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

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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.

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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?

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

Trumpeter Swan photo contest winners.

Amanda Kerr Double Display 1st place

By Staff March 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is blessed with some of the best geography in the world; on family day hundreds of […]

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

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

Mayor succeeds in keeping the budget below 3%

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By Pepper Parr February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The tax increase for the 2019 budget will be 2.99%. They did it. Marianne Meed Ward […]

An Active Transportation Plan Workshop for rural Burlington

By Walt Rickli February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON The City of Burlington is preparing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy in order to create safe walking […]

Capital budget for the city comes in at $96.4 million.

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By Pepper Parr February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The first part (Capital) of the 2019 budget has been approved;city council now moves on to […]

Sunday - March 3rd: Chilly Half Marathon will disrupt transit routes 3, 10 and 20 -for just part of the day.

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By Staff February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Crossing the finish line: Easy when there is no snow. It is going to be a challenge […]

Youth Art Mural Project - workshops in March.

Burlington flags

By Staff February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The City of Burlington is pleased to launch a new youth mural project. Lead by professional artists, […]

A Harry Potter Triwizard Trivia Tournament at the Different Drummer.

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By Staff February 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   For the Harry Potter fans – this is one you don’t want to miss – a Triwizard […]

It was Burlington residents who were the movers and shakers behind getting the Grey Cup game to Hamilton for 2021.

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By Pepper Parr February 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON.   There was a time when the Honorary Colonels for the two regiments based in Hamilton were […]

Mayor has her finger prints all over the 2019 budget - she will deliver on the promise.

Meed Ward in leather jkt

By Pepper Parr February 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   As city council works its way through the 2019 budget, determined, it would appear, to come […]

Remembering the Brant Inn - it put the city on the map - before we became a city.

Brant Inn outdoors

By Pepper Parr February 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Brant Inn – most of the population of the city couldn’t tell you what it […]

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