terry’s achievement.  Fred Fox has seen just drawings and sketches when the family approved the design.

Fox monument with Brant Inn

The monument to Terry Fox’s run through Burlington was paid for by a group of citizens.

The schedule is to hold a meet and greet at city hall followed by a walk to the Terry Fox monument in Spencer Smith Park after which the group will head over to the Art Gallery of Burlington to see the exhibit that has been in place for a month or so.

At the gallery Fred will be joined by Leslie Scrivener who will sign copies of her Terry Book which will be on sale at the gallery (all proceeds to cancer research) as well as talking on her experience travelling with Terry on the Marathon of Hope.

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Terry Fox waving to a Burlington resident as he runs through the city during his 1980 Marathon of Hope.

The gallery portion will start between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Craig Gardner reports that “other parts are still a bit fuzzy”.

Fred Fox will be arriving in Burlington from a visit to Oakville.

Gardner said the city hall portion of the tour is still a little iffy. He shouldn’t worry – it’s a photo op with the name Fox attached to it. The Mayor will be there.

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Baycats come out swinging in a game one win over the Brantford Red Sox - 14-1

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August 16, 2017



A long layoff didn’t affect the Barrie Baycats, who defeated the Brantford Red Sox 14-1 to open their best-of-seven semifinal Tuesday night.

Barrie received a first-round bye after finishing atop the regular season standings and hadn’t played since July 30, but the Baycats scored twice in the second inning and added five more runs in the third to pull away.

Branfy Infante doubled twice and drove in four to lead the Baycats’ offence. Jordan Castaldo had two RBI and two runs, Kevin Atkinson and Ryan Spataro each scored twice, while Claudio Custodio and Kyle DeGrace both had an RBI and two runs. Jeff Cowan drove in two and scored once, Steve Lewis singled, doubled and had an RBI and scored, and Conner Morro plated a run.

Emilis Guerrero (1-0) earned the win, allowing an unearned run on seven hits while striking out eight in seven innings.

Nic Burdett had the Red Sox’s lone RBI. Dan Jagdeo and Nate DeSouza had two hits apiece, and Benjamin Bostick went 2-for-4 with a run.

Adrian Yuen (0-1) took the loss, giving up 13 runs on 11 hits in six innings. He walked seven and struck out three.

The other game in the semi-final playoff series has the \Kitchener Panthers playing the London Majors.
Sean Reilly went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 5-2 win over the London Majors Tuesday night at Labatt Park.

Kitchener leads the best-of-seven semifinal 2-0.

Reilly also singled twice and doubled while scoring a pair of runs. Mike Gordner had two hits and a run, and Yorbis Borroto and Mike Andrulis each had a hit and scored once. Zarley Cina singled twice.

Sean Ratcliffe (1-1) allowed two runs on four hits with five walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. Mike Schnurr gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his first save of the postseason.

For London, Carlos Arteaga had two hits and scored once, Michael Ambrose singled twice and had an RBI, and Cleveland Brownlee drove in the other run.

Luis Sanchez (2-1) allowed five runs (two earned) on 10 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over seven innings.

Future games
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17
Brantford at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.

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Trinity Baptist Church on Appleby Line seriously damage in an early morning fire.

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August 16, 2017



The Trinity Baptist Church at 4372 Appleby Line and No. 2 Sideroad was on fire at approximately 1:18am this morning. Police and fire responded to a reported fire where flames were visible upon arrival.

The Burlington Fire department extinguished the fire but not before the structure suffered extensive damage.

The Burlington Fire Department will be notifying the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office. It is too early in the investigation to know the cause or the estimated damage. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Burlington Fire Department or the Halton Regional Police #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.


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New adult indoor soccer program created - + expansion of Burlington Youth Soccer Club program.

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August 16, 2017



The Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) has announced the introduction of its NEW Adult Indoor League for the upcoming Fall & Winter 2017/18 Season, as well as the expansion of several of its existing programs to offer players opportunities for a lifetime.

soccer balls + leg

New programs for adult players.

After a successful launch of its outdoor Open Age Coed League, and in addition to its usual U21 offerings, the BYSC will expand its indoor recreational leagues for adults to include:

Men’s Open Age, Ladies Open Age, COED Open Age,

Men’s 40+, Men’s 30+ and Ladies 35+.

These recreational leagues will give players in the community a chance to continue with the BYSC, for an affordable price and at convenient times!

Teams can register for $2000 or players may register individually for $190. All games will be held at the BYSC Domes, located in Sherwood Forest Park, with qualified referees officiating each game.

Adults 50+ and/or those with mobility issues can take part in Walking Soccer to be able to enjoy the game without the impact on muscles and joints.

Walking soccer bysc

Walking soccer inside the Dome

BYSC is also expanding youth-focused programs:

• House League +, launched in the Summer of 2017, will continue to provide a professionally coached training session and House League game through the Fall and Winter.

• Embracing Ability, launched in 2016 for players between the ages of 6-14 with and/or without intellectual and/or physical disabilities will be offered throughout the Fall and Winter.

• Lil Burli started last year for toddlers 18 mos – 3 years and their parents will have an evening and daytime session.

There is additional information on the BYSC web site:

The office telephone number is: 905-333-0777.

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School bus orientation day - Saturday August 26th in five locations.

News 100 redBy Staff

August 15th, 2017



Mention school buses and the mind goes to getting ready for school – it is that time of year again.

School buses in Halton Region – Milton, Burlington, Oakville and Halton Hills – are managed by the
Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) who contract with local school bus operators.

Those operators hold a “School Bus Orientation Day” which will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tsp service logoSchool Bus Orientation Day is a safety program provided by HSTS and the local school bus operators to assist parents and first time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety.

Parents of all first time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including Off We Go! a special video on school bus safety and a demonstration on a school bus.

School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety. In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety.

Both HSTS and the school bus operators hope the orientation sessions will help students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.

The sessions begin at 9 a.m. on August 26, 2017 at the following five locations throughout Halton. To register students and secure a preferred time slot, parents must contact the host bus company at the phone number listed next to the desired location.
Burlington: Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School; 905-333-4047 (Attridge Transportation)
Oakville: Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School; 905-335-7010 (First Student Canada)
Acton: Acton District High School; 519-853-1550 (Tyler Transport Ltd.)
Georgetown: Georgetown District High School; 905-877-2251 (First Student Canada)
Milton: Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School; 905-877-2251 (First Student Canada)

If you need to follow up for additional information, please contact:

Karen Lacroix, General Manager
Halton Student Transportation Services
1-888-803-8660 ext. 259

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