Conservation issues weather conditions notice - rising water in the creek system.

Nothjing iminent - but Conservation Halton advises that rain expected has the potential to flood the creeks.

By Staff January 12, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With weather all over the map we plan for what we are told the weather is going […]

Public service precinct - includes land all over the city.

City hall - older pic

By Pepper Parr January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part nine of a multi-part editorial feature on the precincts and mobility hub being planned for the […]

Report confirms Board followed its process for Burlington PAR - school closure plans will now move at full speed.

Margaret Wilson PAR Admin Review

By Staff January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With the headline : Report confirms Board followed its process for Burlington PAR, the school board gets […]

Public school board now taking kindergarten registrations for the September 2018 school year

Students at Lincoln Centennial public school. Ontario school boards are struggling to find low-cost options to school additions to accommodate full-day kindergarten. Some options may include bussing kids.  Reading are Heyley Ta and Zeynep Coskan-Johnson. Feb 21 2013.
Bob TYmczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/QMI AGENCY

By Staff January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON The Gazette asked the Board staff which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in the different areas […]

Gaetan sums up his take on the why of the minimum wage increase.

Queen's Park

By Joe Gaetan January 11th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Let me see if I got this right. The Wynne Liberal party, suffering in popularity because […]

Reat estate market in Burlington positive at year end; 13.9% increase in prices paid

Burlington aerial

By Staff January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Unexpectedly, the year ended favorably for all our trading areas despite the market trends. In Burlington, the […]

Wilson: Based on my review and consultations, I conclude that, while there were violations of the Board PAR Policy, they were such that they had no material effect on either the deliberations of the PARC or on the final decisions of the Board. Respectfully submitted,

Miller Diane addressing Wilson HDSB

By Pepper Parr January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It is a 39 page report, it is close to exhaustive. Margaret Wilson, the Facilitator appointed […]

Wilson report: board's review process was open to the community and equipped trustees with the diversity of perspectives and information needed.

Newsflash oblong

By Staff January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ministry of Education has received and accepted the results of an examination into the accommodation review […]

Fearman pork has long term plans for growth in Burlington - mobility hub plans create some 'land use issues'.

A 150 year old corporation that plays a significant role in the Burlington economy.  Should a slughterhiuse be in this location?

By Pepper Parr January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We don’t often get a glimpse at how the larger corporate interests approach the city when […]

Two sides of the minimum wage issue - facts and vested interests collide in the public debate.

small business graphic

By David Goodings January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We live in an age of misinformation and partisan grandstanding. The latest examples—and there are many—have […]

Tall precinct detail is pretty thin - public will want to know a lot more - especially about the land on the east side of the precinct.

490-Brock-Ave-Development-Rendering

By Pepper Parr January 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part eight of a multi-part editorial feature on the precincts and mobility hub being planned for the […]

Snow clearing - a reality check. There will always be complaints - the city is being proactive and checking in with people.

Snow - roads in Alton

By Staff January 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A reality check. Report from city hall: Snow Update: January 9, 2017 4:00pm Snow clearing operations are […]

Does the Board of Education have a Plan B if the Ministry tells them the PAR has to be re-done?

PARC with options on the walls

By Pepper Parr January 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Does the Halton District School Board have a Plan B should the Ministry of Education tell […]

City announces arts grant program - ACCOB will determine the artistic merit of all the applications.

ACCOB crowd

By Pepper Parr January 9th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   We now know just how much the city is prepared to share the role of handing […]

Other than a description the planners don't seem to have very much to say about Mid Rise residential and what will be permitted - the ward Councillor certainly has something to say.

Burlington street

By Pepper Parr January 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part seven of a multi-part editorial feature on the precincts and mobility hub being planned for the […]

Burlington has some budget lessons to learn from a report produced by one of the most respected think tanks in the country.

Burlington flags

By Staff January 8th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Canada’s major cities tend to understate revenue and spending, wait too long to release budgets, and confuse […]

Oprah Winfrey gives a barn burner of a speech - take it to heart!

Oprah

By Pepper Parr January 8th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There are speeches – and then there are speeches. Take the ten minutes needed to listen […]

Old Lakeshore Road - a piece of land with much of Burlington's early history. There was once a Water Street.

The football shaped piece of land bounded by Lakeshore Road on the North and Old LAkeshore Road on the south is immediately adjacent to the Mayrose Tycon property.

By Pepper Parr January 8th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Part six of a multi-part editorial feature on the precincts and mobility hub being planned for the […]

Thirds annual New Year's levee - resounding success. Include the Mayor next time.

Gould - pregnant Jan 7-18

By Pepper Parr January 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With three successful levees behind them MP Karina Gould and MPP Eleanor McMahon have clearly revived […]

Weather makes it a slow start for the transformation of the Joseph Brant Museum - first step was the removal of the time capsule.

Brant Museum rendering

By Pepper Parr January 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Budgeted at $11 million with much of the money coming from the federal government, some from […]

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