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Five-Year Agreement Reached for Burlington Firefighters

Please see the media release below from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — July 16, 2019 — A five-year agreement has been reached with the City of Burlington and Burlington Professional Firefighters Association at City Council Monday, July 15, 2019. The freely negotiated agreement provides an average monetary increase

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Guest Post: Burlington-based Automated Accounts Payables Startup WayPay Acquired by RBC

Please see the media release below issued by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Burlington, ON —  July 15, 2019 — Burlington-Based Financial Technology Start-up, WayPay purchased by RBC to add automated account payables solution to RBC’s industry-leading suite of digitally-enabled business offerings  This press release was adapted from  RBC

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Approves 2018-2022 Plan: From Vision to Focus Prioritizing Key Strategic Directions for City

Last night, Burlington City Council approved the 2018-2022 Plan: From Vision to Focus — the City’s work plan that prioritizes key strategic direction from Burlington’s long-term 25-year Strategic Plan. It details key goals and actions required to move priorities forward during this term of Council. A series of joint workshops

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Happy Canada Day from your Burlington Mayor

Today is the 152nd anniversary of Canada’s Confederation and this Canada Day is extra special for me as it is the first one as your Burlington Mayor. Please see a quick message from me to you, below: Be safe, have fun and a wonderful Canada Day! RELATED LINKS: Celebrate Canada

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Burlington City Council Endorses Climate Action Update Report

Please see the below media release from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — June 28, 2019 — On June 17, 2019, City of Burlington staff presented the CW-07-19 – Take Action Burlington – An Update on Our Local Environment to Council. Council endorsed this Update Report, which provides an

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Understanding the Development Application Process in Burlington

Please see the following information from the City of Burlington or visit the Understanding the Development Application Process page on the City’s website. We know the path to understanding the development application process can, at times, be unclear. With feedback we’ve gathered from the community over the last year, the

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Celebrate Canada Day at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park

If you’re planning on staying in the City for Canada Day, Burlington has plenty of ways for residents to celebrate. Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park The annual Canada Day Celebrations, presented by Canadian Tire – Burlington Store, returns to Spencer Smith Park on Monday, July 1 from 2-11

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Twin City - Itabashi

Burlington Celebrating 30-years of Twinning with Official Delegation from Itabashi, Japan with Garden Opening and Other Activities

Please see a media release from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. – June 21, 2019 – To celebrate 30-years of twinning relationship, the City of Burlington and Mayor Marianne Meed Ward are hosting an official delegation from Itabashi, Japan from June 30-July 2. The eight-member delegation includes: Itabashi Mayor

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Is Burlington a Top Place to Retire? Good Times Magazine Thinks So

An article by Wendy Haaf, recently published online at — Canada’s magazine for successful retirement, says Burlington, Ont., is Canada’s top retirement destination. Here is a small excerpt from the article, but for the full piece Canada’s Top Retirement Destinations: Burlington, ON (and I highly recommend the read), please

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GLobal & Local

City of Burlington hosts delegation from Ghana

On Monday (June 24), the City of Burlington and I hosted a delegation from the West African country of Ghana. Mayors from municipalities across Ghana joined officials from the Ghanaian High Commission in their tour of Burlington. The delegation from Ghana received presentations from the City’s Transportation, City Building and

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