Rate of COVID19 spread - infections, deaths, recovered.

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By Staff March 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is a web site that collects data from around the world on the number of COVID-19 […]

Provincial government releases list of essential services exemptions from what has to be shut down to stop the spread of COVID19

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By Andrew Drummond March 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON There are those that believe that in the current crisis there is no room for opposition to […]

Trucking sector is working flat out to get products on to supermarket shelves

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By Pepper Parr March 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Traffic on the major highways is lighter. Some shelves in the supermarkets are bare. And some […]

Panel for Public Telephone Town Hall set - Thursday evening

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By Staff March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The City of Burlington is hosting a public telephone town hall that will take place on Thursday, […]

Province provides an on-line self testing application.

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By Staff March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Province has launched an enhanced and interactive COVID self-assessment tool. This new easy-to-use tool takes the […]

Are they deaf, blind or just plain dumb? People walking into Rattlesnake park that was closed.

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By Staff March 23, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Police vehicles blocked the entrance to the park – but they didn’t have the authority to physically […]

City to hold two Special meetings of Council on Tuesday - start at 12:30

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By Staff March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City will meet on Tuesday to take care of some necessary business and revise the rules around […]

What does a State of Emergency mean and what can a Mayor actually do?

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By Pepper Parr March 23, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Just what kind of power and authority does the Mayor have under the Declaration of Emergency […]

It is very tough for the hospitality sector and for those small operations that cater to the private sector.

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By Staff March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The financial damage hits different sectors of the economy. Restaurants don’t have customers walking through the doors […]

People were out, physical distance was well respected for the most part. We are coping.

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By Pepper Parr March 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s now a new reality for all of us. Getting used to living differently is going […]

Mayor orders that Lowville Park be closed indefinitely

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By Staff March 22, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON In a Statement issued at noon the Mayor expanded on her decision to declare a State of Emergency […]

Our City Councillors seem to have parked themselves on the side lines, letting the Mayor do all the talking Do Something!

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By Pepper Parr March 22, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Premier Doug Ford has said time and again that he will do “Whatever it takes” and […]

Conservation Halton closes all parks: public not following social distance rules

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By Staff March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The public has not paid enough attention to the requirement to maintain a social distance between people […]

A pandemic appears to be something too many people in Burlington don't understand

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By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We received the following from a trusted source: I am told on good authority Spencer Smith […]

Just how long is this COVID19 crisis going to last: the science suggest it will be many months - perhaps until the end of the year.

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By Staff March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The following was first published by the Globe and Mail earlier today under the headline: Deciding when […]

Mayor declares State of Emergency - asks malls to close, urges people to stay at home.

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By Pepper Parr March 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Marianne Meed Ward declares a State of Emergency for the city. Asking the malls to […]

COVID19: Who is saying what - feds shut the border, province shut the schools, Region will pick up the garbage and permit the construction of a high rise many didn't wanted

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By Pepper Parr March 21, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In Burlington we are served by four levels of government. The Federal government – they have […]

Just who does get tested? The Medical Officer of Health has to be trusted - earning the trust is part of the understanding.

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By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The ward 2 resident got a call from a Public Health nurse: We did receive a call […]

How is the virus affecting people? Who is really at risk and what they can do.

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By Staff March 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There are a number of very authoritative sources on just what the COVID-19 virus does to people. […]

Region answers Gazette questions - MoH said: 'We only have one shot at this' - stay home.

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By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2020 6:40 pm BURLINGTON, ON This is a very dynamic and fluid situation. Information does change. We are now adding […]

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