Rural sector gets to bend the Mayor's ear - great ideas and an arrow pointing to the source of the problems - city hall.

Farmers do the loading - station platform with fruit

By Staff May 16, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward wrapped up her final Red Carpet Red Tape focus group earlier this week […]

MPP's office said to be trying to 're-educate' people who want to sign a petition - No love lost between the We Love crew and the MPP.

We love Burlington Prov Review sign

By Staff May 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There are fundamental rules in political discourse – there is at least one elected official in Burlington […]

Jim Young: wants to give CHAT a second chance admits they cannot escape a degree of criticism.

city hall with flag poles

By Jim Young May 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In recent Gazette pieces on Citizen Action Labs and Engagement many valid points have been raised, […]

Art Gallery gets a bail out from the city - while city finance people make bean counters out of curators.

BAC aerial

By Pepper Parr May 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Things got a little sticky for the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) – the cash didn’t […]

Just how high is an 11 storey building - depends on what you are measuring.

441 Maple

By Pepper Parr May 15th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Two things struck me during the Monday and Tuesday Standing Committee meetings. The first was during […]

Rainfall ( between April 1 and May 13, 226 mm) has resulted in the closure of all the grass based playing fields.

Flooded ball park

By Staff May 14th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It was on again off again for a week – then they just gave up and said […]

Burlington has declared June to be the month of play - now to get the weather to co-operate.

Splash pad LaSalle - swimming

By Staff May 14th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   June is the Month of Play and the City of Burlington has many activities planned to help […]

It has become a 'Place to Grow' - faster than you thought possible.

By Staff May 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON It just doesn’t stop. PC Leader Doug Ford faced a barrage of questions from Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne […]

The problem is not with the citizens - the problem is with the administration - ground zero is in the Clerk's Office.

CITY HALL Cobalt

By Pepper Parr May 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Hall is reviewing Council appointed Citizen Advisory Committees to determine the best way to use […]

M. M. Robinson High school closed for the day due to water main break.

Newsflash oblong

By Staff May 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   M.M Robinson High School will be cancelled today (Monday May 13) due to a water main break […]

Burlington advocacy group to delegate at the Region on Friday - asking public to sign their petition opposing amalgamation of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

We love Burlington Prov Review sign

By Pepper Parr May 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They are the We Love Burlington Advocacy Group. The describe themselves as a distinctly ‘grass roots’ […]

'I can't talk to you' said the Council member - 'I've been told not to' Really?

media smarts

By Pepper Parr May 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Media and members of city council have an odd relationship. We first get to see the […]

Young: Can Citizen Action Labs improve engagement where previous efforts have failed?

Jim Young

By Jim Young May 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Recently the Gazette reported that the City of Burlington will seek improvements in the working of […]

Mayor listens to developers and real estate professionals - asking what can we do for you.

Jeff Paikin

By Pepper Parr May 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Oh to have been a fly on the wall. There she was at the front of […]

Transit on Rexway Drive will go into a detour from May to December

Rexway off Walkers screen shot

By Staff May 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Transit Route 4 – Detour in place from May 21 to December 2019 Detour Area: Rexway Drive […]

The BEST Burlington has were recognized last night.

BEST logo

By Staff May 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It took place in a different location; the Performing Arts Centre rather than the Convention Centre, And […]

'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.' But a Burlington coyote is another matter.

coyotte Goodram

By Staff May 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A Goodram Drive resident sent us the following: I thought I would share this interesting letter that […]

Baseball diamonds and sports fields still spongy - closed.

baseball diamond under water

By Staff May 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Sport Field Status All Grass Multi-use Fields and Ball Diamonds are closed, due to extreme water saturation. […]

Burlington MPP gets a wiggle on to help residents with their Petition after neighbouring MPP takes the first step.

Queens Park

By Pepper Parr May 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington MPP Jane McKenna – wasn’t able to help her constituents – until a neighbouring MPP […]

Public loves what they are hearing about an improved transit service - finally.

Bfast Transit group logo

By Jan Mowbray May 7th, 2019 BURLINGTON, on   Doug Brown and that band of merry men who have been advocating for better transit celebrated […]