She saw herself as a “loyal opposition” and served her city very, very well. Jane Irwin dead.

Irwin Jane at council committee H&S

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 8, 2013 A tireless fighter who saw herself as part of a “loyal opposition” when she spoke to a […]

Close to 250 people bring in their personal artifacts that might become part of Burlington’s recoded history .

Stella and rapt familt

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 6, 2013 They came to be part of the city’s history. They brought big items, small items, personal items […]

City hall dropped the ball on this one – they’re going to kill what little history we have.

Powning Peter with EagleCanmore_P_eagle

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 29, 2013 Did you know that CoBALT Connects is the managing partner of the City of Burlington’s public art […]

When Dad goes missing – you’re terrified and not sure what to do next; a useful resource, log in and bookmark this one.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON. ON. January 29, 2013 We see a couple of these reports each month and we can expect to see more as our […]

Frizzle feature now available to all the “old farts”. Our Burlington responds to a readers request.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 22, 2013 Our Burlington has a new feature that we are calling the Frizzle feature. It came about as […]

Rural Burlington isn’t quite sure what it wants to be – knows part of what it doesn’t want to be.

Pear tree orchard

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 21, 2013 They were all there. Those that farm the rural part of Burlington; those people that live in […]

Fire department looking for volunteers – tough training program.

These fire fighters were recognized by the

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 21st, 2013 The Burlington Fire Department is looking for individuals who are interested in a challenging opportunity to serve […]

Non-profits in Halton region will get together to network with the Region picking up the tab.

Budget session Public (2) March 5 2011

  When citizens, be they people involved in non-profit organizations or on civic committees get together – things happen. The Region is sponsoring an event […]

We haven’t had Valentine’s Day yet – but planning for March break is already underway.

Brant Museum

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 17, 2013 The folks at Ireland House and the Joseph Brant Museum have finalized the details for the March […]

Did Burlington take a first step into the future last Monday? Bike lanes on both sides of Lakeshore go in for a 6 month pilot.

Cowd scene car free Sunday

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 16, 2013 While the part of Lakeshore Road that has the heavy traffic, and on which the city wants […]

Driver of car that struck a 5 year old at a school crossing charged.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. January 16, 2013 On December 5th 2012, the Halton Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit commenced an investigation into a motor […]

Burlington Community Engagement Charter - Version two.

Burlington flags

Burlington has engaged in the creation of an Engagement Charter, which was one of the recommendations in the 2010 Shape Burlington report. The creation of […]

Talking Turkey: Lots of Turkey. Really. I’m talking about turkeys here which could include public art.

1. Wild turkeys foraging in winter landscape.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2013 I have been watching and listening with a great deal of interest over the past few […]

Public art jury got this one right. Intriguing piece of art in a great location. Kudo’s to Dan Lawrie for putting up the cash.

Peter Powning Public Art2  Spiral Stella

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 14, 2013 It took long enough, but the best of the three finalists in the most recent public art […]

What happened to the 72 hours’ notice? ask parents. Burlington Museums do their bit.

This is whar classrooms across the Region are going to look like Friday morning.  Hopefully it will be bitterly cold while the teachers tramp up and down the side walk outside.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. January 10, 2013 When the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (EFTO) announced they were going to hold a day of […]

Sharon McGregor has a message for you – she wants to tell you about her son Matthew.

Matthew victim of a drunk driving a car.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. December 20, 2012 The past few days we’ve all seen the television news and watched saddened grief stricken parents bury […]

The Nutcracker, Walter Byj and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre


About two years ago Brenda Heatherington was hired to run the Performing Arts Centre which was under construction when she had her first business cards […]

Do the teacher’s have a tenable position? Have the students and parents been left in the lurch by teachers?


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON. December 18, 2012 The province released a statement earlier today setting out, from their perspective, just what the issues are in […]

The three quarter point is just over the hill – we could be there by the end of the week – couldn’t we?

UIWay team at Wrap - Len Jana +

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 17, 2012 The number is getting to a level that indicates success is not far off – Burlington is […]

Young people and Red Cross want to talk about bullying and respect for each other – and take in a good movie at the same time

Red Cross Youth xxx presentation

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 16, 2012 The event doesn’t take place until January but you need to reserve your space BEFORE Christmas – and […]