Scaled down Santa Drive By

By Pepper Parr December 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON Photo by DENIS GIBBONS It wasn’t a parade but Santa did manage t get around town with […]

Retired fire fighters take part in hospital fund raising

By Denis Gibbons December 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Staff from Hospital’s Labour and Delivery Unit handing out Christmas packages. Photo by DENIS GIBBONS Burlingtonians, […]

Council struggles to recommend a budget that can be voted on

Pepper Parr December 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION Some background on the budget process to put what took place last week in context. Staff prepare […]

City is currently paying some of its staff the minimum wage

By Pepper Parr December 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   When budgets are put together there is the opportunity to get a closer look at all […]

Council unable to agree on a budget for 2022 - returning next Thursday to have another go at it

By Pepper Parr December 3rd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Members of City Council met for two very full days and were expected to adjourn yesterday […]

Santa parade taking place on Saturday and Sunday

By Pepper Parr December 3rd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a hard year for everyone. A wee bit of Joy will be Santa […]

First case of the lab-confirmed Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been identified in Halton region

By Staff December 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   No need to panic but a need to know that the first case of the lab-confirmed case […]

Mayor chooses not to support budget in Standing Committee

By Pepper Parr December 2, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   A council Standing Committee completed their review of the 2022 budget Staff submitted and did manage […]

Are there grounds for dismissing the City Clerk?

By Pepper Parr December 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION In the municipal world the Clerk used to reign supreme. The person holding the office had […]

Are the Canal piers going to be gated? Might happen

By Staff December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The piers that line the canal leading from Lake Ontario into Hamilton Harbour may be gated in […]

Vanderwal given Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

By Staff December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Christine Vanderwal, an Itinerant Resource Teacher with the Halton District School Board, has received a prestigious Prime […]

Rivers: The Apple and the Tree - one tends not to fall very far from the other.

By Ray Rivers December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION “The premier thinks the road to recovery from COVID-19 is paving over paradise,” – Ontario Green […]

City sets out what they will try to do to restore taxi service - long term plan not expected until December 2023

By Staff December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The city administration, with the blessing of city council has set out their plan to get whatever […]

Gyms, Rinks, and Community Rooms for rent this holiday season

By Staff December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   City of Burlington is offering special rates for rentals of gyms, ice rinks and community rooms from […]

Legislative and legal challenges made it impossible to find a solution to the taxi problem

By Pepper Parr December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION People at city hall don’t set out to hurt people. Mistakes get made and the people […]

Council decides not to seek a review of Ontario Land Tribunal Ruling on 2069-2079 Lakeshore Rd

By Pepper Parr December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a hard decision to accept and one that will have an impact on the […]

Council and staff at the City of Burlington owe Burlington Taxi an apology.

By Staff December 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte said on her Facebook page that she” chose to take a lead […]

Liberals would kill the issuing of MZO's - that doesn't come as a surprise.

By Staff November 30th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   With the provincial election more ta six months away – the political parties are getting serious and […]

Sharman wants to defer a $3 million transit item to take some weight off tax payers shoulders

By Pepper Parr November 29th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Each member of Council has the opportunity to put forward a motion that sets out the […]

Nisan wants specific one year staff cuts to the 2022 budget

By Pepper Parr November 29th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Each member of Council has the opportunity to put forward a motion that sets out the […]