Council sends City Manager Tim Commisso on his way with heart felt comments and a standing ovation

By Pepper Parr April 16th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Drawing attention to myself is not one of my strengths said Tim Commisso as he spoke […]

Food for Life to celebrate a Trillium Foundation grant.

By Staff April 16th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   There are dozens of organizations in the city that will celebrate the volunteers who make what they […]

With news like this you now know why Bonnie Crombie took a pass on running for the Milton seat in the Legislature.

By Staff April 15th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON With news like this – you now know why Bonnie Crombie took a pass on running for the […]

City of Burlington announces recent hires at the Director level to support its focus on digital transformation

By Staff April 15th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   The City rarely sends out media releases on the hiring of new staff. Those that they do […]

National Volunteer Week - a win win for the volunteers and the people they meet with

By Staff April 15th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   This is National Volunteer Week (NVW) – a dedicated week to celebrate the importance and contributions volunteers […]

St. Matthew on-the-Plains hosting annual plant sale. Orders must be received Friday, May 10

By Staff April 15th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   St. Matthew on-the-Plains is hosting its annual plant sale. Geraniums are available in red, salmon, pink, fuschia […]

Three properties that were not originally part of where the 29,000 homes are to be built are now part of the mix. Everything now changes

By Pepper Parr April 15th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON This is a long article intended for those who want to understand how the city is going […]

Council gives Mayor a rough ride before endorsing her 'Better Burlington' speaker series

By Pepper Parr April 15h, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward has decided to copy the Inspire series of speakers that Rick Goldring hosted […]

What did the Mayor do: she buckled - gave back some of what Council didn't think she should have taken in the first place.

By Pepper Par April 13th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward told council in March that she needed time to think about the […]

Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act to streamline approvals for garden suites, laneway housing and basement apartments

By Staff April 13th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Yet another government plan to get housing built. A bill was introduced to the Legislature on Wednesday […]

Where do the people who want to get elected to serve the public come from?

By Pepper Parr April 13th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington seems to have a pattern when it comes to electing their City Council. They elect […]

Burlington is #9 out of a list of 35 in rental rates

By Staff April 13th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington finished 9th out of 35 cities in the rental increases list for the month of March. […]

Those advertisements that were popping up on your computer monitor - we managed to get rid of them

By Pepper Parr April 12th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   A little celebration and a deserved pat on the back for the people who take care […]

Getting messy when people selected to serve on an agency board need governance and integrity advice.

By Pepper Parr April 12th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   It started as a question. Regarding agencies board and commissions and Integrity Commissioner advice? Would Counsellor […]

Just what has happened at City Hall and is there even more to come?

By Pepper Parr April 12th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor has had a busy past 30 days – and the hecticness is not over […]

United Way Halton & Hamilton reaches historic $12.5 million target

By Staff April 12th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON During last night’s Evening of Celebration, United Way Halton & Hamilton honoured community donors and partners following a […]

That pledge city council unanimously agreed to is now seen by some as a mistake

By Pepper Parr April 11th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Who’s counting and why are they getting different totals. The counting got serious when Burlington signed […]

Low Pressure System will bring Widespread Rain across Southern Ontario starting Overnight Tonight

By Staff April 10th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) Surface Water […]

Is Mayor Meed Ward feeling the heat and talking about a reset of the Strong Mayor powers - looks that way

By Pepper Parr April 10th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION Mayor Meed Ward had several opportunities to speak to City Council when they met for most […]

18 projects given Arts and Culture Fund grants - $75,000 distributed

By Staff April 10th, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) provides grants to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and […]