The COVID19 virus variants that startled the MoH are very real

Dr Meghani at news conference Hamilton

By Pepper Parr February 26th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Just over a week ago when Dr. Hamidah Meghani was speaking to the Regional Council she […]

What would a provincial election produce if it took place late summer when most of the vaccinations are done? Is the government preparing for such a day?

Queens Park

By Pepper Parr February 26th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Is there a provincial election in the wind? The province released a media background piece on […]

Standing committee settles on a tax levy for the operations budget - not the 3.99% the Mayor vowed to deliver.

Council with clerk

By Pepper Parr February 25th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   They wrapped it up. We now know what the tax levy is going to be for […]

Council disgraces itself again on its use of CLOSED meetings- they don't understand the rules and public gets left in the dark

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By Pepper Parr February 25th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   While waiting for City Council to come out of yet another CLOSED meeting, I was able […]

City provides detail on the status of the Official Plan and the outstanding appeals.

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By Staff February 25th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington has what they call an interim working version of its Official Plan that is being appealed […]

Council returns to budget deliberations and immediately goes into a CLOSED session

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By Pepper Parr February 25th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON Updated on February 25th: 11:07 am A day off doesn’t seem to have changed a thing. No […]

Security guard tries to extort people in mandatory 14 day quarantine: charged sexual assault as well

By Staff February 24th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Tough enough being quarantined – but imagine a security guard trying to extort money from you and […]

A housing strategy for Burlington - virtual event March 8th, Survey opens March 1st

The last of the cottages that were on leased land to be demolished meeting its end with the back hoe.  The Beachway Park residents will fight for the next few years to ensure that not one more house in the park get torn down.

By Staff February 24th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Housing in Burlington covers the full spectrum. From the outrageously expensive to the basement apartment that is […]

Public did not get a chance to hear about the proposal that could have reduced $1.46 million from the budget

Councillor Stolte looking for a response to her motion - put forward last April

By Pepper Parr February 24th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Just what was the hullabaloo all about? It was about a possible $1,466,000 savings that had […]

Public School Board releases Multi Year Plan - The world changed while the plan was being written

By Pepper Parr February 24th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board released its Multi Year Plan for the period 2020-2024 earlier this […]

Council wasn't able to get to that magic 3.99% tax increase on Tuesday - they will try again on Thursday

CITY HALL Cobalt

By Pepper Parr February 23rd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It was late; 9:45 pm. They had been going at it since 9:30 in the morning. […]

Inoculation locations announced - just waiting for the vaccines to arrive

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By Staff February 23, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Region is ready to open our vaccination clinics for prioritized populations once vaccine supplies are secured […]

Regional Health Unit Preparing to Begin Mass Inoculation - Putting the Infrastructure in Place Now

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By Pepper Parr February 20th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Working our way through winter days that at times have a beauty of their own; getting […]

Region decides to appeal the decision on the CN hub - taking it to the Federal Court

CN Milton hub protester

By Staff February 20th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Stunned by the federal government decision to approve the CN rail hub that is proposed for the […]

Regional Public Health Unit Passes on what the Province Dictates

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By Staff February 19TH, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   We asked the Regional Health Unit for an update on who will get vaccinated first. We received […]

A Confidential Issue on the City Operating Budget ? Why?

City hall - share banner

By Pepper Parr February 19th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Have you ever seen something like this before? BAR forms (Budget Action Requests) are documents Councillors […]

Mayor sued for $1 million by Sean Baird - 11 others included in the Statement of Claim. City will pick up the Mayor's legal expenses

Meed ward looking askance

By Pepper Parr February 18th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION CORRECTION: The $2150,000 for malicious and high handed conduct should have been $250,000   Sean Baird […]

Council and Staff are in agreement on 27 changes to the budget - Stolte doesn't hop on that band wagon - asks for a 10% cut in the Council payroll

Councillor Stolte looking for a response to her motion - put forward last April

By Pepper Parr February 18th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   They are referred to as BAR (Budget Action Request), forms that each Council member can submit […]

Regional Public Health Unit Ready for the day the COVID19 vaccines arrive

Dr Meghani at news conference Hamilton

By Pepper Parr February 18th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The day the COVID19 vaccines arrive, expect the Prime Minister to make an announcement on how […]

Regional government is staffed and ready to go the minute vaccines arrive - the concern is that the Covid variants will get here first.

Covid cases to date

By Pepper Parr February 17th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   During an in depth meeting at which Dr Hamidah Meghani and Halton Region CAO Jane McCaskill […]

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