What happens if you don't pay your taxes?

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By Pepper Parr January 4TH, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   What happens if you don’t pay your taxes – and how many people don’t pay their […]

Halton District School Board survives 2019 - looking for opportunities to serve more effectively in 2020

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By Pepper Parr January 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Miller works well with students – he can remember the names of students he taught science […]

The unfinished business from 2019 is the challenge for the city in the first half of 2020

Stand By says the city motto - for how long one might ask?

By Pepper Parr January 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The doors to city hall were open this morning – it isn’t certain that a full […]

Every new home built in California now has to have enough solar panel capacity to provide all the electrical needs of the house.

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By Staff January 2, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On the stroke of midnight this New Year’s Eve, the American dream will get a makeover. In […]

Rivers on resolutions: Climate change is all that matters

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By Ray Rivers December 31, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   What if my new year resolution was to stop writing about global warming? I realize that […]

Land Use Study a 'disappointment' to some at first reading.

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By Pepper Parr December 23rd, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON First published before Christmas; the location of the full report is shown at the end of the […]

Ed Keenleyside has convinced the city to publish his second book: no royalties though.

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By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Ed Keenleyside has been writing about Burlington’s war time contributions for some time. When the city […]

City is in good financial shape - but not quite as good as it was in 2018; something this council will want to keep in mind.

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By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has to contend with the reality of the market – the bank rate (the […]

National Homes and the City are reported to have agreed on settlement terms over a Plains Rd. development - Have Citizen Concerns been Swept Aside?

National development Plains Rd Bingo hall

By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The National Homes plan to build – what – on the 484 – 490 Plains Rd […]

Gifts from developers, no matter how small, are to be reported to the City Clerk. Were they?

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By Pepper Parr December 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   How did the request for what Councillors did with any gifts they received turn out? The […]

An incredible feat planned to recover rocks from Mars: $7bn and more than a decade to complete.

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By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON,, ON   One of the gifts for me came in what looked like a tube. It was a […]

Year in Review: February 2019 - Council passes a 2.99 % tax increase; first cannabis shop application made.

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By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   February, the second month of the last year of the second decade in this new millennium. […]

A young Burlington hockey player starts the World Hockey Juniors looking very good as the net minder.

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By Pepper Parr December 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   One of Burlington’s finest, a young hockey player who came out of the Eagles, went on […]

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 […]

The wonder of it all.

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  Yes, it has become very commercial – the retail economy depends on it, but when we see children awe struck as they look […]

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3 wise men

December 24th – Christmas Eve In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came […]

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 […]

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