Orchids on the move? Was the “lesson learned” turned into an advantage that might satisfy everyone?

Orchid - Lancaster Sharman and artist

By Pepper Parr REVISED February 24, 2012 It is always very unwise to let politicians anywhere near the selection of public art. Burlington made a […]

Renowned world class author to speak at Burlington Library; Different Drummer co-sponsors the event.

Eksteins Modris

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 16, 2012 I’m not quite sure how he does it but Ian Elliott, proprietor of The Different Drummer Bookstore […]

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

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

Tax increase thinking would have Burlington as one of the lowest in GTA – council talking 3.4%


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 17, 2010 – This time last year Council member Paul Sharman was savaging senior city staff over the data […]

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – delicious fun event at Ireland House.


By Staff BURLINGTON, ON January 17, 2012 – It is difficult to see any relationship whatsoever between chocolate and the Ireland House at the Oakridge […]

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 […]

Burlington band makes big waves with eight million ripples.

Walk off the Earth

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 10, 2012 – Eight million You Tube hits and counting. Walk off the Earth, a Burlington based band has […]

Just a few days left to get your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Performing Arts Centre.

Mayor-Gerry Murphy +

By Staff If you really want your 15 minutes of fame on a Burlington stage – get your demo into the Mayor’s Cabaret. There are […]

Through the magic of television – you can watch the social, culture event of the year.

Goldring and Caqrr 0 Cogeco

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 17, 2011 – On December 3rd Burlington got a peek at the kind of city it could be; urban, sophisticated, […]

Burlington Mayor unable to take part in the Cabaret he created; maintains there is still a place for local MP Wallace.

BPAC at night

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 14, 2011 – With 18 acts already in the vetting pipeline for the Mayors Cabaret, Our Burlington asked […]

Artists manage to convince the city to refund some of the licensing fees. Looking now for a by-law change.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 9, 2011 The Artists and the Bureaucrats met – and the Artists won the more important part of the […]

A chance to take in the Performing Arts Centre Red Carpet Opening on Cogeco cable.

Goldring and Caqrr 0 Cogeco

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2011 If you missed the Opening Gala of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre last Saturday – and if your […]

Santa’s helpers – and we’re not talking about a bunch of little elves; big guys who know how to give back.

Optimist sleigh float

  The Ho Ho man himself – didn't let the consistent drizzle lighten even one of his laughs.   By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December […]

Santa didn’t need snow to do his thing; he didn’t want the rain, but that didn’t dampen spirits.

Knights of Colombus

  The Sea Cadets know all about water and they dealt with the light drizzle the way everyone else did – they just put up […]

Burlington Performing Arts Centre does it up right with a Gala to be remembered.

BPAC decorated

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2010 Whew! – That’s the sound from the staff at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre as they recover […]

They had a ball – it was noisy, it was serene, the Mayor was TERRIBLE but it was a fun night.

Sandy Horne laughing

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 2, 2011 – It was an interesting evening. Here is what we know. The Mayor cannot play the piano […]

This sort of makes it official but a little snow would help the Ho, Ho, Ho to settle in for a couple of weeks.

Festival wooden soldiers

By Staff BURLINGTON, December 1, 2011 – They are going to do it again – the streets are going to be lit up and a […]

BPAC Board fails to understand what transparency means and the basics of good governance.

Pearson and Heatherington beside poster

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 30, 2011 – There is nothing nicer than a love story. We, as people, want to be happy and […]

Local artists report strong sales results; announce an art scholarship and begin planning for the next season

Wilkinson George wood turner wife

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 28, 2011 That Art in Action studio tour held the first weekend in November – they made some money […]

The quiet of a house decorated for the Christmas, lit by candles with the scents of the Season everywhere.

Christmas candles

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – November 25, 2011 Christmas is a hustle and bustle time of year – and some of us just collapse […]