ECoB sets out its agenda and direction going forward after being badly shaken by the surprise resignation of its president.

By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With the application to appeal the city council decision to approve a 23 storey tower across […]

Intended as a serious effort to control what gets built in the downtown core - the ECoB antics turn out to be a bit of a farce.

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By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON The Gazette has been advised by Jim Young that he “neither signed, submitted nor withdrew the appeal” […]

Bridgewater development said to be behind schedule - not true says the developer.

The Delta Hotel will give the city some first class convention space that could radically change the way the city is seen by the small corporate convention community.  Add the Performing Arts Centre to the portfolio and the city has a good offering.  Now to put a team in place that could work with the Delta Hotel organization..  We don't have that in place today.

By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The comment we got was that: “Word on the street is that the Marriott has stepped […]

If Doug Ford actually comes through with his 10 cent per litre savings on gas - will that savings come out of the hide of municipal transit?

Roland Tanner

By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With the provincial election out of the way – we will figure out just what kind […]

Two thirds of workers don’t have a workplace pension; teachers,federal, provincial & municipal employees have a defined benefit with a fixed payout. Some corporate pension plans get misused. Not much fairness.

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By Ray Rivers June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON “When people think whatever they happen to believe constitutes a fact, there goes a reasonable chance at […]

New Rose Garden at the RBG opens to the public this weekend.

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By Staff June 22, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The new Rose Garden in Hendrie Park, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) will officially open to the public […]

Planners opting for 18 storeys at the SE corner James and Brant opposite city hall. 23 approved on the NE corner.

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By Staff June 21st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 2 city Councillor and a candidate for Mayor Marianne Meed Ward reports that City staff are […]

Candidate for Mayor wants to see commercial space included in the Solid Gold development

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By Staff June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   During the Statutory meeting two weeks ago on the two tower development being proposed for the Solid […]

Rich Harmony in Aldershot - Friday Night.-

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By Staff June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Richard Street and his Rich Harmony Singers plan on delighting you with some great Broadway choral music […]

Just what is intensification going to do to Burlington - more than we have been told.

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By Pepper Parr June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There are decisions being made now about what this city is going to look like in […]

Where does the election campaign money come from?

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By Pepper Parr June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Albert Facenda, a small Burlington developer, with distinct views of his own, made a comment on […]

Thieves pilfer purses while people visit the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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By Staff June 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There is no level to which a thief will not descend. People visiting a cemetery park their […]

Greg Woodruff wants to be Mayor - files nomination papers.

Greg Woodruff

By Staff June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Greg Woodruff Aldershot Greg Woodruff has thrown his hat into the Burlington Mayoralty. That decision has the […]

ECoB withdraws its appeal - 421 Brant development is now a GO!

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By Pepper Parr June 20th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a bumpy road for ECoB. One of the small but very effective grass […]

City Council chamber getting a major upgrade giving the place a new look - maybe the look of the faces around the horseshoe will look different as well?

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There was a time when city council has 17 members. The city has a seven member council – four people can decide major issues. Many […]

Six candidates in ward 1 - slim pickings so far.

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By Pepper Parr June 19th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON UPDATE: Marty Staz advised the Gazette that he has “over 25 years of roots in Ward 1 […]

Indigenous people will be recognized at every council meeting - hopefully the public will remember poor old Joe Brant too.


By Staff June 19th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   At the start of Standing Committee and Council meetings the chair will read a Land Acknowledgement statement. […]

Police report that 37% of all tobacco now being sold is un-taxed and illegal

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By Staff June 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Anyone buying illegal tobacco products is funding organized crime. That’s the message Crime Stoppers of Halton is […]

Land Acknowledgement statement to be read at every city council meeting - Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation flag to be raised in civic square.


By Pepper Parr June 18th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We basically took the land from the Indigenous people. Some treaties were signed – we didn’t […]

School boards in Halton are getting far less funding than comparable boards in the province - that shortfall is felt in the classrooms your children attend.

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By Pepper Parr June 17th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   An Infograph is a graph that conveys information in a more effective visual manner. The Halton […]