New Year levees seem to have come back into favour. Gould holding hers on the 6th; McKenna chose the 12th.

Naval at levee 2018

By Pepper Parr January 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Levees were once a large part of the way the social side of Ontario worked. The […]

Angela Coughlan Pool will be closed from March 18, 2019 to the spring of 2020 for renovations and upgrades.

Coughlan pool upgrades 1

By Staff January 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   People used to say “there must be something wrong with the water” but in Burlington we seem […]

Muir on how city council voted on the 2100 Brant development that is now at an OMB hearing.

Aerial-of-2100 brant site

By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The vote on what city council wanted to do with the situation they were faced with […]

Strategic Plan is to get a revision, probably not until late this year.


By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Under the previous city manager city council got talked into making the Strategic Plan a 25 […]

The possability of a terrible development on Brant at Havendale has been averted; the settlement the developer thought they had was taken off the table.


By Pepper Parr January 2, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   That Local Planning Act Tribunal meeting on the National Homes development at 2100 Brant looks like […]

Are we ready for 2019?

2019 New Yr graphic

By Staff January 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON What kind of a year is it going to be? A number of resident offered their thoughts for […]

The resident, the black Honda and the Regional Police budget.

frosted car window

By Rob Narejko December 31st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The temperature was minus 2, crisp, not cold. The sun was shining brightly in a clear […]

Transit service makes changes to eight routes effective January 6th.

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Staff December 31st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON As a result of customer feedback Burlington Transit has introduced improvements to Routes 1, 2, 5, 11, 21, […]

President Trump doesn't beleive the climate change arguments; Premier Ford doesn't buy into the need for a carbon tax; Canadian Minister of the Environment says changes are being made while the United Nations tells us we have 11 years left to get it right.

no time to waste -belgium-climate-demonstration

By Staff December 30th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In a media release from Queen’s Park the Ministry of the |Environment said: “Ontario’s Government for the […]

Changes made to eight transit lines - take place effective January 6th

One of the new buses added o the Burlington Transit fleet.  There were busses that had more than 15 years on their tires - those old ones certainly rattled down Guelph Line when I was on one of them.

By Staff December 29th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Thank you to our Burlington Transit customers who contacted us with questions about route and schedule changes […]

Interim city manager will know where the bodies are buried as he renews relationships with staff members who have come on board since left the city in 2008

Tim Commisso 3 stern

By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A follow up on Tim Commisso, the Interim City Manager who will show up for work […]

Jane McKenna gets attention she may not have wanted in major media.


By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington’s MP, Jane McKenna, managed to get her name in the Globe and Mail on Friday. […]

Speak wisely, act wisely and that wisdom will trickle down to the people you are there to serve.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Stu Parr, who is not a relative nor a friend – we’ve never met; made a […]

Some Big names performed at the Central arena that turned 50 this year.


By Staff December 28th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Central Arena is now 50 years old. The milestone was marked by a Tim Horton’s Free Holiday […]

Rivers; his 19 predictions for 2019 - personally he plans to hibernate.

Rivers hand to face

By Ray Rivers December 27, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There is no reason to be generally optimistic about the prospects for the upcoming year. Near […]

The vision Meed Ward had in January of this year. Is this the Burlington we will see going forward?

By Pepper Parr December 26th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON This is a story the Gazette published almost a year ago. It was about a series of […]

Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns sets the pace for the rest of the Council members.

Kearns with Mike

By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   She is off to an exceptionally good start. Lisa Kearns was the first out of the […]

Local resident to be made a Member of the Order of Canada


By Pepper Parr December 22nd, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   This is both a Burlington and a Hamilton story. A Membership in the Order of Canada […]

Glen Eden to open on Saturday: snow making machines have been working around the clock.

Glen Eden hills

By Staff December 22, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Hard to believe but Conservation Halton announced that Glen Eden will open Saturday, weather permitting at 8:30 […]

Rivers on Patrick Brown Part Two - He said, She said

Brown hounded out of Queen's Park

By Ray Rivers December 22, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   “Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for any misconduct of a sexual nature that is of […]

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