City Council did not end the year on a high note.

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The last meeting of City Council was a reflection of how the year went – not […]

Gaetan: reports that natural nonverbal cues - gestures and body language - are difficult to interpret during video calls

By Joe Gaetan December 16th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Joe Gaetan As I see it, there are two great advantages to zoom meetings. One, you […]

One-bedroom units starting at $499,990 - 70% of condos less than $700K

By Staff December 15th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The Greater Toronto Area isn’t exactly known for being an affordable place to buy a home, and […]

Following up on the Strong Mayor Powers used by Mayor Meed Ward

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   On July 1st of this year the province gave many Mayors the right to use what […]

Joan Krygsman does Santa Baby - listen to this more than once

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   A new Christmas classic? An alternative take on a seasonal classic. You can decide for yourself. […]

Canadians will finally adjust to the disappearance of low interest rates in 2024: price appreciation during second half of the year

By Staff December 15th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON After years of unpredictability, the Canadian housing market may find some sense of normalcy in 2024. And with […]

Trials and tribulations of a City Manager who decides not to seek an extension of contract after getting a $60k raise - figure that one out?

By Pepper Parr December 15th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION There is something just a little odd about how City Manager has been treated by City […]

Just what has the Mayor used her Strong Mayor Powers for?

By Pepper Parr December 15th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   We knew that the Mayor had Strong Mayor powers (SMP) – they were given to her […]

Changes to Ontario alcohol sales a ‘tsunami’ in retail market

By Staff December 14th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Brock University researcher Dan Malleck said that a significant shift might be on the horizon for alcohol […]

City Council meeting calendar for 2024 now available - it is full of surprises

By Pepper Parr December 14th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The City has released the 2024 city meeting calendar. New in 2024, is the Committee of […]

City Council didn't exactly go out with much of a bang - it was pretty glum looking bunch.

By Pepper Parr December 14th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this week City Council held its last meeting for 2023. For those who love Rube […]

Will Burlington’s 2024 Budget Improve Street Safety?

By Staff December 14th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The following statement was released this morning by Safe Streets Halton Burlington’s council has shown where their […]

What Are Online Casino Tournaments and Competitions?

By Nicky Allan December 15th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Online casino tournaments and competitions offer players a chance to compete directly against other players for […]

Rents Up 8% Annually in Canada Despite Slowdown in Vancouver and Toronto

By Staff December 13th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The National Rent Report charts and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual rates and trends in the rental […]

Baker wins Mustang Mach-E Select car giveaway: all it took was a side order of wings

By Pepper Parr December 13th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON Donnie Beaumont, winner of the all new Electric Mustang Mach-E Select, celebrating his win of the ride […]

GO Transit will offer free all-night New Year’s Eve service for customers,

By Staff December 13th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   GO Transit will offer free all-night New Year’s Eve service for customers, courtesy of Forty Creek Whisky […]

The story of that $503,026.66 that went missing from a city account is finally complete

By Pepper Parr December 13th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON The story was about the fraudulent vendor payment and recovery matter; told from the City’s perspective. That […]

New Lobbyist Registry ByLaw Effective Monday, January 1, 2024

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The City will have a new lobbyist registry ByLaw effective Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. The new […]

What's going on? Why are the bulk of the Council members not in the Council Chamber?

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON If Mayor Med Ward had been in Council Chamber she would have been wearing the Chain of […]

City webcast service on the fritz - public broadcast start is more than 45 minutes late

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON Problems was a technical one – system wouldn’t allow the members of Council to talk to each […]