Roland Tanner: The 2007 rose-tinted vision for downtown Burlington should give us warning for the rose-tinted vision of the current City Council.

The city wants to know if they should continue sending you their magazine three times a year.  If you say no they will be able to save $50,000 a year  If you say yes - they will have to cut down more trees.

By Roland Tanner October 3, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In 2007, Bruce Krushelnicki, director of planning at Burlington City Hall, told us the Official Plan […]

UPDATE There are now six Registered third party advertisers - the money men.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Staff October 3, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON     What does it cost to get an office in this building? There are now six Third […]

Ward 2 debate video now on line

Candidates ward 2

By Pepper Parr October 3rd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   What is believed to be the largest audience ever for a political debate in Burlington is […]

City manager tells his staff to not 'let the nastiness get you down. We have your back.'

James Ridge

By Pepper Parr October 2nd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In an email that we believe was sent to city hall staff by the city manager […]

Halton Region Health Department confirms case of rabies in a bat found in Burlington

bat

Halton Region Health Department confirms case of rabies in a bat found in Burlington By Staff October 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Region […]

Burlington Herd management is moving the team to Welland - more respect in that part of the province.

Herd player sliding home Ph by Crystal Young

By Staff October 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Herd, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) today announced that the team has been […]

Rivers: We are left with a bad taste on our palates, leaving the question of where do we go from here?

Trump looking hardish at Trudeau

By Ray Rivers October 2nd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We are left with a bad taste on our palates, leaving the question of where do […]

Ward 2 debate draws 350 people - full house - standing room only.

Standing room only

By Pepper Parr October 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It was certainly a full house. An estimated 350 people filled the Burlington Baptist Church on […]

Meed Ward ask city communications department to remove the material about the Mayor from City Talk

Meed Ward H&S profile

By Staff October 1st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In a statement on her web site Ward 2 city Councillor and Mayoralty candidate Marianne Meed Ward […]

Correction: Ward 2 debate taking place at the Baptist Church on New Street.

Baptist church

By Staff October 1, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   An error was made in the location of the ward 2 debate this evening. The event is […]

This is either very stupid or there is a political game being played by the city administration.

City Hall - high frontal view

  By Pepper Parr October 1st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON The short video mention in this article does not appear in a re-issued version of City […]

Gazette editorial cartoonist Mike Allen has figured out just who it is that wants the high rise development.

Burlington flags

October 1, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Mike Allen, the Gazette cartoonist took a hard look at the debate taking place between the ward 2 candidates […]

Ward 2 debate to take place this evening at New Street Baptist church; part of the political history of the city will be written this evening.

Developers have done a great job with condo creation along the Lakeshore Road.  The city has not managed to find a way to get the developers to put some of the economic lands into production.

By Pepper Parr October 1, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The city is in the bottom half of the ward level debates between the candidates running […]

The new city council will have to debate whether or not to permit the opening of commercial cannabis shops in the city.

Cannabis smokers

news By Pepper Parr September 29th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The federal government has made it legal to sell cannabis to the public on October […]

Ward 3 debate turn out the largest audience so far - every candidate showed up.

Taylor

By Staff September 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the smoothest ECoB debate so far. It had the largest turn out so far and […]

Turns out there was nothing crooked about the provincial government deficit - other than it was far too big.

Ford with documents

By Ray Rivers September 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a 2004 provincial law on the books which mandates that the provincial auditor general […]

Cartoonist Mike Allen on how Councillor got to the ward 4 debate - and why he was late.

self cartoon

Mike Allen has come aboard as the house cartoonist. He draws what he wants, when he wants – his only instructions from the Editor that […]

A pivotal report on transportation is somewhere in city hall. Is it being sat on until after the election?

Burlington flags

By Staff September 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It can be confusing to keep up with everything the city’s Planning department is doing. Everything comes […]

Ward level debates are the best source of information on the people running for office. These are the people who want to set the tax rates and determine what kind of service you get for those taxes.

City Hall BEST aerial

By Pepper Parr September 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a very full week politically. The world laughed at the President of the […]

Halton Regional police officers recognized for their life saving measures.

St John crest

By Staff September 27th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In those situations where every second counts we are grateful that there are first responders who have […]