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.

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

Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault and Assault Charges Laid Against Burlington Male

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By Staff December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON On December 20, 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service’s Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit, […]

Do developer gifts get returned by members of council? Mayor returns what she was given.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Gift sent to the Office of the Mayor Mayor Marianne Meed Ward received a number of […]

Mayor sends Christmas gifts from developers along to community organizations.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a common business practice to send a gift to the people one does business […]

Finding the right Path for students entering high school is no small matter. Series of information sessions set up within the Region.

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By Staff December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Information Evenings in January 2020 to allow Grade […]

Fifth application for a cannabis store in Burlington filed - public comments close January 3rd.

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By Staff December 22, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The application for a cannabis retail store at 3007 New St. is now up for public comment. […]

What does it cost to live in rented accommodations across Canada? It isn't cheap in Burlington.

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Click on the link to the left – highlighted in red and learn what housing costs in […]

Mayor does something to show a little Christmas cheer in the Hall

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A drab looking city hall – were it not for the poinsettia you’d never know it was […]

City provides additional detail on the 2020 budget - for a house assessed at $500,000 the tax increase would be $96.70

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Taxes to keep the city operating. City hall released the following: City tax increase of 3.99% The […]

Is Tourism Burlington about to get access to significant funding to promote the city ?

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By Pepper Parr December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When Myles Rusak appeared before a Council Standing Committee last week he set out some of […]

Are residents being well served by the new Customer Service Response system?

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By Pepper Parr December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON More than eight years ago during a conversation with then Mayor Rick Goldring he remarked on how […]

Urban Growth Centre land use study is done.

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By Pepper Parr December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The good news is that the Interim Control Bylaw (ICBL) Land-Use Study was produced within the […]

Rivers: Who do we hold accountable if we fail to stop climate warming?

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By Ray Rivers December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON “President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to […]

Region releases figures setting out new house builds for 2020

New houses in the Alron community on the North side of Dundas added to the construction industry numbers for the 3Q of 2011.

By Staff December 19th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   If you want to know what the growth of residential housing is going to look like for […]

Rotary Centennial Pond re-opens on Thursday.

If you didn't get to strap on the blades this winter - you're out of luck.  Rink closes at 10:00 pm this evening.

By Staff December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Rotary Centennial Pond will be open on Thursday It wasn’t exactly warm yesterday – but outdoor […]

Criminal code charges laid against Sean Baird may impact a lot of vested interests in the city.

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By Pepper Parr December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The announcement that the police had a warrant to arrest Sean Baird may have had a […]

The community is seriously divided on the private tree bylaw - so is council but the

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By Staff December 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a contentious issue for close to a decade. It was impossible to find a […]

Is the staff compliment climbing just a little too quickly?

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By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Is anyone doing a staff compliment count? How many people have been added to the number […]

Long long debates - strong differences of opinion - but council voted to create a Private Tree Bylaw on a 5-2 vote.

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By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They did it. City Council passed a private tree bylaw during debates that got close to […]

Nothing festive about city hall - about as welcoming as a county jail.

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By Pepper Parr December 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The talk is about making city hall a more service oriented place. Making it a place […]