There are a lot of parents who have yet to decide how their children will be getting their education

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By Pepper Parr August 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What do parents think they want to do about sending their kids back to school in […]

Learning outdoors planned for Halton schools: Report on when and how due late September.

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By Staff August 19, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is thinking very seriously about Outdoor Learning for as many schools as […]

How many reports does it take to do a Scoped Re-examination of the Adopted Official Plan ? Lots!

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By Pepper Parr August 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Most of the reports listed below can be reached by clicking on the link. The “Taking a […]

Trustees and School Board Administration debating in a private session

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By Pepper Parr August 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The trustees have been in this private session for at least more than an hour. The […]

Public gets to ask questions on the review of the Downtown portion of the Official Plan: one of the best ZOOM productions so far this year.

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By Pepper Parr August 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the best ZOOM production we’ve seen since the lock down. Michelle Dwyer handled the […]

School Board to Hold Virtual Town Hall - question is 'when'?

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By Pepper Parr August 18th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is planning on holding a virtual Town Hall meeting to bring […]

Private sports facilities ask for and get a bit of a break from the city. Coach Dave felt like it was old home week

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By Pepper Parr August 17th 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Recreation Services Redesign plan for the fall to slowly reopen more recreational facilities including rinks […]

Online payments for business licence renewals and property information not available.

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By Staff August 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Access to online payments for business licence renewals and property information requests currently unavailable Online payment for […]

School Board faces challenges it has never had to deal with before - parents are apprehensive about sending their children back to school at this point.

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By Pepper Parr August 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Director of Education for the Halton District School Board (HDSB), Stuart Miller The Director of Education […]

Call Clean Up - and just who would that be?

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By Staff August 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Thousands of people in this city know what it is like to take a pleasant walk along […]

Mayor does have Registry of who she meets with but there isn't the kind of transparency expected from Meed Ward.

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By Pepper Parr August 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council ended a long work day on Thursday – starting at 9:30 am and adjourning […]

Former City Manager saw his time in Burlington as 'pensionable'. The man does have a way with words

James Ridge

By Pepper Parr August 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   He can’t seem to stay away from the City. One of the first things Marianne Meed […]

Tax payments are not coming in the way they used to and revenue sources are drying up - city is facing a huge shortfall

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By Pepper Parr August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   So how deep is the financial hole going to be? The city treasurer put some numbers […]

'Temporary' Mask Bylaw Extended to January 2021 - Condos and Apartments Now Included

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By Pepper Parr August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Council, meeting as a Standing Committee yesterday put in a 14 hour day. They got a […]

Alert Citizen Aids in Stolen Skid Steer Investigation – Arrest Made

Bob Cat Skid Steer

By Staff August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   While this incident took place in Action (Worth the Drive they say) it is a fine example […]

Province sets out what is expected of Boards of Education - Remote, Synchronous learning and Asynchronous learning.

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By Staff August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   For those who want to get deeply into the weeds on just what the province is telling […]

City Clerk Eyeing Provision in a Provincial Bill to Limit Public Participation of Council Meetings

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By Pepper Parr August 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This afternoon and probably well into the evening the Standing Committee on Corporate Service debated a […]

City of Burlington will receive $6M in Federal and Provincial Emergency Funding this Fall

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Staff August 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON City Council does have to come up with a budget before the end of the year. The Province […]

Food Bank volunteers get a treat from the people at the Wellington Square Meals program

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By Staff August 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON,ON   Robin Bailey, Executive Director of the Burlington Food Bank, does a two-minute You Tube broadcast almost every day […]

Arrests Made in Burlington Human Trafficking Investigation

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By Staff August 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service – Drug and Human Trafficking Unit has concluded an investigation into an […]