Premier Ford threatens to hammer the 'greedy landlords'

Premier with deputy May 19th

By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Wow – the Premier laid it on the line. He was addressing what he called “greedy landlords” […]

Schools closed for the balance of the school year; summer day camps, both indoor and outdoor, may be permitted in July and August - no overnight camps

Her name was Jade - she just seemed to love the camera.

By Staff May 19, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The decision the province made to keep the schools closed for the balance of the school year […]

Closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout in force until May 29th

Brant street getting ready

By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The hard news is in the first couple of paragraphs. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief […]

Cith hall puts out a statement: summer program cancelled - you'll get your refund in four to six weeks,

baseball players

By Staff May 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City hall has provided more information on the decision to close city hall that was heard at […]

4th phase of the ambitious Elgin Promenade on target - will the $$ needed to complete be available?

view looking west

By Pepper Parr May 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Elgin Promenade, that pathway that serves as a pedestrian and cycling corridor will extend from […]

Conservation Halton issues a flood warning - rain on a long weekend day. Phhtt!

CH Rivers and streams

By Staff May 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Well – there goes the weekend. Conservation Halton advises that the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry’s […]

What's Open - What's not -and why: Golf, City Parks, Marina, Conservation Parks

golfer swinging

By Pepper Parr May 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The city opened up – a little today. There were golfers at some of the courses […]

This weekend is a challenge - can we individually keep that two metre distance and prevent the transfer of the COVID virus from person to person

The ceremonies over the Naval Promenade becomes the fous with the Seniors' out in force listening to the All MAle Welsh Choir.  Strolling along is Craig Stevens, the city's project manager on the pier project.  He direction and oversight kept the project going when it got a little wonky at times - but that's another story.

By Pepper Parr May 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   During a day long council session, working as a Standing Committee, Mayor Meed Ward made the […]

Brass knuckles and switch blade knives part of a drug trafficking seizure; recreational drugs?

By Staff May 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A drug trafficking investigation by the Regional Police Burlington Street Crime Unit in April resulted in a […]

Human Trafficking Charges Laid in Burlington Investigation

sex exploitation

By Staff May 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The nasty, socially ugly business of human trafficking is in front of us again. On May 13, […]

Major changes to service delivery in the works. Like it or not - it is scheduled to be imposed today

What we know graphic

By Pepper Parr May 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a new graphic related to what the city administration iis call Service redesign. Administration […]

With seven retail cannabis stores in Burlington now - there is an application for an eighth.

cannabis yes no logo

By Staff May 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   An application has been received by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for a retail […]

Province cancels the new regional courthouse plans - mayors looking for a different decision

Court house location - McMahon

By Pepper Parr May 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Remember that announcement by the then MPP for Burlington, Eleanor McMahon that a new courthouse was […]

Thieves use face masks to hide their identity while they steal from unsuspecting shoppers.

Suspect 1

By Staff May 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, On   The Regional Police Service would like the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects responsible for distraction thefts […]

Emma's is now part of the city's history - closed forever.

Emmas logo

By Pepper Parr May 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Some background on the closing of Emma’s Back Porch. Emma’s at its best – it was […]

That Closer Look at the Downtown will be back on Stage for its next presentation - will this be the final one?

Enns group

By Staff May 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Closer Look was that part of the Official Plan Review that focused on the downtown – […]

Provincial parks are opening up; Conservation parks still closed. Weather conditions are what keep us out of the parks now

Escarpment in the fall

By Staff May 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On Saturday, May 9th, the Province announced it would be reopening provincial parks and conservation reserves starting […]

What if - we are still in lock down come December?

Christmas tree

By Pepper Parr May 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The strategic thinkers ask the “What if” questions. Their job is to attempt to look over […]

In Halton one infection at a nursing home is considered an outbreak and they are all over it

Deepika Lobo

By Pepper Parr May 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Her name is Deepika Lobo. She is a medical practitioner who has the honorific Dr. in front […]

Rivers: Governments let this outbreak get as bad as it is: they are doing the right thing in keeping the money flowing

Canadian paper money

By Ray Rivers May 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON “All countries will wake up after the global pandemic with much higher debt levels. Canada is fortunate […]

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