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The downtown area of Burlington was originally a land grant given to Joseph Brant by which king? How large was the grant?

The grant was presented to the Mohawk war chief for his services during the American Revolutionary War by George III. It consisted of 1,380 hectares (3,450 acres) on the lakeshore overlooking Lake Geneva (Hamilton Harbour), Lake Ontario and the Beach Strip. The tract of land became know as Brant's Block.

- courtesy of The Hamilton Spectator

March 2012

Yard Sale for The Cure 2012

Mar, 8 2012 12:27 PM
Leslie Bullock

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation YARD SALE FOR THE CURE is taking place on May 26, 2012 beginning at 5:30 AM till noon. The sale takes place at 241 and 242 Plains Rd East as well as the Holy Rosary School parking lot and the adjacent field to the east. [...]

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Strange Facts

Mar, 8 2012 12:25 PM
Leslie Bullock

1. Did you know??  A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.

2. Did you know?? A group of owls is called a parliament.

3. Did you know?? A group of larks is called an exhaltation.


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Working with City Hall

Mar, 8 2012 12:18 PM
Leslie Bullock

You’ve likely heard of Zoning By-laws. In the US, they’re called zoning “ordinance’s”. Zoning By-laws are the teeth that give force to a municipality’s land use plans.
For most people buying a new home, Zoning holds little relevance. However, for those who are expanding their [...]

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Do It Yourself

Mar, 8 2012 12:16 PM
Leslie Bullock

Here's Patsy Graham's (Leslie's assistant) latest project on her new house:

Things to consider when you opt out of hiring a painter
Approaching the FIFTH month of painting in our brand new "blended families" home. Construction started in February and I'm sitting here realizing there are probably still [...]

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