A new development will be going before the public before the planners at city hall see anything - is this the way development applications are going to be handled going forward?

News 100 blueBy Staff

November 1st, 2018


A new development will be going before the public before the planners at city hall see anything – is this the way development applications are going to be handled going forward?

A development taking place in ward 2 is going to be presented to the public BEFORE it is presented to the Planning department.

That is new; the ward 2 Councillor and Mayor Elect Marianne Meed Ward explains “This is a pre-consultation with the community prior to submitting an application, so we will all see the information at the public meeting.

This approach to development was unheard of with the council that was first elected in 2010.

The development will be presented to the public at a meeting to take place at the Lions Hall on November 19th, at 6:30 pm.

Nov 17 meet dev proposalThe development is yards away from a controversial  18 storey development.

Councillor Elect Lisa Kearns published a note telling her “constituents” that she would be attending the meeting to represent their interests.

Kearns gets to represent the good people of Ward 2 sometime during the evening of December 3rd once she has been sworn in.


Adi’s Nautique development is stuck at the Administrative Review level.

Martha Street is undergoing a massive change.  The Nautique, an ADI development that is stalled in an Administrative Review Tribunal hearing is planned for where Martha meets Lakeshore Road.

The Mattamy development for the corner of James and Martha is working its way through the planning process.

The Mattamy development was for 18 fkloors at one point – then got taken down a notch to 17 storeys which is what the city was prepared to approve on Brant Street.

The Adi development is for 24 storeys and almost across the street is the 22 storey Bridgewater development that is well underway; the full height has already been reached.

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Mattamy wants to put up a 17 storey tower right across the street from the proposed 11 story building the public get to know more about later in the month.


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Loose leaf collection begins next week.

notices100x100By Staff

October 29th, 2018



The loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, November 5th.

This crew will probably not be clearing the leaves from your property. They were working along New Street when this picture was taken.

Get those loose leaves to the edge of the road for pick up.

Check the leaf collection schedule and rake leaves to the curb as close as possible to their pickup date.

To ensure the safety of collection crews and avoid damaging equipment, please keep the loose-leaf piles free of debris and sticks.

Leaves mixed with debris and waste will not be collected. Please help prevent flooding, by keeping catch basins and ditches clear of leaves.

To ensure a successful pick-up, residents can:

• Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or roadway in a loose pile. Do not pile leaves on the road
• Remove basketball nets, cars and other obstructions from the road during pick-up dates
• Clear leaves from sidewalks and walkways
• Avoid placing garbage bags, bins, Blue Boxes and GreenCarts on top of loose-leaf piles
• Give crews distance to remove the leaves when driving

After the collection program is complete, any remaining leaves should be placed in yard-waste bags for curb side collection by Halton Region.

Mark Adam, manager of road operations reminds you that “Over the next six weeks, city crews will be in neighbourhoods across Burlington collecting leaves. Residents can help by making sure they rake leaves close to the edge of the curb in loose piles, free of debris, to ensure crews can easily and safely pick them up.”

Leaf collection 2018

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Brant street road closure boundary extended.

News 100 redBy Staff

October 26th, 2018



The city has decided to extend the outer limits of the road closures that will take place for the Rogers Hometown Hockey

Hometown hockeyThursday, Oct. 25 from 6 a.m. to Monday Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

• Brant Street from Ontario Street to Lakeshore Road (new)
• James Street from John Street to Brant Street
• Left turn lane closure on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street
• Pine Street is local access only (new)
20-minute drop-off and pick-up for businesses will remain.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Road Closure - Oct. 25 - 29, 2018

notices100x100By Staff

October 25th, 2018



Hometown hockeyWith the arrival of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Burlington this weekend, Brant Street will be closed between Ontario Street and Pine Street starting Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 6 a.m. until Monday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

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TVO hosts Goldring, Meed Ward and Wallace in a solid debate. You get to see what the options are on a bigger stage.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

October 18th, 2018



It was worth watching – three of the Mayoralty candidates debating on TVO’s The Agenda.

It gives you a chance to watch a debate with an experienced moderator who put tough questions to the three of them.  This level of quality is something ECoB can aspire to.

TVO debate 2

The Agenda with Steve Paikin and three Mayoralty candidates

Steve Paikin covered a number of bases.

Development, intensification, aggressive third party advertising that was aimed at Meed Ward which the other two candidates said they knew nothing about.

That advertising didn’t fall off the back of some truck

Paikin missed picking up on Mayor Goldring’s two public gaffs when he went after Meed Ward with some uncalled for comments.

The matter of Mayor Goldring asking the province to think about letting us annex Waterdown came up. Wallace said the idea may well turn out to be a Pandora’s Box.

Meed Ward said it should never have been brought up.

TVO debate

It was a good debate – they got to go after each other in a polite Burlington way.

Paikin pointed out that one of the worst kept secrets in the province are the plans being developed at Queen’s Park for more municipal amalgamation. It was suggested that the provincial municipal ministry might decide to merge Burlington with Hamilton.

The question I found myself asking was: Which of these three do I want leading the city through the tough issues ahead of us.

Make a point of watching the 27 minutes – you will come away with a better view of what the options are after watching the program. Click on the link to view the broadcast.



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City View Park closed Oct. 24-26 for Snow Fighter Training

News 100 redBy Staff

October 17th, 2018



They may not be the Guardians of the Galaxy or an Avenger, but the City of Burlington’s Snow Fighter team will be guardians of our roads this winter, fighting what may feel like an infinity war against snowy and icy roads.

Snow plows in tandemThat’s pretty spicy language from the city’s communications department. The media release goes on to say: “In order to prepare, Snow Fighter training will take place at City View Park from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, with the park closed to the public from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on those days.

Snow Fighters, which include those who operate snow plows, sanders, salters and brine trucks, will be training and practicing their skills throughout the park’s roads and parking lots to ensure the Snow Fighters are ready for the first snowfall.

What is a little confusing is how do you train for driving snow plows when there is no snow? Or does the city know something about the weather the rest of us don’t know.

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An email that you could mistake - always - if in doubt - don't.

Crime 100By Staff

October 17th, 2018



If you saw this email – you would be stunned.

And if you do a lot of your bill paying and invoice processing on line – you would be heading to the on-line bank account to see what this is about.

If you are a small business you know what your payables are – and you wouldn’t recognize this one. You might be tempted to click on that View the invoice – and at that point they’ve gotcha.

Which is the point behind the email.

You have to be careful – pay attention.

Here is what the email said:

indeed logo

Thanks! Your payment has been processed.
$459.15 CAD
Best Network Recruitment
Invoice # 16236125

Your charges:  September 2018 Advertising on Indeed.com
$459.15 CAD

You may also wish to
View billing history
Update payment method

This email was loaded with trouble.


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City Clerk explains why the delay in getting the PIN number needed to complete on-line voting.

News 100 redBy Staff

October 15th, 2018


Headline has been revised after details supplied by City Clerk/Returning Officer

Mark Gillies, a frequent contributor to the Gazette had a problem when he went online to vote.

on line voting“My wife and I tried online voting this morning. It was unsuccessful. We followed the entire procedure successfully, right up until a PIN number was to be emailed to each of us from the city. Usually, something like this would be sent immediately, but in this case we’ve waited patiently for over half an hour, and still nothing has been sent.

“I’m wondering if other residents of Burlington have been facing the same problem. If they are, then this whole online voting is a complete waste of time and a big embarrassment for the City of Burlington.”

City Clerk and Returning Officer for the municipal election Angela Morgan has advised us that “there are absolutely no problems with internet voting.   As we have stated in all of our materials, it can take up to 24 hours to receive your PIN.

“There are a number of security measures in the background that need to be verified before a PIN in released.  Also, in some cases, the PIN e-mail has gone into the SPAM folder in voter’s inbox which is based on the settings with their providers.

City Clerk Angela Morgan fails to ensure media alerted to Special Council meeting. Her communications people dropped the ball as well.

City Clerk Angela Morgan signing the 2010 election returns. That was an easy election – the 2018 event is turning out to be a much more boisterous event.

“We have staff assisting any voter that is having issues or have not received their PIN after 24 hours – from my count a very small number of people have not received their PIN after 24 hours and in the majority of cases it has to do with their e-mail provider.”

If you need help – call the city at 905-335-7600.  The city clerk advises that 9,000 people have registered to vote online and the majority of those have cast their ballots.

Gillies pointed out that “younger voters would prefer online voting rather than taking the time to line up at a polling station. How many of these younger voters might just not bother to vote at a polling station then? I wonder if this apparent screw up would favour, or harm any of the candidates.”

Gillies adds that this is “such a decisive election” every vote needs to be counted properly.

Gilles wrote a series of articles on the people who built the city we have today. His series on Spencer Smith were exceptional.

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If you don't have a credible argument - baffle the public with BS

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

October 6th, 2018



There was a time in the province of Quebec during their provincial elections when one political party would find a candidate with the same family name as a member some other political party. Both names would appear on the ballot – voters were confused – which was the objective.

The rules were tightened up and that practice came to an end.

There is a group in Burlington that is doing the same thing.

ECOB logoECoB – Engaged Citizens of Burlington came to life in December of 2017. I was in the room when the 20 some odd people decided they wanted a city wide grass roots organization.

The representation for all six wards was a little thin – this was just a formative meeting. What impressed me at the time was that there were people from different parts of the city with cheques in their pocket – all they needed to know was who the cheques should be made out to.

These were small local citizens groups that believed there was a need for a larger organization.

ECoB did stumble in their opposition to the development the city had approved opposite city hall. They filed an appeal then at the last minute withdrew the appeal.

What they have achieved is something that has never been seen in this city before. Churches filled to the rafters with people listening to all candidate meetings.

Full house 350

Resident packed the Baptist Church on New Street. The city had never seen anything like it before.

Resident at Bateman debatte

The staff at Bateman high school kept having to put out another row of chairs as residents continued to walk into the cafeteria where the debate was held.

Since then, a reactionary group that is interested in getting behind special interests, has done everything they could to dismiss and diminish what ECoB has managed to do.

Sharman seat at ward 5

The seat at the candidate table reserved for Councillor Sharman wasn’t used. He didn’t show up for the debate in his ward.

The member of city council most opposed to ECoB has been Paul Sharman, followed by Blair Lancaster and then Jack Dennison.

It isn’t clear yet just who the players are behind this other group who call themselves Informed Citizens of Burlington

They claim to be a not for profit group searching for and sharing information during the 2018 local municipal election. The only thing the Gazette has been able to find s a twitter account.

Transparency doesn’t appear to be something they understand; it certainly doesn’t appear in their mission statement.

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Halton Region Health Department confirms case of rabies in a bat found in Burlington

Halton Region Health Department confirms case of rabies in a bat found in Burlington

News 100 redBy Staff

October 2, 2018



The Halton Region Health Department received test results confirming that a bat found in the area of Upper Middle Road and Appleby Line in Burlington had rabies. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in Halton this year.

bat“The Health Department is reminding residents to avoid all contact with bats and other wild animals,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health. “Residents who may have had physical contact with a bat should see a physician immediately and contact the Health Department by calling 311.”

Rabies is a viral disease that causes severe damage to the brain and spinal cord, and if untreated before symptoms appear will lead to death. The virus is spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually entering through a bite or scratch. Rabies illness in humans can be prevented after exposure to rabies by the use of rabies vaccine, which is extremely effective, but only if it is administered before symptoms occur.

It is not always possible to identify if a bat has rabies, however rabid bats may move slowly, lose the ability to fly, remain active during daylight hours or be unresponsive to loud noises.

bat flying

There are a number of things you can do to protect your family and pets:

• Seek medical attention immediately if you come in contact with a raccoon, skunk, bat or other potentially rabid animal.
• Report all animal bites or scratches to the Halton Region Health Department.
• Warn your children to stay away from any wild, stray or aggressive animals.
• Do not feed or keep wild animals as pets.
• Do not touch dead or sick animals.
• Make sure your pet’s rabies vaccinations are up to date.
• Keep your pet on a leash when off your property.
• Have your pet seen by a veterinarian if it has come in contact with a raccoon or other wild animal.

For more information on rabies, visit halton.ca or call the Halton Region Health Department by calling 311.

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Ward level debates are the best source of information on the people running for office. These are the people who want to set the tax rates and determine what kind of service you get for those taxes.

council 100x100By Pepper Parr

September 28th, 2018



It has been a very full week politically.

The world laughed at the President of the United States when he was addressing the United Nations; a nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States faced accusations from what appeared to me to be a credible witness who claimed he had been sexually assaulted when they were both teenagers.

New Brunswickers are now trying to determine who will lead the government with the Liberals desperately trying to hang on to power.

And in Burlington we have debates taking place in every ward, something Burlington has never experienced before, while all three incumbents at the ward level refuse to take part – a desperate attempt to hold power.

Candidates att table on stage

Ward 5 candidates: From the left: Xin Yi Zhang, Daniel Roukema, Wendy Moraghan and Mary Alice St. James

Sharman seat at ward 5

Ward 5 incumbent Councillor Paul Sharman chose not to take part in the ward debate.

Last week the ward debates in wards 5 and 6 took place: ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman said he did not trust the group that organized the debate.

The next day the ward 6 debate took place. Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster refused to take part because she believed the group that organized the event was biased and unfair to her. She also blamed the Gazette for a story it had published about her reasons for not taking part.

This week we watched the candidate in ward 4 sit on a stage by herself because the incumbent had not shown up on time – there was never any certainty that Councillor Jack Dennison was going to arrive. He did and used his 20+ years of experience to bob and weave his way through the questions put to him.

All candidates at table

The five candidates running in ward 3: From the left Peter Rusin, Gareth Williams, Lisa Cooper, Darcy xxx and Rory Nisan


Retiring ward 3 Councillor John Taylor

In ward 3 we listened to five candidates who consistently thanked the incumbent John Taylor for his more than thirty years of public service – he got close to a standing ovation while the candidates for the ward seat agreed, for the most part, that term limits should be in place.

In ward 6, the four candidates took part in a debate arranged by a local church. The ward Councillor Blair Lancaster was comfortable participating in this debate.

It also included a debate between the Mayoralty candidates.

Citizens have the kind of opportunity they have never had before – they can sit at home and watch the debates and decide for themselves who they want to be members of city council.

This election is pivotal for Burlington. There are some major issues on the table.

Be informed and vote.

It is your city, your home, the place you chose to live and raise your children. The government you elect is the government that will determine the kind of services available to you and the taxes you will pay,

high profile 421

This 24 story tower that will rise across the street from city hall has been approved by city Council. A second tower south of this one has been approved at 17 storeys – the developer has appealed asking for 24 stories.

There is a lot at stake.

The ward 5 debate link is here.

The ward 6 ECoB debate is here.

The ward 6 debate at St. Georges Anglican Church is here.

The ward 4 debate is here.

The ward 3 debate will be available later today.

Next week there will be debates in wards 1 and 2 – the video of those debates will be made available.

There is also a debate on October 9th for all the Mayoralty candidates that will take place at Central high school.

Locations dates and times are set in the advertisements, which are on the right side of every page of this on line newspaper.

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Province to focus on safer sports opportunities for kids - attention will be on concussions. Better late than never – this should have been done year’s ago.

sportsred 100x100By Staff

September 26th, 2018



The province of Ontario is taking action to keep Ontario’s kids safe and demonstrating its commitment to making sports safer by marking Rowan’s Concussion Law Day. The province is developing a multimedia campaign that will raise awareness about concussion safety.

concussion helmet

It’s graphic – but the point gets made. Is this what we want to do to our kids in the name of sports.

The campaign will get concussion safety information in front of the Ontarians who need it most.

“Reducing the risk of concussions is always the goal. But concussions happen and knowing what to do – whether you’re an athlete, a parent, a coach or a teacher – can save lives,” said Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “We’ll honour Rowan Stringer’s memory by launching a province-wide multimedia campaign to raise awareness about concussion safety.”

Concussion- skull image

A concussion is a head injury caused by moving forces such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, that results in a variety of symptoms and temporary changes in mental status, coordination, and balance. Definitions are constantly updated based upon new research, but a concussion is a form of a traumatic brain injury. In fact, it’s the most common traumatic brain injury. After a concussion, the symptoms that occur differ from patient to patient. These include headaches, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, feeling slowed down, repeated vomiting, sleep problems, and even irritability and sadness. Symptoms may not even appear for days or weeks after the injury.

Concussions represent nearly a quarter of Ontario student injuries treated by a doctor or nurse. Ontario students who report a head injury are more than twice as likely to report very high emotional distress and to report less success in academics.

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services, sponsored Rowan’s Concussion Law in the Legislative Assembly, where it was adopted in March, 2018.

Better late than never – this should have been done year’s ago.

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Transit detours on Sunday - due to the Run for the Cure race.

notices100x100By Staff

September 26th, 2018



Route 3, 4 & 10 Detours on September . 30, 2018: Detour due to Run for the Cure road race

Detour Area: New St. between Drury Ln and Woodview Rd; Lakeshore Rd. from Elizabeth to Guelph Line, Guelph Line from Lakeshore Rd. to Woodward Rd.

Detour Dates: Sunday, Sept. 30 from approximately 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Proceed to stops on:
• New Street west of Drury Lane
• New Street east of Woodview Rd.
• Guelph Line north of Woodview Rd.
Detour Routes:

• Route 3 will travel along New St., turn left onto Drury Lane, right onto Woodward Ave., left onto Guelph Line and continue its regular route. Route 3 will not service Lakeshore Road and Guelph line south of Woodward Ave.

• Route 4 eastbound will travel along New St., turn left onto Drury Lane, right onto Prospect St., right onto Cumberland Ave., left onto Rexway Dr., right onto Woodview Rd. and continue its regular route.

• Route 4 westbound will travel along New St., turn right onto Woodview Rd., left onto Rexway Dr., right onto Cumberland Ave., left onto Prospect St., left onto Drury Lane, left onto New St. and continue its regular route

• Route 10 eastbound will travel along New St., turn left onto Drury Lane, right onto Prospect St., right onto Cumberland Ave., left onto Rexway Dr., right onto Woodview Rd. and continue its regular route.

• Route 10 westbound will travel along New St., turn right onto Woodview Rd., left onto Rexway Dr., right onto Cumberland Ave., left onto Prospect St., left onto Drury Lane, left onto New St. and continue its regular route.

Sept 30 transit detours

Stops not in service:
• Stops on Lakeshore between Elizabeth St. and Guelph Line
• Stops on New St. between Drury Lane and Woodview Rd.
• Stops on Guelph Line between Lakeshore Rd and Woodward Ave.

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50% of car seats inspections - fail.

News 100 redBy Staff

September 26th, 2018



Members of the Halton Partners for Car Seat Safety recently conducted a Car Seat Inspection Clinic at the Wellspring Church on New Street in Burlington. This group is a collaboration of the Halton Regional Police Service, the Halton Region Health Department, the OPP, the four municipal Fire Services and a number of community volunteers.

In the course of the clinic, police officers interacted with all drivers performing cursory checks of car seats and identifying those requiring further inspection.

carseat inspection

Learning how to set up the car seat correctly.

Officers conduct these inspections under the authority of the Highway Traffic. Occupied car seats form part of a vehicle’s equipment.

Police conducted 90 inspections (the 5-point ‘quick’ inspection).


car seat test results




Link to Ministry of Transportation web site – detailed instructions.

Some noteworthy observations:
• Children showing up in a booster when they should still be in a 5-point harness
• Many untethered or loosely tethered forward-facing car seats were identified.
• A number of boosters were inspected where it was determined that parents had not installed supplied screws in the armrests.

The Halton Partners for Car Seat Safety recommend parents and guardians to read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions when installing a car seat. For car seat resources in your area, dial 311 for information.

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Walkers Line, between Palladium Way and No. 1 Side Road to be closed Sept. 24 to Oct. 5

News 100 redBy Staff

September 21st, 2018



Walkers Line will be closed in both directions between Palladium Way and No 1 Side Road from Sept. 24 to Oct. 5, 2018 for an emergency road culvert replacement.

Local access will be maintained.

Detours for through traffic

Through traffic travelling north on Walkers Line will be detoured along Palladium Way to Appleby Line and then No 1 Side Rd.

Through traffic travelling south on Walkers Line will be detoured along No. 1 Side Road, to Appleby Line and then Palladium Way.

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ECoB not permitted to distribute information provided by city hall at their ward level debates.

News 100 redBy Staff

September 21st, 2018



Penny Hersh is asking:

Penny Hersh

Penny Hersh, president of ECoB

Is this what the City has come to? A grassroots citizen group is unable to provide residents with voting information?

Hersh asked the City Clerk, Angela Morgan, who is also the Returning Officer for the municipal and Board of Education elections, if she could get copies of the notices the city had on the elections and distribute them to people who attended the debates they are running in every ward of the city.

Here is the response from the city,

“Penny, Danielle (a city staff member involved in the administration of the election) forwarded your request for printed information about voting locations from city hall for distribution at the ECOB organized debates.

“As the Returning Officer for the election, I fully support community organized debates however, my role is to ensure that all events association with the City of Burlington Clerks department are completely impartial.

“I have received numerous complaints and concerns from members of the public about the ECOB, specifically that they are not impartial and the organization is vocally supporting specific candidates.

City Clerk Angela Morgan fails to ensure media alerted to Special Council meeting. Her communications people dropped the ball as well.

City Clerk Angela Morgan is also the Returning Officer for the October 22nd Municipal election.

“Given these concerns, we cannot permit the City of Burlington logo or materials to be distributed at these events. Please ask members of the public to go to our election page (address below) to get all of the information that they need to ensure they are on the list and know where to vote.”

The Gazette wonders what steps the Returning Officer took to determine if there was any truth to the information they were given.

Would the Returning Officer care to share the complaints she was given?

A video of the entire ward 5 debate is available at CLICK HERE.  The city staff running the election would be well served to watch the event and determine for themselves if ECoB is an impartial organization.

There is not a single shred of evidence to even suggest that ECoB has done anything to favour any one candidate.  The bias against ECoB at city hall is both palpable and disturbing.

Angela Morgan has provided the public with the following information.

Are you on the voters’ list?

The voters’ list contains the names, addresses and school support for each eligible voter.
Elected positions include Halton Regional Chair, Mayor and members of City Council for the City of Burlington, trustees for the Halton District School Board and Halton District Catholic School Board and Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.

To see if you are on the voters’ list:
• Go to burlington.ca/election
• Call Burlington City Hall at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481
• Visit Burlington City Hall at 426 Brant St., first floor, Clerks Department, or
• Visit any branch of Burlington Public Library.

Not on the list?
You can apply to the city clerk to add your name to the voters’ list or correct your information. If your name is not on the list or your information is incorrect, you can complete an Application to Amend the Voters’ List form.

Forms are available in the Clerks Department, first floor, Burlington City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or at the voting location on voting day. Forms must be completed in person and identification that includes your name and address is required.

Voter Information Notices
Voter Information Notices have been mailed. This notice includes your Voter Identification Number and provides dates, times and locations for voting, including Internet voting.

If you are on the voters’ list for the 2018 Burlington municipal election, you should have received your Voter Information Notice by mail by Oct. 1. If you did not receive your notice, or there are errors on your notice:

• Call the City of Burlington at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481
• Email elections@burlington.ca, or
• Visit Burlington City Hall, 426 Brant St., from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ways to vote

Voters have options for how, where and when to vot for the Oct. 22 election.
Online Registration and Voting (Oct. 1 – Oct. 17):
• Anytime
• Have access to the Internet? If yes, vote online from anywhere
• Use your Voter Information Notice (VIN) to register and vote at burlington.ca/election

Advance Voting (Oct. 13 and 17):
• 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Oct. 13, Mapleview Shopping Centre-food court, 900 Maple Ave.
• Oct. 17, Mapleview Shopping Centre-food court, 900 Maple Ave.
• Oct. 17, Tansley Woods Community Centre- community rooms 1 and 2, 1996 Itabashi Way

Election Day (Oct. 22):
• 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• NEW in 2018 – Vote Anywhere your Ward
• Vote at any of the four locations in your ward.

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Changes to transit routes 4, 10 and 20 on Sunday September 23rd.

notices100x100By Staff

September 21, 2018



With the Appleby Line Street Festival and the Amazing Bed Race closing down Appleby Line, but routes get changed.

The following routes will have detours on Sunday, September 23

Route 4, 10 and 20
Detour Area: Appleby Line from New Street to Fairview Street

Detour Dates: Sunday, Sept. 23 from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Street
Fairview Street
Pinedale Avenue east of Timber Lane

Appleby bus route changes

Bus route changes

Detour Routes:
• Route 4 will travel along Longmoor Dr., turn left onto Inverary Rd., right onto Fairview St. and proceed to the Appleby GO station. Route 4 will not service stops on Pinedale Avenue

• Route 10 Eastbound will travel along New St., turn left onto Timber Ln, right onto Pindale Ave, left onto New St., left onto Burloak Dr., left onto Harvester Rd., left onto Appleby Ln and left onto Fairview St. and proceed to the Appleby GO station. Route 10 eastbound will not service stops on Appleby Line

• Route 10 Westbound will leave the Appleby GO station, turn right onto Fairview St., right onto Appleby Line, right onto Harvester Rd., right onto Burloak Dr., right onto New St., and continue its regular route. Route 10 westbound will not service stops on Appleby Line

• Route 20 will leave the Appleby GO station, turn right onto Fairview St., right onto Appleby Line, right onto Harvester Rd., right onto Burloak Dr., right onto New St., left onto Appleby Line, left onto Lakeshore Rd., left onto Burloak Dr. left onto Harvester Rd., left onto Appleby Ln and left onto Fairview St. and proceed to the Appleby GO station. Route 20 will not service stops on Appleby Line

Stops not in service:
• 360 – Appleby ln at New St.
• 376 – 419 Appleby Ln
• 392 – Appleby Ln at Longmoor Dr
• 395 – Appleby Ln a Pinedale Ave
• 397 – Pinedale Ave. at Appleby Ln
• 403 – Pinedale Ave at Timber Ln
• 421 – Pinedale Ave at Appleby Mall
• 435 – Appleby Ln at Sheraton Rd
• 438 – Appleby Ln at Bennet Rd
• 451 – 666 Appleby Ln
• 453 – Appleby Ln at Fairview St

Route 4 detour due to Longmoor Dr. construction.

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Candidates for the Office of Mayor of Burlington

council 100x100By Staff

September 16th, 2018



ECoB – the Engaged Citizens of Burlington are hosting a series of debates at both the ward level and for the four candidates that are running for the office of Mayor.

ECoB is a non-profit corporation. It does not have charitable status.

Its funds come from donations made by citizens who have attended ECoB events and from other community groups in the city that have made donations.

The debate for the Mayoralty candidates is to take place at Central high school on October 9th. The moderator of that debate is a well-known, highly respected woman who has served as the lead for a different non-profit corporation.

Her name will be announced on September 20th. There are a few ECoB people the proposed moderator has yet to meet.

The four candidates for the office of Mayor are: Rick Goldring, Marianne Meed Ward, Mike Wallace and Greg Woodruff.

Goldring campaign picture

Rick Goldring


Meed Ward winsome

Marianne Meed Ward

Wallace H&S

Mike Wallace

Greg Woodruff

Greg Woodruff

Rick Goldring, the incumbent.
has served as a member of Council for more than 12 years. and has been Mayor for eight  years. A web site detailing  his platform and his achievements is set out below.  https://www.rickgoldring.ca/

Mike Wallace, a former city Councillor and former Member of Parliament for Mayor.
His web site is at https://mikewallaceformayor.ca/

Marianne Meed Ward, is a two term member of city council for ward 2.  She is a professional journalist and a panel member on several radio and television talk shows. Her web site is at https://mariannemeedward.ca/

Greg Woodruff, an Aldershot resident who ran for the Office of Regional Chair in 2014.  A web site setting out his platform and achievements is at:  https://www.gregwoodruff.com/

Central High school

Central high school

Doors to the Central high school auditorium will open at 6:30 pm. Signs promoting any candidate will not be permitted inside the auditorium.

Signs or visual material promoting a candidate or an issue will not be permitted inside the auditorium.

Questions you would like asked by the moderator can be sent electronically to info@

Those attending the debate will be given a card and a pencil on which questions they would like put to the candidates can be written.

The moderator will go through the questions and determine which questions are to be asked. Her role will be to sort through the questions that are similar and put that question to the candidates.

There will be two timers at the front of the auditorium letting the candidates know when there time is up using red and yellow cards to do so.

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On line Drop-In Schedules are now working properly.

notices100x100By Staff

September 14, 2018



The Information Technology people did an upgrade on the service that lets people register for courses and events on line.

City hall - older pic

Deep in the bowels of this building the IT staff toil away at monitors that display lines of code and a language called HTML to create the applications that let people use city hall services. From time to time – something goes wrong.

It bumped into some glitches – usually the result of poor testing before a service is released for public use.

The city Parks and Recreation department now advises that the on line Drop-In Schedules are now working properly.

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Hamilton Super Crawl means changes to transit Route 1 and 101 Detour – Hamilton - Sept. 14, 15 & 16

notices100x100By Staff

September 12th, 2108



Hamilton’s Super Crawl requires changes in transit routes.

Route 1 and 101 will be detouring around the Supercrawl event starting on Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16.

Hamilton, Ontario, September 13,2014, Huge crowds at The Arkells concert Friday night at SuperCrawl. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, September 13,2014, Huge crowds at The Arkells concert Friday night at SuperCrawl. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Detour Area: James St. between King St. and Strachan St. W. and York St. between Bay St. N. and Hughson St. N.

Detour Dates: Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16

Detour Routes: Routes 1 and 101 will turn right onto Queen St., left onto Main St., left onto John St., left onto John St. and left onto King St. and continue regular routing.

Stops not in service: 911 (York Blvd at Bay St.) 912 (York Blvd at Park St.), 834 (York Blvd at James St), 681 (Wilson St at John St.), and 680 (Catherine St. at King William St.)

Proceed to:
• Bay St. N. at Vine St. (#682) for Route 1
• York Blvd. at Queen St. N. (#913) for Route 101 (Friday)
• King St. at James St. N. (#679) for Route 1 and 101.

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