Failed schools: The challenge now is for citizens who’s neighbourhood schools face closure, to transition from protest to vision.

Old school

By James Smith April 2, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The next few months will be difficult for many Burlington parents and students as the Public […]

Member of Parliament delivers $74,988 in funding to three local groups.

Gould in the Legion kitchen

By Pepper Parr April 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Having sprinkled federal dollars – close to half a million of them, earlier in the day […]

Federal government drops $598,430 into Burlington for 14 projects. Flashy new taxis on hand to celebrate the arrival of all that cash.

Burlington taxi - single 150 car

By Staff April 1st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   This is not an April 1st story. It is absolutely true – every word of it. Burlington’s […]

Sound of Music announces ticketed events. Marianas Trench will be on the stage.

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By Staff March 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON June 10th to the 18th – Sound of Music Festival’s 38th year takes place. Every year in June, […]

A confirmed case of measles in our community make it imperative that residents protect themselves against the increasing risk of infection by ensuring their immunization are up to date.

A severe case of measles.

By Staff March 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Region Health Department is investigating a confirmed case of measles in an Oakville resident that […]

Budget was a bit of a snooze - but they did delivery it - deficit looks like it is going to become a permanent feature.

Liberal leader and prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau takes a selfie while greeting people at a subway station in Montreal, Quebec, October 20, 2015. Trudeau, having trounced his Conservative rivals, will face immediate pressure to deliver on a swathe of election promises, from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTS5CCS

By Ray Rivers March 31st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The federal government brought down a budget last week. Did anybody notice? Well if you drink […]

Just show up, schmooze with hundreds of other business people. See how you get on

Quite a business card isn't it?  James Burchill, the guiding force and the energy behind the Burlington Social Fusion Network is all business.

By Staff March 31, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Every sector of the community looks for a place where it can share its viewpoint and get […]

$20,000 will bring another community garden to the city; TD Bank writes the cheque.

Community garden

By Staff March 30th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Toronto-Dominion Friends of the Environment Foundation is sending the city a cheque for $20,000 to enhance […]

The Board of Education has its lens; the parents who want their schools kept open have their lens - are these rose coloured glasses?

Packed room - New Street Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr March 29, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   What was originally planned as a two meeting consultation ended its seventh meeting with several of […]

Family size condos in the downtown core - right across the street from city hall.

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By Pepper Parr March 29, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Parents who believe fervently that there are going to be family size condominiums in th downtown core […]

How we interact in this city - at times it is very funny.

By Staff March 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington is a city, Oakville and Milton are towns. The way people interact with each other in […]

Meed Ward does most of the talking at city council meeting. Asks for two recorded votes.

City hall - older pic

By Pepper Parr March 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a 37 minute city council meeting with just six of the seven Councillors in […]

Seniors organization has loads of money but no mission, no direction and badly in need of some lessons on participatory democracy.

By Jim Young March 29th, 2017 BURLINGTON,ON I attended the “Getting to Know You” session for Burlington Seniors Community Incorporated (BSCInc.) on Tuesday at Central […]

The lottery scam or the Inheritance scam - sometimes 100,000 people respond.

Fraud prevention month logo

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   – It’s cliché but if it sounds too good to be true it likely is – It’s […]

MPP brings home some bacon - can she help keep the high schools open as well?

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By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   MPP Eleanor McMahon includes Burlington in grant spree. Burlington MPP and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport […]

Police update information released to public on the murder - suicide and close the file.

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has confirmed the firearm used in the March 16, 2017 murder-suicide […]

Burlington's Best to be recognized and celebrated on May 11, at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Burlington flags

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The 2016 nominees for a Burlington’s Best Award were released by city hall this morning. A total […]

Airport appeal to be heard today in Toronto; many hope the air park owner has reached the end of his rope.

By Pepper Parr March 28, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   In June of 2016 Justice Gibbons handed down his decision on the law suit between the […]

Child behavourial experts doing a free parent presentation titled: Looking Beyond the Behaviour,

By Staff March 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Two child behavourial experts will be providing a free parent presentation titled, Looking Beyond the Behaviour, on […]

Regional staff along with police contribute $114,643.36 to United Way

By Staff March 28, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Regional government staff dug into their pockets and came up with $114,643.36 that went into the coffers […]

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