Three Burlington council members were a little iffy with their support for ensuring that the rural part of the city is fully protected.

By Staff March 12th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   While Burlingtonians argue for a delay in the adopting of a new Official Plan and its impact […]

Politicians aren't what they used to be - Robarts and Davis delivered in their day.

Queen's Park tulips

By Pepper Parr March 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   As publisher it is no secret that I am a Liberal but that does not mean […]

Rivers has things to say about how Doug Ford won the Progressive Conservative party leadership

Rivers Dead Men

By Staff March 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Ray Rivers, our political columnist, plays a guitar in a small band and from time to time […]

ECoB shows the people of Burlington what the space around city hall will look like. What do you think?

Ecob model #2

By Staff March 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Trust the ECoB people to come up with a solution – they have managed to keep at […]

TRANSIT: Without a commitment to Transit, and the will to fund it properly, little wonder transit in Burlington is where it is today.

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By James Smith March 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s very refreshing to see both a City Manager and a Transit Director with a commitment […]

Province gives municipalities funding to cope with legal, educational and public safety problems that will result from the sale of cannabis

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By Staff March 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   On March 7, 2018 shortly before 11:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to the area of Maple […]

The annual closure of King Road starts Monday - March 12th to give the Jefferson Salamander some time to breed..


By Staff March 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The annual closure of King Road to allow for the safe passage of the endangered Jefferson salamanders […]

Is anyone listening to anyone else?

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By Pepper Parr March 9, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   “Why don’t you write about what the developers have to say on the growth that is […]

Karina Gould, Burlington Member of Parliament introduces her son - it was a Ministerial Statement

KarinaFamily + Oliver

By Staff March 9th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Ministerial Statements are usually about matter of State. Burlington’s Member of Parliament has broken new ground just […]

National Newsmedia Council upholds a complaint against the Gazette.

March 10th, 2018 The Burlington Gazette has been a member of the National NewsMedia Council for five years. We became members when it was the […]

If you can't change the culture and you can’t change the behaviour then the only real option is to change the players. City manager and the Mayor are the lead players.

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By Stephen White March 8, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Admittedly I’m not a big fan of the City Manager’s style, but James Ridge isn’t the […]

Innovation high school program to be introduced in Aldershot for the September 2019 school year.


By Pepper Parr March 8th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s a go! Superintendent of Education Terri Blackwell and her team got the vote she needed […]

High rise towers, community benefits and city managers – are all these in play?

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr March 8th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Approved – community benefits have yet to be worked out. What is Carriage Gate going to […]

ECoB holding an Information Rally Saturday afternoon 1-4 pm in Civic Square

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By Staff March 8th, 2018. BURLINGTON, ON   Those engaging people at ECoB are holding an information rally on Saturday, March 10th, to remind people […]

Burlington real estate: a stable, relatively balanced, leaning towards a sellers’ market.

Rocca Sisters Fashion Show

By Staff March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The Burlington real estate market was very much like Oakville – comparing February 2017 to February 2018 […]

''I will tell you an interesting story'' wrote a reader.

City Clock angle looking north on Brant

By Pepper Parr March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Got another note from another Gazette reader. “I will tell you an interesting story” he said. […]

The end is in sight for Solid Gold - owner wants to go legit and turn it into apartments for families.

Solid Gold image

By Staff March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Where will the boys go if the Solid Gold adult entertainment establishment gets torn down? The owners of […]

Temporary Lane Closure - Prospect Street at Regency Court, March 8, 2018


By Staff March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON The eastbound lanes on Prospect Street at Regency Court will be closed on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from […]

Spring break - lots of great outdoor opportunities.

Owl close up

By Staff March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Spring is about to bloom! An opportunity to jump into puddles, the sugar bush, hiking, and more […]

Improved transit service will require a political commitment for increased funding.

One of the new buses added o the Burlington Transit fleet.  There were busses that had more than 15 years on their tires - those old ones certainly rattled down Guelph Line when I was on one of them.

By Doug Brown March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The transit survey is not a bad idea – but is a very minor item when […]

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