Getting that vision thing worked through is proving difficult for this council. They now have to deal head on with intensification and they don't like it.

By Pepper Parr December 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   City Council met for the first time as a Standing Committee since they were all re-elected. […]

Applications for flood relief funding top 300; amount available for distribution in the $2.7 million range.

By Pepper Parr December 16, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   For some reason getting application forms for funding under the province’s ODRAP program became a mad […]

City council getting closer to deciding on who the new city manager will be.

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   It was a short terse announcement. There will be a meeting of City Council at 11 […]

Council members will be looking for time to go over the first cut of the 2015 budget during the holidays.

By Pepper Parr December 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   There will be some heavy reading for the newly elected Council. Director of Finance Joan Ford […]

Is there some tit for tat going on at city hall? Why is a developer having a problem renting sales office space on Brant Street?

By Pepper Parr December 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Is there a developer in town with a small, small zoning problem? Wants to use some […]

Monday is the FINAL day to get flood funding applications into the Burlington Community Foundation.

By Pepper Parr December 14, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON.   The Burlington Community Foundation office on the South Service Road will be open until 5:00 pm […]

Air park now subject to input from the city and other stakeholders on its development plans. About time.

By Pepper Parr December 13, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Vince Rossi had no idea that it was going to come to this. For years he […]

Sound of Music sets February 15th as closing date for 2015 bookings

By Staff December 14, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Time to figure out if you and that horn are ready for the big stage. The Sound […]

Where is the line between giving and taking drawn?

By Staff December 13, 2014 BURLINGTON 13, 2014   Here’s one for you. Developer plans to ask city council for permission to build 28 storey […]

Air Park people and the city jockey back and forth in site plan application; provincial agency decides a public meeting isn't necessary.

By Pepper Parr December 13, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   It is a grind. Each step the city takes with the people who run the Air […]

Does the downtown core look any better this Christmas - you be the judge.

By Pepper Parr December 12, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Donna Zaffino has been a Gazette reader for some time. She is a frequent commenter and […]

Police get fuzzy with the facts on an arrest of a driver who fled the scene.

By Pepper Parr December 13, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   This police report was a little fuzzy right from the beginning. A police officer is doing […]

Nothing wrong with the Broken Hydro petition; the people behind it are the concern.

By Pepper Parr December 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   One of the things the internet does is give those with something they want to say […]

Rivers gives provincial auditor general a close look; she doesn't get a very good grade.

Ray Rivers December 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The provincial Auditor General (AG) is an essential part of a system of good government. Being independent […]

Seniors now have Ambassador Connectors to guide them getting the information they need.

By Pepper Parr December 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON   In 2013 the Burlington Age-Friendly Seniors Council created an audit that identified the strengths, gaps and […]

Ice show at the pond in Spencer Smith park - tonight!

By Staff December 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   Short notice! 1st Annual Christmas Collage Ice Show. Mercedes-Benz is presenting a one hour, choreographed on ice […]

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Performing Arts Centre both sides of Christmas - family fun at its best.

By Pepper Parr December 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   School is out – the kids are now yours – all day – every day until […]

Getting to the airport on time - and at a price you feel is fair.

By Pepper Parr December 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The province is moving forward with some pretty big infrastructure projects. That new Union Pearson Express, […]

Closing date for flood financial support applications five days away. December 15th is the final date.

By Pepper Parr December 10, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON.   The public funds raised for the August 4th flood victims is just shy of $900,000. With […]

Regional government is setting up its Civic reference panel - looking for public input on future direction.

By Pepper Parr December 9, 2104 BURLINGTON, ON   Marketing organizations and local governments want to know what you think. In the case of the […]