Tax rate for residential in 2015 set at 3.64% more than 2014. Long term view has a lot of road repair work to be done.

By Pepper Parr February 24, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The budget was done – out came the rubber stamp – but they didn’t use it. There […]

Police seize drugs valued at $166,000 + $2690. in cash

By Staff February 24, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON As drug busts go in the Region it was a big one. The Burlington Strategic Support Team of […]

Mayor creating the photo op of his career and setting a new municipal record - first mayor to take the bus to work in more than two decades.

By Staff February 23, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON. Don’t call his bluff. Mayor Goldring has taken up the challenge put out Bfast — Burlington for Accessible […]

City supports crowd funding to pay for public art; will ward council member use a tin cup to help out?

By Staff February 23, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Expect to see the Councillor for ward 1 on a street corner in Aldershot as soon as the […]

Extreme cold weather results in cancellation of talk on cyber crime at the library.

By Staff February 23, 2015 BURLINGTON,ON The good people at The Different Drummer bring you this news with their apologies. As a result of the […]

There is a serious transit service problem - and this council has yet to come up with a solution.

By Staff February 23, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Members of Council ask questions of city staff. Both the questions and the answers are set out in […]

Council committee "miraculously" approves a budget in 3.5 hrs - now it goes to council for the rubber stamp

By Pepper Parr February 23, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The creation of a municipal budget is complex – the work begins almost as soon as the […]

Council to set budget for 2015; some feisty delegations expected: Henshell, Muir and Marsden have asked to speak.

By Pepper Parr February 22, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Your city council will meet Monday evening to cast the 2015 budget in stone. There will be […]

City expects to get snow plows to residential and secondary streets this evening - crews will be out all night.

By Pepper Parr February 21, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON\ The snow plow just went up my street and filled my driveway – again. I guess I […]

Police seize crystal meth, cocaine and heroine

By Staff February 20, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton Regional Police Service seized some of the most addictive drugs sold on the street: cocaine, methamphetamine […]

City squeezes out a surplus of just over a quarter of a million- Mayor says finalizing a budget in less than three hours

By Pepper Parr February 20, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON In the commercial world the word they look for is profit – did we make a profit? […]

Lawrie named 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year

By Pepper Parr February 19, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON While the Mayor may have given one of the driest and flattest speeches heard in some time […]

French being taught at 12 Burlington schools. more to follow. Director of Education David Eaule announces retirement.

By Walter Byj February 19, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON It was a class that was half an hour late – technology got the blame. School board […]

Rivers rants: Allowing predatory buy-out practices of Canadian enterprises, only to drive them into the ground, is not sustainable.

By Ray Rivers February 19, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Did a Tim Hortons staff member really pour cold water on a couple of homeless folks sleeping […]

Flood relief money making its way to victims; partial payments averaging $9000 +

By Staff February 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON As of today the Burlington Community Foundation Flood Disaster Relief Claims Committee (DRC) has reviewed 88 claims with […]

Police crackdown on intersection safety begins Thursday - runs till the end of 2015.

By Staff February 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton Regional Police Service will be initiating a traffic safety campaign throughout the City of Burlington in […]

Province gives city a little less than half the $3.3 million dollar claim for that 2013 ice storm.

By Staff February 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The province’s Ontario Ice Storm Assistance Program has notified the City of Burlington that the City is eligible […]

Community gardens are a success – city hall wants to know where the fourth one should be located.

By Staff February 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Burlington has had community gardens ever since Michelle Bennett and Amy Schnurr delegated to city council for support […]

Mayor delivers his fifth State of the City address - promises to never mention the Pier again.

By Mayor Rick Goldring February 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON What words can we use to describe the place where we live, the place where we […]

Planners to take a close look at parts of the Shoreacres community; Council fears that everyone will want the same treatment.

By Pepper Parr February 17, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Two oddities: the word neighbourhood does not appear in the current Official Plan and Shoreacres Blvd is […]