Burlington Foundation to get half of a $500,000 donation from the Paletta Family


By Staff April 20, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Paletta family announced a donation of $500,000 to support pandemic relief efforts that is to be […]

You can watch Therapy Dogs or take that First Aid course you've always wanted to register for - you're home all day aren't you?

St john girl with dog

By Pepper Parr April 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Everyone knows who the St. John Ambulance organization is – they are the people who give […]

To mask or not to mask - that is the question

fask mask - kids

By Staff April 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Longo supermarket people are said to be surveying their customers to determine if they are comfortable […]

Those empties - Beer store will take them off your hands and give the refund to the hospital.

beer store

By Pepper Parr April 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a group in one of the downtown condos on Lakeshore Road who gather up […]

Emergency Coordination Group - how they are organized and when they report to Council

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr April 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City Manager Tim Commisso’s life has been boiled down to a single word – Risk! City […]

Not the best news to start a week with - it seems to be what we are going to have to cope with

covid virus

By Staff April 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This is not what we wanted to hear at the start of a new week. “Humanity will […]

81 people infected at Mountainview Retirement facility; 8 dead.


By Staff April 18th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On a Saturday afternoon when the news world is usually quiet the Region of Halton advised that […]

Councillor Stolte suggests the city 'expand the sidewalk”.

Shawna Stolte

By Pepper Parr April 18th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The height of a building, the architecture and design are both important and for the people […]

Three month work plan goes before council on Monday - it could prove to be very expensive


By Pepper Parr April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will learn from city staff what they expect the financial impacts of COVID-19 will […]

Monday council meeting to start at 9:30 am - a change from the traditional evening schedule

City Council meeting - before COVID

By Pepper Parr April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The April 20 City Council meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. The […]

The weak link turned out to be at the nursing homes where more than half the COVID19 deaths in Ontario took place

Bobcagen nursing home

By Ray Rivers April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s a mess. Long term care homes are host to about half of all of Canada’s […]

Halton Regional Health Data up to end of day on April 15, 2020

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By Staff April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The Regional Public Health Unit releases updates on COVID-19 crisis up to and including Wednesday end of day […]

City Planning was in Crisis before the Crisis Struck

Jim Young

By Jim Young April 16, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON I have lived on Silwell Court, which backs on to the controversial 2100 Brant Street Development, for […]

Council will meet Monday evening - all via Zoom. Heavy reports scheduled

Full council

By Pepper Parr April 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City Council meeting on Monday will be a much different presentation. First – it will […]

Halton Region COVID-19 data suggests that long term care facilities account for 17% of the infections

covid virus

By Pepper Parr April 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s a bit of a numbers game – with each level of government using their own […]

Telephone service that will allow people isolated to talk to groups in a conference type call.

senior on the phone

By Staff April 16th,2020 BURLINGTON, ON Burlington Recreational Services team is piloting TelePALS – Telephone Partners in Accessing Leisure Services. Connecting those that are isolated […]

Joseph Brant Hospital has a sign it wants to put on your front lawn.

Hospital support sign

By Staff April 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The men and women who enter the Joseph Brant hospital every day deserve every scrap of support […]

The outhouse will be an experience - talking to people will be wonderful


By Pepper Parr April 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Without naming anyone – got the following from friends. They, like hundreds of people, are looking […]

Burlington Green has a neat project for children - turning milk cartons into bird feeders

BG milk carton project

By Staff April 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   At a time when parents are looking for ideas and small projects to keep their children active […]

Ontario has a Premier that is delivering

Ford for the people

By Pepper Parr April 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   You have to give credit where credit is due. For the past month Ontario has had […]