You elected her - now please listen to her: STAY HOME

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By Pepper Parr April 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor is pushing the message again and again – she has been relentless, which at […]

276 calls related to intimate partner abuse were made to the police in March alone - 150 charges laid.

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By Staff April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Maintaining a healthy intimate relationship is a challenge at the best of times. And these are not […]

It could be more than two years before we learn just how expensive that CRM system that never really got off the ground is going to cost to achieve lift off

By Pepper Parr April 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Keeping up to date on the reports the Finance department sends to council means learning something […]

Mayor unable to take part in the Front Line Clap this Friday evening.

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By Staff April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward preparing her iPad for the Front Line Clap Out she performed from the […]

COVID results for the Region of Halton - Burlington numbers are re-assuring

By Pepper Parr April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Data – data and more data. Getting a grip on what is actually happening in Burlington […]

City records a surplus in the 2019 budget; they call that a favourable variance - most of the upside came from investments

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By Pepper Parr April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We are not likely to see numbers like these in the 2020 financials – linger over […]

City-wide burn ban effective April 13th

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By Staff April 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Fire Department has issued a City-wide burn ban and suspending all Open-Air Burning Permits until […]

Proximity bylaw now has massive fines if people do not stay at least six feet apart. Error in the first version

Oh dear - now what?  Fess up and then fix it.  We goofed on that rain barell story

By Pepper Parr April 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON In an early version of this article we featured a picture of the Mayor and her family […]

Mayor hands out a tax relief goody - you still have to pay those property taxes - just not right now

By Staff April 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The wheels are still turning at city hall. Other than the Chair of the meeting and people […]

City to hold a second Town Hall call-in on April 14th

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By Staff April 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City is going to host a second town hall – April 14 from 7 to 9 […]

Service is still available for those that need help from city hall - by telephone. Response time is reported to be very good.

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By Staff April 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   As part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Burlington continues to maintain […]

Regional Health unit assures public nursing homes are being tightly monitored

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By Staff April 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   When the number of COVID-19 related deaths were reported at a single nursing home in Bobcaygeon exceeded […]

The kids are back in school - just not in classrooms - it is going to be an interesting and revealing week for everyone

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By Pepper Parr April 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Students will not be on school buses for the next couple of months. Classrooms won’t have […]

The rate at which the virus is spreading is staggering. The worst for North America has yet to be recorded

April 4th, 2020

By Staff April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The numbers just keep climbing with New York State death toll from coronavirus on Saturday surpassed 3,500 […]

The challenge: Learning to stay inside and walk safely when you choose to be outside

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By Pepper Parr April 4, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Getting people to fully understand what we are up against with the COVID19 crisis. During a […]

Critical six foot rule not being observed on the hospital site where 93 bed modular health unit is being assembled.

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By Pepper Parr April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the right decision. Create additional ICU capacity for the wave of infections that are […]

Response to the Mayor's call for a Front Line Clap goes unheeded.

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By Pepper Parr April 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It is said that it is the thought that counts. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward wanted to […]

The data suggest we can reduce significantly the number of people who will die because of the virus - if we follow the rules

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By Pepper Parr April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province could experience something between 3,000 and 15,000 deaths from the COVID-19 virus – if […]

Province reduces the number of essential services that can operate during the COVID crisis: from 74 to 44

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By Staff April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province has revised the list of essential services that can remain open and operate in the […]

Reports indicate the province is on the right path with the shutdowns that have taken place.

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By Pepper Parr April 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The message leaking out of Queen’s Park from highly respected journalist is that the province did […]