Good motion gets trashed by Mayor - the need recognized by Councillor Stolte is very real.

Stolte - the chair

By Pepper Parr April 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   When the motion you put forward to create more sidewalk space for people to use when […]

Kearns forgot to share the microphone and left her sense of fun and at times cutting humour at home.

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By Pepper Parr May 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   She isn’t ready for the big stage – not yet And she needs to let the […]

We have unaccountable local decision-making being done by the Emergency Coordinating Group - time for some accountability and some transparency.

Tim Commisso - finger up hard eyes

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In normal times the administration of the city is in the hands of the City Manager […]

Burlington Caremongers work from the simple premise: It will work out - all you have to do is 'be kind'

Beteh Martin Caremonger

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   As the Gazette was putting together the idea of making a couple of thousand 100% cotton […]

Craft brewers want federal funding support - claim that if there was ever a time for a local brew it would be right now

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By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A ray of sunshine when the Canada’s Craft Breweries said: “If there was ever a time […]

Providing food for those who are self-isolating has created a complex supply chain

Face Mask Sign

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is very good at stepping up to the plate and filling a need. What caring […]

Gazette launches a face mask initiative - expect to distribute 2500 with the help of mask makers and community groups

Face Mask Sign

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Bolts and bolts of cloth – being put to good use. It began with a comment […]

Kearns want her constituents to know that she is still with them - holding an online event to talk to her tribe.

Councillor Kearns at one of her ward meetings.

By Pepper Parr April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This could be fun – and goodness knows we need something other than black humour. Never […]

Mayors Task Force first take-away item is a portal - a one stop web site with all the information needed to deal with the COVID virus

Covid 19 portal

By Staff April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A new COVID-19 resource webpage is available for Burlington residents and non-profit organizations. The new page, found […]

Light and easy workout - live every Friday, to honour RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson

Heidi Stevenson

By Pepper Parr April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Ashley Worobec is a self-described Type-A personality. She runs. A typical day is up at 5:00 […]

Arrests made in Organized Fraud Ring Investigation “Project Outbound”

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  By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Some people are not staying at home. The Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit has made arrests […]

Mayor buys into the Premier's Road map. She wants to be crystal clear and transparent about the plans and specific behaviours being asked of the public

Mayor Meed Ward and Premier - Dec 2018

By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Yesterday morning Premier Doug Ford set out what he called a Roadmap to get the Ontario economy […]

July Downtown car show - cancelled

Car show - cream coloured with trunk

By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The summer is beginning to look quite quiet; the Burlington Downtown Car Show has been cancelled. […]

Coping: Week 6 - it has come to listing the ups and the downs

Thank you drawing

By Nicki St George April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Nicki St George is the mother of two, lives in Aldershot and teaches at a private […]

The John street bus terminal has lost its status - now it is just a rinky dinky little bus transfer spot.

Transit terminal - John Street

By Staff April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In her A Better Burlington newsletter, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said: Our community has received some great […]

Councillor Sharman weighs in on the 2100 Brant development - says the city will take a $28,000 hit on the legal costs.

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By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman weighs in on what happened to that development on Brant Street. […]

Give Team Burlington credit for doing the right thing, the responsible thing. And remember all this when they are able to open their doors again.

Brian Dean 2 long

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It does sound a little ass-backwards – but they are on the right path. The hospitality […]

The future of school - are we learning that there are some advantages to on-line learning? Something to think about

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By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON We asked the two women who are providing Gazette readers with an ongoing commentary on how things […]

Regional Mayors plan to pow wow over the coming recovery.

Nothing in the Region will be able to open up - maybe next week.

By Staff April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   While we are not yet out of the woods – not by any stretch of the imagination, […]

Schedule for school operation is set out; Premier to talk about opening up the economy this afternoon

Lecce Miniter of Education

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Education Minister Stephen Lecce Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced on the weekend that all publicly-funded schools […]