Mayor explains rules at the start of every Council meeting - the rules do not appear to apply to her behaviour.

By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   At the beginning of each Council meeting the Chair reads out a Land Acknowledgement and explains […]

Perhaps the leading health issue for young people in the Region: HDSB holding Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions

By Staff March 21st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton District School Board is hosting additional Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians this Spring. […]

Council gets to hear about some of the Engagement Plans for the Bateman High School site.

By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The pushing, the delegations, the email and the consistent public comment on not hearing anywhere near […]

Council will determine today how it wants to proceed with Deputy Mayor role and changes to the Procedural Bylaw

By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION After a full day of discussion and debate City Council agreed on how the work they […]

Supporting Local Businesses: A Look at the Thriving Entertainment Scene in Burlington

By Staff March 22nd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   You may have a vacation planned already for 2023, but don’t forget there is so much to […]

The Impact of Cryptocurrencies, Mobile Gaming, and AI on the Future of Online Poker in Canada

By Janis Viksne March 21st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   In recent years, the popularity of online poker in Canada has skyrocketed. This is partly due […]

The silence has been deafening: Nothing from the Mayor or the hospital on issues that have been made public

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The silence has been deafening. The Saturday issue of the Hamilton Spectator published a four page […]

Why is the current in force version of the Procedural Bylaw not readily available?

By Pepper Parr March 20, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   City Clerk Kevin Arjoon City Council is in the midst of reviewing the Procedural Bylaw. Dry […]

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Announces 2023 Business Excellence Award Finalists

By Staff March 20th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON     After months of interviews, meetings and deliberations, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists […]

Councillor Nisan wanted Authority - has to settle for Stature as a Deputy Mayor

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON This is a multi-part series on what members of Council thought about becoming Deputy Mayors with a […]

Community Clean Up is on - sign up

By Staff March 20th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON It is an event that makes the city part of what it is – people getting out and […]

Hamilton Spectator publishes scathing feature story on Joseph Brant Hospital

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   How does a city respond to a front page story on the local hospital that takes […]

Real news or scuttlebut on the restaurant scene ?

By Staff March 19th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   From a reader who keeps an eye on the restaurant scene in the city: Does the T […]

Six Deputy Mayors: Figuring out just what the job meant and how they would perform - look for some unintended consequences as this goes forward

By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON This is a multi-part series on what members of Council thought about becoming Deputy Mayors with a […]

The Burlington Teen Tour Band in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day

By Pepper Parr March 18th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Teen Tour Band marched through the streets of Dublin on St. Patrick’s day, part […]

Gaetan writes an Open Letter to Minister Gould: Nothing less than full, formal non-partisan public inquiry

By Joe Gaetan March 18th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   To The Honourable Karina Gould In 2015 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “2015 will be the […]

Mayor Meed Ward on why she wanted all six members of Council to be Deputy Mayors

By Pepper Parr March 13th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON This is a multi-part series on what members of Council thought about becoming Deputy Mayors with a […]

Help is available for low income households filing Income Tax returns

By Staff March 18th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON Help is available for low income households filing Income Tax returns The tax season upon us. The tax […]

Province announces lots of money to be spent on long term care workers - no word on where they are going to find people to train and nothing on what they will be paid.

By Staff March 17th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ontario government is providing up to $1.25 billion to long-term care homes this year to hire […]

ADI submits revised development application for the last part of the Station West site; asking for 14 more units

By Pepper Parr March 17th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   Rendering of the revised development application In an announcement from city hall today we learn that […]