City of Burlington Threatens Naturalized Gardens Part 2:

monarch butterfly with milkweed

By Doreen Nicoll September 14th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Part 2 of a 2 part story. I have been contacted by naturalized gardeners from Burlington and […]

Rivers on the first federal election debate: the winner was the guy who wasn't in the room.

Denaters Sept 13-19

By Ray Rivers September 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It was an impressive demonstration of candidates expressing themselves in clear unequivocal terms on the broad […]

Public art for the proposed pavilion at City View Park.

City view park pavillion

By Staff September 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON Request for Expressions of Interest For public art proposals at City View Park. Deadline: Friday October 11, 2019 […]

Jim Young on alternatives to Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Jim Young

By Jim Young September 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington City Council wants to eliminate LPAT (Local Planning Appeals Tribunals), formerly the OMB (Ontario Municipal […]

Significant debate at city council this afternoon: discussing what they want to tell the Region about intensification.

Burlington sign

By Pepper Parr September 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This afternoon city council will be discussing and debating one of the biggest problems the city […]

Getting action from city hall sometimes requires some pushing.

2013 Paisley Sept 2019

By Pepper Parr September 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This is how the rubber hits the road when a resident takes a complaint to the […]

Public school board loves the idea of free transit on Burlington transit buses for their high school students.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr September 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When Mayor Marianne Meed Ward left a city Standing Committee earlier this week she had a […]

Friends of Freeman station find they have friends at city hall as well - the city will pay to have rolling stock moved.


By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This one has been a long time coming – and very richly deserved. The volunteers that […]

Rainbow street crossings on the way - maybe something really spectacular if Councillor Sharman has his way.

Kearns at Rainbow crossing

By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   With 1500 plus people attending a very inclusive event at the Art Gallery it was not […]

Nelson high school expansion finally gets the funding to proceed - opening September of 2020 is a stretch.

HDSB sign with flag

By Staff September 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board can finally put the Nelson High School addition out to tender. Ward […]

Last year there were 941 registered runners - can we make it 1000 this year?

Fox monument with Brant Inn

By Staff September 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This will be the 39th Annual Terry Fox run. What a record! The Terry Fox Run for […]

Could pausing to give cash to a pan handler get you a ticket for distracted driving? Some members of council think that might be a good idea.

Panhandling OK tosay no

By Pepper Parr September 10th,2019 BURLINGTON, ON   What do you think about this one? Police in Burlington don’t ticket pan handlers – there is […]

Councillor Nisan asks staff to dig out information that is already public - his first step in doing anything about the Nelson plans for a bigger quarry operation.

14a rendering of the lake 77acres

By Staff September 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Some movement at city hall on the expected application to do more quarrying by Nelson Aggregates. A […]

Election debate: Burlington Green working with NuvoOne to host a debate between the federal candidates.

By Staff September 10, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington Green has joined forces with Nuvo One to sponsor a debate between the candidates for the […]

West Nile virus found in Eight batches of infected mosquitoes found in the Region - all four municipalities.


By Pepper Parr September 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They are a seasonal threat that we have to pay close attention to. This is how […]

By law officers are reported to be tearing out naturalized gardens they once said were in compliance.

GARDEN Paul Raun

By Doreen Nicoll September 9th,2019 BURLINGTON, ON Part 1 of a 2 part story. August 15th, I published an article about Antheia, a long-time homeowner […]

Council will decide whether or not to recommend that LaSalle Park Marina Association continue to run the marina.proceeding with a new wa

LaSalle Park MArina

By Pepper Parr September 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When John Birch was the President of the LaSalle Park Marina Association he was pretty sure […]

The Art Gallery was swamped Friday night with many people who had not been in the place before - all part of a Gender Conspiracy.people


By Pepper Parr September 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It was an event that is difficult to describe. That it packed, really packed the Art […]

Gazette web site attacked for the third time - whose ox was being gored?

An old newspaper name revived.

By Pepper Parr September 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There has been a third malicious attack on the Burlington Gazette web site. Last Friday we […]

Lakeshore renewal: Walkers Line to Appleby to be resurfaced

Traffic barriers in place on LAkeshore for the Car Free Sunday last year were expensive and not really used.  The event was poorly attended.

By Staff September 5th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The City of Burlington is making improvements to Lakeshore Road from Nelson Avenue to Locust Street. The […]