Provincial parks are opening up; Conservation parks still closed. Weather conditions are what keep us out of the parks now

Escarpment in the fall

By Staff May 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On Saturday, May 9th, the Province announced it would be reopening provincial parks and conservation reserves starting […]

St George: Playing euchre over Zoom with my girlfriends from high school. How would THAT work?

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By Nicki St George May 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   WEEK 8 – Monday, May 4th Today I commence my new work-from-home/complete grad schoolwork/homeschool/stay active/keep […]

Cloth masks making their way into the community - approaching 1000 distributed so far.

Jan at sewing machine

By Staff May 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Connie Price who heads up the production side of the 100% cotton face masks with cloth ties […]

We are richer than we realize. Incredible support at the community level.

Jane F Food Bank

By Staff May 8th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This is a very rich city. Take a look at the organizations in place – offering food […]

Real warm weather didn't make the appearance hoped for - but there was a great surprise at the end of the week.

baby rabbits

The Gazette has put together a team of parents who are at home taking care of their children while the province goes through school closures […]

Stolte: ' the virus doesn’t move on its own; it needs people to move it.'

Shawna and daughter

By Staff May 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Come Saturday we can go to a hardware store. That’s progress. One of the biggest reasons the […]

Conservation area closed - so who feeds the 60 some animals they have?

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By Staff May 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Parks are closed. The Conservation areas are closed. People don’t like the closures – but they are […]

Face masks being distributed to community groups

Galbraith couple

By Staff May 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Some State Governors in the United States are thinking of making the wearing of face masks mandatory. […]

Holton says: 'The cream is rising in the arts world - Humanity Will Make It.'

Holton H&S

By Margaret Lindsay Holton May 5th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   I was asked by the editor for my opinion about “where the arts are going […]

Downtown business types get creative - small but smart idea - it should grow.

Burl Box

By Pepper Parr May 5th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It is tough for the retail people. They have gone through more than a month of […]

On balance the public behaved reasonably well - there were exceptions but the message has certainly gotten through.

Promenade well spaced

By Pepper Parr May 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the first really nice sunny warm day since the decision was made to lock […]

Food Banks get a much needed financial boost from Lexus dealerships - $5000 each

_Lexus dollars to Food BAnk

By Staff May 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   When the need is there the commercial sector inevitably comes through. Last week the Oakville and Burlington […]

Binged out? Can't take anymore Netflix ? A treat from Margaret Lindsay Holton

Holton H&S

By Pepper Parr May 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Just how much Netflix can you take? You get to the point where you’re bushed – […]

Craft brewers want federal funding support - claim that if there was ever a time for a local brew it would be right now

brewery photo

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A ray of sunshine when the Canada’s Craft Breweries said: “If there was ever a time […]

Providing food for those who are self-isolating has created a complex supply chain

Face Mask Sign

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is very good at stepping up to the plate and filling a need. What caring […]

Gazette launches a face mask initiative - expect to distribute 2500 with the help of mask makers and community groups

Face Mask Sign

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Bolts and bolts of cloth – being put to good use. It began with a comment […]

July Downtown car show - cancelled

Car show - cream coloured with trunk

By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The summer is beginning to look quite quiet; the Burlington Downtown Car Show has been cancelled. […]

Coping: Week 6 - it has come to listing the ups and the downs

Thank you drawing

By Nicki St George April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Nicki St George is the mother of two, lives in Aldershot and teaches at a private […]

Give Team Burlington credit for doing the right thing, the responsible thing. And remember all this when they are able to open their doors again.

Brian Dean 2 long

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It does sound a little ass-backwards – but they are on the right path. The hospitality […]

Sun rise runs, move onto schoolwork, afternoons whatever-we-feel-like.

Heidi workout

  The Gazette has put together a team of parents who are at home taking care of their children while the province goes through school […]