What is the role of the City, and of City Council in the decision to possibly close two high schools ?

By Tom Muir January 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 6 of a series Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

City web site getting a fix up - won't be accessible early early on Monday.

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By Staff January 20, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   If your practice is to log into the city’s web site early in the morning – you […]

Get married at city hall - and be forced to make a right hand turn on Lakeshore - two goodies for you from your city council

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By Staff January 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Some of the budget goodies that you get for your tax dollars. You will be able to […]

Muir analyzes the data collected at a December public meeting and reports a lot of consistency in the responses.

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By Tom Muir January 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 5 of a series Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

What the heck is an Eponym, and what does it mean for your brand?

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By James Burchill January 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Today I’ve decided to share with you a new word that recently made a special appearance […]

Brant Museum closed - has been closed for well over a month. No one at city hall knew.

Burlington Museums will be doing a themed newspaper on the War of 1812 for distribution in the community. Brant's son John will play a prominent part in the festivities this year.

By Pepper Parr January 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It came as a surprise to the city. An inquiry from a reporter, it wasn’t us, […]

Budget approved - taxes will increase by 4.42%

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By Pepper Parr January 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   City council passed a budget that reflects an increase over last year of 4.42% The budget […]

Does this city council have the political will to reign in the spending. Operational budget to be debated on Thursday.

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By Pepper Parr January 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   City council will be meeting as a Committee of the While (COW) today to go through […]

Part 4: Was the building of Hayden high school the beginning of the end for Central and Pearson?

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By Tom Muir January 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 4 of a series: Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

Burlington Foundation announces a record $120,000 in community fund grants to be invested in 14 local projects.

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By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Building community happens when groups partner and create a situation when the whole is greater than […]

Regional police continue with program to apprehend and manage violent offenders.

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By Staff January 18th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police report that from October 1st to December 31st 2016, the Halton Regional Police […]

Part 3: Muir suggests a closer look at the options will produce a solution and that none of the high schools need to be closed.

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By Tom Muir January 18th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 3 of a series: Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic […]

Summer festival creates a winter program - starts with a rendition of some of the works of Robbie Burns.

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By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON,ON   You may be one of those people who knows all about the Lowville Festival – an event […]

Two of three stolen snow mobiles recovered - truck and one snow mobile still out there in the wrong hands.

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By Staff January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   These thieves apparently thought there was going to be all kinds of snow. On December 11th 2016 […]

Part 2: How we got to the point where school closings were recommended and what the trustees can do.

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By Tom Muir January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic affairs. Our colleague, Joan […]

Looking like a 4.23% tax increase for 2017 - 2018 might touch 5% - and that hospital levy is here forever.

By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   While city council works through the operational budget for 2017 – they will be doing the […]

Part 1 - the high school capacity problem is one we created. Trustees failed their constituents and the Board of Education staff was either asleep at the switch or incompetent.

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By Tom Muir January 16th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tom Muir, an Aldershot resident, has been an active participant in civic affairs. Our colleague, Joan […]

The Wallace game plan; the first part got put into place Saturday morning.

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By Pepper Parr July 15th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON   There were two meetings – both took place at the same time, in the same room. […]

The provincial Tory's want to move into a war footing soon - they want to take the city back to its conservative roots in 2018.

Burlington MPP McKenna appears prepared to see the province plunged into an elelction over the budget.  Does she have election signs left over from the last election - when was that? - less than six months ago.

By Pepper Parr January 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There were no fireworks – but it was a bigger Annual General Meeting of the Burlington […]

While the city figures out which lawyers will represent them at the OMB hearing on the Adi development in Alton, a citizen reflects on how we got into this mess.

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By Pepper Parr January 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The development that council voted not to go forward with in the Alton Village got punted […]

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