Is being sustainable a philanthropic gesture or does it impact your bottom line?


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 19, 2012 Can you be sustainable and profitable at the same time ? Some organizations think of sustainability as philanthropy […]

Racist graffiti painted on the walls of St. Patrick Elementary School on Kenwood Drive.

St. Patricks Elementary school

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON APRIL 19, 2012 Sometime over the weekend of March 6th, someone snuck onto the grounds of St Patrick’s Elementary School […]

Is there a vision for Burchill’s MeetUps at the Waterfront hotel? Yes, but it isn’t crystal clear.

Crowd of people

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 12, 2012 Literally hundreds of people continue to register for the Business in Burlington MeetUps that are currently being […]

If you want to be the person that writes the cheques – you might want to attend this seminar – offered by Burlington lawyer.

Burgess Rick

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 An exceptionally successful fund manager couldn’t decide which she wanted to be when she went to university; a […]

Acclaimed Titanic author to speak at library April 17th; tickets limited..


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 4, 2012 Prolific, widely honoured publisher, writer and historian Hugh Brewster, an internationally recognized authority on the Titanic, brings us […]

It looks pretty white to me! So much for diversity in Halton. Board of Education appears to take a pass on diversity

HDSB logo

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 2, 2012 The flyer reproduced below was handed out at the Mayor`s Economic development luncheon last week where a […]

Committed shopper didn’t take to the Momstown line ups – suggests going on line to save time or head for the Mall.

Mothers shopping neat racks

Sarah O’Hara, a Burlington Mother of two, who is completing a joint Arts Degree/Teaching certificate program at York University, will be our “Critical Consumer” with […]

Different perspectives on student art. Dutch use war scenes to work from while Burlington students use local landmarks.

Mundialization art

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 21, 2012 Three or four weeks ago there was a sudden unexplainable burst of traffic from Brazil of all […]

Three times a day every school day – even when the weather is terrible. Our 114 school crossing guards are on the street.

School crossing guard

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 19, 2012 They are the men and woman who see our kids safely across the street morning, noon and […]

If you know how to raise your pinky finger and can fake a British accent – Barb Teatero wants to hear from you.

Brant Museum

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 25, 2012 For those who are of a monarchist bent – there is an opportunity for you to be […]

If done properly it could be made into a fun event and one that could save their lives. Plan on this one.

Fire - blazing

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 17, 2012 The Burlington Fire Department has an idea for your family on Family Day. Not quite the same […]

Like it or not you have to deal with Facebook’s new layout. Here’s how you lock down your profile – post-Timeline.

Facebook timeline publishes more than half a dozen technology magazines including CIO Canada and Network World. They are a reputable publisher that has been in business […]

One of the better advocates for equality and social justice to speak in Burlington.

Landsberg event

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 16, 2012 Literally thousands of Burlingtonians log into Our Burlington – and that pleases us. The analytical reports we […]

A quick quiz and a $1 off coupon for a burger purchase; part of the Halton police high school RIDE program.

Nelson High crest

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 7, 2011 – Nelson High School students got a chance to learn just what happens when there is more […]

High school students get to see what happens when driving while under the influence of alcohol. Wasn’t pretty.

Nelson High sign

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on December 7, 2011 – Nelson High School students – all 1500 of them were in the hands of the Halton […]

Health policy analyst cool on the idea of a JBMH upgrade; advocates for community based health delivery instead.

Hospital from parking lot BEST

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 26, 2011 – Burlington`s Strategic plan calls for the city to set aside $10 million a year for the […]

Seeing Christmas through different eyes and a great history lesson an added bonus at Ireland House.

Ireland Hse front view

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 25, 2011 It might seem just a tad early to plan for Christmas Season events – but if you’re a […]

Empty nesters, Golden Years operatives, Seniors, recently retired – all have a new place to hang out – it isn’t a Tim Hortons.

Seniors in study session

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 Carole Ward, Burlington’s 2010 Civic Recognition Award winner for community service once said that Canada is about to […]

Halton Regional Police Service Launch Holiday R.I.D.E. Campaign. They’ll getcha.

Drunk driver signagge on road

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 – The Halton Regional Police Service have started their holiday R.I.D.E. campaign – and have once again […]

The Shape Burlington report as presented to city council in 2010

Shape Burlington logo

A report by the Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Committee on Civic Engagement – April 2010 Mission Statement Through community consultation and research into best practices, […]