City does have a serious financial shortfall due to COVID19 - treasurer believes it is manageable

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By Pepper Parr July 13, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Tax due dates are be made a little longer, there are deferrals, and there is tax […]

Rivers and creeks water levels higher - caution with children

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By Staff July 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Conservation Halton advises that some areas of the watershed received over 25 mm of rain generated from […]

Double shooting on Plains Road East: 1 dead

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By Staff July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Was it the hot hot weather? Did tempers get lost? It has been some time since Burlington […]

Halton Chief of Police gets sucked into a twitter debate with a politician.


By Pepper Parr July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Dear Chief – you got sucked into the undertow when all you wanted was a short […]

Region holds onto its bond/credit rating - a successful track record of more than 30 years

Nothing in the Region will be able to open up - maybe next week.

By Pepper Parr July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Regional Chair Gary Carr – as proud as a new father over the credit/bond rating There […]

Senior Liberal Party officials should begin planning for a leadership convention - Justin's time is up

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By Pepper Parr July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Margaret Trudeau at a WE Charity event. The Prime Minister’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, gets paid $250,000 […]

Mayor goes public with her mask.

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By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor wasn’t all that keen on the idea of wearing a face mask. She […]

Beachway parking problem has resulted in much stronger enforcement and some pretty stiff fines.

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By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a full day’s work for members of city council today – they began at […]

A Council committee voted for a bylaw that would make face masks mandatory - with a long list of exceptions - it goes to Council on Monday.

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By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Well – they passed it at Standing Committee. After three solid hours of debate during which […]

Mayor says 'great news' - look that gift horse in the mouth.

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By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In her A Better Burlington newsletter Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said: “We received great news from […]

Road Closure: North Shore Boulevard East, July 18 - 19, 2020


By Staff July 8th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   North Shore Boulevard will be fully closed in both directions for bridge demolition work beginning Saturday, July […]

Ward Councillor and Mayor sponsoring a motion that will require people to wear face masks

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By Pepper Parr July 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Sit down for this one. At a meeting on Thursday Council is going to consider the […]

Some council members are finding that the Mayor isn't quite what was advertised.

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By Pepper Parr July 8th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor was in a bit of a bind. She was, uncharacteristically, tip toeing around the […]

Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program has council excited - staff puts forward a time line council wants to change. This is a biggy - but awkward administratively.

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By Pepper Parr July 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON If you don’t own a house or are not interested in upgrading your property and contributing to […]

Courageous response by an assault victim leads to arrest.

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By Staff July 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service has made an arrest in relation to an assault against an 18 […]

It is Time to Wear a Mask. If Governments will not act to protect us, we must protect each other.

By Jim Young July 6, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   As we watch our neighbours to the south descend into self-inflicted chaos over their refusal to […]

Mayor now says she has the support of the MOH for a face mask bylaw. She also has a motion planned for a meeting next week.


By Staff July 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Gazette published an opinion piece on the difficulty Mayor Marianne Meed Ward was having on the […]

To mask or not to mask - Mayor isn't going to lead on this issue. The downside on this one is something we will all pay for.

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By Pepper Parr July 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On the matter of face masks that many commercial establishments require you to wear when you […]

The pools will be open - you will need to wade through a lot of bureaucracy to register. Open ONLY to Burlington residents


By Staff July 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Summer is in full force. The pools are open – well at least most of them. LaSalle […]

Provincial Court offences scheduled until Sept. 14, 2020 will be rescheduled. Do not attend court.

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By Staff July 3rd, 2020 Burlington, on   NOTICE TO PUBLIC REGARDING PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT MATTERS Revised July 3, 2020 All Provincial Offences Act matters […]