Free P for December - does it make a difference to the Brant street merchants?

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

November 27th, 2017



For all of December you will be able to park your car at a city parking meter in the downtown core FREE.

City hall seems to feel that is the benefit.

The real benefit is we won’t have to squint into that little screen to read the instructions when the sun makes it all but impossible to reads the instructions.

It is a Free P – in downtown Burlington for the fifth year

The parking is free in city lots and on-street parking spaces.

Parking meter wrapped

Parking meter wrapped for the month of December – parking is free for the month.

Parking MMW + Brian Dean with head of meter

Brian Dean with Councillor Marianne Meed Ward the day the new parking meters were installed.

Free P allows vehicles to park in on-street parking spaces for free for up to three hours. For vehicles parked in municipal parking lots or the parking garage at 414 Locust St., there is no maximum time limit. Overnight parking in municipal lots is also allowed.

Motorists with downtown parking permits are reminded to continue to park in their assigned parking lot throughout the month of December in order to maximize the number of parking spaces available for visitors.
The City of Burlington provides 1,500 municipal parking spaces in downtown Burlington and offers free parking year-round in the downtown Monday to Friday after 6 p.m. and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Brian Dean, Executive Director of the Burlington Downtown Business Association and Chair of the Downtown Parking Committee explains that the “goal is to keep downtown’s unique shopping and dining experiences top of mind for residents and visitors this holiday season. We want to encourage patrons to explore even more of the services downtown by removing a parking fee from the equation this December.”

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Conservation Authority raises Water Conditions Statement to yellow

News 100 redBy Staff

November 4th, 2017



Flood conditions - yellowEnvironment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding a low pressure system that will be moving through Southern Ontario starting tonight and extending through Sunday. Appreciable amounts of rain are likely in many areas especially Sunday and Sunday night with forecasted amounts ranging between 25 to 40 mm.

Riverine flooding is not anticipated, however potential rainfall amounts combined with saturated ground conditions may result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams.

Water levels in watershed creeks will rise significantly during the weekend. Caution around the edges of creeks - especially with children.

Water levels in watershed creeks will rise significantly during the weekend. Caution around the edges of creeks – especially with children.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through Monday November 6, 2017. Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will provide updates as required.


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Why do authors write what they write - hear two writers in conversation with Lynda Simmons at The Different Drummer.

eventsblue 100x100By Staff

November 4th, 2017



It's a small, independent bookstore that has been in business for more than forty years and continues to draw top level authors. Burlington is one of the few Canadians cities that consistently offers these events.

It’s a small, independent bookstore that has been in business for more than forty years and continues to draw top level authors. offers

A Different Drummer Books has put together a program that anyone interested in how authors create the books they write will be interested in attending.

Robyn Harding and Roz Nay will be in conversation with Linda Simmons on Friday November 17 – 7pm at A Different Drummer Books

Admission is free – they do want you to register.

Diff drummer authorsRobyn Harding wrote The Party – a powerful novel of family tragedy and harrowing social descent. Roz Nay, wrote Our Little Secret, a stunning, taut and adroitly designed thriller.

Lynda Simmons, an accomplished novelist and creative writing instructor, will lead her fellow authors in a discussion of their books and the writer’s art.

Sounds like something worth the time
Please register at

Put Please reserve a place for me on November 17. in the subject line.

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Clocks go back an hour tonight - make the change before you get into bed and enjoy that extra hour of snooze time.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

November 3, 2017



The clocks go back an hour – which means an additional hour of snooze time for you on Sunday.

It is amazing just how many of us forget or neglect to make the change – thankfully our computers make the change automatically for us.

Clock - back an hour

There are easier ways to move the hands of a clock.

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Prospect to be closed at night east of Guelph Line.

notices100x100By Staff

November 3rd, 2017


Prospect Street, from Guelph Line to Regency Court will be closed nightly from November 6 to 25, between 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Guelph and Prospect - Regency screen shot

From Guelph line west to Regency Court – road closures.

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Maintenance work to be done to the city’s online services Monday night.

notices100x100By Staff

November 1st, 2017



There is maintenance work to be done to the city’s online services.

City hall - older picIt will take place on Monday, November. 6 at 10 p.m. and it is expected to take at least an hour.

Online services:

• Online business license renewal
• Online Property information requests

will be unavailable during maintenance service on

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