When was the last time you heard a good delegation?

Council chamber - new look

By Pepper Parr November 5th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Where have all the good ones gone? Where are the dozen or so people who could […]

The kind of mask you wear now matters. Big question is: How do you know what kind of mask you are buying?

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By Staff November 5th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The following came from a CBC News broadcast. Canada has quietly revised its guidelines on how COVID-19 spreads […]

Campaign to Reduce Noise from Cars Results in More Than 1400 Charges

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By Staff November 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has completed its 2020 Project #Noisemaker strategic enforcement campaign. The region-wide project […]

Maintenance work on hydro towers - short term

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By Staff November 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Hydro One will be conducting a maintenance project at Beachway Park and Hamilton Beach this fall. Ongoing […]

Regional Medical Officer of Health updates community on the new Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

Dr Meghani at news conference Hamilton

By Staff November 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health released a statement yesterday afternoon. To the Halton […]

This could be fun - Spencer Smith Park on Saturday

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By Staff November 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Hamilton Aerial Group will be putting on free performance/parade this Friday in Spencer Smith Park at […]

Did you see what our biggest customer just did?

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By Pepper Parr November 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What now? The vast majority of our production goes south. Photo by Jason Kryk/The Canadian Press/File […]

The record number of infections yesterday - 1050 - is cause for everyone to re-think they way they behave

Tiered Regional approach

By Pepper Parr November 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will ease restrictions on the province’s COVID-19 hot spots, hours […]

Member of Heritage Advisory Committee not impressed with city hall plans to remove LaSalle plaque

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By David Barker November 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On October 14th, I attended via Zoom as a member a meeting of the City’s Heritage […]

Drive thru Covid testing discontinued - by appointment only

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By Pepper Parr November 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Joseph Brant Hospital is making changes to its COVID-19 testing operations to better serve the […]

Parks and Recreation working up a program that complies with Stage 2 of the ECG mandate

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By Pepper Parr November 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Parks and Recreation is scrambling to stay ahead of the wave – a wave that […]

Students will move in the education model within which they will complete the academic year.

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By Pepper Parr November 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The closing date for parents to decide if their child was going to stay in virtual […]

Cougars get an early start on helping others through what might be a very hard Christmas

Cougar Toy Drive

By Pepper Parr November 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Few have any idea just how Christmas is going to work out. There isn’t going to […]

Council to consider if patios can stay in place during winter months.

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By Pepper Parr November 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A Special meeting of City Council will take place this afternoon to decide if the temporary […]

I thought it was funny - the City Manager at the time didn't see it that way.

CITY HALL Cobalt

By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was three years ago. I was communicating with the then Director of Planning and making […]

Mayor is stretching her postage budget - more letter writing

Mayor Meed Ward and Premier - Dec 2018

By Pepper Parr October 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The original headline for this story has been replaced. She did it again. Wrote another letter. To […]

When is an apology appropriate? When do they become almost trite? What about those that are not followed up on? Ask the Aboriginal community

By Ray Rivers October 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION It’s Justin’s own fault. Unlike some other world leaders, notably GW Bush, Mr. Trudeau’s name became […]

Halton Regional Police Service Launch First Ever Youth Advisory Council

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By Staff October 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has announced the launch of their first ever Youth Advisory Council. […]

Mayor writes a letter about what is more of a Milton matter; doesn't copy that Mayor

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By Pepper Parr October 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor has written another letter to a Member of the Doug Ford Cabinet – this […]

The Urban Growth Boundary the City is asking the Region to approve is a massive change

Aerial Burlington - Riviera before pier

By Pepper Parr October 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has a boundary that is referred to as the Urban Growth Centre. It was […]

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