Commercial sector is taking a terrible beating - the arts community isn't even being heard from; Performing Arts Centre is looking at a hole in the revenue side of more than half a million.

Anita Cassidy

By Pepper Parr April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Anita Cassidy, Executive Director of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation gave city council and very thorough […]

The city is in decent shape for the next three months; pretty good for another three months - after that - no one is prepared to comment

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By Staff April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Senior City staff provided an update on the financial impacts of COVID-19 to a city council that […]

Scheer wanted the House to sit more often; Peter MacKay wanted to be in the House to serve as leader of the Opposition;neither got what they wanted this week.

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By Ray Rivers April 22, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Peter Mackay – at full bore. Peter MacKay had a point – that the Conservatives needed […]

Keeping yourself entertained with the COVID19 virus swirling around out there.

Feeling bored

Weekend Indoors: How Burlington Residents Can Create a Stylish Night Out from the Comfort of Home and get caught up on some entertainment and political […]

Has the Covid-19 infection curve flattened? Not yet. Long term care nursing taking the brunt of it all

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By Staff April 20, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Public Health Unit releases data on a regular basis. This is the data up to […]

Week 5 of coping: Cat is fine; Bea is something else; Leo is nine 9 now - how much longer is this Coping going to last?

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By Nicki St George April 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Nicki St George is part of a Team that details how their weeks goes as parents […]

You can go for a walk but it won't be in a park - and forget the idea of getting a marriage license either

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By Pepper Parr April 20, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City has put out an update on what it expects of its citizens. The parks […]

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

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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

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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 […]