Advocate for preventing railway crossing deaths given a bigger platform by Miniter of Transport: Raitt to promote better safety.

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By Pepper Parr March 23, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Denise Davy, a mother who lost a son in a railway crossing accident, became a tireless […]

Rivers: “trade deals have inadvertently contributed to the de-industrialization of Canada.”

Cars being loaded on to ship for transportation to North America.  with tariff removed many of those cars will come to Canada.

By Ray Rivers March 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Another day, another free trade deal. Canada has landed what is being called a big one, […]

What’s private? City’s policy and procedure on personal privacy and what you can access.

By Pepper Parr March 17, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Information is power. Knowing what is happening gives the person with the information an advantage over […]

Work of a master quilter on display at BAC – several powerful statements made with these quilts.


By Pepper Parr March 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. John Willard has certainly put a much different twist on what we thought quilts were all […]

Friends of Freeman membership increases by one – artist brings gift with him.

Freeman rendering

By Pepper Parr March 15, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Much like the way rolling stock went through town at the Burlington Junction, what we fondly […]

First go at the idea went to the dogs – Burlington Humane Society benefits.

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By Staff March 13, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. If the inaugural meeting is any indication of what’s to come from this grassroots group, several local […]

Chimney fire results in an estimated $250,000 damage to Hadfield Court home.

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By Staff March 11, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. At a time when many were at church last Sunday, the fire department got a call – […]

Seedy business at St. Christophers Anglican church; hope springs eternal for the gardeners – winter will end.

A large variety of garden seeds will be for sale at the NAME

By Staff February 25, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON If you are one of those who believes that there is an end to this winter and […]

Full time heritage planner first step to a Conservation Heritage District designation for Mt Nemo plateau

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By Pepper Parr February 22, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. There will be a heritage planner – a full time heritage planner but getting the position […]

RBA, SBB, BPM – alphabet soup or a more efficient way to run a city? Will it keep our taxes down?

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By Pepper Parr February 4, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. Where would you go if you wanted to figure out what RBA and BPM and SBB […]

A single citizen, a single voice: a major change with perhaps lives saved.

Today there is appropriate fencing and protocols in place to ensure that the city tells the GO people and other authorities that the fence has been breached.

By Pepper Parr February 1, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. In April 2013 Burlington resident Denise Davy spoke as a delegation at the city’s Community Services […]

An open letter to the LaSalle Park Marina Association – stick to the agenda.

LaSalle Park MArina

By Vanessa Warren January 30, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON An open letter to the LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA), Last night I attended a public […]

Quilt retrospective featuring work of John Willard to be shown at BAC starting February 15th.

Quilt sales and exhibitions draw consistently strong audiences.  In southwestern Ontario quilt designs were once painted in the sides of barns.

By Staff January 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON We have a fascination about quilts. Long a household staple in the rural community – it gets […]

What they want to take from you and how they want to spend it. Budget time in Burlington. Your Budget, Your Say

Budget review 2012

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 23, 2014 You write them a cheque for times a year. It’s not exactly chump change. It’s just one […]

Are you a voter or a consumer? Noted author suggests you are a consumer being manipulated and not served by your government.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 21, 2014 Good authors, good books and a good interviewer can make for a pleasant evening. Burlingtonians got […]

The police want to engage you – which is probably better than having them arrest you.

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December 14, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The Halton Regional Police Services board has released the Draft of the 2014-2020. The Police Service, […]

Local “People’s Inquiry” supports a mock trial for Premier Wynne and members of her government.


December 4, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. She was somewhere between 35 – maybe touching 40. Kleenex in her hands to manage the […]

BurlingtonGreen hears how other communities do what has to be done to save prime farmland – sound familiar?

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November 28, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. It has been a banner week for BurlingtonGreen. They held their annual meeting, installed a very […]

Understanding the school board: an agenda would have helped. Intern leaves feeling she really wasn’t there.

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Milla Pickfield is a Nelson High School graduate who decided to spend a year working in the community, helping her Mother with her business […]

Electric car charging stations being set up at GO stops – Burlington will see theirs in 2014.

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November 27, 2013 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. The province is doing everything it can to get you into an electric car. Announced this […]