Council endorses Preferred Concept for the Downtown section of the adopted but not approved Official Plan: policy work now begins.

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By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON It was a long but very fruitful session of the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Standing Committee. […]

Dorr recognized for his community service contribution; committee chair sets new dress standard.

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By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Thursday was a very full day. Two of the Standing Committees met and approved a number […]

First change in the direction of development growth was approved on Tuesday - the second gets heard on today..

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By Pepper Parr January 16, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   With one long, exhausting day, during which city council accepted the recommendation from the Planning department […]

Federal government wants view on what people think about Medical Assistance in Dying.

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By Staff January 16th, 2020 BURLINGTON, OM   On Monday the Government of Canada launched an online consultation regarding changes to our current law on […]

How hard does your city councillor work? They certainly have to read a lot.

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By Pepper Parr January 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How hard do they work ? How big is the work load is another way of […]

Constant vigilance is needed if you are going to use the internet; no different than when you drive your car - pay attention.

Identity theft - laptop

By Staff January 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The scammers work at this kind of thing full time. And why wouldn’t they? Doing just this […]

We goofed - Mayor's State of the City address will take place at the Performing Arts Centre on January 30th.

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By Pepper Parr January 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We goofed. The annual delivery of the State of the City address by the Mayor to […]

ECoB delegation urges the city to resolve the confusion over the urban growth centre and the John Street bus terminal.

There was a time when a much larger bus termial existed 25 yards to the left of this small terminal onm John Street - it was where people met.  There were fewer cars, Burlington didn't have the wealth then that it has now.  We were a smaller city, as much rural as suburban.  The times have changed and transit now needs to change as well.

By Roland Tanner January 14th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Glenn Nicholson delivered this delegation on behalf of Roland Tanner who was out of the country. […]

The city now has the information it needs to lift the Interim Control bylaw - council approved the study unanimously.

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By Pepper Parr January 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Fifteen delegations; one lawyer threatening to sue, a private sector planner suggesting that the city planners […]

Will the lady wear red? Mayor will be a busy woman on January 30th.

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By Pepper Parr January 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The 30th of January is going to be a very full day for Mayor Marianne Meed […]

Crosby - Smith delegation: This is the final chance any of us have to protect our downtown and waterfront. We ask that you don’t let us down.

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Lynn Crosby and Blair Smith January 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON “This is the “as written” rather than the “as delivered” version of WeLoveBurlington’s delegation. There […]

Scobie: Tough words, and I feel bad using them ... this will be your legacy.

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By Gary Scobie January 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Gary Scobie I am here today to speak in opposition to the sections of the Land […]

Halton Regional Police Service officers responded to 3,613 intimate partner domestic incidents in 2019

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By Staff January 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On December 25, 2019, while many members of the community were gathering with family and friends for […]

City seeking architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners for Urban Design Advisory panel.

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By Pepper Parr January 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel is seeking architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners as […]

Council meetings will now run for an additional half hour if necessary - can they all stay awake that long - there is at least one that struggles.

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By Pepper Parr January 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They didn’t get a raise in pay but they now have to work even longer hours […]

Always look at where the email comes from - if it isn't crystal clear - take a pass.

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By Staff January 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   This one almost got past me. The email was covered in red flags but because I was […]

Preferred concepts for the downtown core to be formally presented to council on Thursday.

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By Pepper Parr January 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They are calling it the “preferred concept”, the recommendation as to what should go where in […]

Tim Commisso: takes the wheel and trims the sails of the good ship Burlington - and keeping it afloat so far.

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By Pepper Parr January 12th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We now have a sense as to how City Manager Tim Commisso approaches issues and works […]

Highest ever average real estate Burlington price reached in December.

Home For Sale Real Estate Sign and Beautiful New House.

By Staff January 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A Burlington based real estate agency, the Rocca Sisters, reported that at “the end of December, year […]

Citizens are asking why council has not decided to ask that the John Street bus terminal no longer be designated an MTSA.

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By Pepper Parr January 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   They are referred to as MTSAs – Major Transit Station Areas – they have be-deviled the […]

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