All posts by James Gike

Community Gardens: Continuing to Grow in Burlington

In a developing city like Burlington, green space is often a hot commodity.  New subdivisions and condominiums have been the ire of residents in recent years.  However, with a new strategic plan in place,

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Christmas Markets – Tis the Season Burlington!

I think it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  Yes.  I said it. While Christmas is just a little over seven weeks away, it’s never too early to get a start on your shopping. This part of the

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Saving Lester B Pearson

Picture this.  You’re a parent; your child is in eighth grade and about to make the jump into high school.  Their school is a short walk away from home.  Their high school is only a short walk further.

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Run your own community rink!

I grew up across the street from a great community rink at Sheraton Park.  It saw quite a few legendary games through the winter.  Outdoor rinks like this have been entrenched in Canadiana for years,

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Helping the Humane Society

The Burlington Human Society is one-of-a kind.  It’s an unfortunate statement as a lover of animals (and an owner of three,) because I’d hope that more shelters would adopt its no-kill policy. “It

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Burro: Tacos, ole!

The Alex had been a neighbourhood staple for years.  Its cozy atmosphere and simple menu made it easy accessible dining for downtown foodies. Earlier this summer the Alex shut its doors.  This caught

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Inspire Burlington: #SickNotWeak

Sports personality and mental health crusader, Michael Landsberg, took the stage at the Performing Arts Centre in the latest installment of the Mayor’s Inspire Burlington series. #SickNotWeak tackles

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Continued growth for the Floriana Wedding Project

*******Feature Image courtesy of Floriana Wedding Project Facebook ******** The Floriana Wedding Project is continuing to grow.  During her recent trip, Nicola Topsom, founder of the Floriana Wedding

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5 Things you need to do in October

October is my favourite month of the year.  Though it’s technically considered the ‘off-season’ there are still some amazing ways you can enjoy the first full month of fall. Apple and Pumpkin

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Treats in our Streets 2016!

Little monsters will be taking over Downtown Burlington a couple days early this October! Treats in our Streets is back again! We are always happy to see great events like this continue to grow each and

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#LetsEAT

This could be the culinary event of the year. It combines two things that all our readers rave about when it comes to Burlington; getting to know local business owners and food. The E-A-T (Explore Authentic

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Culture Days are Coming!

The Culture Days celebration was started in 2009 on a national scale. It was a way to build “a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate

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Moonglade: Inspiring a Generation

The Art Gallery of Burlington played home to artists and art lovers Friday night. The fourth annual art festival hosted by No Vacancy Art was a big success. Moonglade winded through the gallery and into

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