Fiorito: I wish I could end this story on environmental issues on a positive note, but I can’t. A Year in Review: The Top Environmental Stories of 2015.

By Vince Fiorito December 27, 29015 BURLINGTON, ON 2015 was a big year for the environmental movement. It was a year of historic agreements, milestones, […]

Are we satiated beyond our needs, and can dispose of food we don’t want, without a care?

Shrimp - Gottlob

By Carol Gottlob December 27, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON   It was Boxing Day, a day traditionally reserved for ultra-consumerism. Stores were being ransacked for “unbelievable […]

The reason for the season ...

By Staff December 25th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The kids have been up for hours, the gift are unwrapped and you are settling in for a […]

My Grown Up Christmas Wish - Let There be Peace - Ray Rivers


By Ray Rivers December 24, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON   Sorry folks, there’ll be no postcard winter wonderland for us this year. And this is not […]

The first of the new Canadians from the Middle East arrive at a resettlement centre in Hamilton; some may start their new lives in Burlington.

Helping hands exchanging information Gillian Kearns

By Pepper Parr December 24, 2105 BURLINGTON, ON   How many will there be? We have no idea, said Gillian Kearns, interim director at the […]

City hall closes on Wednesday for an 11 day break.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Staff December 23, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON They head for the hills at around 4:30 tomorrow and for the most part we will not see […]

The Fire Chief wants you to make sure you have both a fire alarm and a Co2 detector in your residence.

By Staff December 22, 2105 BURLINGTON, ON The sound of a fire engine is something we recognize instantly and we look towards the sound that […]

Public Board of Education prepares for Ombudsman who will have the authority to review and investigate any complaints in January.

Hoops - exercise - students

By Walter Byj December 21, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON It looked like a pre Christmas agenda, relatively short with a quick adjournment so that one could […]

Mayor scoots about town in an all-electric BMW loaned to him so hydro can collect data.

BMW hydro vehicle

By Pepper Parr December 20, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The parking spots outside city hall are not actually assigned to specific members o council but they […]

Catholic school students have their art on display at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

AGB env RBC pictures

By Staff December 18, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Children at local elementary schools were challenged with designing an engaging poster around the theme of the RBC […]

Cultural community wants to survey its members to learn what they need in the way of professional development.

ACCOB logo

By Staff December 19, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Some people call it ACCOB, some people call it the Collective – its real full name is The […]

Halton Police R.I.D.E. Checks in Full Force - You can lose a lot more than your licence.


  By Staff December 15th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The month of December is a time of holiday parties, work get-togethers, and family celebrations. Most events […]

Beer will be sold in supermarkets - but not in Burlington supermarkets - not yet. Does the city have a temperance society?

Beer in supermarkets

By Pepper Parr December 15th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The government is delivering on its promise to allow beer sales in grocery stores by announcing the […]

Engaging the public - a report to city council is probably the first time people even knew what was being done - not the usual definition of collaboration.

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Getting a different, more effective level of community involvement with what city hall does for the taxpayers […]

Six pieces of public art - one in each ward have been completed and are now in place - five to 10 thousand each.


By Staff December 8, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The Gazette erred – big time – on the original version of this article, we put a price […]

Online Payments for Parking Tickets and Dog Licenses Experiencing Technical Issues


Online Payments for Parking Tickets and Dog Licenses Experiencing Technical Issues The City of Burlington’s online payment system for parking tickets and dog licenses is […]

Regional police putting officers trained in crisis intervention in cars; Community foundation sponsoring Wellness Wednesdays radio program.

HRPS crest

By Pepper Parr December 9, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Mental health is getting much more attention – the Regional Police are partnering with St. Joseph’s Healthcare […]

Ten year old Eleeza with the 300 Beannie Boos that were purchased with the $1300 she raised; toys for Syrian children expected in Canada next week.

Eleeza with Beannie Boos

People just kept giving her money – she collected $410 at the public meeting and went on to raise $1300 to buy toys for Syrian […]

Public school board has tentative agreement with occasional teachers.

HDSB sign with flag

By Staff December 4th, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON Someone at the Halton District School Board is working overtime the board has been announcing tentative agreements with […]

Burlington to get an additional provincial electoral district for 2018 election

By Staff December 4, 2015 BURLINGTON, ON The provincial government has added new constituencies that will result in 122 Electoral Ridings after the next provincial […]