Time line for completing the re-examination of the Official Plan is a challenge.

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By Pepper Parr June 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Official Plan, one of the most misunderstood documents the city relies on – it is […]

Former city manager has taken to tweeting about some of his Burlington experiences - Ms Hersh is reminding him of some of the details.

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By Pepper Parr June 26th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The cheek, the nerve. The man manages to get himself bounced out of his job – […]

Is the day the back hoe digs into the building on the corner of Brant and James the beginning of a five year construction phase for the downtown core?

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By Pepper Parr June 26th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The development will be the first of the really high rise buildings in the downtown core. […]

New Democrats to select their spear carrier for the October federal election

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By Staff June 26th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A nomination meeting to elect the New Democratic candidate for the 2019 federal election will be held: […]

Disingenuous ? An error of omission? Or deliberately misleading

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  By Ray Rivers June 26th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON “In the end, Trudeau’s Carbon Tax takes money out of your pockets and puts it into […]

Police still looking for the two suspects that approached city hall at night bearing signs that were deemed to be hate literature.

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By Staff June 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON A little more help and the Regional Police should be able to close this file. As a result […]

L3 Wescam will move from their 122,000 sq ft rented space in Burlington to a new facility in Waterdown.

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By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Well this isn’t good news. L3 WESCAM, which currently operates three sites across the Greater Toronto […]

Politicians decide they want to ensure their finger prints are all over whatever Civic Square is going to look like.

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By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They came looking for a little bit more money and left with marching orders to do […]

A new deal - green in colour focuses on the need to adapt to climate change quickly.

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By Jan Mowbray June 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   What is a Green New Deal? It isn’t a plank in the Green Party platform. “The […]

Great strawberry season predicted - lousy Canada Day from the province - Burlington will celebrate but no Strawberry Festival.


By Staff June 24, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The province sent out a media release advising that the first fruits of the season are now […]

City council puts some muscle behind the Climate Emergency statement.

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By Pepper Parr June 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Council has been at it for half a year and we are beginning to get a […]

Strathcona Court to get a sidewalk that many didn't want.

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By Staff June 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A part of town that was the focus of a long, sometimes emotional debate over whether or […]

Is the Mayor using the words 'growth must pay for growth' the same way the Minister is?

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By Pepper Parr June 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington’s Mayor and the Minister of Municipalities and Housing are using the same words: do they […]

An Open Letter to Burlington MPP Jane McKenna

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By David Barker June 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ms McKenna in your statement directed towards the We Love Burlington group, published in the Burlington […]

Student enrollment will be up 1.3%; there will be 189 fewer employees and a $2.5 million deficit for the public school board.

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By Staff June 22nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   School will be out during the week we are going into. A good time to learn just […]

We Love Burlington responds to MPP McKenna: expect the Mayor to jump in here at some point

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By Staff June 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   We Love Burlington asked the MPP for Burlington to respond to their request for her views on […]

Rate of opioid-related Emergency Department visits rose by 72% in 2017

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By Staff June 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Community Development Halton researches and collects data that is relevant to the social well being of the […]

Antique and hot wheels car show on Brant - July 6th: Road closures

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By Staff June 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is an occasion to wander down Brant Street, meet with friends, maybe do a little shopping […]

GTA West transportation study resumed

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By Staff June 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It had to come back at some point – and with a government that says it is […]

Battle to keep a CN rail hub out of Milton begins; it will be long and ugly.

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By Pepper Parr June 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville will be bringing expert opinions and reports to a Federal […]