City treasurer does a masterful juggling act keeping the city solvent - municipalities cannot run a deficiit

Joan Ford, the city's Director of Finance knows where every dollar comes from and where every dollar gets spent.

By Pepper Parr May 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Joan Ford, the Director of Finance for the city got dealt a bad hand and now […]

Street sweeping begins on Monday

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By Staff May 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The annual spring street sweeping blitz will begin Monday, May 25. The cleaning of winter sand and […]

Spring plants growing in a pond and a child's painting. Hope prevails

Have hope + flag

By Pepper Parr May 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There were two scenes that I came across as I drove from Milton to Hamilton this […]

This is serious stuff - the Regional Officer of Health has issued a Class Order; failure to comply could result in a $5000 fine.

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CLASS ORDER Made pursuant to section 22(5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7, as amended May 22, 2020 TO: All persons […]

With Seven Cannabis Stores Operating in Burlington Police are still Arresting Suspects on Charges of Drug Trafficking

HRPS crest

By Staff May 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Regional Police Service made arrests in relation to a drug trafficking investigation in Burlington which began […]

Round two on the Nelson Aggregate expansion begins: applications have been filed and the Jefferson Salamander has a home.

16 Rendering of bowl Golf club or main quarry

By Pepper Parr May 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Brian Zeman packed five cartons of documents into his car last Thursday, put cheques totaling […]

Five Conservation Authority parks are open - reservations required.

Mt Nemo - birch trees

By Staff May 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Late afternoon sun bounces off the wall of the Kelso Summit Conservation Halton will be opening five […]

Bateman High School Closing has to a viral event.

Bateman crest

By Pepper Parr May 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a different school. It had character and was truly diverse It was a vibrant […]

Lakeshore Rotary cancels the late summer Ribfest

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By Staff May 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington Rotary Lakeshore, has been closely monitoring developments relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and the global impact […]

City manager: The emails, the emails - they're killing him

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By Pepper Parr May 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The day to day operations of the city are in the hands of the Emergency Coordinating […]

Leash free parks for the dogs - open at 3:00 pm today.

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By Staff May 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Straight from the mouth of the Mayor. Leash free dog space open at 3:00 pm this afternoon. […]

The announcement that schools will not re-open was no surprise - 3.5 months before the children return to school in September

Ashley pouting

By Ashley Worobec May 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Ashley Worobec writes regularly on how she and her family are coping. Ashley Worobec is a sports-based […]

A fun scavenger hunt - on line

Freeman with stop and car in place

By Staff May 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Friends Of Freeman Station are participating in the Toronto Railway Museum’s big online scavenger hunt. Railway […]

Region hopes to convince the province to defer the construction of a new Court House rather than cancel it.

Milton Court House

By Staff May 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Yesterday, Regional Council unanimously endorsed a resolution asking the Provincial Government to postpone, rather than cancel, the […]

Dog owners get a break - they have been feelings like a harassed community. End of Friday is there freedom at last day

Runners two dogs we know what this is about

By Pepper Parr May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The dogs won. City hall is working furiously to open leash-free dog areas and most City […]

Premier Ford threatens to hammer the 'greedy landlords'

Premier with deputy May 19th

By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Wow – the Premier laid it on the line. He was addressing what he called “greedy landlords” […]

Schools closed for the balance of the school year; summer day camps, both indoor and outdoor, may be permitted in July and August - no overnight camps

Her name was Jade - she just seemed to love the camera.

By Staff May 19, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The decision the province made to keep the schools closed for the balance of the school year […]

Closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout in force until May 29th

Brant street getting ready

By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The hard news is in the first couple of paragraphs. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief […]

The Care Mongers got Together and would like you to Grow a Row for the Food Bank

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By Pepper Parr May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They called themselves Burlington Care mongers – and their presence on social media just took off. […]

Cith hall puts out a statement: summer program cancelled - you'll get your refund in four to six weeks,

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By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City hall has provided more information on the decision to close city hall that was heard at […]