Rivers: Who do we hold accountable if we fail to stop climate warming?

Ford scrapping carbon tx

By Ray Rivers December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON “President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to […]

Region releases figures setting out new house builds for 2020

New houses in the Alron community on the North side of Dundas added to the construction industry numbers for the 3Q of 2011.

By Staff December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If you want to know what the growth of residential housing is going to look like for […]

Rotary Centennial Pond re-opens on Thursday.

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 December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Rotary Centennial Pond will be open on Thursday It wasn’t exactly warm yesterday – but outdoor […]

Criminal code charges laid against Sean Baird may impact a lot of vested interests in the city.

OPP cruiser

By Pepper Parr December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The announcement that the police had a warrant to arrest Sean Baird may have had a […]

The community is seriously divided on the private tree bylaw - so is council but the

Big tree cutting

By Staff December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a contentious issue for close to a decade. It was impossible to find a […]

Is the staff compliment climbing just a little too quickly?

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Is anyone doing a staff compliment count? How many people have been added to the number […]

Long long debates - strong differences of opinion - but council voted to create a Private Tree Bylaw on a 5-2 vote.

Tree Guelph line close up -no name

By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They did it. City Council passed a private tree bylaw during debates that got close to […]

Nothing festive about city hall - about as welcoming as a county jail.

city hall lobby

By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The talk is about making city hall a more service oriented place. Making it a place […]

Council was half an hour short of approving a budget Monday night.

Mayor with Civic bling

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward, sporting her civic “bling” ran a tight council meeting – was challenged twice […]

Holiday happenings city side: pools, parking, ice, transit - the whole nine yards.

Christmas tree

By Staff December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of City administrative services will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, […]

Skating at the Rotary Centennial Pond is on hold until the water-main break is repaired.

Ice pond - Rotary

By Staff December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Just when it was getting to be really ice skating outdoors weather – a water-main break at […]

Provincial Police issue arrest warrant for Sean Baird; charged with serious Criminal Code offenses.

Election 2018

By Staff December 16th, 20119 BURLINGTON, ON   Marianne Meed Ward celebrating her election win in October 2018 Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announced this morning […]

Walking the talk - crafting a budget that focuses on climate change issues hasn't put members of council in electric cars.

BMW hydro EV charging device

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON We were advised by the Office of the Mayor this afternoon that “The vehicle the Mayor uses […]

Sheila Jones named new Executive Director of Strategy, Risk & Accountability

Sheila Jones

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Sheila Jones is the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director of Strategy, Risk & […]

Gould gets her marching orders: The 2019 mandate letter.

Gould and PM Trudeau

        December 13th, 2019 Dear Ms. Gould: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of International Development. On Election […]

Aldershot to get its own retail cannabis outlet.

cannabis - opening day

By Staff December 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a fourth cannabis retail […]

Andrew Scheer got this one right: Liberals in the House didn't support his motion.

Scheer cropped

By Ray Rivers December 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Readers will know that it is not often I agree with Andrew Scheer. But I was […]

Can you identify this suspect? Call the police or Crime Stoppers.

Suspect 3 Dec 12

By Staff December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   He may not have wanted his picture taken – the police now want to take a clearer […]

Public school board supports free transit for high school students - city will give it the nod on Monday.

School buses

By Staff December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Trustees of the Halton District School Board (HDSB) encourage the Burlington community to add their voices to […]

Tax increase still at 3.99%; Mayor wants to keep it there - couple of Councillors seem prepared to let it rise - even if just a bit.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor is rock solid on holding the budget increase to 3.99% over last year’s 2.99% […]