Show biz career revived; Burlington Mayor gets his act together and brings Arrogant Worms to town.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2012 He is back! The show is going to take to the stage, the show biz career is […]

Some city streets to be closed two different weekends during the summer.

Dennison as part of the GWTA

By Staff Bicycle lanes will be painted on Appleby Line and Walkers Line and on- street parking on those two streets south of New Street […]

They weren’t necessarily leaders when they started out but they certainly led this city in the right direction.

BPAC daytine looking west

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 Leadership and the ability to see the big picture and the long term goal is the heart […]

There will be public art outside Performing Arts Centre – and that’s about all we know. Deadline for submissions was Friday.

BPAC full front

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 14, 2012 For some, a Friday the 13th would be looked at a little askance and those who deal […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

First it was fire trucks getting into SOM at Spencer Smith; now it’s getting adequate parking space for sponsors and vendors.

Crowd in front of a manin stage

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 30, 2012 It’s tough getting the respect you think you deserve. Dave Miller, Executive Director Sound of Music (SOM) […]

The Queen is coming; The Queen is coming – to Ireland House on Mother`s Day.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 23, 2012 They are all aflutter over at Ireland House. The “Queen” is going to be there on Mother`s […]

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 […]

The band will play on, the speakers will boom out sound while the SOM people that make it all happen keep their fingers crossed.

Crowd in front of a manin stage

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 For a short period of time the Sound of Music Festival was a contender for the $17,000 […]

Ideas worth spreading will be on the stage at TEDxBurlington this year; a first for the city.

Campbell Spencer on a bike

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 20, 2012 Spencer Campbell grew up in Burlington and lives here now. He’s done some amazing things but it is […]

Heritage is challenged to get it right within a very short time frame. New chair and vice chair installed. Now the hard work begins.

Walkers line house

REVISED October 2, 2012 By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2012 They had their work cut out for them. The marching orders were pretty […]

To Zumba or not to Zumba? Can I get it with a coupon or on Wagjag? – asks savy shopper O’Hara.

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By Sara O`Hara BURLINGTON, ON March 13, 2012 I love Wagjags. There is something attractive about getting up to seventy per cent off an item, […]

Who is Jeremy Freiburger and what does he want to do to us? And will it hurt?

Burlington Art Centre

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 11, 2012 Jeremy Freiburger is the Founder of the Imperial Cotton Centre for Public Art that was very recently […]

Putting the cultural wheels in motion and making the arts a bigger part of the city’s economic development.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 12, 2012 “I would like” said the city of Burlington, “a Master plan for the cultural industries in my […]

Waterfront committee might just pump a little energy into Beachway part of the city.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 10, 2012 There are things happening on the waterfront despite the close to disastrous state of the Waterfront Advisory […]

You will be able to see the art chosen this time. Exterior art at BPAC to be unveiled same month as Pier in 2013 Can we handle this?

Orchids -all three on Upper Middle

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2012 After putting up a rather decent piece of public art in a place where no one […]

There was a buzz; it was the sound of 100+ people pulled together by social media guru. Will he go viral?

BiB Attendees

Margaret Lindsay Holton, an award-winning writer and mid-career Golden Horseshoe artist found herself fascinated with a form of social media intended for the business crowd […]

$2500 and a HUG was all the cultural community could pull out of a budget committee.

Ross Ian assuring Librarian Budg Bazzar

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 The culture mavens gave it their very best shot. Barbara Teatero, Executive Director Museums Burlington, stood at […]

Outdoor ice skating at Spencer Smith Park ends. There go the Spring Break Plans. Did we have a winter?

Skating rink Discovery Landing

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON March 6, 2012 And then it was over. Winter had hardly gotten a decent grip on the city and the lake […]