What does a State of Emergency mean and what can a Mayor actually do?

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By Pepper Parr March 23, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Just what kind of power and authority does the Mayor have under the Declaration of Emergency […]

It is very tough for the hospitality sector and for those small operations that cater to the private sector.

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By Staff March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The financial damage hits different sectors of the economy. Restaurants don’t have customers walking through the doors […]

People were out, physical distance was well respected for the most part. We are coping.

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By Pepper Parr March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s now a new reality for all of us. Getting used to living differently is going […]

Mayor orders that Lowville Park be closed indefinitely

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By Staff March 22, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON In a Statement issued at noon the Mayor expanded on her decision to declare a State of Emergency […]

Our City Councillors seem to have parked themselves on the side lines, letting the Mayor do all the talking Do Something!

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By Pepper Parr March 22, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Premier Doug Ford has said time and again that he will do “Whatever it takes” and […]

Conservation Halton closes all parks: public not following social distance rules

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By Staff March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The public has not paid enough attention to the requirement to maintain a social distance between people […]

A pandemic appears to be something too many people in Burlington don't understand

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By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We received the following from a trusted source: I am told on good authority Spencer Smith […]

Just how long is this COVID19 crisis going to last: the science suggest it will be many months - perhaps until the end of the year.

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By Staff March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The following was first published by the Globe and Mail earlier today under the headline: Deciding when […]

Mayor declares State of Emergency - asks malls to close, urges people to stay at home.

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By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward declares a State of Emergency for the city. Asking the malls to […]

COVID19: Who is saying what - feds shut the border, province shut the schools, Region will pick up the garbage and permit the construction of a high rise many didn't wanted

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By Pepper Parr March 21, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In Burlington we are served by four levels of government. The Federal government – they have […]

Just who does get tested? The Medical Officer of Health has to be trusted - earning the trust is part of the understanding.

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By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The ward 2 resident got a call from a Public Health nurse: We did receive a call […]

How is the virus affecting people? Who is really at risk and what they can do.

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By Staff March 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There are a number of very authoritative sources on just what the COVID-19 virus does to people. […]

Region answers Gazette questions - MoH said: 'We only have one shot at this' - stay home.

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By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2020 6:40 pm BURLINGTON, ON This is a very dynamic and fluid situation. Information does change. We are now adding […]

Regional health officials hold media event - MoH pleads with public to follow the rules

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By Staff March 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Correction. There were two COVID19 deaths in Ontario; one of which was in Milton Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical […]

Vicious email that preys on frightened people - read all your email very carefully.

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By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   During times of social stress there are those out there who will look for a way […]

Covid19: Self monitoring, self isolation, isolation - all three steps matter to everyone one of you

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By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington City Manager Tim Commisso put it as plainly as anyone could – these are serious […]

Ontario records the second CORVID19 death. Self assess if you feel ill - then call 911

By Staff March 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Joseph Brant Hospital enacted an Emergency Operations Centre which meets daily to review their response and make […]

City manager putting in 15 hour days as he maneuvers around a very dynamic changing COVID19 crisis

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By Pepper Parr March 18, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How do you run a city when what you think what was going to be possible […]

Fifth case of COVID19 in Halton revealed today

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By Staff March 18th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region today confirmed the fifth case of COVID-19 […]

City offers free transit, closes City Hall, discourages group gatherings in parks and more steps to slow the spread of COVID19

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By Staff March 18th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Ride Free   The City of Burlington has announced that Burlington Transit will not be charging ride fares. […]