Burlington is now a city with a declared Climate Emergency.

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By Pepper Parr April 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council unanimously passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. The notion was brought forward […]

High school teachers get redundancy notices: 154 of them might not have jobs in September.

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By Pepper Parr April 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board issued 154 redundancy letters yesterday to secondary school teachers. This is […]

Sound of Music releases the schedule for the 40th anniversary event.

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By Staff April 24th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Sound of Music Festival has released the free concert lineup for Father’s Day Weekend, June 13-16, in […]

It was in the movie Cool Hand Luke that we first heard the phrase: 'What we have here is a failure to communicate'.

By Pepper Parr April 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Two people who were heavily involved in the campaign to elect Marianne Meed Ward, the Mayor […]

Critical decisions to be made by council this week.

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By Pepper Parr April 23, 2109 BURLINGTON, ON   This evening council will meet to put the rubber stamp and the required signatures on the […]

Is it Service or a System that keeps citizens away from their elected officials.

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By Pepper Parr April 22, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When you walk into city hall there are two sort of reception areas – one with […]

A city that hasn't been able to do better than a pilot private tree by law wants to declare a climate emergency.

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By Staff April 22, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Everyone is now on board the climate change train – except for those south of us who […]

Burlington resident in PEI 'making history'.

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By Pepper Parr April 22th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If there is an election and there is a Green candidate in the race, Burlington environmentalist […]

Every bus rider has their own story. Part 2


By Lawson Hunter April 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Lawson Hunter is an observer; people watching is a hobby. He chose to watch people who […]

Father, forgive them ...

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By Staff April 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. And they divided up his clothes […]

City handing out provincial money to get people outside and play.

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By Staff April 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The City of Burlington has a Park Play Experience Fund and is now accepting applications The Parks […]

150 HDSB elementary teachers told there will probably be no work for them come September - redundancy notices issued

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By Pepper Parr April 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There are 150 elementary school teachers with the Halton District School Board who have been told […]

School calendar for 2019- 2020 school year released

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By Staff April 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   As most people get ready for a long weekend, hoping that real spring weather will show up, […]

Community Development Halton offering Results based Accountability and Developmental Evaluation course.

By Staff April 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Community Development Halton has announced the second in a series of short courses for the not for […]

Resident discovers a solution that might put a crimp in the developers plan for the east end of the city.

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By Pepper Parr April 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There is nothing more powerful than a motivated citizen with research skills who takes the time […]

False 911 Call Leads to Arrest

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By Staff April 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This criminal act sets a new level for stupidity. On April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:45 pm, […]

Rivers: The meek are never going to inherit the earth. Ask Rachel Notley.


By Staff April 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ray Rivers is on a short sabbatical, taking some time to think about the significantly different political […]

All the applications are in - new city manager should be in place by July. Don't count on it - unless the decision has already been made.

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By Pepper Parr April 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If you haven’t submitted your application for the job of Burlington’s next city manager – you’ve […]

Death is not a medical event. It is a social process and talking about it won't kill you.

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By Janet Gadeski April16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The title of the talk that is to take place at the Library on New Street on […]

Transit as a lifestyle - one man's experience.

By Lawson Hunter April 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Part 1 of 2 Lawson Hunter approached us a number of weeks ago asking if we might […]