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%

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

Readers have an opportunity to give council the benefit of their creative thinking. Let’s help them do the job.

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By Pepper Parr February 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Yesterday the Gazette published an opinion piece on an opportunity for the current city council to […]

LPAT is beginning to look like a pat on the head for some residents and then being asked to go away.

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By Pepper Parr February 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The business of making changes to the Official Plan that was adopted by city council on […]

All City of Burlington facilities closed and programs cancelled due to winter storm

This isn't a city worker - this is a neighbour being a good neighbour.

By Staff February 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Enough said the decision makers at city hall. As of 4 p.m. today, the City of Burlington […]

City Planning and Development Committee meeting cancelled.

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By Staff February 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Planning and Development Committee scheduled for this evening – Tuesday February 12th has been CANCELLED. It […]

If you park on the street - you might find a parking ticket on the vehicle. Snow day - no street parking.

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By Staff February 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has a message for those who are able to or have to stay at home […]

This city council has an opportunity to bring about the changes that are really needed at city hall.

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By Pepper Parr February 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   With power in her hands – Mayor Meed Ward has an opportunity to really lead. When […]

TEC thinks they now have a true advocate for their cause.

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By Staff February 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Tyandaga Environmental Coalition (TEC) continues to focus on the issue of Meridian Brick’s planned development (clear […]