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 […]

Tough to enter a new year with so many problems that don't have answers - it is going to take more than 'hope for the best' to get through this one

By Pepper Parr January 1st, 2023 BURLINGTON, ON 365 pages – each one having the potential to bring new problems. Maybe February 14th will be […]

Rivers on: Democracy’s Last Stand - many lessons to be learned from this conflict.

By Ray Rivers December 31st, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON “Your money is not charity. It is an investment in the global security and democracy that we […]

Meet Ernie - My 2022 Christmas Tree

By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   Ernie – my 2022 Christmas tree. Christmas engages all of us in different ways. The kids […]

Citizen asks some very pointed questions on pharmacists being able to do some prescription work - wonders as well when the public will hear from MPP Natalie Pierre

By Penny Hersh December 30th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   I have done some investigation regarding the ability for pharmacists to prescribe certain medications. This will […]

This is an opportunity you don't want to miss - fantastic discounts in some great Performing Arts Centre events: Irish Rovers and Dolly Parton.

By Staff December 30th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   The Performing Arts Centre announced their 2022 Boxing Week Sale earlier this month. This is the first […]

Exploring the Thrill of Live Casinos: How They Give Players a Real-Life Experience

By Staff December 30, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   Live casinos have been around for quite some time now, offering players a real-life casino experience from […]

The biggest problem the city faces - housing - is now the portfolio given to Deputy Mayor Shawna Stolte

By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   In creating a new area of responsibility for the six ward Councillors Mayor Meed Ward looked […]

Province permitting pharmacies to prescribe for 13 minor ailments as of January 1st

By Staff December 28th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   Interesting – will it make a difference. The province has changed some of the medical regulations that […]

Angelo Bentivegna as a Deputy Mayor: it could work out very well for the city and give him a chance to mature as a politician

By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   The Deputy Mayor with Portfolio is a new model of governance for Burlington city council. The […]

Seniors just might get the attention and services they deserve - council has deferred hitting them with the new rates and fees.

By Pepper Parr December 26th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   There was a time when the Seniors’ Centre was a vibrant place that was close to […]

An opportunity to support local heroes

By Pepper Parr December 27th, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON   These are the people that get you through serious health issues. They are there when you […]