Poetry Slam at the Windjammer - by the Lake: March 15th

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By Pepper Parr March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There was a time when almost everyone in this city – except for the die-hard alternate […]

Gazette readers point to at least one error in the draft Official Plan - that's what happens when you rush.


By Staff March 7TH, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON This news story has been revised due to an error in an earlier version. That error has been […]

What the downtown core might look like in five years.

City Clock angle looking north on Brant

By Pepper Parr March 7th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   A number of citizens who delegated on the draft Official Plan wanted to know what their […]

School board trustees get an opportunity to make a far reaching decision on the kind of education that will be delivered.

Blackwell + Tuffen as a team

By Pepper Parr March 6th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   There is something good that will come out of the Program Administrative Review (PAR) that resulted […]

The Hive finds a home that will let Shaun Pennell do what he has always wanted to do - create a different kind of place for people to work .

Hive looking over the main floor

By Pepper Parr March 6th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   You remember the Hive don’t you? They took a neat idea, really gussied it up, held […]

Regulations that will apply to new developments after April 3 under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Burlington aerial

By Pepper Parr March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The policy wonks out there – Gazette readers are a significant part of that tribe, will […]

Biennial Auction Sale - Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild at the AGB on Wednesday.


By Staff March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   This Wednesday March 7, 2018, the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild is hosting their Biennial Auction Sale […]

Lights on the pier dedicated to your group; included in the $14 million price tag.

Pier lit up

By Staff March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Here is more of what we got for that $14 million spent to build The Pier – […]

Police arrest purse snatcher - 47 complaints have been filed with the police.

By Staff March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON Police have been investigating multiple criminal groups targeting women and seniors for distraction type of purse and wallet […]

City wants to listen to the people WHO DO NOT USE transit. Finally, the beginning of a commitment to transit.

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 Staff March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   If you do not use public transit in Burlington – the city wants to hear from you. […]

Rivers: Health care in Ontario - is it meeting the needs? Would a different government make it better?

Queen's Park

By Ray Rivers March 5th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Keeping ourselves healthy is important. Part of that involves getting well again should we get sick. […]

Municipal government is big business and requires people with the capacity to oversee budgets that run in the hundreds of millions. Liking people also helps.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr March 4th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   I frequently correspond with Gazette readers, some of whom are very critical, blunt and direct. They […]

Mayor Goldring uses the Spectator to tell Burlingtonians his take on the new Official Plan. Does not publish the opinion on his blog.

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By Staff March 4th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   In an opinion piece published in the Saturday Hamilton Spectator, Mayor Rick Goldring said: “The City of […]

Meed Ward sets out her position on the draft Official Plan that is being debated at city hall. Dennison is the only other Councillor to make public comments.

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By Marianne Meed Ward Councillor Ward 2 March 4th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   At Planning and Development Committee (P&D) I brought two motions, both lost: […]

Will the city get to see some really bold planning?

Would a downtown mobility hub result in greater density on the east side of Brant Street?  Would traffic from the core work itself to the Burlington GO station?

By Pepper Parr March 3rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The silence is deafening. Council went along with the Planning department recommendation that flew in the […]

Two thirteen year olds and a sixteen year old arrested for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Police cruiser

By Staff March 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   On March 2nd 2018 shortly before 2:00 AM, police received reports of a male breaking into cars […]

Taroo Enomoto sent Burlington a cheque for $1020- funds will be used by the ROCK.

Burlington flags

By Staff March 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   Mr. Taroo Enomoto, lives in Burlington’s twin city, Itabashi, Japan. In the past 29 years he has […]

Council decides to endorse the Official Plan put in front of them- Councillor Dennison reluctantly says 'this is what we have to do'.

Burlington aerial

By Staff March 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON This article has been edited – changes shown in red. It will be seen as a defining week […]

The city had a gift - the roads were cleared of snow - Mother Nature gave you a view that is awesome.


By Staff March 2, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The declared a “snow event” at 9:00 pm last night which put plows out on the streets. […]

Four of the best casinos in Ontario

Gambling chips

By Steve Marks March 2, 2018 BURLINGTON.ON   Life can be tough at times. It can be hard working every day and not having as […]

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