Nelson Quarry to be open EVERY Thursday afternoon for all of 2020.

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By Staff January 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They are throwing the doors wide open and inviting the public to tour the existing quarry any […]

City Council has been asked by citizens to stand up for what the election was all about: citizen led development.

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By Pepper Parr January 7th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is fortunate to have the community organizations it has. Three that were formed within the […]

Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: What if you don't like what you see?

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Change: It has been going on for the last six years – the Pier in this picture wasn’t completed; the Riviera was still in place […]

Photo radar - now has a new name and it is coming to Burlington.

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By Staff January 7th, 2020 Whitby, ON –   Officially it is known as ASE – Automated Speed Enforcement. Photo radar to the rest of […]

Citizen groups send City Councillors an Open Letter - Implore that they do the right thing.

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An Open Letter TO: Marianne Meed ward, Councillors Kelvin Galbraith, Lisa Kearns, Rory Nissan, Shawna stolte, Paul Sharman, Angel Bentivegna Copied to: MPP Jane […]

Community engagement on Aldershot development is currently a total fraud.

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By Greg Woodruff January 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   That headline is a strong statement but the 92 Plains Rd development is a case in […]

Marty Staz: There is a looming housing crisis that city council can fix - but there isn't much time left.

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By Marty Staz January 6th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON From everything we read, although still little of what we see, it would appear that 2019 has […]

What happens if you don't pay your taxes?

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By Pepper Parr January 4TH, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What happens if you don’t pay your taxes – and how many people don’t pay their […]

Halton District School Board survives 2019 - looking for opportunities to serve more effectively in 2020

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By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Miller works well with students – he can remember the names of students he taught science […]

The unfinished business from 2019 is the challenge for the city in the first half of 2020

Stand By says the city motto - for how long one might ask?

By Pepper Parr January 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The doors to city hall were open this morning – it isn’t certain that a full […]

Every new home built in California now has to have enough solar panel capacity to provide all the electrical needs of the house.

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By Staff January 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On the stroke of midnight this New Year’s Eve, the American dream will get a makeover. In […]

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?

National development Plains Rd Bingo hall

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.

MMW at GTHA event

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

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