We have unaccountable local decision-making being done by the Emergency Coordinating Group - time for some accountability and some transparency.

Tim Commisso - finger up hard eyes

By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In normal times the administration of the city is in the hands of the City Manager […]

Craft brewers want federal funding support - claim that if there was ever a time for a local brew it would be right now

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By Pepper Parr April 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A ray of sunshine when the Canada’s Craft Breweries said: “If there was ever a time […]

Kearns want her constituents to know that she is still with them - holding an online event to talk to her tribe.

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By Pepper Parr April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This could be fun – and goodness knows we need something other than black humour. Never […]

Arrests made in Organized Fraud Ring Investigation “Project Outbound”

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  By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Some people are not staying at home. The Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit has made arrests […]

Mayor buys into the Premier's Road map. She wants to be crystal clear and transparent about the plans and specific behaviours being asked of the public

Mayor Meed Ward and Premier - Dec 2018

By Staff April 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Yesterday morning Premier Doug Ford set out what he called a Roadmap to get the Ontario economy […]

The John street bus terminal has lost its status - now it is just a rinky dinky little bus transfer spot.

Transit terminal - John Street

By Staff April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In her A Better Burlington newsletter, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said: Our community has received some great […]

Councillor Sharman weighs in on the 2100 Brant development - says the city will take a $28,000 hit on the legal costs.

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By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman weighs in on what happened to that development on Brant Street. […]

The future of school - are we learning that there are some advantages to on-line learning? Something to think about

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By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON We asked the two women who are providing Gazette readers with an ongoing commentary on how things […]

Regional Mayors plan to pow wow over the coming recovery.

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By Staff April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   While we are not yet out of the woods – not by any stretch of the imagination, […]

Schedule for school operation is set out; Premier to talk about opening up the economy this afternoon

Lecce Miniter of Education

By Pepper Parr April 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Education Minister Stephen Lecce Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced on the weekend that all publicly-funded schools […]

Sun rise runs, move onto schoolwork, afternoons whatever-we-feel-like.

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  The Gazette has put together a team of parents who are at home taking care of their children while the province goes through school […]

Provincial parks are closed until May 30th - at least

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By Staff April 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Getting into spring and thinking about summer is going to be harder this year than it was […]

COVID-19 infection in the Region - as at Wednesday April 22nd

Region - Shadow map

By Pepper Parr April 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The Halton Region Public Health unit produces data on the status of the COVID-19 infection and the […]

Lane Reductions and Road Closure - Lakeshore Road and Brant Street

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By Staff April 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Lakeshore Road from Nelson Avenue to Brant Street will be resurfaced (new top layer of asphalt). Work will […]

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FAce shield Auston Horton grade 9

By Staff April 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Austin Horton, a Grade 9 student from Georgetown District High School, is using his personal 3D printer […]

Child abuse is difficult to report if children are not seen daily - be vigilant

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By Staff April 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service’s Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (CASA) and Halton Children’s Aid Society […]

Mayor and ward 1 Councillor respond to the decision council made in a CLOSED session on the 2100 Brant development

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By Pepper Parr April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In a Statement published in the Mayor’s Newsletter – A Better Burlington – Mayor Meed Ward […]

Nice idea - could we do that here?

Food - somewhere in Germany

By Staff April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Somewhere in Germany – food is put in a plastic bag and left for people who need […]

City council decides to climb into bed with the developer - they make that decision at a closes session of Council - 'plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

By Staff April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Proposed Development A proposal has been submitted for the development of 12 townhouse blocks with a total of […]

Commercial sector is taking a terrible beating - the arts community isn't even being heard from; Performing Arts Centre is looking at a hole in the revenue side of more than half a million.

Anita Cassidy

By Pepper Parr April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Anita Cassidy, Executive Director of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation gave city council and very thorough […]

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