The way wetlands work and why they are protected and where they are now not as protected

By Pepper Parr January 7th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   So just why are wetlands really important? The Premier of the province wants to permit building […]

Legitimate and serious concerns are ignored or skilfully deflected with practised “spin” by the current city council

By Blair Smith January 7th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   I freely admit that problems of transparency and meaningful engagement exist at all levels of the […]

The Wetlands: Is there an issue? Most certainly. Is there a police investigation? Not yet

By Pepper Parr January 7th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Is there an issue? Most certainly. Is there a police investigation? Not yet – the Ontario […]

Ontario Land Tribunal puts a stop to the re-development of the Waterfront Hotel site

By Pepper Parr January 6th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON’   The Ontario Land Tribunal issues an order that puts a halt to the plans to redevelop […]

Canada is now in the electric car business

By Staff January 5th. 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   The public got its first look at an all-Canadian electric vehicle that was designed, engineered and built […]

Milton Catholic school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

By Staff January 5th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   In December 2022, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) commenced an investigation […]

Another scam - this time the scammers use the post office to try and fool you.

By Staff January 5th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   When there is email that you don’t instantly recognize – look for the address it came from. […]

Resident sees a 'general public distrust in the government, less faith in the rule of law'

By Charles Zach January 5th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON Mr. Zach is responding to the article on how the Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith decided he […]

Mayor has basically given Councillors license to shut out any constituent

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION The heart of a community is made up of the people who do things; Work at […]

Performing Arts Boxing Week Sale worked - very well. Couple of Sold Outs happened

By Staff January 4th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a new idea – and it worked. The Performing Arts Centre decided to hold a […]

The 36 storey structure at Brant and Lakeshore is a no go at this point. Expect the developer to appeal.

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Some good news on the development differences being argued at the Ontario Land Tribunal. The city […]

Could Burlington become a major focal point for the 2030 Commonwealth Games?

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   In 1930 Hamilton hosted what was then known as the British Empire Games. Given that Britain […]

Councillor Sharman will do well on the budget part of his portfolio - can the same be said of the Strategic Plan part of the job?

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION When Mayor Meed Ward announced her Deputy Mayor initiative she assignef ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman […]

City administration gets the first word on the budget they will debate next week. Projection is for a 7.08% increase over last year

By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   Good media management means getting your story out first and trying to set the narrative. Burlington’s […]

The message didn't resonate with female readers. Has VR Pro lost its touch

By Staff January 3rd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   A reader writes: “I have been supporting the VR Pro races for four years now. The latest […]

How does one define citizenship engagement in Burlington ? Would 'You will receive no further communications from my office.' be acceptable ?

By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   When Kelvin Galbraith was elected as Councillor for ward 1 in 2018 he would not have […]

The coyotes still seem to like Burlington.

By Staff January 3rd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   This is not the first piece of news people were expecting for 2023. An observant Gazette reader […]

They are still at it - the identity thieves use phony email messages to draw you in.

By Pepper Parr January 2nd, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   They do not give up – why should they – every day new people get pulled […]

Rotary Centennial Pond Closed - what is open

By Staff January 1st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   It certainly doesn’t feel like seasonal weather but then just what is seasonal anymore. Enough of […]

Crowds show up around the world to celebrate a New Year - a better year perhaps?

By Pepper Parr January 1st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON   They do it differently in France don’t they ? The crowd on the Champs-Élysées celebrating the […]