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By Staff January 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Online payments for the services listed below are currently unavailable: • Parking Ticket Payment • Parking Permit […]

How did a three story building with a classic look end up being a squat ugly two story hair salon

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By Pepper Parr January 5th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Alan Harrington is a bit of a history nut. He has spent a lot of his […]

The expensive field unit at Joseph Brant will begin taking in COVID-19 patients this week

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By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   We fully expected that expensive tent put in place between the parking garage and the hospital […]

Capital budget goes before Council next week - looking for approval to spend $72 million +

Burlington has always had a small group of citizens who get out to public meetings to review budgets, policy proposals and share ideas.  In that regard we are fortunate.

By Pepper Parr January 4TH, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   We learn next week how city council wants to handle the budget request for $13,306,000 in […]

Mayor celebrates a birthday as she prepares for a New Year

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By Staff January 4th, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The birthday girl! Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, back from several days of R&R, steps into city hall […]

Tell me about Burlington - part 1

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By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2021, BURLINGTON, ON Part 1 of a series If someone asked you to “tell me all about Burlington” , “what […]

What would the fortune cookie predict for 2021?

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By Staff January 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   Little did we know how prescient the first page of a section of the Globe and Mail […]

Arrest Made After Shooting in Appleby GO Station Parking Lot


By Staff January 2nd, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police had a major case on their hands New Year’s Day. Shooting took place […]

It is our core values that will get us through 2021 - do we know what those values are?

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By Pepper Parr January 1st, 2021 BURLINGTON, ON   It is going to be a tough year. It will be a long haul. There is […]

2020 didn't work out all that well. Let's see what we can do in 2021

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Now that we are into 2021 let’s figure out how we are going to get through it – safely. Take care of each other and […]

Has the postal service forgotten to report the Covid infections ?

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By Staff December 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON UPDATE: Eight people are isolated, one confirmed infection in Burlington. Parcel service and letter mail started coming in […]

Framework will guide vaccine prioritization - THIS is not what the public needs to hear

By Pepper Parr December 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON I am sure the ethical frame work, released by the province yesterday, within which the distribution of […]

Are We Waiting for a Miracle because we aren't very good at common sense ?

Ford OPEN for business

By Ray Rivers December 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Premier Ford started an online petition to persuade the federal government to enhance border control, presumably […]

One nut case and one provincial cabinet minister who seem to think that the rules don't apply to them - great notes to end the year on

Hillier Randy MPP

By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON OPINION An Ontario politician who has already been charged once for disobeying COVID-19 rules is blatantly breaking […]

A full moon and common sense don't seem to mix

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By Staff December 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is something about the strength of a full moon – the tug it has on our […]

Did the Mayor get the feedback she was looking for from her colleagues?

By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The genesis for the document the Mayor sent her colleagues on December 7th came out of […]

Lock down seems to be working - a month less a day to go.

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By Staff December 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How is that lock down going for you so far? Lisa Kearns who from time to time […]

Just why do people gamble

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By George Wolfson December 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It is well known that real money gambling makes entertainment more exciting and the experience of […]

Winter is here - the silence that comes with a healthy snow fall is something to enjoy

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By Pepper Parr December 26th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Another lock down begins. Another month of limitations on what we can do and who we […]

Brant hospital worker first to be vacinated


By Staff December 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Yesterday, Joseph Brant Hospital’s first health care worker received the hospital’s first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 […]