Community comes through for the Food Bank - hampers will have an Easter treat in them

Bailey Food Bank March 31-20

By Pepper Parr April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We got a very telling message this morning. Listen in: “ I wish I could share […]

Burlington’s business support organizations come together as Team Burlington to support businesses through COVID-19

Lakeshore looking east to Brant north side

  By Pepper Parr April 3, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Some very tough times ahead for the hospitality and retail sectors of the Burlington economy. […]

Police can now use bylaw enforcement officers to crack down on those who do not comply with emergency orders being made by the province.

Halton police - good angle

By Pepper Parr April 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Regional Police Service officers are now collaborating with local bylaw enforcement officers to respond to […]

Rivers wonders why face masks are not mandatory in Ontario

Masks - crowd wearing

By Ray Rivers April 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Spouting Donald Trump regularly spouts so much misinformation that the American public has almost become immune […]

District school board expects the school year to start September 8th - between now and then all options are on the table

HDSB sign and bench

By Staff April 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Someone seems to have forgotten to do a reality check. The Halton District School Board today released […]

Select childcare centres in Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville being made available to all front line workers - apply on line

Regional crest

By Staff April 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Region has partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and select childcare centres in Burlington, Georgetown, […]

How City Decision-Making is done through COVID-19 Emergency

Burlington flags

By Staff April 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this week the City of Burlington announced it would extend the closures of City Hall, administration […]

Cheesecake on the doorstep; an obstinate at times daughter, a husband missing sports but I can take a long bath

The sands on Beachway do shift.

By Nicki St George April 1, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Gazette has put together a team of parents who are at home taking care […]

A little more transparency at the Emergency Coordination Group please

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   I was surprised to learn that there isn’t always someone from city council at the Emergency […]

Handling people who just don't want to follow the rules can still be held accountable.

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What do you do when you become acutely aware of someone who either doesn’t understand what […]

Classes start again - lessons will be delivered electronically.

child behind paper

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The students will be back in school – no later than next week. Directors of Education […]

Burlington Foundation setting up Pandemic Response Fund - $100,000 commitment

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By Staff March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Burlington Foundation, with generous support from Pioneer Energy, has announced […]

Mayor wants everyone to join her on Friday for a Front Line Clap at 7:00 pm

Mayor Meed Ward

By Staff March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward released a statement this afternoon. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Yesterday Joseph Brant Hospital […]

Councillor Sharman finds being elected means squat during an emergency.

Intense to the point of making delegations uncomfortable ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman does know how to drill down into the data and look for results.

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In 2014 Paul Sharman, ward 5 councillor found himself dealing with people whose homes had been […]

Military Vehicles and Equipment Transported by Rail from Alberta

army tanks on flatbeds

By Staff March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Should you see a freight train rumbling through town with all kinds of military equipment – it […]

Music makes the difference - Koogle makes it available

Koogle announcement

By Staff March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON,ON   A light voice on a difficult day. The hospital announcing that a 93 bed unit is being built […]

Burlington Food Bank – update with Robin Bailey

Bailey Food Bank March 31-20

By Staff March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The world, like the people at the Burlington Food Bank, has March going out like a LION. […]

We are going to have to make some almost immediate and important decisions during these perilous times

By Pepper Parr March 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We are in perilous times and will have to, on occasion, make important and immediate decisions. […]

93 additional beds being built in a modular unit attached to the South Tower of the Joseph Brant Hospital as a temporary Pandemic Response Unit

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By Staff March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON 93 additional beds are being built in a modular unit attached to the South Tower of the Joseph […]

The duration of the crisis depends on all of us: there are some serious gaps in some behaviour.

By Pepper Parr March 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Comments from residents on what they see happening about the city suggest that the Mayor’s message […]