ECoB announces Inform Series of events: Mayor will be the kick-off speaker.

ECOB logo

By Pepper Parr March 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The grass roots group that got trashed by every member of city council that didn’t get […]

Those early experiences often lead to life choices - great opportunity for young people to try something out and for organizations to attract youth to their world.

Damoff womens event

By Staff March 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Oakville North Burlington MP Pam Damoff launched her third annual Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. It […]

Move the hands on the clock forward 1 hour on Sunday

Spring forward

By Staff March 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It was usually a reason for skipping church – forgot to change the clock and didn’t get […]

King Road closure for annual Jefferson salamander migration starts March 18. The city owes this creature a huge debt of gratitude.

He isn't exactly pretty but nevertheless plays an important role in the local environment.  Comes in different colours as well.

By Staff March 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON The annual closure of King Road to allow for the safe passage of the endangered Jefferson salamanders during […]

Rivers: It would be a truly sad turnaround were the corollary for this unfortunate saga to be that the former AG has to face criminal charges herself.

Jody - glare

By Ray Rivers March 8th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This tempest in a tea pot has turned out to be less about SNC and more […]

26 storey development proposed for Old Lakeshore. Presentation scheduled for March 26 at Central high school.

SaveOurWaterfront- Meed ward

By Pepper Parr March 8th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this week city council slapped an Interim Control Bylaw on large portions of the city. […]

Gambling is legal in Canada; slightly different rules in different parts of the country.

Gambling hearts

By Steve Marks March 7th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Is gambling legal in Canada? The quick answer is yes. However, the activity, regulated by the […]

The trip down the windy road to the Official Plan Council wants begins March 18th.

Aerial looking west from pier

By Staff March 6th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   On Feb. 7, 2019, Burlington City Council voted to re-examine the policies in Burlington’s Official Plan, adopted […]

Regional police holding an Open House for people interested in working as 9-1-1 communicators.

911 room

By Staff March 6th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This is a lot of advance notice – but if serving the public in an ancillary police […]

Public school board looking for input on their 2019-2020 budget.

HDSB trustees

By Staff March 6th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board values input from parents/guardians, members of the community, staff and students concerning […]

Freeze on development for one year in the downtown core is now in place.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr March 6th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   At a Special meeting of Council, on March 5, 2019, Burlington City Council voted in favour […]

Wellness movement workshops facilitated by local artists at Performing Arts.

Body space outreach

By Staff March 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a different kind of event. Nice part is – it’s free – takes place at […]

Spring break at the AGB - lots to do.

BAC aerial

By Pepper Parr March 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Art Gallery as an interesting bunch of events for March Break. They are all free […]

Housing for newcomers is a problem - the data focuses on where the problem is most serious

Houses to rent

By Staff March 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Community Development Halton serves the community in a number of capacities. One is the raw information and […]

Planners want to impose a freeze on development in parts of the downtown core.

Burlington aerial

By Staff March 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The bylaw is pretty clear, almost blunt and it has $100,000 behind it to, get the work […]

The community needs the regional government to invest in enough subsidized housing to reduce wait times for women at risk that can be measured in weeks - not years.

Violence agaainst women

By Andrew Drummond March 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON From the left: Councillor Bentivegna, Mayor Meed Ward, Councillors Paul Sharman and Lisa Kearns   Halton Women’s […]

Burlington's reserve accounts: how many are there, what are they used for and how much money is in them?


By Pepper Parr March 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city of Burlington has tonnes of money squirreled away in bank accounts. Some of the […]

Truth to Power - A Requiem for Indigenous Reconciliation? Did she throw the baby out with the bathwater?

JWR testifying

By Ray Rivers March 2nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If I’d been prime minster of this great land I might have done some things differently. […]

A city council that has shown it can work together and achieve good things: let us hope it lasts.

pink shirt in council

By Pepper Parr March 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The shift that has taken place in the way city council works now is almost seismic. […]

Private Tree Bylaw now in effect within the Roseland; maximum fine $100,000


By Staff March 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council has been toying around with a private tree bylaw for years. A tentative toe in […]

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