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Yesterday afternoon (May 15), there was a group of protesters holding up signs with anti-abortion imagery and reportedly impeding traffic. My office and Burlington City Hall had received concerns from residents regarding this. Halton Regional Police Service went to the area and sent my office the reply below. Anti-abortion imagery The Halton Regional Police Service …

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A long-standing and dedicated community advocate for several City of Burlington and Region of Halton organizations has died — J. Louise Hebb. Being a founding member of Halton Women’s Place and helping to establish the organization’s first shelter in Milton was but one of Mrs. Hebb’s many community achievements that earned her the Queen’s Jubilee …

Statement from the Mayor on the passing of Community Advocate Louise Hebb Read More »

Our city has lost another highly-regarded leader of our community with the passing of Robert Douglas “Bob” Brechin. A known family man and civic-minded career-man of 40 years at Dofasco, Mr. Brechin also served as an Alderman for Burlington City Council for 19 years, between 1978-1997, and was elected as a Halton Regional Councillor between …

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Today (Feb. 8), I issued the following statement on behalf of Burlington City Council on the death of Pasquale Paletta: “I, with many residents of Burlington, am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pasquale Paletta. Our condolences go out to Pasquale’s family. Pat, as he was affectionally known by his family, donated generously …

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We greet you again from A Different Drummer Books, with news of an event to honour a legendary life and career: HAZEL MCCALLION presents her memoir Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose in conversation with WALTER MULKEWICH Monday, December 1 7pm Celebrating fifty years in municipal politics, Hazel McCallion comes to Burlington for a stirring …

Hazel McCallion in conversation with Walter Mulkewich, December 1, 7pm Read More »

Keith Hoey, president of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, has been nominated for the Chamber Executive of the Year award. The award, given by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC), recognizes excellence in leadership of a local Chamber of Commerce. The winner will be announced at the CCEC annual general meeting which will …

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Patrick Moyle, former CAO of Halton Region, has been appointed as Burlington’s interim city manager effective May 1. Current city manager Jeff Fielding is leaving Burlington after May 16 to become city manager in Calgary. Moyle will work with Fielding on a transition plan, and will also provide leadership assistance during the city’s recruitment process for a …

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Volunteer Halton, a program of Community Development Halton, is pleased to present you the 2014 edition of the Cheers to Volunteers and Community Volunteer awards in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. Also, we are pleased to present the second edition of COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD. Recognize a volunteer TEAM from your organization whose collective …

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Philanthropy is giving voluntarily for the common good. This is your chance to nominate a person, couple or family who have supported Burlington in remarkable ways! Please submit nominations on or before March 17. Our recipient(s) will be honoured at the Masquerade Ball on October 25. Click here for more information and nominate a deserving …

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Great presentation in Burlington tonight from Ken Greenberg, architect/urban planner/author. Some key thoughts that stood out for me (and members of the community have been saying many of these things, also) – on community collaboration: In his neighbourhood, the local councillor, residents, developers and planning staff develop a vision for the community, a neighbourhood checklist …

Greenberg affirms importance of community engagement in development, sticking to Official Plan, and more Read More »

Following an outpouring of support from the community for Bill O’Rourke, former crossing guard at the Baldwin & Locust corner, I’ve been working behind the scenes with city staff to discuss returning Bill to his location.

Bill was advised in the summer he was being relocated for operational reasons to another spot, but the times did not work with his schedule and he went on a waiting list. When residents heard he was being relocated, dozens contacted my office asking for him to be returned.

Burlington resident Steve Gaul broke the Guinness World Record for drumming this summer, after five days and 121 hours pounding out tunes at the Central Music Centre surrounded by cheering family and friends. The effort raised money for cancer in memory of his sister Toni Clement, who died of cancer last year. Gaul himself is …

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It was an emotional council meeting Feb. 28 as council honoured Ward 2 resident John Boich with a Civic Recognition Award for his contribution to our community over the years. though he is in poor health, John was able to attend the meeting. His wife Arlene spoke on his behalf.

I had the honour of nominating my friend for this award, and am pleased he could be with us to accept it.