Week of Feb. 16, 1914
• Reeve M. C. Smith officially opens Burlington’s first covered ice rink, the Elgin Street Arena.
• Masquerade carnival planned for new arena with best clown to receive a box of cigars.
• Cold weather creates ongoing problems at Burlington’s newly built Central School as boiler inadequate to heat classrooms.
• Village commissioner on the warpath as citizens continue to throw coal ashes on the streets; violators will be prosecuted under village bylaw.
Week of Feb. 17, 1964
• Jaycees launch plan to build Family YMCA in Burlington.
• Public works committee approves Colonnade Park project on Marley Road; called one of the biggest multiple family housing developments in Canada.
• A. L. Green family department store, 19th such store in Canada, set to open in March.
•Queen’s Park accepts Official Plan amendment to maintain present 60-foot width of Brant Street rather than 100-foot proposal.
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From the Gazette
We travel back 100 years ago to see what the Burlington Gazette was reporting in its news pages, and then look at the news from 50 years ago, from more recent memory.