Rivers on resolutions: Climate change is all that matters

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By Ray Rivers December 31, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   What if my new year resolution was to stop writing about global warming? I realize that […]

Land Use Study a 'disappointment' to some at first reading.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON First published before Christmas; the location of the full report is shown at the end of the […]

Ed Keenleyside has convinced the city to publish his second book: no royalties though.

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By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ed Keenleyside has been writing about Burlington’s war time contributions for some time. When the city […]

City is in good financial shape - but not quite as good as it was in 2018; something this council will want to keep in mind.

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By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has to contend with the reality of the market – the bank rate (the […]

National Homes and the City are reported to have agreed on settlement terms over a Plains Rd. development - Have Citizen Concerns been Swept Aside?

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By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The National Homes plan to build – what – on the 484 – 490 Plains Rd […]

Gifts from developers, no matter how small, are to be reported to the City Clerk. Were they?

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By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   How did the request for what Councillors did with any gifts they received turn out? The […]

An incredible feat planned to recover rocks from Mars: $7bn and more than a decade to complete.

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By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON,, ON   One of the gifts for me came in what looked like a tube. It was a […]

Year in Review: February 2019 - Council passes a 2.99 % tax increase; first cannabis shop application made.

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By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   February, the second month of the last year of the second decade in this new millennium. […]

Year in Review: January of 2019 - the change had begun. Little did we know how extensive it was going to be or how well council would work together.

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By Pepper Parr December 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   We are about to enter a New Year and celebrate the last year of the second […]

Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault and Assault Charges Laid Against Burlington Male

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By Staff December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON On December 20, 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service’s Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit, […]

Do developer gifts get returned by members of council? Mayor returns what she was given.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Gift sent to the Office of the Mayor Mayor Marianne Meed Ward received a number of […]

Mayor sends Christmas gifts from developers along to community organizations.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a common business practice to send a gift to the people one does business […]

Finding the right Path for students entering high school is no small matter. Series of information sessions set up within the Region.

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By Staff December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Information Evenings in January 2020 to allow Grade […]

Fifth application for a cannabis store in Burlington filed - public comments close January 3rd.

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By Staff December 22, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The application for a cannabis retail store at 3007 New St. is now up for public comment. […]

What does it cost to live in rented accommodations across Canada? It isn't cheap in Burlington.

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Click on the link to the left – highlighted in red and learn what housing costs in […]

Mayor does something to show a little Christmas cheer in the Hall

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A drab looking city hall – were it not for the poinsettia you’d never know it was […]

City provides additional detail on the 2020 budget - for a house assessed at $500,000 the tax increase would be $96.70

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Taxes to keep the city operating. City hall released the following: City tax increase of 3.99% The […]

Is Tourism Burlington about to get access to significant funding to promote the city ?

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By Pepper Parr December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When Myles Rusak appeared before a Council Standing Committee last week he set out some of […]

Are residents being well served by the new Customer Service Response system?

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By Pepper Parr December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON More than eight years ago during a conversation with then Mayor Rick Goldring he remarked on how […]

Urban Growth Centre land use study is done.

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By Pepper Parr December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The good news is that the Interim Control Bylaw (ICBL) Land-Use Study was produced within the […]