Minister wants to 'speed up the time it takes to get the right kind of housing built in the right places' - music to the ears of the developers?

Mayor Meed Ward

By Mayor Marianne Meed Ward February 22nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward released the basics of a letter she received recently from […]

City staff at Seniors' Centre continue to make life difficult for the membership.

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By Pepper Parr February 22nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Gazette keeps hearing about problems at the Seniors’ Centre on New Street. For the most […]

Beethoven, Brahms and Hayden: their music to be performed by the outstanding Gryphon Trio at the Performing Arts Centre.

Gryphon Trio

By Staff February 22nd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If music played on a piano is something you enjoy – and if that music is classical […]

Appeal Support for people who want to be involved in LPAT hearings dries up June 30th.

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By Staff February 22, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This will come as a bit of a jolt to anyone who wants to be involved in […]

Confusion on registering for program at Parks and Recreation; empathy appears to be in short supply.

Burlington Seniors Centre

By Staff February 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Registration for both 2019 Spring and Summer recreation programs opens February 23, 2019 for Adults 19+ and […]

Turns out the title is Interim - but no one is saying why Acting ever got used.

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By Staff February 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It looks as if the Interim is still the Interim and not the Acting. During the Capital […]

The political assassination of Patrick Brown: a perfect trifecta: mutineer-minded staff, a treacherous caucus and a damning news story.

Patrick Brown resigning

  “First I want to say these allegations are false. Categorically untrue. Every one of them.” (Patrick Brown, CTV News- January 24, 2019) By Ray […]

Getting a budget done - not all that easy for the five first timers.

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By Pepper Parr February 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Just how does the city budget get created and passed and what do the members of […]

Councillor creates Registry of people who ask to meet with her on city business.

By Pepper Parr February 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns – possibly a real McCoy. We knew she was going to […]

Regional police alert public to telephone scams taking place in Halton.

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By Staff February 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police is warning citizens against several telephone scams that are operating within the region. […]

Development proposed for site in Aldershot where Meed Ward announced her decision to run for the office of Mayor.

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By Pepper Parr February 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The site is just yards away from where Marianne Meed Ward officially threw her hat into […]

Young on strategic plans: Thinks we need one - not certain on who gets to write the document.

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By Jim Young February 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In recent Gazette articles and comments, Burlington’s 25 Year Strategic Plan, “Grow Bold”, has garnered much […]

Another development proposal asking for ammendments to the Official Plan that exceed the height limits by more than 100%

Pine at Martha

By Pepper Parr February 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In October 2017, Burlington City Council approved the development application submitted by Roman Home Builders for […]

How does an Interim get to be an Acting - and what is the difference?

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By Pepper Parr February 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier in the year, after dismissing the City Manager, Council hired Tim Commisso to serve as […]

City plans to upgrade the look of Civic Square - provide some shading.

CITY HALL Cobalt

By Pepper Parr February 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON The city has plans to upgrade the look and feel of civic square and they are asking […]

Taking part in the decision making process that determines where new high tower buildings can be built is not a simple process.

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By Staff February 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Gary Scobie attended a Local Planning Act Tribunal (LPAT) case conference meeting recently. It was the follow […]

Has the issue on which the next federal election will be fought come to the surface? The issue is stinky.

Trudeay and Jodi

By Ray Rivers February 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Globe and Mail gets the prize for turning what might have been a relatively peaceful […]

Province sends $57.6 million to the Region who spend it on the Wyecroft Road extension and and bridge.

By Staff February 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If they had waited a day it could be seen as a Valentine from the province saying […]

Resident explains why the high rise development in the downtown core can and should be brought to an end.

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By Gary Scobie February 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   I am a citizen of Burlington who has taken an interest in the re-development of Burlington’s […]

Developer proposing 59 storey tower in Stoney Creek - is that a number coming our way?

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By Staff February 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Those who want a simpler, smaller more cohesive community might shudder just a bit when they learn […]