Freeman station pushing for more memberships - place looks better every month.

Freeman station Sept 18-17

By Staff January 22nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Hamilton Spectator recently did a front page feature on the Freeman Station. The “Friends” of Freeman […]

Burlington and Milton Provincial Offences Courts relocating this month to new Courthouse in Burlington

Court House POA

By Staff January 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Provincial Offences (POA) Courts in Burlington and Milton are getting ready to relocate to one new […]

The history and heritage of the city - a February feature put together by the Heritage Committee.

Odeon_Burlington Lakeshore Road at Brant

By Staff January 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   How many people in Burlington remember this theatre that was on Lakeshore Road The City of Burlington’s […]

Will the number of students who graduate in Ontario decrease because of changes in post secondary school funding?

Graduation - hats in the air

By Andrew Drummond January 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Last week, the Ontario government announced a number of changes to the way the Colleges and […]

With a 3.99% budget increase staring them in the face city council is aking a lot of questions.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Director of Finance Joan Ford does a great job of providing the data ad her department […]

Review of the Patrick Brown book tells more of the story about candidate nominations - new light on the Burlington situation.


By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When Jane McKenna won the nomination as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Burlington in the June […]

How to reduce the tax bill - stop collecting leaves and eliminate a right hand turn lane. Don't give the fire department a drone.

This crew will probably not be clearing the leaves from your property. They were working along New Street when this picture was taken.

By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Before they broke for the Christmas holidays a city council that had been sworn in just […]

Rivers on Patrick Brown - Part 3 - It Was Pretty Ugly

Patrick Brown resigning

By Ray Rivers January 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Ray Rivers has been writing on just what did happen to former Conservative party leader Patrick Brown […]

McKenna muddies the understanding of what mobility hubs are supposed to be and where they will be built.


By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Some useful background when city council gets to talking about what they want to do with […]

Could the Boards and Committees not get by on a 1.5|% budget increase?


By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Local Boards and Committees are to be given a 2% increase over their 2018 base budget. […]

Just what the problem is with the 'approved' Official Plan the city sent the region is far from clear.


By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Remember all the hoopla around City Council pushing to get the new Official Plan voted on […]

The rest of the province just got a look at the 'chops' Burlington's Mayor has. 'Instead of a hatchet, we’d like more of a handshake approach from the province.'

MMW at GTHA event

By Staff January 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In a Statement from the Office of the Mayor, Marianne Meed Ward said: “Yesterday afternoon, 16 mayors […]

City Council votes to allow retail cannabis stores in Burlington: when will we actually see a store? Not this year.

Full House

By Pepper Parr January 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They first earned the right to determine what the city’s municipal government would do – they […]

Crime Stoppers: Serving Halton for more than 30 years.

Jodi Richmond H&S smile

By Pepper Parr January 16th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   They are one of those organizations you know exists and you leave it at that. From […]

Mayor Meed Ward will address the Chamber of Commerce and give a State of the City report.

Mayor Meed Ward and Premier - Dec 2018

By Pepper Parr January 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When a significant change in government takes place the new leader has a very short period […]

Is the end of the Region of Halton in sight? Look at what the Premier did to Toronto.

Regional offices

By Staff January 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government has announced a review of regional governments in Ontario. Burlington is a […]

Roland Tanner: the election was a referendum on the future of urban intensification.

Burlington aerial

By Roland Tanner January 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Originally published on January 9th in Raise the Hammer. Burlington’s and Hamilton’s municipal elections had one thing […]

Gil Penalosa, originator of the 8-80 cities’ concept will talk on an Urban Park Strategy for Burlington.

Gil Penalosa

By Staff January 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The City has invited residents to attend a public engagement session and hear one of the best […]

Glenn Gould: He was both a musical genius and a great eccentric; his work to be heard at BPAC on February 3rd..

Glenn Gould

By Pepper Parr January 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In the eyes of this humble arts dilettante – the Performing Arts Centre just justified the […]

Proposed tax increase set at 3.99% - still well above inflation.


By Pepper Parr January 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They now begin to get into the nitty gritty of the job they have been elected […]

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