Alton Village school expects to have raised $10,000 with their silent auction. Parking spot went for $400.

AVPS Mom and daughter working our issues BEST

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 15, 2012 They opened in September and held their first fund raising drive last weekend – and expect to […]

Are high school students in Burlington out of their classrooms until Christmas? Those at Pearson say they are.

Lester Pearson at Upper Middle and Headon

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 10, 2012 If there was ever any doubt as to where the students stand on the government’s Bill 115 […]

Are teachers being fair to their students? Can parents talk about the strike problem without fear of retribution?

Classroom with desks in a row

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 9.2010 This from a parent that does not want her name used for fear that her children will be […]

Will high school students be in the seats or on the streets Monday morning?


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2012 Parent of elementary school students are ticked over the now more than probable possibility that the people […]

Here’s a rich one for you; Paletta named BEDC Entrepreneur of the year while the family firm fights city hall on major developments.

Paletta International head office in Burlington

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2012 The Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has named Pasquale Paletta as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year. […]

Snappy video hides the loss of the Official Plan review leader; Gummo turns in his security pass.

Decisions OP

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 7, 2012 – Today the city launched a video called “We’re Growing in Place” to help educate and engage […]

Crossing Guard and young Girl struck on Plains Road, student stable, gurad released from hospital.

Kindergarten student and crossing guard sgtruck be vehicle in front of Maplehurst Public School.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 A little before 4:00 pm a school crossing guard and a student were struck by a vehicle on […]

While we pretend it is the winter season – the city announces the winter break with camps and programs for children and teens.

If we get some snow - the kids just migh be able to enjoy a Canadian winter - before Christmas?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 The city has plans to help you keep your kids active, engaged and entertained this winter break with […]

Big changes in the management team at city hall. City manager takes on bigger work load while Mike Spicer gets to run the transit system.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 The city has made changes to its management structure that will result in the city leading with […]

Three more hurdles and more money in fees than the developer wants to admit before there is a shovel in the ground.

Bridgewater from west looking east on Lakeshore

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 3, 2012 Late Thursday afternoon is becoming Thursday evening as Ken Dakin sat with Matt Jaecklein, Principal, Mayrose Tycon […]

A conclave for the Friends of Freeman Station? A press gang out on the streets? Or just a run of the mill AGM – with benefits?

She's not looking her best right now.  But once she's moved - the work on cleaning her up begins.  You can be part of that process.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 The Friends of Freeman Station will be meeting Thursday evening in Annual General Meeting (AGM) mode. This […]

Alton school holds a fund raiser before the doors open. Looking for some help from the community.

A community, still in its formative stage,  holds a fund raising drive for a school that has yet to open.  Construction is on going and so are the muddy roads.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 Alton Village School Council is holding our first major fundraiser on Saturday, December 15th from 1-3pm, and they […]

Report provides Committee with the status of the Reserve for contingencies; that is money to fight the legal battle over the pier.

Dec 5-12 looking east

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5,2012 It was a very short report; just a single page from the Finance department to the Budget and Corporate […]

Full text of Burlington’s Citizen engagament Charter

Iamonaco with post notes on wall - ALL

This document has been revised. The revision is HERE.   The following is the Burlington Community Engagement Charter that was presented to the Budget and […]

Three hopeful federal Liberal leadership candidates gather in Burlington to sip coffee and listen to political pitches.

Merner xxx cropped

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 1, 2012 While Burlington chuckles over the problems Toronto has with its Mayor and raises an eyebrow over the […]

When do we reach our 50% level? Soon said Torsney, soon. Dig deeper today and we could be there tomorrow.

United Way - Change starts here

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 1, 2012 The United Way campaign for Burlington and Greater Hamilton has reached that first wonderful number of 50% […]

Citizen attempts to set the Mayor straight. Is the Mayor listening? Does he have the capacity to hear? Some very strong points are made.

Spencer Smith PArk from the west

BURLINGTON, ON November 29, 2012 Part of the reason for creating this “newspaper on a web site” was to try and re-balance the “information deficit” […]

Toronto theatrical success to play Performing Arts Centre; Miss Caledonia will appeal to those who remember childhood fantasies.

Melody Johnson, on stage during a Miss Caledonia performance.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 29, 2012 When Brenda Heatherington took on the task of leading the artistic side of the Performing Arts Centre […]

City purchasing decision screws up security at city hall. Kerr gets fired then re-hired; now all the doors get locked at night.

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 28, 2012 Do you remember that bit we did a while ago about those unintended consequences; that mess up […]

Two bus fires, tens of thousands in damages but the transit system is running just fine.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 21. 2012 Transit Advisory meetings are going much better these days. Joanne Vassell-Pittman ended her stint as chair during […]