Public school board association drafts some HDSB talent into their ranks - smart move.

Parents know what it costs to keep their children in these classrooms - now they know what it costs to keep the principals in the schools.  Too much?

By Staff July 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   At its Annual General Meeting on July 5, 2019, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) selected […]

Rivers: Premiers write Prime Minister 'impertinent' letters.

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By Ray Rivers July 14th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Canada is a federation of provinces but the provincial premiers do not elect the federal government – […]

Globe & Mail: The secret to lower housing prices? It’s all in the zoning

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  July 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON     Globe and Mail editorial has a viewpoint on both the character and built form of a […]

Council adjourns after four days of hard work that produces major recommendations - public might like some time to review them before making it all final.

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By Pepper Parr June 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON At a few minutes before 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon Council adjourned and will meet again on the […]

Provincial Review delivery date pushed back to after federal election - city talks about a Ford levy line on the tax bill

By Pepper Parr July 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Seems like everything is being held up by the federal election expected to take place in […]

Karina Gould will kick off her election campaign on Saturday - all four parties will have candidates in place before the end of the month - what will THE issue be?

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By Pepper Parr July 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Karina Gould, on the right, with some of her 2015 election campaign team. Karina Gould Campaign […]

Consulting firm wants shovels in the ground this October - will sit beside the planners to show them how to make that happen.


By Staff July 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Paul Sharman – a private sector advocate In his heart Paul Sharman is a private sector advocate; […]

First look at the 2020 budget - big changes to the way it will be explained and it looks like the impact will be lower.

Joan Ford, the city's Director of Finance knows where every dollar comes from and where every dollar gets spent.

By Pepper Parr July 11, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   An early look at what the 2020 municipal budget is going to look like had a […]

Section of Brock street to be closed for - two years - construction.


By Staff July 11, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Second of two structures on Brock now under construction.   Beginning Thursday, July 11, 2019, a portion of […]

City building department sent back to their drawing boards for a do-over of downtown street design standards.

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By Pepper Parr July 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The report was received and filed after more than an hour of discussion and debate. The […]

Mayor Meed Ward starts what she calls a movement at the Regional level of government to abolish the LPAT-OMB process.

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By Staff July 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington Councillor Rory Nisan brought a friendly motion to the Meed Ward – Bonnette motion. Burlington Mayor […]

Burlington advocacy group puts their weight behind Mayor's motion at Region to abolish LPAT-OMB.

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By Staff July 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   WeLoveBurlington is a small, non-partisan, grass roots organization that advocates on a broad range of issues that […]

Call put out for indigenous artists to submit ideas for outdoor art for the transformed Brant Museum

Indigenous 3 at ground breaking

By Staff July 10, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington has invited Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Indigenous-led artist teams to submit an Expression of Interest to […]

Vision to Focus (V2F) the next big leap of faith sets out five priorities and the action to be taken to achieve them.

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By Pepper Parr July 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is not bed time reading but if you find at some point that you don’t […]

Burlington Mayor comes out swinging at MPP Jane McKenna. Will this go 10 rounds?

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By Staff June 8th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward issued a statement earlier today pointing to factual inaccuracies in published by Burlington’s MPP […]

Mayor manages to get dinner in Paris for $70 - merveilleuse!

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By Staff July 8th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   She didn’t spend what she could have spent. She shared a room with the Staff member she […]

Mayor talks about her trip to Juno Beach and the impact that experience had on her.

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Burlington’s Mayor along with a Staff member spent five days representing the city during the 75 th Anniversary of the D Day landings on Juno […]

How many cities does Burlington want to twin with - is this a need to have or a nice to have?

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By Pepper Parr July 7th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Elsewhere in the Gazette we report on the trip Mayor Meed Ward made to France to […]

Nisan and Kearns explain why they donated the maximum - $1200 - to each others election campaign

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By Pepper Parr July 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Gazette is taking a look at what city council has managed to get done since […]

Council was fully briefed ten days before city hall reported that half a million had been taken from city accounts by an as yet unknown third party.

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By Staff July 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It looked like a minor matter on the Audit Committee agenda – but it was probably that […]