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?

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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 […]

Charges Laid Against Halton Regional Police Service Officer

Police officer assaulting man in Oakville

By Staff February 17th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   A uniform member of the Halton Regional Police Service has been charged with offences under the Criminal […]

Burlington Recreation Programming Slowly re-opening Safely.

If you didn't get to strap on the blades this winter - you're out of luck.  Rink closes at 10:00 pm this evening.

By Staff February 17th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON Recreation facilities welcome back participants in recreation programming that will start to re-open with a phased approach starting […]

One student in one Burlington public school was found to be infected yesterday - numerous infections found throughout the Region

Mohawk GArdens Public school

By Staff February 17th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It should come as no huge surprise – COVID19 infections are being reported at several schools in […]

Public school board trustees gearing up to choose the next Director of Education

Miller while motion being read May 2-18

By Pepper Parr February 16th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Sometime between now and the end of August the Halton District School Board trustees are expected […]

Budget time for the Public School Board

HDSB Facebook channel

By Staff February 16th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The schools may not have been as open as parents would have liked but the bills still […]

Ontario Working with Municipal Partners to Improve Social Assistance

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By Staff February 16th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The new provincial plan will ensure people are getting the right supports at the right time. In […]

Is it time to at least think about looking for a different Prime Minister ?

Chrystia Freeland and PM

By Pepper Parr February 15th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION We are for the most part proud of the country we live in. Most of us […]

The flow of information on who will get vaccinated when is almost as bad as the rate at which vaccine doses are being delivered

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By Pepper Parr, February 15th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   I learned this morning that sometime soon – which probably means sometime in March, the Priority […]