Tim Commisso, former Burlington General Manager, brought back to serve as interim General Manager for six months

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By Staff December 21, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A refreshing change. The tough look of a bean counter? Tom Commisso to serve as interim city […]

New city council will need to ground itself and understand the mistakes that were made in the past in order to ensure they don't get repeated.

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By Staff December 18th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a lot of celebrating and congratulating of the new city council sworn in on December […]

Boards of education across the province learn of funding cuts after 4:30 pm on a Friday afternoon.


By Pepper Parr December 18th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A Friday afternoon, days before schools close down the Christmas holiday, isn’t the time that senior […]

Rivers on The China Caper: the extradition request sounds like a political move rather than a technical legal matter.


By Ray Rivers December 18th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a bit of a mess. Does anyone think Donald Trump had deliberately engineered this […]

We are bereft of good solid political leadership.

By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   For those who follow things political the game the province played last Friday will be familiar. […]

Did the Mayor impress upon the Premier that he was to leave the Escarpment just as it is?

Mayor Meed Ward and Premier - Dec 2018

By Staff December 16th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Premier came to town last week – to celebrate the renovation – rebuild of the Joseph […]

A renowned editor comments on how on-line publishing is impacting the way news is delivered and how readers get to shape the content.

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By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Simon Houpt, a Globe and Mail columnist, interviewed Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian, a […]

Another significant drug seizure; early survey results suggest citizens want cannabis retail locations in the city.

Drug bust

By Staff December 14th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   At a community meeting last night Councillor Lisa Kearns told the audience that 82% of the people […]

Halton Police Responding to Email Bomb Threats Across Halton Region

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By Staff December 14th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service continues to respond to several email bomb threats which have been sent […]

Halton finds a partner for the new broadband communications network: Peel Region will join.

HRPS Motorola system

By Pepper Parr December 13th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of months ago the Halton Regional Police made the decision to invest in an […]

Upcoming Changes to Criminal Code of Canada on Impaired Driving Offences - tougher rules - about time.

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By Staff December 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-46, the most comprehensive reform to the Criminal […]

Resident maintains the outgoing city Council and National Homes have in effect conspired to subvert the planning approval process for the 2100 Brant development.

Brant street frontage

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With an awkward quickie Special Meeting of Council where the city manager was dispatched and a […]

Library announces new hours of operation starting in 2019.

Is there space on these library shelves that is empty? If so - the funds to ay for that space gets transferred to the shave and pave program.

By Staff December 29th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Starting on Monday, January 7, 2019, Burlington residents will have library hours that fit their life. Responding […]

What kind of a city manager does Burlington need now?

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By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The chatter amongst those who are worth a second look by Burlington’s city council as they […]

Performing Arts Centre gives themselves a good mark on the report card they issued.

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By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We spent millions building the Performing Arts Centre. It came in “on time” and “on budget”. […]

The Political Takedown of Patrick Brown - Part One

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By Ray Rivers December 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s not a Shakespearean plot. Though old William would have found it worthy. The story of […]

Premier in Burlington on Tuesday to celebrate the renewal of the hospital - hopefully soomeone will give him a clear view of the Escarpment and tell him to keep his hands off that land.

The city is more than just the Escarpment to the north and the lake to the south.  It is the people in between that determine who we really are.  And it takes more than a magazine saying we are the #2 city in the country doesn't make it so.

By Staff December 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Premier Doug Ford met with a number of municipal Mayors on Monday. Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward […]

Region tells the city the Official Plan they sent isn't legit - so that rush to get the thing 'approved' before the election was a waste of time.

Holding hands

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The City of Burlington received notice from the Region of Halton on December 4th regarding the […]

Suddenly the Escarpment could be at risk - not likely you suggest?

Halton escarpment - long view up slope

By Staff December 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier in the week, the Gazette learned the provincial government introduced what they call an economic development […]

City hall staff: There is the possibility that some of the really good ones will be gone. It will be our loss.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr December 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a tumultuous week for the city – and for the staff at city […]

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