City hall is all in for the Raptors games - lifts the 11 pm noise bylaw for the events,

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Burlington’s Burlassic Park public viewings confirmed for entire NBA Finals series By Staff June 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON,, ON   According to city hall, “Burlington’s Burlassic […]

RBG’s world-renowned lilac collection reaches peak bloom.

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By Staff June 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   A heavenly fragrance is drifting through Royal Botanical Gardens’ (RBG’s) Arboretum, marking the official start of lilac […]

Free money from a bank is the first sign of a scam.

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By Staff May 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   This kind of scam is used again and again – because it works for the thieves. A […]

Resident catches contractor putting asphalt down a sewer.

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By Staff May 31st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There is nothing better than an on-site witness with a camera to catch unacceptable behavior. Beaver street […]

Students protesting the closing of an environmental school at Bronte Creek.

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“The clearly visible impacts of climate change are accelerating and are threatening to disrupt the lives of billions of people around the world. Notably the […]

Charges Laid in Kijiji Fraud Investigation: the diamonds were real enough - the certified cheque wasn't.


By Staff May 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Regional Police Service’s Regional Fraud Unit has charged one person in connection with a series […]

Civic Action Lab draws solid participation from the community - good ideas came out of it - now we wait for the Staff report.

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By Pepper Parr May 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They spent two days on the task – held three public meetings at which the turnout […]

Parts of the Beachway, LaSalle Park and Paletta are closed due to high water levels.

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By Staff May 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Pathways in Paletta Park are being eroded. It isn’t just the ball parks that are having water […]

Burlingtonians invited to cheer the Toronto Raptors in Civic Square as they make a run for the NBA championship


By Pepper Parr May 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   For a city that basically drove the amateur baseball team out of town and into the […]

Footnotes are the Main Event for a few minutes as they are inducted into the Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame.

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By Pepper Parr May 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   At the 2019/2020 Season Launch Tuesday evening the Burlington Performing Arts Centre inducted the Burlington Footnotes […]

Performing Arts Centre program for the 2019-2020 season has several greats + a lot of local talent.

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By Pepper Parr May 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They drift into the Performing Arts Centre as couples, sometimes as small groups and mill around […]

Karina Gould: both empathetic and personable with a good sense of humour; a person who doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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By Pepper Parr May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   “What happened” we asked. Accepting congratulations from Mike Wallace the night she was elected MP for […]

Gypsy moth aerial spraying to take place tomorrow - Wednesday

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By Pepper Parr May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th, the City of Burlington will be using a low-flying helicopter to apply […]

Ghent street parking - changes in the wind.

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By Staff May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   First – the bad news – the paid on-street parking on Ghent become unavailable May 29th. The […]

Mary Lou Tanner named to College of Fellows by Canadian Institute of Planners


By Staff May 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington’s Deputy City Manager Mary Lou Tanner has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of […]

3,306 traffic charges and warnings related to all forms of driving offences were laid during the holiday weekend. Up 23% over previous year.

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By Staff May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Another report card – we didn’t do all that well in the 2019 Canada Road Safety Week […]

Mayor more than happy to share our best practices with the Province.

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By Staff May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The following Statement was issued by the Mayor of Burlington. Today I am pleased to acknowledge the […]

The Red Carpet: What was both surprising and disturbing was that the people making some of these comments were the very people hired to run the city.

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By Pepper Parr May 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Marianne Meed Ward at the State of the City address to the Chamber of Commerce. One […]

Burlington Robbery: Jewel heist outside a residence

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By Staff May 25th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton Regional Police are investigating a robbery in Burlington where two victims were robbed of jewellery outside […]

Public service is noble work. People might scoff at the use of that word. If a person doesn’t see the job as a noble calling – they are perhaps not in the right industry.

Longer term thinking has city hall being replaced but for the immediate future improving the sound system in Council chamber - FINALLY! and improving some of the meetings rooms is where capital dollars will be spent this year.

By Pepper Parr May 27th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   There has been a lot of material published in the Gazette on the Red Carpet Red […]