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Video: Preview of new rooms at JBH

Video: Preview of new rooms at JBH

  1. JoanTurbitt: You should click on to the cc. It is nonsensical. It is of no help to persons who are HOH…

  2. JoanTurbitt: Let me add that for those of us with hearing difficulties we require cc, or lip reading, body language etc.…

  3. Jane: I would never had clicked on this not being deaf but I did and I can see what you mean!!…

  4. JoanTurbitt: It is also insulting to the narrator especially those in the responsible position of a government representative. It looks as…

Expanded Sound of Music/Ribfest proposed

Expanded Sound of Music/Ribfest proposed

  1. Doug philip: As a downtown resident I object and have voiced my displeasure in the past over the fireworks being done after…

  2. obiterdicta39: ...an expanded bsom sounds like an expanded cash cow!

  3. Allan Stewart: As a Downtown resident overlooking Brant I would appreciate it if the artists using the"entertainment pods" located on Brant be…

  4. Helen: I will read the report. One of my biggest concerns with the big events is the amount of time and…

  5. Chris: Sometimes Burlington residents disappoint me with their lack of pride when it comes to their city. This is amazing news!…

News Briefs: March 2015

News Briefs: March 2015

  1. Chris Ariens: What's driving the move to force people who want to live downtown to pay for an additional 0.25 "visitor" parking…

  2. Bruce Bond: I think councillors who are picking up two pay cheques (city and regional) and making over $100 thousand a year…

Transit: 2 steps forward, 1 back, many to go

Transit: 2 steps forward, 1 back, many to go

  1. Thomas C. Riddell: Why I now drive E-bike From Late April to Early Nov It's cheaper more convenient I only use the bus…

  2. TIm Salisbury: City council has made buses in Burlington a non-event - where my daughter used to take school special - I…

  3. Irene Mellon: When trying to find a route for a guest I phoned and emailed Burlington Transit and both responses were that…

  4. Rodney Savage: Well Ms. Ward, hopefully you can convince a few others on council to care about transit. Since Burlington Transit is…

Budget invests in infrastructure/transit; Increase approved for 3.64%, 2.06% overall

Budget invests in infrastructure/transit; Increase approved for 3.64%, 2.06% overall

  1. Charlie Schwartz: In responding to this years budget - regarding BPAC, when is this out of control which we HAD to have…

  2. Isabel Cummings: Thank you most sincerely Marianne for this communication. When the Provincial Government a few years back dumped $200,000,000. yes is…

  3. Bob Prociuk: Marianne. In your update you stated that the city anticipated budget increases in the range of 3.5% to 4.0% for…

  4. James Brown: In my opinion the actions of council, and by extension all of City Hall, are nothing short of criminal. The…

City launches new website

City launches new website

  1. Cy Mills: Great idea. Something like the FIXER programme by the Toronto Star. Reporting problems to a city connection is a long…

Elgin/Locust project revised

Elgin/Locust project revised

  1. Marilyn Ansley: Hurray!!!!! Congratulations to the developer, yourself and all those who respect the heritage of Burlington!!!!!! I couldn't be happier that…

Budget: Is anyone better off?

Budget: Is anyone better off?

  1. John Harkness: likae your new format, very informative, print size could be larger for us old folks. Regards John Harkness

Mayor and Council raise approved at 1.3%

Mayor and Council raise approved at 1.3%

  1. GP: Although I understand your reasoning for the increase in salary I must disagree. As the first year of service based…

  2. Bruce Bond: I agree with the increase for councillors who consider the job as full time but not for the ones who…

Road repair coming to your street

Road repair coming to your street

  1. Linda Torrance: Hi Marianne Regarding the 2018 Hydro Corridor paving existing gravel pathway from Graham's Lane to Lakeshore: Since the Hydro work…

  2. Mary Ann Vassair: In regard to Lakeshore Road improvements, are there plans to widen this road due to the fact it is now…

Expanded transit, handivan

Expanded transit, handivan

  1. JoanTurbitt: While the new and improved services for handi van and the community connection bus may be helpful to some senior…

    • GP: Joan The City has added a HandiVan and increased Community Bus Service to 5 days a week. Do you want…

  2. Deedee Davies: I'd use buses if I could take my well trained, calm dog with me during off peak hours.

    • GP: Why would you take your dog shopping? It's illegal to take an animal into a public place or building unless…

  3. Penny Hersh: The proposed changes to the Community Bus Service does not serve the needs of the senior. 10-3pm will not help…

Free city staff parking a taxable benefit

Free city staff parking a taxable benefit

  1. Deborah Ruse: I totally support Marianne's position on this issue. Other employees are expected to arrange their own transport to and from…

  2. Yvonne Hutton: I agree free parking should be a taxable benefit,I think seniors should ride free during certain hours ,not during rush…

  3. d.c. dixon: I didn't realize city employees were getting free parking. I am not surprised. Didn't anyone know or care that it…

  4. Mary Ann Vassair: I totally agree Marianne. Free parking for 365 city employees downtown is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is giving them a…

    • GP: Actually hospital volunteers are provided free parking but not visitors assisting family. I do know able bodied volunteers have been…

  5. David Gore: Similar to my comments last year I am totally opposed to any subsidy for employees transportation to work, after over…

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3.55% increase focuses on infrastructure, flood, transit, culture

3.55% increase focuses on infrastructure, flood, transit, culture

  1. Michele Camacho: Hi Marianne: It absolutely floors me that City Council think it is okay to increase taxes each and every year.…

  2. Jim Lucas: Marianne While we do not live in your riding, we do appreciate the informative news letter you send via e-mail.…

  3. Michael Campbell: OAP has risen $8.00 pa. in the last eight years since I became eligable. ($500 to $565). Over the last…

  4. John: Just a little simple math ! 2014 budget $129 million + 4.8 million for the hospital = $133.8 million 2015…

Transit fare increases of 2-8% proposed

Transit fare increases of 2-8% proposed

  1. Joe Gaetan: Increasing transit fares to promote Presto use, makes no sense whatsoever. I am sure frequent users already know about Presto…

  2. Thomas: Oakville Transit didn't raise their fares to $3.50 until they fully eliminated their transit tickets (with the exception of seniors).…

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